A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:
- “Texans can expect at least some break on rising light bills because a growing population of ratepayers will share the costs of building a more gas-powered grid,” the Houston Chronicle reports from the IHS Energy CERAWeek conference. Cheap natural gas is emerging as the fuel of choice for new power plants, panelists there said, generating 41 percent of the state’s power last year.
- Also at the conference Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy tried to reassure power grid operators that the agency’s regulations would not jeopardize reliability and that coal would continue to provide about 30 percent of the nation’s projected electricity capacity in 2030. The Houston Chronicle says power generators contend the rules are not feasible and would “hurt people and cripple economies for negligible environmental benefit.”
News Release TCEH Corp., Parent Company for Luminant and TXU Energy, Emerges from Chapter 11 as a Competitive, Well-Capitalized Company *** Energy Industry Veteran Curt Morgan Formally Named CEO *** Restructuring Eliminates More Than $33 Billion in Debt *** Benefits from Low Leverage Relative to Peer Group *** Company […]
Razen Thomas is proud to be Powering Texas and proud of the hard work and innovation that she sees from her colleagues every day at Oak Grove Power Plant. As support manager, Razen makes sure everyone has the tools, equipment and processes to do their jobs safely and effectively. Watch this month’s Job One Profile […]
An abundance of wildlife, including numerous bald eagles, call Luminant’s sites and reclaimed land home. When Liberty Mine’s resident bald eagle pair returns this fall, they’ll find a few home renovations – most notably, a new nest location. The eagles’ nest was recently moved away from mining activities to a new location on company property […]