A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:
- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its rejection of the state’s program to handle emissions from industrial plants during startups and shutdowns. From The Texas Tribune report:
“The EPA’s actions make it impossible for even the most carefully-regulated facilities to avoid costly penalties due to unplanned events out of their control,” [Paxton] said in a statement Wednesday. “We will continue to fight back the EPA’s ongoing efforts to encroach on Texas’ effective management of our air quality standards.”
- For the first time ever, the U.S. produced more electricity from natural gas than coal in April, according to the Energy Information Administration. Nuclear energy increased by 6 percent and solar by 57 percent over last April.
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 […]