A nearly daily update of energy-related news:
- Scientists are researching ways to use desert sand from the UAE in batteries for solar energy storage. As opposed to using molten salts for concentrated solar power thermal energy storage, using sand would be more inexpensive, sustainable and potentially more efficient.
- The AP reports that U.S. coal production has fallen to its lowest levels in 30 years. In a report released by the EIA last Friday, it is estimated that 900 million short tons of coal were produced in 2015 compared to 1 billion short tons in 2014. New governmental policies and cheaper sources of power contributed to the reduced demand.
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 […]