POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Jan. 13, 2016

New generation capacity forecast; Texas job growth could face challenges


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily update of energy-related news:

  • In 2015, wind accounted for nearly half of new generation capacity (47 percent), followed by natural gas (35 percent) and solar (14 percent) reports Utility Dive. Overall, new capacity additions have stalled with estimated additions for 2018 to 2024 averaging less than 4 GW annually. This is a decrease from the 26 GW added annually between 2000 and 2013.
  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas says that Texas is expected to add more than 161,000 jobs in 2016, only 33 percent of the 2014 job-growth. Dallas Fed Senior Economist Keith Phillips states “The biggest risk to the forecast is if oil prices are in the range of $20 to $30 for much of the year.” On Tuesday, January 12, oil sank below $30 a barrel for the first time since December 2003.
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