A nearly daily update of energy-related news:
- In Oman, the oil industry is using solar energy to extract crude oil from the ground. The process being used is called “enhanced oil recovery.” This process involves using steam made from solar energy to loosen thick oil and make it easier to pump. By using steam instead of natural gas, carbon emissions and gas consumption can be cut by up to 80 percent.
- According to a survey by Utility Dive, three percent of utility executives do not feel that their company’s business model should change leaving plenty of room to disrupt the status quo; but the question remains how that will be done. Of future technologies, 66 percent of utility executives said say they are investing in utility-scale solar and wind, 64 percent quoted demand-side management while 50 percent said distributed generation.
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 […]