A nearly daily update of energy-related news:
- In 2015, China added more than 15 GWs of new solar capacity. With this addition, China has surpassed Germany as the world’s largest solar power market. China has 43.2 GWs of solar capacity, compared with 38.4 GWs in Germany and 27.8 GWs in the U.S. China plans to triple its solar capacity by 2020 by adding 15 to 20 GWs of solar capacity per year over the next five years.
- The EIA reports that wind, natural gas and solar made up 41 percent, 30 percent and 26 percent (respectively) of total new electric generation capacity in 2015. Texas led the country in electric generation capacity additions in 2015. The state added the most wind capacity at 42 percent of total wind additions followed by Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa and North Dakota. Additionally, Texas and New Jersey made up half of all natural gas additions.
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 […]