A nearly daily update of energy-related news:
- In an attempt to reduce the high cost of solar panel installations, MIT scientists have created a solar cell so thin that it can rest on a soap bubble without it bursting. The solar cell is 2.3 microns thick, 1/30th the thickness of a human hair and can generate 6 watts of power per gram. Further research is needed to identify how to mass produce the ultra-light solar cells.
- According to the EIA, natural gas will generate more electricity than coal in 2016. Natural gas is expected to generate 33.4 percent of electricity this year; coal to produce 32 percent. “This would be the first time that natural gas provides more electricity generation than coal on an annual average basis,” the agency said.
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 […]