A nearly daily update of energy-related news:
- The DOE has announced that it will award $3.5 million in funding for hydropower development. Hydropower currently provides approximately seven percent of the country’s electricity and is the nation’s leading source of renewable energy.
- China has postponed its plans for the construction of roughly 200 new coal-fired power plants. These 200 plants would have been able to produce a total of 105 GW of power, more than the U.K.’s electricity-generating capacity from all sources.
- Ikea stores in the U.K. are adding solar panels to the list of items that shoppers can buy towards the end of 2016. The country’s solar industry regulator reports that in February and March of 2016, U.K. households have installed solar capacity of 21 MW (each), down from the 81 MW that were installed during this same time in 2015. Despite these numbers, the retailer is making a second attempt at selling solar panels to this market. The first was in 2013-2014.
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 […]