A nearly daily update of energy-related news:
- The DOE has released a plan (in draft form) to double the country’s nuclear power capacity with small modular reactors and advanced reactors that do not rely on water for cooling. The plan is titled “Draft Vision and Strategy for the Development and Deployment of Advanced Reactors” and calls for the first two advanced reactor concepts to be licensed and ready for construction by 2030. The DOE is funding the development of advanced reactor concepts and announced a grant of $82 million last week in support of the industry.
- NASA is building an experimental airplane that runs on electric power, the X-57. The X-57 could hit cruising speeds of 175 mph and would have wings embedded with 14 motors. NASA’s goal is to make aviation more efficient and cleaner. Charles F. Bolden Jr., a NASA administrator, said “The X-57 will take the first giant step in opening a new era of aviation.”
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 […]