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Headlines

Oct 19, 2017: The Battle Between Small-town Churches and Sharyland

Oct 15, 2017: Your home could be powered by solar-powered batteries in the near future

Oct 19, 2017: Jeff Bezos christens Amazon’s big Texas wind farm

Oct 19, 2017: Rick Perry’s Plan Looks DOA But Could Spark a Dynegy Deal

Oct 19, 2017: Perry pursuing policy on coal, nuclear power at odds with Texas record

Oct 18, 2017: 7 Mega-Influential Energy Leaders

Oct 18, 2017: 5 Safe-Bet Utility Stocks Poised to Beat Q3 Earnings

Oct 18, 2017: TEC Announces Alliance With Greenbelt Electric Cooperative

Oct 18, 2017: Alcoa forecasts boost to annual earnings after terminating electric contract in Texas

Oct 18, 2017: Irving-based Fluor wins $240 million contract to help restore power in Puerto Rico

Oct 19, 2017: Whitefish Company Wins Power Restoration Contract In Puerto Rico

Oct 18, 2017: NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) announces a quarterly dividend of $0.03

Oct 19, 2017: What the Numbers Say About Exelon Corporation (EXC) and NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG)

Oct 19, 2017: What’s The Story Behind NRG Energy, Inc.

Oct 19, 2017: NRG Energy Pulls Controversial California Gas Project

Oct 17, 2017: Power producers in high-energy debate on subsidies

Oct 17, 2017: El Paso Electric customers could see lower bills if reduction fuel factor is approved

Oct 17, 2017: SPP Tx Owners Take Zonal Placement Concerns to FERC

Oct 18, 2017: Oncor Schedules Third Quarter 2017 Investor Call

Oct 18, 2017: NRG Energy (NRG) Declares $0.03 Quarterly Dividend; 0.5% Yield

Oct 17, 2017: Texas Coalition for Affordable Power: Electricity Complaints Fall to New Low

Oct 15, 2017: The pull of energy markets – and legal challenges – will blunt plans to roll back EPA carbon rules

Oct 17, 2017: Electricity Customers in 30 States Could Foot the Bill for Perry’s Coal Bailout

Oct 17, 2017: This is what America’s eco city of the future looks like

Oct 15, 2017: Trump wants former TCEQ head to lead his environmental advisory panel

Oct 14, 2017: Pedernales Electric Cooperative customers can sign up for solar rate option starting in December

Oct 16, 2017: Shell to buy electric vehicle charging provider

Oct 16, 2017: Bandera Co-op developing power solutions for rural Africa

Generation Adequacy

Oct 18, 2017: Wind could overtake coal in a few years in Texas

Oct 15, 2017: A new sulfur-based battery takes on the problem of energy storage “at the terawatt scale”

Oct 18, 2017: Next wave of US LNG export facilities could face credit risk: S&P

Oct 20, 2017: FERC: Winter NatGas Market Conditions Moderate; Production to Gain 5 Bcf/d by April

Oct 18, 2017: Texas’ planned coal retirements could depress ERCOT reserve margin

Oct 18, 2017: Solar Wants to Help Fix a Power-Grid Problem It Helped Create

Oct 18, 2017: What Can Save the Staggering U.S. Nuclear Industry?

Oct 18, 2017: A dozen reasons for the economic failure of nuclear power

Oct 17, 2017: ERCOT reserve margins likely to dip below target: IMM

Oct 17, 2017: Fuel security and power generation in the United States

Oct 17, 2017: Coal still holds a slight edge as U.S. power source

Oct 17, 2017: Spark and Dark Spreads Indicate Profitability of Natural Gas, Coal Power Plants

Oct 15, 2017: ERCOT, ETT invest heavily in Valley

Oct 17, 2017: More than 4,000MW of coal power slated for retirement in Texas. But why?

Oct 15, 2017: 3 Takeaways From Unprecedented Texas Coal Plant Closures

Oct 15, 2017: Utilities Accept the New, But Will They Embrace It?

Oct 16, 2017: Study: Proposed change to Texas power pricing could hurt wind sector

Oct 15, 2017: Gas loses ERCOT fuel mix share to wind, coal in September

Oct 16, 2017: ERCOT, AEP Texas invest heavily in RGV growth

Oct 16, 2017: Vistra Energy, Energy Future Agree to Arbitrate Tax Fight

Oct 16, 2017: Coal plant closures are coming to Texas. Now what?

Oct 16, 2017: Clean air scores win in Texas

Oct 14, 2017:Battery Maker Backed by African Fuel Company Seeks More Cash

Renewable

Oct 17, 2017: Why Solar Microgrids May Fall Short in Replacing the Caribbean’s Devastated Power Systems

Oct 19, 2017: Utility pilot projects could soothe contentious regulatory proceedings

Oct 17, 2017: Intelligent EV Charging Startups Shouldn’t Copy The Gas & Utility Business Model

Oct 3, 2017: Why Wind Operators Need Predictive Analytics Right Now

Oct 13, 2017: how much of the ocean would need to be covered in wind turbines to power Earth

Oct 17, 2017: ‘This is the future’: solar-powered family car hailed by experts

Oct 17, 2017: Houston’s Sunnova delivering power to Puerto Rico

Oct 17, 2017: The shipping industry may finally be turning to wind power

Oct 16, 2017: The Energy of Tomorrow May Not Be Solar, but Seaweed

Oct 15, 2017: Total moves deeper into solar energy market

Oct 15, 2017: Google Will Hit 100 Percent Renewable Energy This Year

Oct 15, 2017: Australia: Have you heard of a floating solar farm?

Oct 16, 2017: New Mexico regulators move forward on clean energy standard

Oct 16, 2017: Solar panel customers in Texas score a win against discriminatory rate charges

Oct 16, 2017: Widespread outage prompts search for alternative

Oct 16, 2017: Widespread outage prompts search for alternative

Power Grid Security

Oct 16, 2017: U.S. energy head: Nuclear power rescue helps national security

Oct 11, 2017: New U.S. project to use artificial intelligence to minimize electric grid failures

Oct 10, 2017: North Korea Targeted U.S. Electric Power Companies

Oct 9, 2017: Secretary Perry Urges FERC To Take Swift Action To Address Threats To Grid Resiliency

Oct 3, 2017: Electricity industry, government monitor Las Vegas shooting for possible broader threat

Other

Oct 16, 2017: To Drive or Not to Drive?

Oct 10, 2017: The bankrupt utility behind Puerto Rico’s power crisis

Oct 7, 2017: HyperLoop Texas Hype Excites Dallas Leaders

Oct 2, 2017: Frontier asking Bryan to pay for relocation of utilities for hospital-area improvement project

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Headlines

Oct 13, 2017: Vistra Energy to close two more Texas coal plants

Oct 13, 2017: More Americans Are Getting Their Electricity Cut Off

Oct 12, 2017: Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order in Energy Future-Vistra Tax Fight

Oct 12, 2017: SEIA Applauds Approval Of Texas Utility’s Rate Case Settlement

Oct 12, 2017: Alcoa forecasts boost to annual earnings after terminating electric contract in Texas

Oct 12, 2017: Houston energy company NRG to sell 10,000 acres

Oct 11, 2017: Oncor settlement ends byzantine solar rate request

Oct 11, 2017: Kilgore joins coalition studying SWEPCO wind project

Oct 11, 2017: InfraREIT’s Regulated Subsidiary Receives Approval from the Public Utility Commission of Texas for its Pending Asset Exchange Transaction and Dismissal of Rate Case

Oct 11, 2017: FERC Proposal Supporting Coal And Nuclear Prompts Howls From Gas, Wind, Solar, Antinuclear

Oct 11, 2017: Rick Perry’s vision of hot tub-sized nuclear power plants isn’t so far-fetched

Oct 11, 2017: Energy Future Wrangles With Vistra Over Tax Breaks — Update

Oct 10, 2017: Monticello Goes Under, More Coal and Nuclear Imperiled in Texas

Oct 10, 2017: Luminant to close Mount Pleasant plant, affecting 200 jobs

Oct 10, 2017: Factories attack Perry’s plan for power grid

Oct 10, 2017:David Spence, Texas Perspectives: Big Coal has an influential friend in Washington

Oct 10, 2017:Energy Future Wrangles With Vistra Over Tax Breaks

Oct 11, 2017:Ambit Energy Launches New Plans for Texas Residents

Oct 9, 2017: DMN: Texas’ Monticello power plant closes, signaling the undeniable shift to natural gas and renewable energy

Oct 9, 2017: LP&L officially applies to join ERCOT; vote to happen in first quarter of 2018

Oct 9, 2017: Inside The STP During Hurricane Harvey Was No Picnic

Oct 9, 2017: Cathy Conery: Things keep looking up for the muni

Oct 10, 2017: T5 and Iconiq’s IPI Plan Campus around Facebook Data Center in Texas

Oct 5, 2017: BlackRock Inc. Invests $203.14 Million in Vistra Energy Corp. (VST) Stock

Generation Adequacy

Oct 13, 2017: Perry questions value of ‘free market’ in energy

Oct 12, 2017: 25% of remaining US coal fleet headed for retirement or conversion, new report says

Oct 12, 2017:WFU researcher involved in new method to remove radioactive waste from nuclear fuel rods

Oct 11, 2017: What the EPA’s Repeal of the Clean Power Plan Means for Texas

Oct 11, 2017: Alternatives continue to bury Texas coal-powered plants

Oct 11, 2017: Why 2017 will go down as the beginning of the end of the internal combustion engine

Oct 10, 2017: Hyper-Local Power Markets: Time for a rethink of traditional utilities model

Oct 10, 2017:Tyson Says We Can Use Hurricanes to Power the Cities of Tomorrow

Oct 11, 2017:Oklahoma Wind Power Project To Be Biggest In Nation, Push Supply To Arkansas, Texas And Louisiana

Oct 9, 2017: ERCOT real-time power price spikes above $1,100/MWh

Oct 9, 2017: Trump administration to sign climate rule repeal proposal Tuesday

Oct 9, 2017:In New Rule, Trump EPA Allows Texas Coal Plants to Pollute Even More Than They Already Do

Oct 9, 2017:Power Producers Should Cheer Coal’s Closing Time

Oct 7, 2017: East Texas coal plant, once a big polluter, snuffed out by cheap natural gas

Oct 4, 2017: US Energy Secretary visits Texas Mineral Resources’ rare earths-from-coal project

Renewable 

Oct 10, 2017: Gigantic Wind Farm? No Problem! IRENA Says Low Cost Energy Storage Can Handle It

Oct 10, 2017: The solar industry’s new growth region: Trump Country

Oct 11, 2017: New Mexico regulators move ahead with clean energy proposal

Oct 11, 2017: King’s Senate Field Hearing Focused on Generating Electricity from Maine Wood

Oct 10, 2017: There’s enough wind energy over the oceans to power human civilization, scientists say

Oct 10, 2017: Already steeped in wind, Statoil enters solar market

Oct 10, 2017: Tesla Supercharger station in Southlake will be like no other

Oct 9, 2017: EPA chief: I’d ‘do away with’ wind, solar tax credits

Oct 9, 2017:The electric car that charges itself while driving

Oct 9, 2017:IEA: Solar growing at record pace, faster than all other forms of power

Oct 9, 2017:Why utilities need to respond now to the EV boom

Oct 7, 2017: Why renewable energy’s rising use challenges grid integrity

Oct 7, 2017: 10 Giant Companies Commit to Electric Vehicles, Sending Auto Industry a Message

Oct 9, 2017: Microvast Launches Next-Generation Batteries for E-Mobility Applications

Power Grid Security

Oct 11, 2017: New U.S. project to use artificial intelligence to minimize electric grid failures

Oct 10, 2017: North Korea Targeted U.S. Electric Power Companies

Oct 9, 2017: Secretary Perry Urges FERC To Take Swift Action To Address Threats To Grid Resiliency

Oct 3, 2017: Electricity industry, government monitor Las Vegas shooting for possible broader threat

Other

Oct 10, 2017: The bankrupt utility behind Puerto Rico’s power crisis

Oct 7, 2017: HyperLoop Texas Hype Excites Dallas Leaders

Oct 2, 2017: Frontier asking Bryan to pay for relocation of utilities for hospital-area improvement project

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Headlines

Oct 5, 2017: Millions of Texans to see lower utility bills if Austin OKs $9.45 billion bid for Oncor

Oct 4, 2017: Sempra Falls on Plan to Issue More Equity to Get Oncor Approved

Oct 4, 2017: Sempra revises financing for $9.5B deal to buy Oncor

Oct 5, 2017: Statement from Lubbock Power & Light: LP&L Moves to The Approval Stage Of ERCOT Integration

Oct 5, 2017: LP&L Hopes a Move to ERCOT Could Lower Utility Costs

Oct 5, 2017: LP&L moves toward ‘cost effective’ changes with ERCOT

Oct 5, 2017: Building that’s home to Texas power regulators suffering power outage

Oct 5, 2017: Judge won’t postpone FourWinds trial

Oct 5, 2017: The Energy 202: Rick Perry manages to unite oil, gas, wind and solar — against him

Oct 5, 2017: Sempra to seek total ownership of Energy Future Holdings in new filing

Oct 5, 2017: Sempra to avoid outside investors in revised bid for Oncor

Oct 5, 2017: Sempra Gets Less Messy With Texas

Oct 4, 2017: Sempra, the bidder for Texas’ largest regulated utility, says it won’t burden Oncor with new debt

Oct 5, 2017: Oncor And Sempra Energy To File For Texas Regulatory Approval

Oct 4, 2017: In wake of Hurricane Harvey, city asks for electric bill protections for residents

Oct 4, 2017: South Texas utilities get closer to full restoration

Oct 4, 2017: A trio of storms could mean grid modernization in hard-hit areas

Oct 3, 2017: US DOE proposal for FERC market reforms draws heavy fire at GCPA

Oct 2, 2017: Disappointment and hope in Perry’s Texas

Oct 3, 2017: FERC moves spark outrage from unlikely coalition of groups

Oct 3, 2017: CEO Panel: DOE NOPR Continues ‘Cycle of Subsidies’

Oct 2, 2017: Austin Energy to turn over Holly Power Plant site by December

Oct 3, 2017: How Hurricane Responders Track People Whose Lives Depend On Power

Oct 3, 2017: 28 utilities join RESTORE program to boost grid resilience, reliability

Oct 3, 2017: Sempra Energy To Hold Oct. 4 Conference Call For Oncor Transaction Update

Oct 2, 2017: Texas PUC Resistant to NextEra’s Minority Interest in Oncor

Oct 2, 2017: Texas solar industry watches as trade case moves forward

Oct 2, 2017: Smith, Weber, Babin: Electric grid resiliency – the update America needs

Oct 1, 2017: DOE rulemaking threatens to destroy wholesale markets with no tangible benefit

Oct 2, 2017: NRG Energy’s Houston staff reduction planned for December

Oct 1, 2017: How DOE’s baseload power rule ‘would blow the market up’

Sept 29, 2017: Nanogrid storage could prevent future Puerto Rico-style electricity disasters

Oct 1, 2017: Is NRG Energy Inc (NRG) A Financially Sound Company?

Generation Adequacy

Oct 6, 2017: Luminant Announces Decision to Retire Its Monticello Power Plant

Oct 6, 2017: Vistra closing mega coal plant in East Texas

Oct 4, 2017: Tesla Has 100 Days To Finish Building South Australia’s 129 MWh Energy Storage Facility … Or Its Free

Oct 4, 2017: Panel weighs changes to pricing in the state’s electricity market

Oct 4, 2017:: Texas’ Largest PACE Project Will Reduce Electricity Use By More Than 6.6 Million Kilowatt Hours Per Year

Oct 4, 2017:Houston-based Enchanted Rock, Ltd. to invest almost $8 million to build, install back up power at RELLIS

Oct 4, 2017: Electric Vehicles Report: Part 2 – The Impacts Of The Electric Vehicle Revolution

Oct 4, 2017: Trump Begins Repeal of Obama Power Plant Emission Cuts

Oct 3, 2017: RELLIS Announces Public-Private Partnership with Enchanted Rock Ltd. for Microgrid Technology

Oct 2, 2017:: Shell to Seek Sale of Stake in $1.4 Billion Wind Farm

Sept 30, 2017: One Lesson For DOE From Harvey & Maria: Fossil Fuels Aren’t Always Reliable

Sept 30, 2017: ‘Fuel-secure’ steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says

Sept 26, 2017: Can this Tesla alum build the world’s greenest battery?

Sept 30, 2017: South Texas nuclear power plant granted license extension

Sept 30, 2017: Blackstone, Apollo team up for Westinghouse bid – sources

Sept 29, 2017: Nuclear power plant outages see 10 percent decrease in Summer 2017

Renewable 

Oct 4, 2017: Report charts a path for more corporate purchases of utility-scale solar power

Oct 5, 2017: Cheap Offshore Wind Won’t Make UK Give Up on Nuclear

Oct 4, 2017: ‘Speculative frenzy’ over electric cars and battery tech as investors mull lithium futures

Sept 28, 2017: Why Local Means Nimble in the Volatile Solar Manufacturing Space

Oct 2, 2017: This New Solar Collector Design Could Bring CSP Costs to Record Lows

Sept 29, 2017: Saudi Arabia opens bidding for its first utility-scale solar power plant

Sept 29, 2017: Nathwani: Solar power alone won’t solve energy or climate needs

Sept 30, 2017: Bioreactors on a chip renew promises for algal biofuels

Sept 30, 2017: G.M. and Ford Lay Out Plans to Expand Electric Models

Sept 30, 2017: Iowa View — Swanson: Industrial wind turbines are a horrible nuisance

Sept 26, 2017: Conca: Renewable Energy Tax Credits – Forever?

Sept 29, 2017: Duke Energy partners with Sentient Science to reduce wind turbine management cost

Sept 29, 2017: Over $37 Billion Worth Of Wind Turbine Blade Materials Expected Over Next Decade

Sept 29, 2017: US researchers to use $1.1m grant to improve biofuel crops

Sept 27, 2017: Wind power hits headwinds in New York

Sept 29, 2017: Scientists Have Designed a Crystalline Type of Aluminium That’s Insanely Light

Power Grid Security

Oct 3, 2017: Electricity industry, government monitor Las Vegas shooting for possible broader threat

Sept 13, 2017: How solar power can protect the US military from threats to the electric grid

Sept 14, 2017: Energy doles out $33 million to help grid withstand cyber and physical attacks

Other

Oct 2, 2017: Frontier asking Bryan to pay for relocation of utilities for hospital-area improvement project

Sept 28, 2017: Texas’ oil regulator took vacation amid Harvey

Sept 28, 2017: State moves to yank power-selling license from Texas firm

 

Headlines

Sept 27, 2017: After the Hurricanes, Can We Rebuild a Stronger, Greener Grid?

Sept 27, 2017: Pattern Energy Provides Operations and Financial Guidance Update in Light of Recent Weather Events

Sept 27, 2017: CenterPoint (CNP) Presents At Wolfe Research 2017 Utilities & Power Leaders Conference – Slideshow

Sept 25, 2017: Texas firm Dynegy sells Milford power plant in $119M sale

Sept 27, 2017: The Watchdog: Your updated 2017 guide to shopping for electricity in Texas

Sept 27, 2017: Shows: What The Media Won’t Tell You About Gulf Coast Hurricane Recovery

Sept 26, 2017: TXU Energy inks wind, solar PPA with Texas pizza chain

Sept 26, 2017: One step back, another forward: Denton hobbled in exit from coal-fired power

Sept 26, 2017: Xcel Energy to double Texas, New Mexico wind power capacity

Sept 26, 2017: Diversification of power grid necessary to aid disaster outages, experts say during hearing

Sept 25, 2017: Texas governor taps DeAnn Walker to lead PUC

Sept 25, 2017: Toyota’s New North American Headquarters Brings a Green Mission to Texas

Sept 25, 2017: US DOE to award $36 mil toward carbon capture research

Sept 25, 2017: Perry ‘frustrated’ with anti-fossil fuel movement

Sept 22, 2017: Grid+ Raises $40 Million as Blockchain Fever Grows

Sept 21, 2017: Texas energy regulators may have broken law by reaching consensus behind closed doors, experts say

Sept 22, 2017: Texas’ top oilfield regulator resigns amid internal discord

Sept 21, 2017: Debra Reed,Chairman, President, and CEO, Sempra Energy

Sept 22, 2017: PowerSecure Awarded Multi-year Contract to Serve Oncor with Utility Infrastructure Services

Generation Adequacy

Sept 27, 2017: South Texas Project staffers spent days waiting out Harvey

Sept 27, 2017: Arizona utility will use ‘reverse demand response’ to avoid renewables curtailment

Sept 27, 2017: Fales: Federal energy subsidies go to far more than nuclear and coal producers

Sept 27, 2017: Harvey’s rain caused coal-to-gas switching: NRG Energy

Sept 27, 2017: Evaporative Power Has the Potential to Create Electricity for Large Parts of the U.S.

Sept 27, 2017: Battery Storage Still Needs Solar for Growth

Sept 27, 2017: Take a Look at This Electric Motorhome Powered by Solar Panels and a Battery Pack

Sept 24, 2017: Analysts Debate Potential Vistra Coal Retirements

Sept 22, 2017: Too much energy creates a challenge for Texas electricity grid

Renewable 

Sept 27, 2017: Sweet: What’s the best way to buy renewable energy?

Sept 27, 2017: Citi Commits To 100% Renewable Energy By 2020

Sept 27, 2017: Tesla Is ‘Structurally Unprofitable,’ Chanos Says

Sept 27, 2017: Electric vehicles trigger search for lithium and cobalt

Sept 22, 2017: Solar Panel Tariff Threat: 8 Questions Homeowners Are Asking

Sept 27, 2017: Xcel Energy plans 300 MW wind farm in South Dakota

Sept 27, 2017: Dyson to launch new electric car by 2020 following £2billion investment by vacuum cleaner giant

Sept 25, 2017: IHS Report: Rush to Renewables Sacrifices Resiliency and Jobs

Sept 26, 2017: Kelly-Detwiler: Solar Plus Storage Projects Will Increasingly Offer Resiliency

Sept 25, 2017: Renewable Energy Tax Credits – Forever?

Sept 25, 2017: VIA lands federal grant to add electric-powered buses to fleet

Sept 25, 2017: DOE Studies Impact Of Drought On Biomass Products

Sept 20, 2017: The Race For The “Holy Grail” Of Renewables

Power Grid Security

Sept 13, 2017: How solar power can protect the US military from threats to the electric grid

Sept 14, 2017: Energy doles out $33 million to help grid withstand cyber and physical attacks

Other

Sept 28, 2017: Texas’ oil regulator took vacation amid Harvey

Sept 28, 2017: State moves to yank power-selling license from Texas firm

Sept 17, 2017: UT System regents commit up to $4.5M for a bid to run Los Alamos

Sept 14, 2017: Ideal Electric purchased; company plans to bring back employees and hire more

Sept 12, 2017: Craddick seeking another term on Railroad Commission

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Headlines

Sept 21, 2017: In wake of hurricanes, 85 percent of Americans favor an improved energy grid

Sept 21, 2017: New El Paso Electric rate increase would be used to cover costs of new power stations

Sept 21, 2017:Utility pilot projects could soothe contentious regulatory proceedings

Sept 19, 2017: Grid+ Hopes To Light Up The World Via Blockchain

Sept 19, 2017: CTEC schedules power outage in Harper area

Sept 19, 2017: Some question decision to keep Texas nuclear plant open during Harvey

Sept 19, 2017: What happens when the coal and nuclear plants close?

Sept 19, 2017: Agreement slashes EP Electric rate increase request

Sept 18, 2017: Austin Electric Vehicles Forms Strategic Partnership With Circuit of the Americas

Sept 18, 2017: Power Restored for 97% of Customers in Irma’s Wake

Sept 18, 2017: Hurricanes show need to shore up nation’s energy systems, Perry says

Sept 17, 2017: During Irma’s Power Outages, Some Houses Kept The Lights On With Solar And Batteries

Sept 15, 2017: A glimpse of AEP Texas’ work during the Harvey recovery

Generation Adequacy

Sept 19, 2017: Texas ERCOT grid on target for record 2017 wind generation

Sept 19, 2017: What Would It Take for the U.S. to Bury Its Power Lines?

Sept 17, 2017: US EPA postpones power plant effluent guidelines

Sept 17, 2017: DOE Panel Hears Results of Academies’ Resilience Study

Renewable

Sept 20, 2017: Accelerator company develops product to help wind turbines

Sept 20, 2017: Solar panel prices fell 30% in the first quarter of 2017, NREL report says

Sept 20, 2017: Mercedes Plots Tesla Attack With $1 Billion U.S. Electric Push

Sept 20, 2017: GE Renewable Energy Unveils Largest Onshore Wind Turbine

Sept 20, 2017: Republic Services Unveiled Northeast Texas Landfill – a Clean Fuel and Energy Source

Sept 20, 2017: Hydrogen power moves a step closer

Sept 20, 2017: A vast ‘wind power hub’ could supply 70 to 100 million people with renewable energy

Sept 18, 2017: The Next Big Renewable Fuel? Accountants

Sept 18, 2017: Clean Energy Is Approaching a Tipping Point

Sept 18, 2017: The entrepreneurs turning carbon dioxide into fuels

Sept 14, 2017: With high-performance cells, China takes aim at high-end solar market

Sept 18, 2017: What’s Driving Corporate Renewables Purchases?

Sept 17, 2017: Little-Known Lender’s Stand Threatens a $29 Billion Solar Market

Sept 17, 2017: Going beyond decoupling to drive utility investments in energy efficiency

Sept 17, 2017: New approach boosts performance in thermoelectric materials

Sept 17, 2017: Electric Vehicles Have an Energy Problem—Hydrogen May Be the Answer

Sept 17, 2017:UPS inks deal as first U.S. customer of new all-electric truck fleet

Power Grid Security

Sept 13, 2017: How solar power can protect the US military from threats to the electric grid

Sept 14, 2017: Energy doles out $33 million to help grid withstand cyber and physical attacks

 

Other

Sept 17, 2017: UT System regents commit up to $4.5M for a bid to run Los Alamos

Sept 14, 2017: Ideal Electric purchased; company plans to bring back employees and hire more

Sept 12, 2017: Craddick seeking another term on Railroad Commission

Headlines

Sept 15, 2017: Hurricane Harvey caused transmission system outages, decreased electricity demand, EIA report says

Sept 14, 2017: Shell closes buy of US power firm MP2

Sept 14, 2017: Abbott announces home repair plan as Turner names recovery czar

Sept 13, 2017: Should we bury our power lines?

Sept 12, 2017: McClure: Our Perspective on Xcel Energy canceling the fuel surcharge

Sept 13, 2017: Study shows Xcel Energy pricing is below state average

Sept 12, 2017: Pedernales Electric Cooperative Sends 21 Employees To Restore Power In Florida

Sept 12, 2017: Entergy, AECC, SWEPCO Send Crews to Hurricane Zone

Sept 13, 2017: Mega Energy Successfully Converts to EC Infosystems for EDI and Billing/CIS in Texas and Northeast Markets

Sept 11, 2017: Xcel Energy withdraws plan for surcharge on Texas customer bills

Sept 12, 2017: Oncor sends aid to Florida, Harvey assistance continues

Sept 10, 2017: Austin Energy crews head to Florida to repair outages from Irma

Sept 6, 2017: Potts: Forecasting Electric Utility Returns

Sept 11, 2017: Stream Named Among the Top 10 Most Trusted Electric Providers in Texas

Generation Adequacy

Sept 14, 2017: Natural gas supplies half of ERCOT demand in August; nuclear share rises

Sept 14, 2017: Hanger, Spitzer: States Have the Power to Keep Nuclear in the Mix

Sept 14, 2017: DOE grid study offers no panaceas to struggling nuclear and coal plants

Sept 7, 2017: New battery technologies getting venture investors charged up

Sept 14, 2017: Hanger, Spitzer: States Have the Power to Keep Nuclear in the Mix

Sept 12, 2017: Browne: The Future of Electrical Energy Storage Solutions – No Lithium Supremacy

Sept 12, 2017: Utilities see benefits in energy storage, even without mandates

Sept 11, 2017: SEPA Survey: 31 Utilities Deployed Their First Energy Storage Project in 2016

Sept 7, 2017: Seasonal forecasts show sufficient generation in ERCOT for fall and winter

Sept 7, 2017: Report: CPS Energy should cease investments in Texas coal plant

Sept 3, 2017: Did This Startup Solve The Carbon Capture Challenge?

Renewable

Sept 14, 2017: Citing cost drop, U.S. government shifts focus of solar funding

Sept 14, 2017: How Drones Could Shape the Next Generation of Solar Power Cells

Sept 14, 2017: Can this giant turbine turn the tide for ocean energy?

Sept 15, 2017:California Lawmakers Debate 100 Percent Clean Energy Mandate

Sept 14, 2017: Solar Power to Rival Nuclear Energy by the End of This Year

Sept 14, 2017: Nearly 2.4 gigawatts of solar installed in the US during second quarter of 2017

Sept 12, 2017: Energy Department expands goals for solar power initiative

Sept 12, 2017:Why the U.S. offshore wind market is going to be even bigger than you think

Sept 12, 2017:3D printing poised to explode in wind turbine industry

Sept 12, 2017:Tesla Boosts Car Battery Power During Irma, Raising Questions of Control

Sept 12, 2017:Leyden: 5 Ways to Take 100% Renewable Energy From Dream to Mainstream

Sept 11, 2017: Volkswagen spends billions more on electric cars in search for mass market

Sept 11, 2017: BMW Revives Electric-Car Push With Plans for Low-Slung ‘i’ Sedan

Sept 11, 2017: A Maturing Solar Market Ripens Toward String Inverters, but With Central Architecture

Sept 10, 2017: U.S. Solar Bracing for First Decline as Rooftop Demand Slumps

Sept 10, 2017: Uber: London drivers must use hybrid or fully electric cars from 2020

Sept 8, 2017: MIT readapts ancient firebrick technology to boost profitability of renewables

Power Grid Security

Sept 14, 2017: Energy doles out $33 million to help grid withstand cyber and physical attacks

Sept 7, 2017: Hackers gain direct access to US power grid controls

Other

Sept 14, 2017: Ideal Electric purchased; company plans to bring back employees and hire more

Sept 12, 2017: Craddick seeking another term on Railroad Commission

Sept 11, 2017: Irma’s $200 billion threat — Hurricane may cause energy utility to be rebuilt ‘from the ground up’

Sept 11, 2017: DHS waives Jones Act to address fuel shortages

Sept 2, 2017: After Hurricane Harvey, long gas lines throughout Texas show one way EVs are better prepared for disasters

Sept 11, 2017: Irma knocks out power to about 5.8 million: Authorities

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