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Sept 7, 2017: A few thousand CenterPoint customers still don’t have power

Sept 7, 2017: A quiet energy transition with global relevance is starting in the USA

Sept 6, 2017: Bankruptcy court clears Sempra Energy’s $9.45B Oncor deal

Sept 6, 2017: Sempra Energy (SRE) Announces U.S. Bankruptcy Court Approves Merger Agreement With Energy Future

Sept 7, 2017: Top 10 Most Trusted Texas Retail Electric Providers Brands Revealed

Sept 6, 2017: Utilities Prepare as Hurricane Irma Approaches Florida

Sept 6, 2017: NextEra planning shutdowns of two Florida nuclear plants in Irma’s path

Sept 5, 2017: Hurricane Harvey Wreaks Havoc: 3 Utilities in Focus

Sept 5, 2017: Power Factbox: Utilities’ power restoration progresses after Harvey

Sept 5, 2017: Harvey and the future of energy

Sept 5, 2017: Electric power fully restored in Corpus Christi

Sept 5, 2017: South Texas utilities get closer to full restoration

Sept 6, 2017: Entergy substations headed to Southeast Texas

Sept 5, 2017: With its Fate Power Switch, city shops the deregulated electricity market for residents and outsiders

Sept 6, 2017: AEP Texas reports contractor killed during Harvey restoration

Sept 5, 2017: Oncor acquisition battle isn’t Buffett’s first — or last — rodeo

Sept 6, 2017: Alabama Power crews tackle challenges in Houston after Hurricane Harvey

Sept 4, 2017: AEP Texas, CenterPoint, other utilities finally seeing daylight in Harvey restoration

Sept 4, 2017:Power being cut in flooded west Houston area under evacuation order

Sept 4, 2017:San Antonio’s CPS Energy crews humbled by destruction of Hurricane Harvey

Sept 4, 2017:Flooding at substation leaves 5,700 waiting for power

Sept 4, 2017:Power factbox: Outages drop, but flooding slows work

Sept 4, 2017:Jump the line to get power back? Some utility customers demanded favoritism, report finds

Sept 4, 2017:CenterPoint Energy (CNP) Up 4.1% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue?

Sept 4, 2017:Residents concerned after power turned off in dry West Houston homes

Generation Adequacy

Sept 7, 2017: MIT Researchers Propose an Ancient Technology to Store Clean Energy

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

Sept 6, 2017: Exelon Corporation (EXC) Presents At Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference

Sept 6, 2017: How Grid Defection Could Hit 4 Utility Stalwarts

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

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

Sept 6, 2017: Energy storage could have significant impact on US businesses’ energy costs ‘in nearly every state’

Sept 6, 2017: Big Energy backs hydrogen power storage

Sept 5, 2017: E.ON breaks ground on Texas Waves Energy Storage Projects

Sept 6, 2017: E.ON Gets To Work On Energy Storage At Texas Wind Farms

Sept 5, 2017: Conca: Hurricane Harvey Makes The Case For Nuclear Power

Sept 5, 2017:Judge Won’t Let Texas and EPA Delay Air Cleanup Again

Aug 29, 2017: As Historic Flooding Grips Texas, Groups Demand Nuclear Plant Be Shut Down

Aug 31, 2017: Xcel Energy to retire 660MW coal-fired power units in Colorado

Aug 30, 2017: ERCOT’s Report on Harvey Impacts

Aug 29, 2017: Texas Nuke Plant Stays Online Amid Harvey. Give Credit To Resilient Operators, Robust Design And A Plan


Sept 7, 2017: Cotton gin trash finding new life for electrical power

Sept 7, 2017: Eliminating renewable energy subsidies is key to increasing prosperity

Sept 7, 2017: Nissan Leaf electric car goes further with one-pedal driving

Sept 5, 2017: As an Electric Car, BMW’s i8 Is Already Out of Date

Sept 5, 2017: A world famous police force will fight crime with hydrogen-powered scooters

Sept 5, 2017:: How States Will Hit 100 Percent Clean Energy

Aug 30, 2017: Policymaker support key to offshore wind prospects in US

Aug 30, 2017: Unlocking Wind’s Potential: Supercomputing’s Grand Challenge

Aug 30, 2017: House to vote on self-driving car legislation next week

Power Grid Security

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

Aug 22, 2017: ‘Smart’ solar power inverters raise risk of energy grid attacks

Aug 22, 2017: How the U.S. Power Grid Took the Solar Eclipse in Its Stride

Aug 20, 2017: Eclipse tests the power grid’s mettle as solar energy goes dark


Sept 6, 2017: Hurricane Irma may knock out power for weeks in some areas, NextEra warns

Sept 6, 2017:: Forecasting Electric Utility Returns

Aug 28, 2017: Why oil prices are sinking as gasoline soars after Harvey

Aug 27, 2017: How Texas allows gas utilities to hit consumers with a parade of under-the-radar rate hikes

Aug 25, 2017: A Texas newsroom predicted a disaster. Now it’s close to coming true.



Aug 31, 2017:Power Factbox: Texas PUC acts to expedite electric restoration

Aug 31, 2017:AEP Texas updates power outage numbers

Aug 31, 2017: Electricity continues its comeback in Harvey country

Aug 31, 2017: US co-ops and credit unions rush to aid communities hit by Hurricane Harvey

Aug 30, 2017: Power factbox: Harvey boosting East Texas, La. outages

Aug 31, 2017: Prosper Waco hoping to help residents lower electric bills

Sept. 1, 2017: InfraREIT declares $0.25 dividend

Aug 30, 2017: For Thousands Across Houston, Lights Slowly Come Back On

Aug 31, 2017: Explosions hit flood-swamped Arkema chemical plant in Texas

Aug 30, 2017: Texas co-ops working to restore power in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

Aug 30, 2017: CPS Energy sending help to restore power

Aug 30, 2017: TXU Energy Pledges $500,000 to Aid Hurricane-Impacted Customers and Communities

Aug 30, 2017: NRG Energy and Reliant to Provide Over $2 Million in Relief for Hurricane Harvey

Aug 30, 2017: NextEra Energy supports American Red Cross with up to $200,000 donation in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Aug 30, 2017: Centerpoint Energy: Power restored to over 713,000 in Houston

Aug 29, 2017: CenterPoint Confronts Harvey Damage

Aug 29, 2017: Texas electric grid remains stable in wake of Hurricane Harvey, but oil industry at risk

Aug 29, 2017: Texas Spared Worst of Blackouts as Harvey Brings Rain, Not Wind

Aug 29, 2017: Hurricane Harvey Is Putting Texas Grid Resiliency to the Test

Aug 29, 2017: Microgrid System Keeps Houston Grocery Stores Open in Wake of Harvey

Aug 29, 2017: ERCOT: Hurricane Harvey knocked out power to 300K Texas customers

Aug 29, 2017: Pedernales Electric Cooperative helps with southeast Texas power restoration

Aug 29, 2017: Harvey’s impact hampers grid restoration efforts

Aug 29, 2017: Power grid companies nationwide giving money, help for Harvey victims

Aug 29, 2017: Gov. Abbott Proclaims Utility Companies To Repair Service In Wake Of Hurricane Harvey

Aug 30, 2017: Hurricane Harvey Situation Reports August 2017

Aug 30, 2017: DOE Responds as Hurricane Harvey Impacts Texas

Aug 30, 2017: DOE: Tropical Storm Harvey Event Report (Update #7)

Aug 29, 2017: Hurricane Harvey Texas Power Outage Tracker Map: Updated

Aug 28, 2017: 280K Texas customers still without power as utilities struggle with rains

Aug 28, 2017: Texas utilities struggle to restore power as Harvey hampers progress

Aug 28, 2017: Austin area: Power restored to most customers, but a few Harvey outages remain

Aug 28, 2017: Battered Texas town may be without power for weeks

Aug 28, 2017: Oncor will dispatch 160 workers to restore electricity in Texas

Aug 28, 2017: Gas, power factbox: Production cuts, power outages continue as Harvey barely moves

Aug 28, 2017: Sempra Readies for Texas Scrutiny of Oncor Deal

Aug 28, 2017: Lies, Oncor, And Warren Buffett

Aug 27, 2017: Hurricane Harvey Texas Power Outage Tracker Map

Aug 27, 2017: Nearly 90K Centerpoint customers without power

Aug 27, 2017: AEP Texas announces ETA on power restoration

Aug 27, 2017: Hurricane Harvey: 250,000 Without Power In Texas

Aug 25, 2017: Sempra Does a Lot for a Little From Oncor

Aug 27, 2017: Fifth time’s the charm? Sempra reveals details on its plan to win Texas electricity giant Oncor

Aug 27, 2017: Sempra reveals Texas-sized appetite for risk

Aug 27, 2017: Two U.S. Utility Giants Just Got Even Larger

Aug 27, 2017: Why Suddenly Two Mega Utility Takeovers? Do the buyers know something that we don’t?

Aug 27, 2017: This Map Shows How Your Energy Source is Driving Your Electricity Bill

Generation Adequacy

Aug 29, 2017: As Historic Flooding Grips Texas, Groups Demand Nuclear Plant Be Shut Down

Aug 31, 2017: Xcel Energy to retire 660MW coal-fired power units in Colorado

Aug 30, 2017: ERCOT’s Report on Harvey Impacts

Aug 29, 2017: Texas Nuke Plant Stays Online Amid Harvey. Give Credit To Resilient Operators, Robust Design And A Plan

Aug 30, 2017: Texas Wind Farms Survive Hurricane Harvey

Aug 29, 2017: Texas Spared Worst of Blackouts as Harvey Brings Rain, Not Wind

Aug 29, 2017: ERCOT, power utilities respond to Tropical Storm Harvey

Aug 29, 2017: Is Solar Really the Reason for Negative Electricity Prices?

Aug 29, 2017: Will Clean Power Plan Reversal Hit Alternative Energy Stocks?

Aug 28, 2017: FuelCell Energy Announces Fuel Cell Project with NRG Energy Center Pittsburgh

Aug 24, 2017: Rick Perry may have stumbled upon solution to going 100% renewable

Aug 24, 2017: Breaking: The U.S. Power Market Is Cracking

Aug 27, 2017: Will the U.S. Ever Build Another Big Coal Plant?


Aug 30, 2017: Policymaker support key to offshore wind prospects in US

Aug 30, 2017: Unlocking Wind’s Potential: Supercomputing’s Grand Challenge

Aug 30, 2017: House to vote on self-driving car legislation next week

Aug 30, 2017: UK government announces sustainable airline fuel from rubbish funding.

Aug 29, 2017: Wind Energy Isn’t a Breeze

Aug 28, 2017: Report: How to cut cost of wind energy in half

Aug 28, 2017: World’s Biggest Wind Turbine Maker Waves Oil Industry Goodbye

Aug 28, 2017: Home Depot Converts 50 Store Rooftops Into Mini Solar Farms

Aug 28, 2017: Trump’s reported request for tariffs could spell trouble for U.S. solar

Power Grid Security

Aug 22, 2017: ‘Smart’ solar power inverters raise risk of energy grid attacks

Aug 22, 2017: How the U.S. Power Grid Took the Solar Eclipse in Its Stride

Aug 20, 2017: Eclipse tests the power grid’s mettle as solar energy goes dark


Aug 28, 2017: Why oil prices are sinking as gasoline soars after Harvey

Aug 27, 2017: How Texas allows gas utilities to hit consumers with a parade of under-the-radar rate hikes

Aug 25, 2017: A Texas newsroom predicted a disaster. Now it’s close to coming true.



Aug 25, 2017: Important pre- and post-storm electric and natural gas safety tips

Aug 25, 2017:Energy companies urge users to develop power plan for Hurricane Harvey

Aug 24, 2017: CenterPoint Energy releases a Harvey checklist for Houston-area residents

Aug 25, 2017:Traders Bet Hurricane Harvey Is Going to Curb Power Use

Aug 25, 2017: Contentious El Paso rate case headed for settlement

Aug 24, 2017: Buffett wouldn’t negotiate for Oncor. He lost the deal — and a $270 million termination fee.

Aug 24, 2017: Is Sempra Energy A Good Investment?

Aug 24, 2017: Utilities ETFs in Focus on Oncor Bidding War

Aug 24, 2017: What Does Howard Marks See in Vistra Energy?

Aug 23, 2017:CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp. announces closing of $300 million senior notes offering

Aug 24, 2017: PUCT asks Oncor CEO to appear in an Open Meeting to explain Sempra transaction

Aug 24, 2017: Sempra Energy To Hold Conference Call Aug. 25 On Oncor Transaction

Aug 24, 2017: Calpine To Be Sold… Still Time For Merger Arbitrage

Aug 23, 2017: Harvey Likely to Be 1st Hurricane to Strike Texas Since 2008

Aug 23, 2017: AEP reminds customers to prepare for storm

Aug 23, 2017: Denton Energy Center construction reaches halfway mark

Aug 23, 2017: Why Energy Traders Got the Eclipse So Wrong\

Aug 22, 2017: Why billionaire investors like Warren Buffett are chasing after this energy investment

Aug 22, 2017: What impact did the eclipse have on Austin Energy’s solar power?

Aug 22, 2017: Berkshire’s lost bid for Texas-owned Oncor raises questions about strategy, potential successor

Aug 22, 2017: FuelCell Energy announces project with NRG Energy Centre

Aug 21, 2017: Denning: Sempra Dares Buffett to Be Disciplined

Aug 21, 2017: Oncor Is Buffett’s Latest Dealmaking Flop

Aug 21, 2017: Elliott Management Is the Winner in the Oncor Deal, Jim Cramer Explains

Aug 21, 2017: Xcel Energy submits rate review for Texas bills

Aug 21, 2017: How rural co-ops are shifting to a cleaner power mix

Aug 22, 2017: Why isn’t local media covering the Clean Power Plan?

Aug 20, 2017: Sempra snatches Oncor from Buffett with $9.45 billion bid: sources

Aug 20, 2017: PUC staff looks to cut electricity bill help for low-income Texans

Aug 20, 2017: How New York City’s Electrical Utilities Observed the 1925 Eclipse

Aug 20, 2017: Energy Capital May Infuse Calpine With New Equity And A Hopeful Future

Generation Adequacy

Aug 24, 2017: ERCOT issues hurricane watch for Harvey

Aug 23, 2017: Wholesale Electricity Generators Are Fighting an Uphill Battle to Survive

Aug 23, 2017: DOE’s Grid Reliability Study Is Out. It’s a Rorschach Test for the Future of Electricity

Aug 23, 2017: Energy Dept: Government should ease rules on power plants

Aug 23, 2017: Energy Department’s recommendations would bolster coal, nuclear power plants

Aug 23, 2017: After a century, global power grid is changing dramatically, report says

Aug 23, 2017: Grid modernization efforts heat up in Q2, but more are on the way

Aug 23, 2017: Fast, Dirty Natural Gas Plants Get Boost From Electric Cars

Aug 22, 2017: ERCOT determines Gibbons Creek coal plant not necessary for reliability

Aug 20, 2017: Is This The Future Of Electricity?

Aug 21, 2017: Nuclear energy in doubt amid high costs, political uncertainty

Aug 21, 2017: Nuclear energy may soon be free from its tangled regulatory web

Aug 20, 2017: Top utility companies in US


Aug 24, 2017:Tomlinson: Rice researcher gives boost to hydrogen as fuel of the future

Aug 24, 2017:Nearly 140 countries could be powered entirely by wind, solar and water by 2050

Aug 24, 2017:Audi will use solar panels to help power its future EVs

Aug 24, 2017:No Batteries Required: Energy-Harvesting Yarns Generate Electricity

Aug 23, 2017: 7 things you didn’t know about where solar energy is headed

Aug 23, 2017: Stockton: Why the US solar industry doesn’t want government protection

Aug 23, 2017: Bastasch: Is The US Approaching Peak Solar Power?

Aug 23, 2017: Why are two bankrupt solar companies seeking a bailout that would kill their industry?

Aug 15, 2017: Researchers use polystyrene to make next-generation of solar panels even cheaper

Aug 22, 2017: It’s Hard to Keep Up With All That Lithium Demand

Aug 22, 2017: Renewable energy comes with it own limitations and resource scarcity

Aug 22, 2017: In Solar Trade Dispute, Will Proposed Tariffs Cost Industry Jobs?

Aug 22, 2017: Sales Fail for Batteries Aimed at Utility Efficiency

Aug 21, 2017: International renewables firm buys 194 MW utility-scale portfolio

Aug 21, 2017: Global Solar Capacity Set to Surpass Nuclear for the First Time

Aug 20, 2017: New BIPV technology could replace solar panels, researchers claim

Aug 18, 2017: With plant, electric cooperative to offer solar option

Aug 21, 2017: England: Don’t boil the kettle while charging your electric car because it will blow the fuse, National Grid warns

Aug 20, 2017: Proposal for trade tariffs on solar panels could hurt San Antonio manufacturers

Aug 20, 2017: Solar HVAC Market Continues to Heat Up

Power Grid Security

Aug 22, 2017: ‘Smart’ solar power inverters raise risk of energy grid attacks

Aug 22, 2017: How the U.S. Power Grid Took the Solar Eclipse in Its Stride

Aug 20, 2017: Eclipse tests the power grid’s mettle as solar energy goes dark


Aug 23, 2017: NRG moving offices to One Shell Plaza

Aug 23, 2017: Arizona, Mexico Power Companies Creating Cross-Border Power Grid

Aug 12, 2017:  Microsoft Application Allows Companies to Track Carbon Emissions by the Minute



Aug 17, 2017: Energy Capital Is Said to Plan $5.5 Billion Calpine Takeover

Aug 17, 2017: Calpine pledges no layoffs after takeover by private equity frim

Aug 17, 2017: How Jim Bass Saves $100,000 Per Year on Electricity

Aug 17, 2017: Council approves ambitious renewable energy goals

Aug 18, 2017: Mexico energy reformer to discuss cross-border connectivity

Aug 16, 2017: Elliott Buys Debt in Its Latest Move to Block Berkshire’s Oncor Bid

Aug 16, 2017: Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway will not increase its Oncor offer

Aug 17, 2017: Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is so Over it

Aug 17, 2017: Buffett’s $18bn Texan utility deal risks collapse

Aug 17, 2017: Why Texas isn’t worried about solar eclipse wiping out enough energy to power 120,000 homes

Aug 15, 2017: El Paso Electric rate increase would harm solar industry, city council says

Aug 17, 2017: Electric bills have Lampasas residents shocked

Aug 17, 2017: Discount Power Texas: Fastest Growing Retail Energy Provider in the Country Again

Aug 16, 2017: What happens to the grid when solar power goes dark during the eclipse?

Aug 12, 2017: Rodriguez: El Paso: A test case for proposals attacking rooftop solar

Aug 14, 2017: Technical Research on Electric Utilities Equities — Calpine, Duke Energy, Dynegy, and FirstEnergy

Aug 14, 2017: EFH, NextEra Units Work Toward Settling Wind Credit Row

Aug 14, 2017: Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE:VST) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.03 EPS

Aug 11, 2017: This Week in Texas Energy: New Concerns About Grid Reliability

Aug 11, 2017: Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s Simple, Straightforward Bid for Oncor Earns Increasing Stakeholder Support

Aug 11, 2017: Berkshire bid for Oncor is good for Texas business

Aug 13, 2017: Burlington County extends energy program for another two years

Aug 9, 2017: How Tesla and batteries could recharge Houston’s energy title

Aug 12, 2017: Utility board to review DME grants

Aug 14, 2017: Texas Electric Cooperatives forms strategic alliance with Cox Industries

Generation Adequacy

Aug 17, 2017: Houston’s Major Power Company Wants Electric Market Reforms

Aug 17, 2017: ERCOT approves Texas muni’s plan to mothball coal-fired plant

Aug 17, 2017: Texas coop seeks approval for 138-kV transmission line

Aug 16, 2017: Is the future finally here for utility-scale solar-plus-storage?

Aug 17, 2017: Record wind generation seen this year in Texas ERCOT

Aug 15, 2017: Cap and Trade and Regional Grid Integration Go Hand in Hand

Aug 15, 2017: GEUS board to consider new Gibbons Creek agreement

Aug 15, 2017: Why the withering nuclear power industry threatens US national security

Aug 15, 2017: ERCOT, Regulators Discuss Need for Pricing Rule Changes

Aug 15, 2017: EPA moves to rewrite limits for coal power plant wastewater

Aug 11, 2017: Challenge to carbon rules for new power plants delayed indefinitely

Aug 14, 2017: Bloomberg: NRG courting 7 buyers for renewable energy assets

Aug 10, 2017: Bloomberg: NRG Energy renewable asset sale attracts several suitors


Aug 17, 2017: Taylor: Batteries Impose Hidden Environmental Costs for Wind and Solar Power

Aug 15, 2017: Tariffs are surefire way to pull plug on U.S. solar industry

Aug 17, 2017: Solar factions clash during ITC hearing

Aug 16, 2017: GE Cuts Wind-Energy Stock Stake by $30M

Aug 15, 2017: Big Oil Follows Silicon Valley Into Backing Green Energy Firms

Aug 11, 2017: Wind and solar — major sources of power for San Antonio — face external threats

Aug 14, 2017: Solar project beating early projections, while wind struggles

Aug 14, 2017: DOE Wind Report Reveals Falling Costs, Rising Capacities

Aug 11, 2017: Can North Texas Keep Electric Cars Charged?

Aug 10, 2017: Staid utility investing world upended by green energy revolution

Aug 11, 2017: Parked Electric Cars Earn $1,530 From Europe’s Power Grids

Power Grid Security

Aug 17, 2017: An Eclipse Is Just What the U.S. Power Sector’s Been Waiting For

Aug 13, 2017: How long can the U.S. keep hackers at bay and the lights on?


Aug 12, 2017:  Microsoft Application Allows Companies to Track Carbon Emissions by the Minute

Aug 14, 2017: Sierra Club sues Energy Department over long-awaited grid study

Aug 8, 2017:  Taylor Electric Cooperative bringing faster internet to rural areas



Aug 11, 2017: Watchdog: Texas’ electricity marketplace riddled with deceivers, manipulators and violators

Aug 8, 2017: EPA recognizes City of Austin for leading green power use

Aug 10, 2017: About 100 protesters call for Austin to end fossil fuel use for power

Aug 9, 2017: Dean want review of power line rules

Aug 10, 2017: NRG Energy renewable asset sale attracts several suitors

Aug 10, 2017: NRG to use contract workers at local power plants after layoffs

Aug 8, 2017: EFH Creditors Slam $270M Breakup Fee In $9.1B Berkshire Bid

Aug 9, 2017:Just How Resilient Is The Nation’s Electrical Grid?

Aug 9, 2017:CenterPoint Energy: A Century Of Dividends

Aug 8, 2017: 15 years after deregulation, should Texas revamp its power markets?

Aug 8, 2017: NRG lays off workers around the country

Aug 8, 2017: Summer energy costs put pressure on Texas homeowners

Aug 8, 2017: Can North Texas Keep Electric Cars Charged?

Aug 7, 2017: EFH Judge Wants Only ‘Ready To Go’ Berkshire-Beating Bids

Aug 6, 2017: 5 Energy Stats That Will Blow You Away — Coal is making a comeback in 2017

Aug 7, 2017: Independent Director Dr. Massoud Amin Resigns from Texas RE Board of Directors

Aug 6, 2017: Bankruptcy Hearing Set for Aug. 21 on Oncor Purchase

Aug 6, 2017: Sen. José Rodríguez: Outrage Over El Paso Electric Solar Rate Proposal

Aug 6, 2017: 2 Texas Boy Scouts dead when boat hits electric power line

Aug 4, 2017: City orders review of Denton Energy Center air permit

Aug 6, 2017: CenterPoint Energy, Inc. 2017 Q2 – Results – Earnings Call Slides

Aug 4, 2017: Vistra Energy Corp’s (VST) CEO Curt Morgan on Q2 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Aug 4, 2017: Oncor drops proposed minimum charge for DERs

Generation Adequacy

Aug 10, 2017: Lower wind, higher load pushes up gas share in ERCOT

Aug 10, 2017: Challenge for merchant generators is opportunity for private equity

Aug 10, 2017: Challenges faced in Europe hold lessons for US generators

Aug 10, 2017: FERC regains quorum to address $50B backlog of U.S. energy projects

Aug 8, 2017: Electric Power Creates 5 Percent of Nation’s Jobs, GDP

Aug 8, 2017: How Real-Time Technology Keeps Electricity Flowing

Aug 8, 2017: Fusion-fission hybrids: nuclear shortcut or pipe dream?

Aug 8, 2017: Op-ed: The natural monopoly business model works

Aug 8, 2017: Electric Power Creates 5 Percent of Nation’s Jobs, GDP

Aug 8, 2017: Perry: How to manage the implosion of nuclear power

Aug 8, 2017: Debunking the 14 myths about why we should go nuclear

Aug 8, 2017: Energy Department Reports: Wind Energy Continues Rapid Growth in 2016

Aug 7, 2017: Overbye: Happy Fortieth, DOE!

Aug 6, 2017: How The Dream Of America’s ‘Nuclear Renaissance’ Fizzled

Aug 7, 2017: FERC’s ‘pro-markets’ quorum stirs hope among generators

Aug 7, 2017: A changing electric grid may make dams expendable — and help save salmon

Aug 4, 2017: Luminant’s Comanche Peak-2 reactor in Texas due to return ‘late next week’

Aug 4, 2017: Coal plant south of San Antonio off chopping block – for now

Aug 4, 2017::Why Salt Is This Power Plant’s Most Valuable Asset


Aug 10, 2017: It’s Not Easy Going Green

Aug 10, 2017: Electric Car Boom Drives Rush to Mining’s $90 Billion Hub

Aug 10, 2017: Nonprofit installs solar panels on roofs of lower-income households — free

Aug 9, 2017: McLennan County approves support for $13M solar farm project

Aug 9, 2017: Battery Advancements Set To Accelerate Electric Car Adoption

Aug 9, 2017: 7 Massive Corporations Going Green to Boost Their Bottom Lines

Aug 9, 2017: Williams: If we keep subsidizing wind, will the cost of wind energy go down?

Aug 8, 2017: U.S. Warns of ‘Uncertain’ Future for Wind Amid Tax Credit Debate

Aug 8, 2017: Wind Power Represented 27 Percent of All New Capacity in 2016

Aug 8, 2017: Oklahoma’s $100 Electric Car Fee Challenged by Sierra Club

Aug 3, 2017: The Race For Floating Wind Farms Has Begun

Aug 8, 2017: Polluted lake to algae biofuel source

Aug 8, 2017:Q&A: Advocate says biomass energy is the new coal

Aug 8, 2017: Warren Buffett Likes Solar, but Not the Price Tag

Aug 7, 2017: Osborne: Do we still need advanced biofuels?

Aug 7, 2017: Osborne: Do we still need advanced biofuels?

Aug 7, 2017: A changing electric grid may make dams expendable — and help save salmon

Aug 1, 2017: The Death of ‘Alternative Energy’

Aug 2, 2017: SunPower technology powers solar plants using Krypton Cloud

Aug 2, 2017: These Solar-Powered Palm Trees Provide Wi-Fi, Charging Stations, and Shade

Power Grid Security

Aug 10, 2017: Texas Officials Looks at Power Grid’s Reliability

Aug 3, 2017: Will America’s Epic Eclipse Impact Our Electric Grid?

Aug 8, 2017: DOE funds transmission research to reduce grid risks

Aug 4, 2017: Texas A&M researcher crunches data to prevent blackouts


Aug 8, 2017:  Taylor Electric Cooperative bringing faster internet to rural areas

Aug 7, 2017:  Buffett nears a milestone he doesn’t want: $100 billion in cash

Aug 7, 2017:Oncor is trimming trees around power lines in Flower Mound

Aug 1, 2017:  Trump Is Considering Perry for Homeland Security Chief

July 31, 2017: Texas Power Brokers: Railroad Commissioner Sitton plays by own rules



Aug 3, 2017: Oncor’s new CEO in waiting: ‘There is only one deal on the table’

Aug 3, 2017: Vistra Energy Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results and Reaffirms 2017 Guidance

Aug 3, 2017: County to save half a million dollars on electricity costs over three years

Aug 2, 2017: IKEA’s selling home storage batteries for its solar panels

Aug 2, 2017: NBU recognized at TPPA Annual Conference with System Achievement Award

Aug 3, 2017: NRG Energy (NRG) Q2 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Aug 2, 2017: Senate Bill could destroy list of low-income ratepayers

Aug 2, 2017: Austin Energy signs wind farm contract

Aug 2, 2017: Texas stakeholders find common ground in utility revenue recovery for DERs

Aug 1, 2017: GE sues Vestas in patent dispute

Aug 1, 2017: What the Next Forty Years of the Department of Energy Should Bring

Aug 2, 2017: Spectra Energy Partners Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

Aug 2, 2017: Vistra Energy Corp. (VST) to Release Earnings on Friday

Aug 2, 2017: InfraREIT’s (HIFR) CEO David Campbell on Q2 2017 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Aug 3, 2017: NRG Energy beats by $0.45, misses on revenue

Aug 3, 2017: CenterPoint beats by $0.07, beats on revenue

Aug 1, 2017: Conservatives raise questions over Buffett bid for Oncor

Aug 2, 2017: InfraREIT misses by $0.13, beats on revenue

July 31, 2017: Consumer website ranks top retail electric providers in Texas

July 31, 2017: Competition for electricity would save state residents money

Aug 1, 2017: Waiting For Perry: Leaked Draft Gives Us A Glimpse Into The Study He Should Release

July 31, 2017: CPS Energy ups CEO’s compensation 10.5% to $735,000

July 31, 2017: Berkshire Hathaway not backing away from Oncor purchase despite court delay

July 26, 2017: Zerrenner: El Paso Electric should protect the city’s water and let solar power shine

July 28, 2017: DME reboots energy plan, seeks new general manager

July 28, 2017: Sunfinity Solar: Solar Customers Shouldn’t Pay More for Electricity

July 31, 2017:JPMorgan Chase to source 100% renewable energy by 2020, develop PV portfolio

July 31, 2017:JPMorgan Chase’s new Plano campus will soon be powered by wind energy

Generation Adequacy

Aug 3, 2017: NRG says ERCOT reserve margins will tighten

Aug 2, 2017: Agenda for Workshop on Project To Assess Price-Formation Rules In ERCOT’s Energy-Only Market

Aug 2, 2017: Nuclear power as we know it is finished

Aug 1, 2017: Heat wave sets new demand record in Texas

Aug 2, 2017: Why Texas Uses More Energy Than Any Other State

Aug 1, 2017: Vistra Energy Completes Acquisition of 1,054 MW Odessa Plant

Aug 1, 2017: Southern Company subsidiary surpasses 1,500 MW wind energy with Texas acquisition

Aug 1, 2017: Quanta to build Wind Catcher Tie Line

July 31, 2017: Tesla’s Longtime Battery Technology Director Leaves Company

July 7, 2017:Texas Solar Company Set to Triple in Size

July 31, 2017: Entergy gets approval to build 993MW Montgomery County Power Station

July 31, 2017: Edison Energy Ranks Top Renewable Energy Markets

July 31, 2017: PSO seeks quick approval on $4.5 billion wind farm, transmission line project

July 27, 2017: Reliability will be preserved through market transition, grid operators tell Congress

July 28, 2017: Energy Storage Research Gets Funding Boost in House-Passed Spending Bill

July 28, 2017: Summer’s natural gas power is down, a small boon for Wyoming coal


Aug 1, 2017: The Death of ‘Alternative Energy’

Aug 2, 2017: SunPower technology powers solar plants using Krypton Cloud

Aug 2, 2017: These Solar-Powered Palm Trees Provide Wi-Fi, Charging Stations, and Shade

Aug 1, 2017:DOE Seeks to Unlock New Tech-to-Market Investment Pathways With $7.8M Grant Round

July 31, 2017: This self-charging electric car has built-in solar panels and a living air filter

Aug 1, 2017: Did Google Just Tackle The Biggest Problem In Energy?

Aug 1, 2017: Aronoff: Utilities companies won’t let you sell your own solar power. Why not?

Aug 1, 2017: This utility is being investigated by the FBI for trying to block rooftop solar

Aug 1, 2017: Power To The People: What’s Really Happening With Net Metering

Aug 1, 2017: How power from space can light up the earth

Aug 1, 2017: Boundary Pushers: The true impact of technology on the offshore industry

July 31, 2017: Tesla Batteries May Back Up Wind Farm Off Massachusetts Coast

July 30, 2017: Tidal Energy — All Renewables Are Not Created Equal

July 30, 2017: Oklahoma wind farm construction will push state to No. 2 ranking, report says

July 26, 2017: Seeing the light: Researchers seek to improve solar cell technology using new materials and nanowires

July 30, 2017: Alphabet Wants to Fix Renewable Energy’s Storage Problem — With Salt

July 14, 2017: Floating Wind Could Trigger a Dramatic Redesign for Turbines

July 27, 2017: First ever hydro-electric and floating solar project operating in Portugal

July 26, 2017: What you need to know about Elon Musk’s Hyperloop project

July 31, 2017:Trump May Have to Boost Biofuel After Court Deals Blow to Oil

Power Grid Security

Aug 2, 2017: Will America’s Epic Eclipse Impact Our Electric Grid?

July 19, 2017: San Antonio’s CPS Energy guards against 94,000 attempted cyberattacks per day

July 12, 2017: Rick Perry: Threat to US nuclear reactors ‘real,’ ongoing


Aug 1, 2017:  Trump Is Considering Perry for Homeland Security Chief

July 31, 2017: Texas Power Brokers: Railroad Commissioner Sitton plays by own rules


July 27, 2017: Warren Buffett making a power play

July 27, 2017: Elliott Tries a Texas Charm Offensive to Outdo Berkshire’s Oncor Bid

July 24, 2017:Sunfinity Solar Supports Texas Legislation to Protect Solar Homeowners Targeted by Electric Utilities

July 27, 2017: J.P. Morgan Taps Renewable-Energy Markets

July 27, 2017: CenterPoint declares $0.2675 dividend

July 27, 2017: Calpine beats on revenue

July 24, 2017: Hill: US Electricity Grid Remains Vulnerable & Needs Improvement To Resiliency

July 27, 2017: Family of 2 young brothers killed by downed power line sues Texas electric company

July 27, 2017: Would Berkshire Hathaway back out of Oncor deal after bankruptcy court delays?

July 27, 2017: Elliott wins more time to beat Berkshire Hathaway’s Oncor deal

July 27, 2017: Delay would kill Berkshire deal, Oncor parent tells judge

July 27, 2017: Bloomberg: Calpine in takeover talks with P-E firm

July 27, 2017: Moving to Houston? Here are Five Things to know about the Bayou City

July 27, 2017: Texas needs to shake up retail electricity market — again

July 27, 2017: Texas Oil And Gas Regulator Pushes For Vote On FERC Nominees

July 27, 2017: American Electric Power Company Inc 2017 Q2 – Results – Earnings Call Slides

July 26, 2017: Electric customers want results, not kilowatt-hours

July 26, 2017: NextEra Energy, Inc. 2017 Q2 – Results – Earnings Call Slides

July 26, 2017: Pickett’s bill seeks to stop higher electric rates for solar homes

July 25, 2017: Frustrated resident starts online petition against LP&L

July 25, 2017: Persistence pays off for rural Texans besieged by sky-high power prices

July 25, 2017: 10 Stakeholders Support Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s Bid for Oncor

July 26, 2017: Macquarie taps advisers for up to $4.5 billion Puget Energy stake sale: sources

July 24, 2017: PEC director disputes claim that ‘retaliation’ led CEO to resign

July 24, 2017: Thousands near Greenville and in West Texas are about to get much cheaper electric bills

July 24, 2017: Straight shootin’: Buffett bid for Texas utility reflects regulatory desire for simplicity

July 24, 2017: Warren Buffett is building up a ‘recession resistant’ energy powerhouse

July 24, 2017: White House nominates business, utility execs to key DOE positions

July 24, 2017: NextEra Energy (NEE) Q2 Earnings: What’s in the Cards?

July 24, 2017: Oncor Announces Asset Swap with Sharyland Utilities and Sharyland Distribution & Transmission Services

July 24, 2017: Sharyland and Oncor T&D Exchange Deal Would Significantly Reduce Rates for Sharyland Customers

July 24, 2017: InfraREIT (HIFR) Announces Simultaneous Rate Case Dismissal and Exchange of Retail Distribution Assets for Transmission Assets from Oncor

July 24, 2017: Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway amasses a Western energy force

July 21, 2017: Giovanetti: How Abbott could introduce regulatory agencies to reality

July 17, 2017: In El Paso, going off the electric grid could cost you

July 21, 2017: Is Denton’s electric rate relief a live wire?

Generation Adequacy

July 27, 2017: The future of renewable energy is in Texas

July 27, 2017: Gulf Coast Wind Farms Become Essential for Texas Wind Energy

July 27, 2017: $400 million Microvast deal boosts battery storage funding during Q2

July 27, 2017: Casey: New Sodium Battery Throws Shade On Lithium-Ion Energy Storage Dream

July 27, 2017: US ERCOT record July power peakloads expected through weekend

July 26, 2017: Miller, Lyons, Kotek: Don’t squander America’s leadership in nuclear energy

July 51, 2017: Inconsistent Energy Laws Complicate Energy Storage Adoption

July 26, 2017: Could air be the next big battery breakthrough?

July 25, 2017: ERCOT hits 3 peak demand records in one day during heat wave

July 25, 2017: Growing Southwest Power Pool plans to dissolve older grid reliability unit

July 24, 2017: New power accord likely to be struck soon in mountain states

July 15, 2017: In Energy Storage Tesla Faces Stiff Competition War

July 22, 2017: Texas muni to shut Gibbons Creek coal plant for most of the year


July 27, 2017: New US wind installations in Q2 total 357 MW: AWEA

July 27, 2017: How an Arkansas co-op used solar power to help retain a major employer

July 27, 2017: Trade case opens door for Trump to upend solar industry

July 27, 2017: As Tesla 3 Hits the Streets, Where Are the Other Electric Vehicles?

July 26, 2017: Growth-Starved Utilities Have Found a New Way to Make Money

July 26, 2017: AEP proposes $4.5B to buy 2 GW Oklahoma wind farm

July 26, 2017: Solar farms planned for county

July 25, 2017: Global Funding For Battery Storage, Smart Grid, & Energy Efficiency Tops $1 Billion In H1 2017

July 25, 2017: Yep, It’s Still Incredibly Hard to Build an Electric Car Startup

July 25, 2017: Mills: Power systems based on 100% renewables is nor feasible or realistic

July 25, 2017: Is Green Energy an Efficient Use of Worker Hours?

July 25, 2017: China seen making 25 percent more solar panels in 2017

July 25, 2017: Solar PV fires predominantly caused by installer error, government report concludes

July 25, 2017: Why solar energy isn’t as efficient as it could be

July 25, 2017: World’s first Solar-Powered Windows

July 25, 2017: Steady breezes at the right time boost Gulf Coast wind farms

July 22, 2017:Silverstein: Green Energy Advocates May Now Have Energy Secretary Perry’s Ear

July 20, 2017: Teens turn up the heat in annual solar car race

July 21, 2017:Canada to install electric car charging stations along Trans-Canada Highway

Power Grid Security

July 19, 2017: San Antonio’s CPS Energy guards against 94,000 attempted cyberattacks per day

July 12, 2017: Rick Perry: Threat to US nuclear reactors ‘real,’ ongoing


July 23, 2017: Robot finds fuel heap inside Fukushima likely melted reactor

July 24, 2017: Welcome to ‘all of the above’ transportation



July 20, 2017: Houston company Enchanted Rock Energy helps H-E-B keep the lights on

July 19, 2017: NextEra Sues Texas PUC Over Rejection Of Oncor Bid

July 20, 2017: Houston’s Sunnova wants to help drive a power revolution

July 19, 2017: After governor’s veto, CPS Energy steps in to fund ozone monitors

July 19, 2017: Is Warren Buffett a white knight for Texas’ Oncor?

July 19, 2017: Perry urges Canada, Mexico on North American energy strategy

July 18, 2017: Elon Musk says it’s possible to power the US entirely with solar

July 20, 2017: Utility finishes work on electric loop in eastern New Mexico

July 19, 2017: Defining the True Market Opportunity for Distributed Energy Resource Management Software

July 12, 2017: NRG Energy +29% as investors bank on utility heavyweight Wilder

July 19, 2017: Oncor Schedules Second Quarter 2017 Investor Call

July 18, 2017: 7 free ways to lower your energy bills in a Central Texas summer

July 17, 2017: Ex-Austin Energy worker, advisory board members face ethics complaints

July 17, 2017: Denton Energy Center’s troubled past makes future uncertain

July 17, 2017: Growing Support for Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s Acquisition of Oncor

July 16, 2017: Elliott Presents A Better Deal For Oncor, Besting Berkshire Hathaway

July 17, 2017: NextEra Energy – One To Watch Closely

July 16, 2017: Burgess’ summit promotes smart ways to use power

July 16, 2017: Supercritical CO2 technology will get proven then scaled over next 10-15 years

July 13, 2017: Trump taps industry lawyer to lead energy commission

July 13, 2017: Is Warren Buffet Buying Our Fossil-Fueled Future?

July 14, 2017: Sprint executives have engaged Warren Buffett about investment

July 16, 2017: Schnurman: If Warren Buffett’s billions meet Oncor’s wish list, here’s how Texas stands to gain

July 14, 2017: High electric bills this month shock customers

Generation Adequacy

July 21, 2017: White House releases plan for undoing environmental regulations

July 20, 2017: White House details plan to roll back environmental regs

July 19, 2017: Texas city tells ERCOT it plans to operate coal-fired plant seasonally

July 20, 2017: Load Migrations Put SPP’s Focus on Retention

July 19, 2017: ERCOT forecast to hit July peakload record Thursday and Friday

July 19, 2017: STP Nuclear Operating Company; South Texas Project, Units 1 and 2

July 19, 2017: Giggin: Renewables on the grid: Market-based solutions support reliability

July 19, 2017: Tony Clark on Electric Market Turmoil: Be True to Your School

July 18, 2017: How a billionaire hedge fund manager plans to transform the biggest American power producer without getting burned

July 18, 2017: House approves Texan’s bill to delay Obama-era ozone standards for reducing pollution

July 18, 2017: Perry touts energy exports, awaits study on electric grid

July 18, 2017: Inside the rise and fall of NRG’s green strategy

July 17, 2017: Flow battery developer ViZn Energy says it can pair solar and storage for 4¢/kWh

July 18, 2017: Smart Grid Market Worth 50.65 Billion USD by 2022

July 17, 2017: A Pass to Poison: Texas regulators largely fail to crack down on polluters

July 17, 2017: Draft DOE study blames low demand, not regs, for power plant closures

July 14, 2017: ERCOT Files Response in PUCT Price Formation Project

July 13, 2017: Senators introduce bipartisan bill to support carbon capture and utilization

July 14, 2017: New Braunfels Utilities testing drones to inspect power towers

July 11, 2017: ‘Steel for fuel’: Xcel CEO Ben Fowke on his utility’s move to a renewable-centric grid

July 14, 2017: Debunking Three Myths About “Baseload”


July 20, 2017: Former US Chief Sustainability Officer: The Military Is Leading the March Toward Energy Independence

July 18, 2017: Up To 100 Solar Power Companies Are On Verge Of Bankruptcy

July 18, 2017: Scientists May Have Just Created the Most Absorbent Solar Cell Ever

July 18, 2017:DoE lab studying Gulf of Mexico wind, marine energy prospects

July 18, 2017: The hidden fossil fuel giveaway at the center of the 2018 House budget

July 19, 2017: Delingpole: Renewmaggedon – Solar, Wind Industries Dying as Subsidies Dry Up

July 17, 2017: Solar sector sees $4.6 billion funding

July 17, 2017: States Can Recharge Rooftop Solar

July 18, 2017: loomberg: August eclipse could hurt 9,000 MW of solar output

July 15, 2017: A futuristic $5.25-million boat that fuels itself has begun a 6-year voyage around the world

July 18, 2017:Renewables on the grid: Putting the negative-price myth to bed

July 13, 2017: Want to live in a zero-carbon home? Maybe try Texas

July 17, 2017: DOE funds Center for Bioenergy Innovation at ORNL to accelerate biofuels, bioproducts research

July 17, 2017: Bioenergy given major US boost

July 17, 2017: How much will community solar compete with residential in the United States?

July 17, 2017: Will rooftop solar take hold in energy capital? This CEO thinks so

July 14, 2017: Renewable Energy Not a Threat to Grid, Draft of U.S. Study Finds

July 11, 2017: Long before the combustion engine, the hybrid car is facing obsolescence

July 14, 2017: Department of Energy Invests Additional $46M in Struggling Solar Energy Sector

July 14, 2017: South Miami Set to Become First City in Florida to Require Solar Panels on New Homes

July 15, 2017: Elon Musk says 2 or 3 more Tesla Gigafactories are coming to the US

Power Grid Security

July 19, 2017: San Antonio’s CPS Energy guards against 94,000 attempted cyberattacks per day

July 12, 2017: Rick Perry: Threat to US nuclear reactors ‘real,’ ongoing

July 10, 2017: Gov. Abbott’s proclamation unleashes bill filings for special session

July 7, 2017: Russians Are Said to Be Suspects in Nuclear Site Hackings


July 19, 2017: Elon Musk Can’t Sell His Teslas in Texas

July 12, 2017: Mexican, US energy secretaries say neighboring countries to boost energy cooperation

June 29, 2017: America’s Flagship ‘Clean Coal’ Experiment Abandoned After 11 Years And $7.5 Billion

July 14, 2017: CenterPoint Energy named a 2017 Most Trusted Brand


July 13, 2017: Sources: Former PEC leader got $1.1 million when he left co-op

July 13, 2017: Two DME employees fired; file lawsuit against city

July 7, 2017:Buffett Keeps Building His Energy Unit as Far as the Eye Can See

July 12, 2017: Behind Buffett’s Big Energy Bid

July 12, 2017: DMN: Trump’s failure to fill energy panel is stalling shovel-ready projects

July 11, 2017: Abbott: A Texas-size boom in technology

July 12, 2017: Hedge fund titan Paul Singer scores big win after NRG Energy surges 25% in single day

July 12, 2017: Denning: NRG Ditches the Old and Embraces … the Old

July 13, 2017: NRG Energy: Major Assumptions

July 12, 2017: Even the Man Who Tried to Turn NRG Green Backs Elliott on a Sale

July 12, 2017: Berkshire moves quickly on regulatory approval for Oncor

July 13, 2017: Elliott Management hires Moelis for $9.3 billion Oncor bid

July 12, 2017: Elliott tells court it was barred from seeking Oncor financing

July 7, 2017: Solar Cars Heat Up Austin’s Formula One Track

July 12, 2017: CPS Energy below state average for electricity rates

July 12, 2017: PUC: Competitive utility market unlikely for El Paso

July 12, 2017: Here’s Why Warren Buffett Bought Oncor

July 10, 2017: Nextera Energy Inc says Energy Future Holdings Corp and Energy Future Intermediate Holding Co provided written notice terminating agreement and plan of merger

July 11, 2017: Report: Shopping for electricity is getting cheaper in Texas

July 11, 2017: Good news, bad news for electricity deregulation

July 12, 2017: Former Energy Future Holdings Exec Named MISO North Director

July 11, 2017: Study: Texas residential rates cheaper in some competitive areas compared to non-competitive zones

July 10, 2017: Oncor CEO says Berkshire Hathaway has the edge over Elliott in bidding, for now

July 10, 2017: Warren Buffett’s plan to buy Texas electricity giant Oncor is a winner and here is why.

July 11, 2017: Texans should cheer for Buffett in battle for Oncor

July 8, 2017: Activist hedge fund wants to block or sweeten Warren Buffett’s offer for Oncor

July 10, 2017: Elliott Set to Duel Berkshire for Energy Future’s Oncor

July 10, 2017: Buffett Needs to Be Bigger in Texas

July 11, 2017: Texas Coalition for Affordable Power: Although Consistently More Expensive, Residential Electricity Showing Promising Price Declines in Deregulated Market

July 11, 2017: Study: Texas residential rates cheaper in some competitive areas compared to non-competitive zones

July 7, 2017: Elliott explores bid to challenge Buffett’s Oncor deal – sources

July 10, 2017: Buffett v Paul Singer: Elliott mulls rival bid for Oncor

July 7, 2017: Oncor to Join Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy

July 7, 2017: Buffett’s Unsexy Oncor Deal Needs an Encore

July 7, 2017: PUCT Staff Welcomes Buffett’s Oncor Bid; Debtor Miffed

July 9, 2017: Warren Buffett Set to Become a Texas Energy Tycoon

July 7, 2017: Kirkland, Gibson Dunn and Cravath Advise on $9B Oncor-Berkshire Hathaway Deal

July 6, 2017: Downtown Dallas landmark redevelopment gets $23.9 million energy loan

Generation Adequacy

July 13, 2017: Sell-side love flows for NRG Energy’s transformation plan

July 12, 2017: Davey, Reed: 11 ways for Austin Energy to stay affordable and flexible

July 13, 2017: Navigating smart meter privacy a challenge for smart grid innovators

July 13, 2017: BTU Preparing For Possible State Hearing On Electric Transmission Rates

July 12, 2017: Wind generation sets record in main Texas electric grid

July 6, 2017: Cost of building power plants, wind and solar farms drops

July 12, 2017: Ruh-Roh: New Texas Wind Energy Storage System Should Make Coal Nervous (And Natural Gas, Too)

July 12, 2017: NRG to divest up to $4 billion in assets in aftermath of board shake-up

July 12, 2017: NRG Energy reveals transformation plan to cut costs, slash debt and divest assets

July 12, 2017: El Paso Electric is asking customers to conserve power as they work on substation

July 11, 2017: Multiple power outages in recent weeks raise concerns for people in Far East El Paso

July 10, 2017: City employees placed on leave in wake of DME contract investigation

July 10, 2017: Texas’ largest commercial solar array tops Toyota headquarters

July 10, 2017: Large power outage affects thousands in far east El Paso

July 11, 2017: This City Has Impressive Clean Energy Potential, But Its Utility Is Trying To Block Solar’s Growth

July 8, 2017: A Texas Company Wants to Spread Wind Power Across the U.S.

July 8, 2017: Williams resigns as head of Denton Municipal Electric

July 7, 2017: Houston startup plans to store wind energy underground

July 6, 2017: Texas’ largest power producer bets big on natural gas, buys Odessa plant for $350 million


July 12, 2017: Spence: What does ‘100 percent renewable’ really mean?

July 12, 2017: Energy Department starts tracking rooftop solar power

July 7, 2017: Google’s parent company is investing in a $34 billion energy source no one talks about

July 11, 2017: Energy-efficient houses in Texas worth $25K more than their counterparts

July 7, 2017: Roberts: Utilities fighting against rooftop solar are only hastening their own doom

July 11, 2017: State vs. state: Bidding to build Elon Musk’s next Tesla model

July 12, 2017: 7-Eleven Continues Commitment to Sustainability

July 10, 2017: STUDY: ‘Green’ homes in Texas command $25,000 premium

July 10, 2017: Kites Could Be the Future of Wind Power

July 7, 2017: There’s Less To Tesla’s Big Australian Battery Deal Than Meets The Eye

July 9, 2017: Wall Street Sours on $9 Billion Mechanism for Green Projects

July 10, 2017:Shell Plans to Spend $1 Billion a Year on Clean Energy by 2020

July 9, 2017: When Will Electric Cars Go Mainstream? It May Be Sooner Than You Think

July 10, 2017:Powerful new photodetector can enable optoelectronics advances

July 11, 2017:Black cab turns green as all-new electric London taxi launches

July 11, 2017:Better East Texas: Auto industry moves toward electric power

July 8, 2017: Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists

Power Grid Security

July 12, 2017: Rick Perry: Threat to US nuclear reactors ‘real,’ ongoing

July 10, 2017: Gov. Abbott’s proclamation unleashes bill filings for special session

July 7, 2017: Russians Are Said to Be Suspects in Nuclear Site Hackings

July 7, 2017: U.S. officials say Russian government hackers have penetrated energy and nuclear company business networks

July 6, 2017: Hackers are Targeting Nuclear Facilities, Homeland Security Dept. and F.B.I. Say


July 12, 2017: Mexican, US energy secretaries say neighboring countries to boost energy cooperation

June 29, 2017: America’s Flagship ‘Clean Coal’ Experiment Abandoned After 11 Years And $7.5 Billion

July 14, 2017: CenterPoint Energy named a 2017 Most Trusted Brand

July 10, 2017: Reliability a concern if Colorado joins new power network

July 6, 2017:With billions at stake in VW case, state and counties at odds

July 6, 2017: San Antonio’s Valero sues California utility for $75M over refinery power outage

July 3, 2017: More factory problems as Elon Musk’s Tesla starts producing the Model 3



July 7, 2017: Elliott explores bid to challenge Buffett’s Oncor deal – sources

July 10, 2017: Buffett v Paul Singer: Elliott mulls rival bid for Oncor

July 7, 2017: Oncor to Join Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy

July 7, 2017: Buffett’s Unsexy Oncor Deal Needs an Encore

July 7, 2017: PUCT Staff Welcomes Buffett’s Oncor Bid; Debtor Miffed

July 9, 2017: Warren Buffett Set to Become a Texas Energy Tycoon

July 7, 2017: Kirkland, Gibson Dunn and Cravath Advise on $9B Oncor-Berkshire Hathaway Deal

July 6, 2017: Downtown Dallas landmark redevelopment gets $23.9 million energy loan

July 7, 2017: Warren Buffett unveils deal to buy big piece of Texas electric grid

July 7, 2017: Berkshire Trying Oncor Takeover in Texas Where Others Failed

July 6, 2017: Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Nears $18 Billion Deal for Oncor

July 6, 2017:  Stakeholders Assess the Effects of the Changing Mix of U.S. Energy Resources

July 6, 2017: Vistra Energy Announces Agreement to Acquire 1,054 MW CCGT Plant in Odessa, Texas

July 5, 2017: Shell wades into the power sector with bid for Texas retail provider MP2 Energy

July 5, 2017: A ‘volatile’ market: How Austin Energy traders buy, sell power

July 5, 2017: UT Center for Electromechanics works to improve energy grid

July 3, 2017: Entergy Announces Savings Participating In A Regional Electric Grid

July 5, 2017: Answer Line: Electric deregulation a complicated process

July 5, 2017: This City has Impressive Clean Energy Potential, but its Utility is Trying to Block Solar’s Growth

July 5, 2017: High winds on hot days could help lower electric bills

July 5, 2017: MISO: Avoiding the Mess Facing Other Wholesale Competitive Electric Markets

July 5, 2017: Texas regulators say it’s time to move past NextEra’s bid for Oncor

July 2, 2017: CPS Energy’s big customers get some hot summer savings

July 4, 2017: El Paso case could set the path for rooftop solar

July 2, 2017: Meter-reading firm to lay off 49 in Austin

July 3, 2017: 1,800 tons of radioactive waste has an ocean view and nowhere to go

July 3, 2017: Xcel Energy seeks temporary fuel surcharge

Generation Adequacy

July 7, 2017: Houston startup plans to store wind energy underground

July 6, 2017: Renewable energy surpasses nuclear power – for now

July 6, 2017: Texas’ largest power producer bets big on natural gas, buys Odessa plant for $350 million

July 3, 2017:After Surges In West Texas, ERCOT Pushes A Plan To Expand Transmission Lines

July 5, 2017: Searing Heat Is Hurting Texas Wind Power

June 29, 2017: There is a point at which it will make economic sense to defect from the electrical grid

July 3, 2017: McKinsey: Cheaper batteries present imminent threat of load defection for utilities

July 3, 2017: West Texas Transmission Line Project Takes A Step Forward

June 29, 2017: Energy storage already cost-competitive in commercial sector, finds study

July 3, 2017: Parkinson: “Baseload”: An outdated term that should not be confused with “reliability”

June 26, 2017:Silverstein: How Will The Courts Rule On The Clean Power Plan? Does It Matter?


July 3, 2017: German Utility Plans To Build World’s Biggest Battery In A Salt Cavern

June 29, 2017: Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Jack-Up Installation Vessel Preps For U.S.

June 30, 2017: Booming solar energy demand raising ecological concerns

July 3, 2017: Transmission: We need to start building now to deal with wind and solar boom

July 3, 2017: Transmission: We need to start building now to deal with wind and solar boom

June 30, 2017: Japan: GE, DBJ launch $669.6 million solar fund

July 5, 2017:It’s Not Easy, But Aspen Moves Toward 100 Percent Renewable Energy

July 3, 2017: Scoggin: How America is at a tipping point for renewable energy

July 3, 2017: Global solar installations jump 50 percent in 2016, IEA says

July 2, 2017: Tesla’s more affordable Model 3 to go on sale beginning Friday

July 3, 2017: Synthetic Genomics Inc. Announces Breakthrough In Algae Biofuel Research

June 29, 2017: Mosbergen: Chinese Province Larger Than Texas Just Ran For An Entire Week On Only Renewable Energy

Power Grid Security

July 6, 2017: Hackers are Targeting Nuclear Facilities, Homeland Security Dept. and F.B.I. Say

June 30, 2017: How Texas A&M Will Help India’s Power Grid

July 1, 2017: Central America hit by massive power outages


July 3, 2017: More factory problems as Elon Musk’s Tesla starts producing the Model 3

July 6, 2017: New material may help cut battery costs for electric cars, cellphones

June 30, 2017: How Texas A&M Will Help India’s Power Grid

July 1, 2017: Central America hit by massive power outages



June 29, 2017: Shell Energy North America Signs Purchase Agreement To Acquire MP2 Energy LLC

June 29, 2017: PUC again rejects NextEra’s request for rehearing on Oncor bid

June 29, 2017: Few hints in what’s ahead for Denton Energy Center 

June 29, 2017: Value of rooftop solar up for debate again in El Paso

June 29, 2017: The Texas solar industry is growing. Some fear an international trade case could end that.

June 30, 2017: Trump announces six energy initiatives

June 30, 2017: Rick Perry gets comfortable new national, international role

June 30, 2017: Fuel Cost Reductions Begin in July for Entergy Texas Customers

June 30, 2017: Big Energy Just LOVES the Little Guy

June 29, 2017: NextEra again challenges PUC’s rejection of Oncor Acquisition

June 27, 2017: EP Electric sets peak usage record during heat wave

June 29, 2017: Vistra Energy to Report Second Quarter 2017 Results on August 4, 2017

June 29, 2017: Initiating Research Reports on Electric Utilities Equities — NextEra Energy, PG&E, Vistra Energy

June 27, 2017: NextEra won’t take Texas’ no for an answer in quest to be state’s power giant

June 27, 2017:Q2 2017 Earnings Estimate for NextEra Energy, Inc. Issued By KeyCorp (NEE)

June 27, 2017: Perry, FERC Official at Odds on Grid Reliability

June 27, 2017:Entergy touts $52 million in savings linked to joining new power transmission group

June 23, 2017: How to lower your power bill during Texas’ hotter-than-normal summer

June 27, 2017: Tax reform can level the playing field in the energy market

June 17, 2017: Tesla is changing the electric grid

June 22, 2017: Energy Storage in Texas: An interview with John Carrington of Stem

Generation Adequacy

June 27, 2017: GE Is Quietly Building Energy-Storage Innovations

June 30, 2017: Ex-TEPCO leaders stand trial for Fukushima nuclear disaster

June 26, 2017: Carbon capture and storage technology remains a ‘utopian dream’ claims professor

June 28, 2017: ‘Clean coal’ plant will not use coal, operators announce

June 27, 2017: Deadly heat wave spurs record electricity use across Southwest

June 29, 2017: The Texas solar industry is growing. Some fear an international trade case could end that.

June 26, 2017: West Texas heat may mean more wind, and more wind power

June 28, 2017: Xcel Planning 1 GW of New Wind in Texas, New Mexico

June 28, 2017: A Clean Energy’s Dirty Little Secret

June 27, 2017:ERCOT Files Integration Study Concerning Rayburn Country Coop

June 27, 2017:PUCT Staff Requests Comments on Rayburn Country Coop’s Proposal to Move Load and Facilities from SPP to ERCOT

June 27, 2017:API positions gas as all-purpose resource for grid reliability

June 27, 2017 Energy Sec Rick Perry warns Fukushima could happen here if US doesn’t deal with its nuclear waste

June 27, 2017:Scientists may have solved a key barrier to fusion power

June 27, 2017:As gas plants struggle, California seeks new flexible capacity strategies

June 26, 2017: Deadly heat wave spurs record electricity use across Southwest

June 26, 2017: ‘This ain’t working’: Study authors see trouble in merchant sector

June 22, 2017: ERCOT Keeping Close Eye on Valley’s Electric Usage


June 23, 2017: Trump. Windmills. Dead birds. The solution.

June 16, 2017: Artificial Leaf Turns Carbon Dioxide Into Liquid Fuel

June 25, 2017: Hemphill, Perry: Wind Power’s Future in U.S. Could Be Thwarted by Grassroots Opposition

June 27, 2017: Follow the Patents: Latest Potential Innovations in Wind Power

June 28, 2017: Panasonic Pushing Solar Roofs for Electric Cars

June 1, 2017: Utilities need to harness the wind

June 27, 2017: 160-foot wind turbine blade snaps, dangles from rotor

June 27, 2017: Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production

June 27, 2017: New algae strain brings long-awaited biofuel one step closer

June 27, 2017: World’s Largest Wind Turbine Would Be Taller Than the Empire State Building

June 22, 2017: Galucci: Can the U.S. run only on wind, water, and solar power? Scientists disagree.

June 22, 2017: Solar energy produces methane from CO2 with new catalyst

June 22, 2017: Calpine uniquely positioned to work with renewables, CEO says

June 23, 2017: Mayors Could Shift Nearly 42 Percent Of U.S. Electricity To Renewables By 2035

Power Grid Security

June 29, 2017: Hackers breached a US nuclear power plant’s network, and it could be a ‘big danger’

June 28, 2017: Cyberattacks targeted US nuclear sites this year, report says

June 27, 2017: Nuclear breach opens new chapter in cyber struggle

June 27, 2017: UK energy industry cyber-attack fears are ‘off the scale’

June 27, 2017: ‘Nuclear 17’ breach met with U.S. government blackout

June 27, 2017: Ukraine cyber attack: Chaos as national bank, state power provider and airport hit by hackers

June 27, 2017:Massive Ransomware Attack Hits Ukraine; Experts Say It’s Spreading Globally

June 22, 2017: A Cyberattack ‘the World Isn’t Ready For’

June 15, 2017: Cyber, physical attacks against the grid increasing


June 29, 2017: Department of Energy Names UT Austin In Energy Grid Project

June 29, 2017: NOV for Direct Energy

June 29, 2017: NOV for Cielo Wind Services

June 28, 2017: CPS Energy Grants UTSA $500,000 for Local Climate Research

June 28, 2017: US output surge may revive natgas glut

June 26, 2017: San Antonio’s CPS Energy chooses contractor for new headquarters

June 27, 2017:Second Austin Energy employee investigated for misuse of city resources

June 26, 2017: Texas A&M wins Energy grant to build power grid in India

June 26, 2017: Texas Railroad Commission’s funding nearly doubled

For the Week of  6/16/17 — 6/23/17

Generation Adequacy

June 22, 2017: NextEra Energy may try yet again to buy Oncor Electric

June 22, 2017: Austin Energy Seeks to Boost Value With a United Fleet of Solar and Storage

June 22, 2017: Tesla seeks electric car gallery in new upscale Fort Worth shopping center

June 22, 2017: Oncor rolling out new power outage notification system

June 22, 2017:PUCT Announces Workshop on Price-Formation Rules in ERCOT

June 20, 2017: El Paso Electric prepares for brutal summer ahead

June 20, 2017: Duff joins council; Denton will see boost in renewable energy

June 20, 2017: KEA to Install 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Future Grand Prairie, TX Store Opening Fall 2017 as 2nd in DFW

June 20, 2017: Lubbock Power & Light advances smart meters in upcoming budget

June 19, 2017: UT’s Cockrell School to partner with National Instruments in project to improve energy grid

June 19, 2017: The Hidden Perks of Texas Electricity Providers!

June 20, 2017: Center for Electromechanics to Lead Rural Energy Grid Project

June 20, 2017: Enchanted Rock / Texas Microgrid Powers Holly Hall Retirement Community

June 19, 2017: Free Shade Trees for North Texas Oncor Customers

June 18, 2017: Vistra Energy Corp. (VST) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.17 EPS

June 18, 2017: Why Investors remained buoyant on: Vistra Energy Corp. (VST),

June 15, 2017: Chronicle 100 — No. 7: CenterPoint Energy’s customer base grows

June 16, 2017: Chronicle 100 — No. 8: Spark Energy has its ‘best year’

June 16, 2017: Digital Infrastructure for Cities Leads to Big Savings

June 16, 2017: Home sales under way at eco-minded Whisper Valley

Generation Adequacy

June 22, 2017: ERCOT Keeping Close Eye on Valley’s Electric Usage

June 22, 2017: Energy wonks have a meltdown over the US going 100 percent renewable. Why?

June 21, 2017: F265 Foot Tall Wind-Turbine Crashes to the Ground Near Windthorst TX

June 22, 2017: The Energy 202: Trump takes on wind energy, talks solar-powered border wall in Iowa speech

June 20, 2017: Summer Electricity Demands Could Set New Records in Texas

June 20, 2017: As energy markets change, GE, blockchain hope to provide economic solutions

June 20, 2017: A bitter scientific debate just erupted over the future of America’s power grid

June 20, 2017: What a U.S. grid modernization might look like

June 20, 2017: Senators grill Perry on Yucca nuclear storage plans

June 20, 2017: Senators grill Perry on Yucca nuclear storage plans

June 19, 2017: Texas Is Too Windy and Sunny for Old Energy Companies to Make Money

June 20, 2017: Cheap gas, not renewables, primarily depressing power prices

June 20, 2017: Spate of nuclear power plant closures could be start of full-fledged crisis

June 20, 2017: Nuclear power on the ‘front burner,’ says Energy Secretary Rick Perry

June 20, 2017: Wind, solar energy have not harmed U.S. power grid: industry study

June 20, 2017: House passes nuclear energy tax bill

June 19, 2017: Texas power plants among nation’s top emitters of carbon dioxide

June 19, 2017: The Fall and Rise of Nuclear Power

June 19, 2017: Tyler Morning Telegraph: Tech, information will drive the next energy revolution

June 19, 2017: Opinions are all over the map on the value of solar power

June 16, 2017: ERCOT Monitor: Optimizing Energy, Ancillary Services Top Priority

June 18, 2017: NextEra buys second Texas wind project from Tri Global Energy

June 16, 2017: More Than Half of America’s Nuclear Reactors Are Losing Money

June 16, 2017: New England, California could see tight spots with reliability this summer, says FERC

Power Grid Security

June 22, 2017: A Cyberattack ‘the World Isn’t Ready For’

June 15, 2017: Cyber, physical attacks against the grid increasing

Renewable Power

June 20, 2017: Fact Check: Cheap gas, not renewables, primarily depressing power prices

June 22, 2017: County offers tax incentives to California company for solar farm

June 22, 2017: Why rising temperatures don’t make solar power rise

June 20, 2017: Biodiesel advocates call on Congress to reinstate tax incentive

June 20, 2017: America’s Hungriest Wind and Solar Power Users: Big Companies

June 16, 2017: Navy study: Wind farms could significantly degrade air traffic control radar detection

June 20, 2017: Can Offshore Wind Power Revive U.S. Ports?

June 20, 2017: Is 100% Renewable Energy Feasible? New Paper Argues for a Different Target

June 20, 2017: Solar panel makers look to White House for help

June 16, 2017: Nevada Boosts Solar Power, Reversing Course

June 19, 2017: Stretchable Solar Batteries May Power the Next Generation of Wearable Devices

June 19, 2017: Utah facility can turn food waste into enough natural gas to power a small city

June 19, 2017: Insulating Against Waste

June 19, 2017: The Answer is Blowing in the Wind

June 16, 2017: Solar And Wind Energy Aren’t “Alternative” Any More


June 20, 2017: Lawmakers grill Energy chief Rick Perry on plans to slash department’s budget

June 20, 2017: Ex-Bush official expected to be deputy EPA head


For the Week of  6/9/17 — 6/16/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

June 15, 2017: House panel votes to extend tax credit for nuclear power

June 14, 2017: ERCOT approves transmission project in West Texas, will span 101 miles

June 14, 2017: Nevada wants US court to reject Texas bid to prod nuke dump

June 14, 2017: Texas lack of statewide metering policy slows adoption of rooftop solar

June 14, 2017: NRG Energy unit GenOn files for bankruptcy

June 13, 2017: Coal’s chief customer reluctant to buy into revival

June 13, 2017: Commission OKs controversial transmission line route

June 13, 2017: EIA warns more nuclear retirements coming

June 13, 2017: Global coal production sees record drop

June 13, 2017: Scientists develop divide and conquer approach for more stable power generation

June 12, 2017: New law prevents tax breaks for some wind projects

June 10, 2017: Changing markets challenging Houston power companies

June 9, 2017: A mightier wind is blowing through Texas

June 9, 2017: NRC Seeks Review of Nuclear Waste Storage at Yucca Mountain

June 9, 2017: NRC head asks Congress for $30M to restart Yucca Mountain review


June 15, 2017:Abbott vetoes 50 bills passed by Legislature

June 15, 2017: Utility CEOs to DOE: Hands off state energy policies, grid planning

June 14, 2017: How much power Trump’s wall could generate if it was covered in solar panels

June 14, 2017: Sadasivam: Mean to Green: How the Texas Legislature Took its Toll on the Environment This Session

June 14, 2017: Texas city council rejects El Paso Electric proposed rate hike, solar fees

June 14, 2017: The Results Are In: Here Are The Most Energy-Efficient Utilities In The U.S.

June 13, 2017: LifeEnergy Launches in Texas and Plans to be National Leader in Retail Energy

June 13, 2017: Big solar projects potential boon for rural areas

June 13, 2017: Dem AGs, green groups sue Trump over paused energy efficiency rules

June 13, 2017: Energy Department Seeks Input on Regulatory Reform

June 13, 2017: Unloved Immelt Out At General Electric; Shares Surge

June 13, 2017: Abbott signs electric car rebates into law

June 12, 2017: Hit-and-Run Drone Collision Causes Power Outage for 1,600 in Google’s Hometown

June 12, 2017: San Antonio pushes to lower emissions despite delayed regulations

June 9, 2017: Fire engulfs Vestas turbine in Texas

June 12, 2017: Perry promotes U.S.-China clean energy cooperation

June 12, 2017: Council denies proposed El Paso Electric rate increase

June 9, 2017: Schnurman: What happened to the Texas that wanted to lead in clean energy and actually did it?

June 9, 2017: For a Republican Mayor in Texas, Clean Energy Is a ‘No Brainer

June 9, 2017: Reject electric rate increase: Nemir

Power Grid Security

June 13, 2017: Russia has developed cyber weapon that can disrupt power grids, new research finds

June 13, 2017: Cybersecurity Firms Uncover Malware That Could Cause Power Outages Around The Globe

June 13, 2017: What Trump’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity Means for the Electric Industry

Renewable Power

June 14, 2017: This Case Could Upend America’s $29 Billion Solar Industry

June 15, 2017:Pro-wind US group launches ad blitz targeting Washington

June 15, 2017:Solar paint turns air moisture into hydrogen fuel

June 15, 2017:NextEra probes turbine collapse

June 15, 2017:Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

June 15, 2017:Shell Believes It Has the Expertise to Be a Clean-Energy Leader

June 14, 2017: Hydroelectric Dams May Jeopardize the Amazon’s Future

June 14, 2017: Building the ‘Solar Protection Factor’ Into an Increasingly Green-Powered Grid

June 14, 2017: In March, wind and solar generated a record 10% of US electricity

June 14, 2017: Solar & Wind Will Provide Only 2.9% Of World’s Energy By 2040

June 14, 2017: Solar power emerges where oil and gas once dominated

June 14, 2017: Texas Leaders Can Learn From California, New York on Clean Energy Initiative (Opinion)

June 14, 2017: Florida Power & Light Begins Construction on Eight Solar Plants

June 14, 2017: Repowering America’s aging wind fleet: The next big infrastructure play

June 14, 2017: Apple issues $1 billion green bond after Trump’s Paris climate exit

June 13, 2017: Utility-Scale Energy Storage Surges in Q1, While Behind-the-Meter Falters

June 12, 2017: Solar Companies Prepare to Compensate for August Eclipse

June 12, 2017: Report: Utility-scale solar prices drop below $1/watt for first time

June 12, 2017: Big Oil could shift a fifth of spending to renewables by 2035, Wood Mac says

June 12, 2017: It’s ‘exceedingly rare’ for a fire to have engulfed this wind turbine in Iowa

June 12, 2017: Biofuel case: $4.5M for investors under federal settlement

June 12, 2017: Battery System Readied For Offshore Wind Farm

June 9, 2017: Transforming Garbage into a Sustainable Solar Future

June 9, 2017: US bucks trend amid increases for clean energy research

June 9, 2017: US solar installations total 2,044 MW in Q1 2017: report

June 9, 2017: PG&E-BMW pilot successfully deploys EVs as flexible grid resources

Outside Texas

June 12, 2017: Hot weather pushing PJM, MISO demand to highest levels this year


June 14, 2017: Paris Exit Doesn’t End U.S. Nuclear Industry’s Carbon-Free Argument

June 14, 2017: NOV for Texas-New Mexico Power

June 14, 2017: Texas restores $2,500 electric-car purchase rebate, except for Teslas

June 13, 2017: PEC helped stalker find woman and kids, lawsuit alleges

June 13, 2017: Electric-bus maker for Dallas gets fundraising boost from Al Gore’s firm

June 13, 2017: AEP Receives Back-to-Back Edison Awards From Edison Electric Institute

June 13, 2017: Perry promises U.S. will remain “leaders in the world” on climate

June 13, 2017: NOV for Senate Wind, LLC

June 1, 2017: Denmark Is Killing Tesla (and Other Electric Cars)

June 12, 2017: Here’s Where Goldman Sachs Sees a $3 Trillion, 20-Year Energy Boom

June 12, 2017: Immelt stepping down as GE chief executive

June 9, 2017: Casey: After The Trump Paris Pullout, US Energy Dept. Comes Through With $$ For The Clean Cars Of The Future


For the Week of  6/2/17 — 6/9/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

June 8, 2017: In Silicon Valley, power industry is next target for disruption

June 8, 2017: Casey: No Future For Clean Coal: $1 Billion Plug Pulled On FutureGen

June 8, 2017: In Trump Country, Renewable Energy Is Thriving

June 8, 2017: Business leaders push back against Trump’s energy research cuts

June 7, 2017: Texas wind power fights for dominance with coal, natural gas

June 7, 2017: Texas wind power fights for dominance with coal, natural gas

June 7, 2017: The Beginning of the End for Electric Utilities’ Traditional Business Model

June 7, 2017: Energy merger activity takes a back seat to legislation during May 2017

June 7, 2017: Electrical Generation Expected to Fall During Cooler Summer

June 6, 2017: Texas Takes DOE To Court Over Yucca Mountain Limbo

June 6, 2017: Texas bets big on solar energy as massive grid powers up

June 6, 2017: Utility Execs See Distributed Energy as the Biggest Stress on Grid Reliability, Revenues

June 6, 2017: Stakeholder reforms, greater state input needed to guide future of power markets

June 5, 2017: NERC: All U.S. Regions Will Meet Projected Summer Electricity Demand

June 5, 2017: California solar company Sunrun enters Texas market

June 4, 2017: A World-First Power Plant Generates Energy By Consuming Carbon Dioxide

June 2, 2017: What if you need a battery? A really big one — big enough to run a city?

June 2, 2017: Utilities post-Paris: Uncertainty rules power sector as Trump shatters climate consensus

June 1, 2017: Is renewable energy threatening power reliability?


June 8, 2017: The Hidden Perks of Texas Electricity Providers!

June 7, 2017: Competitive markets have lowered Texans’ utility bills, study finds

June 8, 2017: Utility bills could give Houston-area homeowners quite a jolt

June 8, 2017: General Mills Signs Texas Wind Deal With RES

June 8, 2017: Energy’s Perry having blast running agency he vowed to kill

June 8, 2017: In Beijing, Perry promotes US-China clean energy cooperation

June 7, 2017: Texas Companies Embrace Clean Energy

June 7, 2017: In Texas, Fear And Excitement With A New EPA

June 7, 2017: Texas brings back $2,500 electric vehicle incentive, but Tesla buyers could be blocked

June 7, 2017: El Paso Electric Powers Up State’s Largest Community Solar Grid

June 7, 2017: Shifts In Regulatory Relations Create Risks And Opportunities For Utility Stocks

June 6, 2017: Why Pay Retail? Griddy Says It Offers Wholesale Electricity Prices

June 6, 2017: In oil-rich Texas, GM, Facebook and 7-Eleven are among many embracing clean energy

June 6, 2017: Fort Hood uses wind power to protect mission readiness

June 6, 2017: Spokesman: Electricity restored after major power outage in McAllen, Pharr and San Juan

June 5, 2017: DOE head Rick Perry advocates for energy research

June 2, 2017: Apex Clean Energy delivers wind and solar power to Fort Hood

June 2, 2017: American Electric Power Company: A Safe And Growing Dividend For Retirement Income

June 2, 2017: Who’s Who in the Texas Electricity Market Pt. 1

June 2, 2017: Electric cars get a new jolt of energy from Texas

Renewable Power

June 8, 2017: Using genetics to make best use of wind and solar in electrical systems

June 8, 2017: What’s Basic Energy Access Worth? A Randomized Controlled Trial with Off-Grid Solar Power in Rural India

June 8, 2017: Mexico could be world’s 7th largest solar market by 2021

June 8, 2017: Unfazed, Sustainable Investors After Paris Withdrawal

June 8, 2017: North Bay hydrogen-fuel-cell cars await more filling stations

June 6, 2017: China Looks to Capitalize on Clean Energy as U.S. Retreats

June 7, 2017: Trump pitched Republican leaders on a solar-paneled border wall

June 7, 2017: The Real Story Behind Elon Musk’s $2.6 Billion Acquisition Of SolarCity And What It Means For Tesla’s Future–Not To Mention The Planet’s

June 7, 2017: India will be the first to power its ports with green energy

June 7, 2017: A breakthrough for solar power in Arizona

June 6, 2017: Solar fuels: materials breakthrough could open new chapter

June 6, 2017: GE Floating $1.7 Billion Platform in Germany Shows Power of Wind

June 6, 2017: Toyota-supported flying car hopes to light the Tokyo 2020 Olympic flame

June 5, 2017: New York will sink $1.5B into renewable energy projects to spur clean energy jobs

June 2, 2017: India, Once a Coal Goliath, Is Fast Turning Green

June 2, 2017: Utility to retire coal plants and increase wind portfolio

June 5, 2017: Green energy risks evolve as sector matures

June 2, 2017: Ortiz: Protect solar consumers

June 2, 2017: How New York Is Turning Food Waste Into Compost and Gas

Outside Texas

June 7, 2017: This Is What Happens When a Nuclear Plant Shuts Down

June 7, 2017: PNM Works Out Transmission Deal for Avangrid Wind Project in New Mexico

June 7, 2017: California regulators weigh whether the state needs more power plants

June 7, 2017: California Energy Officials Rethinking Plans for More Gas Plants

June 7, 2017: Colorado decoupling proposal unites Xcel, distributed energy advocates

June 2, 2017: Disappearing Demand is a Real Issue for New Infrastructure Projects


June 7, 2017: Senators Preparing Bipartisan Bill to Extend Carbon Capture Tax Credit

June 8, 2017: Trump’s budget eliminates program that detects infrastructure-crippling solar storms

June 8, 2017: Most radioactive waste removed from decommissioned nuclear barge in Galveston

June 7, 2017: Austin Energy, Audubon to seek new way to remove monk parakeet nests

June 7, 2017: NOV Filed for Credit Suisse Energy

June 7, 2017: In This Texas Coal Town, Worry About Climate, But Not The Paris Accord

June 6, 2017: 20 things Gov. Greg Abbott wants lawmakers to address in a special session

June 6, 2017: After 18 months, hurricane vulnerability documents arrive — but they’re thin

June 5, 2017: Factbox: US to remain in Paris climate deal for four years

June 2, 2017: Is audit trouble for Austin Energy employee?

June 5, 2017: Coal Consumption Declines to Lowest Level Since 1984

June 5, 2017: The Energy 202: Inside the question of whether Trump can save coal jobs

June 5, 2017: Toyota ends partnership with Tesla, sells off remaining stake

June 5, 2017: U.S. environmental agency to offer buyouts to cut staff: memo

June 5, 2017: NOV for Victoria Electric Coop

June 1, 2017: Atmos Energy hiked gas rates while over earning by millions

June 2, 2017: Austin Energy’s removal of some monk parakeet nests riles Audubon

June 2, 2017: EPA halts Obama-era rule on methane pollution


For the Week of  5/26/17 — 6/2/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

May 31, 2017: Casey: Energy Dept. Is Super Excited Over Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Turbine

June 1, 2017: Utilities need to harness the wind

May 31, 2017: In acquisition of Texas renewable gas facilities, DTE Biomass looks to expand landfill operations

May 31, 2017: Is renewable energy threatening power reliability?

May 31, 2017: What’s the future for demand response under PJM’s new capacity and aggregation rules?

May 31, 2017: ERCOT real-time power prices spike above $1,000/MWh

May 31, 2017:Thoughts on power markets? Executives have a few

May 26, 2017: Issues, Schedule set for Texas ROFR Case

May 25, 2017: DTE Biomass buys renewable natural gas facilities

May 26, 2017: Coal Country’s Power Plants Are Turning Away From Coal

May 25, 2017: Trump administration stands by three Obama-era energy rules

May 25, 2017: Saudi Arabia’s Motiva plans for billions in Texas growth

May 26, 2017: CPP’s Fate Leaves States, Markets to Drive Grid Decarbonization


June 1, 2017: Travis Fisher: Author of Rick Perry’s grid study called clean energy policies a greater threat than terrorism

May 31, 2017: The winners and losers of the 85th session of the Texas Legislature

May 31, 2017: Texas will offer rebates for electric cars

May 31, 2017: 5 Tips for Understanding Your Electric Bill

May 31, 2017: Duncan: Why electric utilities must overhaul their business model

May 31, 2017: CenterPoint wins rate hikes even as profits rise past state cap

May 31, 2017: Younicos, Austin Energy, Doosan Team up on solar energy storage project

May 31, 2017: Electric co-op CEO resigns

May 31, 2017: Study shows big smart meter investment yielded small electricity savings

May 31, 2017: The Texas Legislature just ended its session. Here’s what to expect next.

May 31, 2017: El Paso Electric opens first demand response pilot

May 30, 2017: Approximately 10,000 Oncor and TVEC customers without power in portions of Kaufman County

May 27, 2017: Local leaders praise passage of wind farm bill

May 30, 2017: Oncor investigates Uptown outages that left over 500 customers without power

May 30, 2017: States ‘awaken’ to critical infrastructure cyberthreats

May 30, 2017: Basic Training Energy Special: Griddy

Renewable Power

May 31, 2017: Wind resources make up 22 percent of Xcel’s power mix

June 1, 2017:The Solar Industry Is Creating Jobs 17 Times Faster Than the Rest of the U.S. Economy

May 30, 2017: U.S. may put emergency tariffs on solar imports

May 31, 2017: Even as Wind Power Rises, It Falls Under a Political Cloud

May 31, 2017: More Efficient Solar Cells Discovery Enhances Solar Energy Conversion Rate Up To 700%

May 31, 2017: U.K. Breaks Solar Power Record on Hottest Day of the Year

May 30, 2017: Even as Wind Power Rises, It Falls Under a Political Cloud

May 30, 2017: Conca: Why Do Federal Subsidies Make Renewable Energy So Costly?

May 30, 2017: Solar, wind meet more than 10% of U.S. electric demand in March

May 26, 2017: Shell Will Test Energy-Generating Kites This Summer

May 27, 2017: Young: America deserves clean coal tech

May 27, 2017: Local leaders praise passage of wind farm bill

May 30, 2017:OPIC under investigation for loans to Chilean solar projects

Outside Texas

May 25, 2017: Infamous Three Mile Island Is Latest Casualty of Shale Boom

May 25, 2017: New England’s last big coal-burning power plant switches off

May 31, 2017: Rate case agenda expected to sizzle in June

May 31, 2017: More than 30 states embrace grid modernization, new policy tracker finds

May 31, 2017: US NRC approves new nuclear unit for Dominion’s North Anna plant in Virginia

May 25, 2017: Bechtel, Fluor Said to Prepare Bids for Southern Nuclear Project

May 25, 2017: Calif. utility regulators call for customer demand response during solar eclipse

May 26, 2017: Protests punctuate Senate hearing on US FERC, DOE nominees

May 26, 2017: Entergy Louisiana’s Move to MISO Saving Millions

May 26, 2017: Bechtel and Fluor Preparing Bids to Take Over Votgle Expansion

May 26, 2017: MISO urges Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to hold ‘pseudo-tie’ conference

May 26, 2017: FPL closing another coal-fired power plant

May 30, 2017:Owner says Three Mile Island plant to shut down in 2019


June 1, 2017: Audit: Austin Energy designer worked for firms whose plans he approved

May 30, 2017: Tesla Sees Two More Bills For Direct Sales Die In Texas

May 31, 2017: Trump expected to remove US from Paris climate change agreement

May 30, 2017: Tesla proposal to sell cars directly to buyers dies in Legislature

May 30, 2017: NOV Filed for Calpine

May 30, 2017: Women dominate leadership at agency overseeing male-dominated oil industry

May 26, 2017: Lawmakers teeter on the brink of special session


For the Week of  5/19/17 — 5/26/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

May 25, 2017: Goldwind Americas to acquire RES’ 160MW Heart of Texas wind project in US

May 24, 2017: GE Renewable Energy To Supply 120 Turbines For Texas Wind

May 22, 2017: Could A Push To Export Texas’ Renewable Energy Be Getting A Second Wind?

May 24, 2017: Brattle: Wider electrification key to averting both climate change and utility death spiral

May 23, 2017: U.S. trade commission moves ahead with Suniva investigation

May 23, 2017: Report: May heat spiked power prices in several regions in one day

May 23, 2017:Trump Dumps ‘Clean Coal’ Research Despite Lauding Its Potential

May 23, 2017:Trump administration dropping nuclear waste burial test

May 23, 2017: Con Edison to let energy storage systems feed power onto grid

May 22, 2017: Coal power rises in Texas as gas, nuclear fall

May 23, 2017: NRG Energy, GenOn bondholders agree to restructuring

May 22, 2017: The state of US wholesale power markets: Is reliability at risk from low prices?

May 22, 2017: The Race to Build a Better Battery for Storing Power

May 20, 2017: A Promising, Cash-Cow Electricity Play

May 19, 2017: Real-time power prices spike on highest demand so far this year

May 18, 2017: Standard Solar Opens Offices in Texas and California


May 25, 2017: Texas lawmakers approve tax breaks limitations for wind turbines near military bases

May 25, 2017: Gov. Abbott signs bill reauthorizing the Railroad Commission

May 26, 2017: AEP Releases 2017 Corporate Accountability Report

May 25, 2017: El Paso Electric Company (EE) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research

May 24, 2017: Roberts: Rick Perry’s “review” of the energy grid is just what it looks like, a bid to save coal

May 23, 2017: Giovanetti: Texas leaders are failing to pursue conservative principles, and the thwarted sale of Oncor is a perfect example

May 23, 2017:As solar matures, rate design and incentive debates grow ever more complex

May 22, 2017: Texas House limits tax breaks for wind turbines near military bases

May 22, 2017: MISO Competitive Transmission Impact based on Texas Commission Decisions

May 22, 2017: Exelon Corporation (EXC) Presents At Deutsche 2017 Clean Tech, Utilities & May 22, 2017: Power Conference – Slideshow

May 22, 2017: Xcel Energy (XEL) Investor Presentation – Slideshow

May 22, 2017: Calpine Corporation 2017 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides

May 22, 2017: Dynegy potential takeout price seen at $14-$15 by Morgan-Stanley analyst

May 19, 2017: Retail advocacy group claims customers in competitive markets better than under monopoly utilities

May 19, 2017: Texas official ‘unpersuaded’ by request to reconsider NextEra’s $18.7 billion offer for Oncor

May 18, 2017: PEC election early and online voting is May 18-June 9

May 19, 2017: Court finds in favor of CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric in case claiming malicious prosecution

May 19, 2017: UT grad creates ‘Texas modern’ house design that doesn’t need paint, shingles or electricity

Renewable Power

May 25, 2017: Can a Startup Compete With Tesla’s New Solar Roof?

May 25, 2017: Abu Dhabi closes $872 million financing for world’s largest solar plant

May 25, 2017: Look to the sun: A conservative’s case for solar energy

May 25, 2017: US Wind Adopts a ‘New Attitude’ to Confront a Looming Downturn

May 24, 2017: Cheaper solar sparks change in energy use

May 24, 2017: Old Coal Mines Have a Place in the Future of Clean Energy

May 24, 2017: Simple Physics Solutions to Storing Renewable Energy

May 24, 2017: Are Solar and Wind Asset Management Converging?

May 24, 2017: Wind turbine collapses for no obvious reason

May 24, 2017: Federal officials consider tariffs on imported solar panels

May 24, 2017: Solar industry drives renewable energy job growth worldwide

May 23, 2017: More Corporations Are Turning to Utilities to Source Renewable Energy

May 22, 2017: Solar Company Sunrun Was Manipulating Sales Data, Say Former Managers

May 22, 2017: UN looks to protect birds from green energy threats

May 19, 2017: Bankruptcies Continue in Solar Industry

May 22, 2017: Swiss vote to withdraw country from use of nuclear power

May 22, 2017: RES building wind farm in Oklahoma

May 22, 2017: New Tool Could Ease Firefighter Risks, Delays at Homes With Solar Panels

May 22, 2017: Solar energy is really our only answer for long-term sustainable energy

May 22, 2017: Could trade in solar panels be fairer? Yes. It might also cost US jobs.

May 22, 2017: Iowa senator slams energy chief for grid study undermining wind energy

May 18, 2017: Solar innovations mean we can bring power to the 1 billion who still live without it

May 17, 2017: Vermont wind power sound would be among quietest in country

May 19, 2017: North Sea Wind Power Hub: A giant wind farm to power all of north Europe

May 19, 2017: Will Tesla’s Tiles Finally Give Solar Shingles Their Day in the Sun?

May 19, 2017: Sunrun CEO: ‘Long-term growth rate’ for residential solar still strong

May 19, 2017: World’s Largest Floating Solar Plant Begins Operations

Outside Texas

May 24, 2017: How New York Is Building the Renewable Energy Grid of the Future

May 25, 2017: Colorado regulators seize the climate fight in landmark ruling on carbon costs

May 25, 2017: Ohio Bill Would Permanently Subsidize Coal Plants

May 25, 2017: Utah’s Largest Coal Plant to Close, Convert By 2025

May 25, 2017: PJM Capacity Auction Draws Record Number of Competing Resources

May 25, 2017: California’s Grid Faces an Existential Crisis. What Kind of Market Reforms Will Solve It?

May 24, 2017: NJ Emergency Alert System Accidentally Activates, Sends Nuclear Warnings to Some TVs

May 24, 2017: Ohio electric utility rates challenged, have cost customers billions of dollars in hidden charges

May 24, 2017: PJM capacity auction: 2 Exelon nukes fail to clear as DR reels from new performance rules

May 22, 2017: Calif. utilities press case on ‘unchecked’ costs of retail choice

May 22, 2017: Georgia utility regulators approve solar facility near base

May 22, 2017: Switzerland votes to stop using nuclear power

May 22, 2017: Dynegy set to close coal-fired Brayton Point power plant June 1


May 24, 2017: AIQUEOUS Secures $250,000 in Seed Round Funding

May 23, 2017: Trump proposes slashing Gulf royalty payments to Texas, other states

May 22, 2017: As Gas Tax Revenues Decline, Fees on Fuel-Efficient Cars Pop Up

May 22, 2017: Texas Southern participates in national solar energy competition

May 19, 2017: Texas Gas wants to raise El Paso rates again

May 19, 2017: Red Clay Consulting Successfully Upgrades American Electric Power Meter Data Management System

May 21, 2017: Frac Sand Fraud Could Lead To 180-Year Prison For Texas Senator


For the Week of  5/12/17 — 5/19/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

May 18, 2017: Dallas power co. reportedly interested in Dynegy takeover

May 18, 2017: Rural Texas co-op, modernizes power grid with distribution automation

May 17, 2017: Could A Push To Export Texas’ Renewable Energy Be Getting A Second Wind?

May 18, 2017: Mercedes-Benz and Vivint Solar partner to compete with Tesla in home energy

May 18, 2017: GOP Sen. Grassley questions DOE baseload review in letter to Perry

May 17, 2017: Vistra Energy Acquires Solar Development Project, Strengthens Integrated Business Model

May 17, 2017: Struggling Nuclear Industry Lobbies State Governments For Help

May 17, 2017: Microgrid Economics: Look Beyond Average Pricing in Volatile Markets

May 17, 2017: Electric vehicles can be grid assets or liabilities. How utilities plan will decide

May 17, 2017: Mitsubishi Electric develops cyber-attack detection technology for critical infrastructure systems.

May 17, 2017: Report: Trump DOE budget would cut renewables office 70%, fossil 54%, nuclear 31%

May 16, 2017: Oil-fired power plants are dwindling, but hanging on

May 16, 2017: Nuclear Physicist: Gov’t Red Tape Makes It ‘Nearly Impossible To Innovate’

May 16, 2017: Trump Coal Obsession Largely Irrelevant To Electric Utility CEOs

May 15, 2017: More cyberattacks expected in wake of WannaCry

May 15, 2017: Panda Temple bankruptcy could chill new gas plant buildout in ERCOT market

May 15, 2017: Lamesa Solar Facility in Texas begins commercial operation

May 12, 2017: Utilities group petitions EPA head to upend coal ash rule

May 12, 2017: Trump Orders Preparation for Electric Grid Cyber Attacks

May 12, 2017: CAISO: Wholesale power prices dropped 9% in 2016 to $34/MWh average


May 18, 2017: Texas regulators unlikely to reverse rejection of NextEra-Oncor deal

May 18, 2017: POINT OF VIEW: How NextEra hopes to win from a failed acquisition bid

May 18, 2017: Vistra Energy Reports First Quarter 2017 Results

May 18, 2017: Pedernales co-op CEO says he plans to resign, cites board ‘retaliation’

May 10, 2017: Texas Startups Help Ease Electricity Shopping Confusion

May 17, 2017: TXU, Luminant owner building Texas’ largest solar plant

May 15, 2017: Dallas City Council members push back against proposed Atmos rate increase

May 17, 2017: These Texas startups want to take the confusion out of electricity shopping

May 17, 2017: NRG Energy Bonds: 23% Upside In 1-Month Maturity

May 17, 2017: Xcel Energy declares $0.36 dividend

May 17, 2017: Under Trump, U.S. less attractive for renewable energy investment

May 15, 2017: West Texas churches pray to Legislature for electricity rate relief

May 16, 2017: Tesla, Green Mountain Power roll out $15/month BTM battery program

May 15, 2017: Equipment failure cuts power to Dickinson, parts of Texas City and League City

May 14, 2017: Council to consider resolution denying AEP rate increase

May 13, 2017:NextEra Energy: A Fast-Growing, High-Yielding Utility Stock

May 15, 2017: Amid tough session for UT, bill could cut utility easement income, too

May 15, 2017: New era beckons as Texas regulator exits

May 15, 2017: Energy Future Backs NextEra in Bid to Save Oncor Deal

May 15, 2017: Craddick: Sunset review legislation comes at critical time for Texas, RRC

May 15, 2017: Entergy Names Rod West as Utility Group President

May 12, 2017: Utility earnings start the year with a bang in Q1

May 12, 2017: Regulation matters: A comparative analysis of state regulatory climates

Renewable Power

May 18, 2017: Potts: Is The Rooftop Solar Industry Dying?

May 18, 2017: Trump eyes 70 percent cut to DOE’s renewables office

May 18, 2017: The Big Green Bang: how renewable energy became unstoppable

May 18, 2017: Solar developer 8minutenergy expands into energy storage with 1 GW pipeline

May 18, 2017: Hefty U.S. Wind Portfolio Scooped Up By Global Investor

May 18, 2017: New US Residential Solar Capacity Down 17% Year-Over-Year for Q1

May 17, 2017: Renewable Energy Groups Push Back on Perry’s Power Grid Review

May 16, 2017: US slips to third in Ernst & Young ranking

May 16, 2017: Photovoltaics and batteries: An expensive combination

May 16, 2017: Inadequate transmission investment seen to pose a challenge for renewables

May 17, 2017: Renewable Energy Groups Push Back on Perry’s Power Grid Review

May 16, 2017: US slips to third in Ernst & Young ranking

May 16, 2017: Photovoltaics and batteries: An expensive combination

May 16, 2017: Inadequate transmission investment seen to pose a challenge for renewables

May 12, 2017: Big Wind Gets Spanked in Michigan

May 12, 2017: Even Clean Energy Has Its Little Oil Spills

May 12, 2017: Ridley: Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy

May 16, 2017: Levitsky, Riddle, vanEngelsdorf, Todd: The business case for pollinator-friendly solar sites

May 16, 2017: Solar, Wind Industries Pitch Job Growth to New Administration

May 12, 2017: Google Is the Latest Corporation Looking to Break Free From the Utility in Nevada

May 12, 2017: Are Floating Solar Panels Energy’s New Frontier?

May 12, 2017: Tesla Begins Taking Orders For Its Solar Energy Roof Tile Systems

Outside Texas

May 19, 2017: When it comes to retail energy, Florida is no competitor

May 18, 2017: 778-MW Stonewall Energy Facility Becomes Operational

May 18, 2017: Cal-ISO sets wind, renewables records

May 18, 2017: Renewable Energy Powers 67 Percent of California, Setting Record

May 16, 2017: Virginia Governor Announces Plans to Regulate Power Plant Emissions

May 17, 2017: Entergy Mississippi Invests $95 Million to Modernize Grid

May 16, 2017:Falling load, gas prices weaken NYISO prices in April

May 16, 2017: Cal-ISO sets wind, renewables records

May 15, 2017: PGE Suspends Permits for Potential Gas Plant

May 12, 2017: US and China agree closer cooperation on LNG trade

May 15, 2017: Georgia Power keeps work going at Vogtle nuclear site with agreement

May 12, 2017: New service agreement reached for Vogtle nuclear expansion


May 17, 2017: The need for better Texas oil and gas industry regulatory data

May 17, 2017: Big awards for Fort Morgan electric utility

May 15, 2017: A Comeback for Electricity Tech Once Championed by Thomas Edison

May 15, 2017: Big energy wants Trump to slow deregulation binge, columnist says

May 12, 2017: US coal train loadings continue to drop, reach 2017 low volumes: railroads


For the Week of  5/5/17 — 5/12/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

May 11, 2017: NRG, Calpine propose market fixes to avoid ‘subversion’ of ERCOT model

May 11, 2017: Panda Temple I plant files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

May 11, 2017: Akamai Technologies to power Texas data center with wind energy

May 11, 2017: Prognosis negative: How California is dealing with below-zero power market prices

May 11, 2017: Change is in the air for independent power players

May 7, 2017: Utilities ‘align with disrupters’ in energy transition, report finds

May 11, 2017: Nissan launches home energy storage battery

May 10, 2017: Calpine, NRG post report that seeks changes in ERCOT pricing, settlement rules

May 9, 2017: Bloomberg: To Bury Nuclear Waste, Dig Deeper Than Yucca Mountain

May 9, 2017: Power plants could cut a third of their emissions by using solar energy

May 9, 2017: Tunnel collapse renews safety concerns about nuclear site

May 10, 2017: U.S. Electrical Generation to Decline in 2017

May 9, 2017: Solar, wind begin to help meet summer peak in Texas

May 9, 2017: The return of PURPA

May 9, 2017: How Can the Southeast Benefit from Wind Energy in Texas?

May 9, 2017: Time to Worry? A Memo from Washington Shakes the Advanced Energy Industries

May 9, 2017: Trump nominates Powelson, Chatterjee nominated to serve terms at FERC

May 6, 2017: Installing solar to combat national security risks in the power grid

May 8, 2017: Wind energy brings Comanche County, Texas, a bit of hope

May 8, 2017: The critical coal plant Trump may not be able to save

May 6, 2017: Entergy CEO says future holds no new coal plants

May 7, 2017: Wind, nuclear subsidies play large role in reduced coal consumption: Dynegy VP


May 11, 2017: Elliott sues Energy Future for chance to offer bankruptcy alternatives

May 11, 2017: Guest column: Balancing access to electricity data and privacy concerns

May 9, 2017: CenterPoint rate requests draw doubts

May 9, 2017: NextEra’s Rejected Oncor Bid Gets Second Look

May 9, 2017: Local leaders approve emissions pact for Tradinghouse power plant permit

May 9, 2017: Vistra Energy: Low-Leverage Electric Company With Large Free Cash Flow

May 9, 2017: Vistra Energy Corp Looks To Be A Hidden Gem

May 9, 2017: Legislature passes much-criticized bill reforming oil and gas regulatory agency

May 8, 2017: Legislature says Texas Railroad Commission name doesn’t need changing

May 8, 2017: NextEra asks Texas to reconsider bankrupt power company deal

May 8, 2017: NextEra Energy Seeks New Hearing on Oncor Takeover

May 8, 2017: Austin Energy seeks 150 MW solar power with latest RfP

May 8, 2017: Trump tabs 2 for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

May 5, 2017: Resolved debt and tax benefit boost Dynegy earnings

May 5, 2017: Texas public utilities commission hears discussion on proposed Round Rock-Leander transmission lines

May 5, 2017: CenterPoint posts profits for first quarter

May 4, 2017: How blockchain could upend power markets

May 5, 2017: Luminant’s Lamar Power Plant celebrates anniversary

May 5, 2017: Vistra Energy to Report First Quarter 2017 Results on May 18, 2017

Renewable Power

May 11, 2017: Solar Power To Threaten Conventional Power By 2020

May 11, 2017: Solar panels raise concerns for firefighters

May 11, 2017: Harvesting The Sun’s Energy

May 11, 2017: In the throes of bankruptcy, Suniva wants solar panel tariffs to shield manufacturing business

May 11, 2017: SolarWorld collapses as Europe’s solar industry eclipsed by China

May 11, 2017: SolarWorld Files for Insolvency

May 10, 2017: Tesla solar roof prices come in cheaper than some had expected

May 10, 2017: Brown: Wind Is The New Power In America’s Heartland

May 10, 2017: SolarWorld entering insolvency proceedings

May 8, 2017: Democratic senators seek probe into Icahn’s biofuel credit dealings

May 8, 2017: How to Calculate Revenues of Solar and Wind Power When the Subsidies Stop

May 8, 2017: 5 Clean Energy Innovations That Could Transform Our World

May 8, 2017: Follett: Offshore Wind Power Will ‘Absolutely Cost Jobs’ Of US Fishermen

May 8, 2017: Entergy, NextEra break ground on Arkansas solar energy project

May 8, 2017: What makes photovoltaics electricity truly competitive

May 5, 2017: Discovery of new transparent thin film material could improve electronics and solar cells

May 5, 2017: Casey: US Energy Dept. To Trump: Lalalalala We Can’t Hear You, Wind Power Rocks!

May 8, 2017: Wind energy brings Comanche County, Texas, a bit of hope

May 8, 2017: Wales’s largest onshore wind farm begins generating energy

May 8, 2017: New device can harvest indoor light to power electronics

May 8, 2017: Large scale solar power grows rapidly

May 5, 2017: Solar about to revolutionize Dutch energy infrastructure

May 5, 2017: The Companies That Are–And Aren’t–Setting Strong Clean Energy Targets

May 5, 2017: US on the cusp of commercial scale offshore wind development

May 5, 2017: National utility debate plays out in remote corner of Texas

May 5, 2017: Electric Utilities Increasingly Open to Renewables

Outside Texas

May 11, 2017: Workers repair hole in Washington nuclear site tunnel

May 11, 2017: Would creating one big electric grid in the West threaten California?

May 10, 2017: AEP And Dynegy Complete Ownership Transfer For Co-Owned Plants

May 10, 2017: National Grid picks AutoGrid to unify flexibility management programs

May 9, 2017: No radiation reports after tunnel collapse at Hanford nuclear site

May 9, 2017: Most analysts still looking for flat to weaker PJM capacity auction prices

May 5, 2017: Study: Storage, renewables could replace New York’s Indian Point nuke

May 5, 2017: APPA Voices Support for Vegetation Management Legislation

May 8, 2017: Germans May Face Higher Power Costs on Exit From Nuclear Energy

May 8, 2017: Australian push may open more doors for batteries on power grids

May 8, 2017: Is Pakistan’s solar power poised to take off amid energy crisis?

May 5, 2017: Pressed by nuke subsidies, Dynegy to decide by year-end whether to leave Illinois market

May 4, 2017: Testimony of Acting Chairman Cheryl A. LaFleur before the Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources on the Threat Posed by Electromagnetic Pulse


May 11, 2017: FERC quorum concerns increase uncertainty for gas pipeline projects, rates

May 11, 2017: Dow Chemical to spend $4 billion in Texas, Michigan and Europe expansions

May 9, 2017: $50B in energy projects stalled as Trump finally moves to fill vacancies

May 10, 2017: Obama-era methane rule survives Senate repeal effort

May 9, 2017: NextEra Energy Honored as One of America’s Best Employers

May 4, 2017: Gulf Coast demand helps balance Appalachian supply in large US pipeline buildout

May 8, 2017: Electric Vehicles May Never Reach Their Full Potential Without a Clear Focus on Infrastructure

May 6, 2017: Energy Sec’y Rick Perry Hilariously Trolls His Own Deputy With Good News About Renewables

May 6, 2017: EPA chief recuses himself from climate, water rule cases

May 5, 2017: 3 energy-water nexus lessons from the state of Texas

May 5, 2017: Former GE Executive Director Joins High-Growth Combustion Turbine Technology Company


For the Week of  4/28/17 — 5/5/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

May 3, 2017: Texas sues Perry over unused waste site

May 3, 2017: NRG continues moving into solar during Q1

May 2, 2017: Denton waives key deadline to close coal plant

May 3, 2017: EPA chief: US needs coal to protect electric grid

May 3, 2017: Rissman Orvis: Carbon Capture And Storage: An Expensive Option For Reducing U.S. CO2 Emissions

May 3, 2017: Coal generator margins mixed in April as nuclear refueling drives power prices

May 3, 2017: The carbon consensus: Generators, analysts back CO2 price at FERC technical conference

May 3, 2017: Total Makeover: Wholesale Markets Need New Thinking

May 2, 2017: Power surge: Texas could set a record for peak energy usage this summer

May 2, 2017: Carbon intensity is falling in industrial, electric power sectors

May 2, 2017: Anxiety common, consensus elusive over power market reforms at first day of FERC conference

May 1, 2017: How two cutting edge U.S. nuclear projects bankrupted Westinghouse

May 1, 2017: Eclipse to test US electric grid reshaped by solar power

May 2, 2017: Lovins: Does ‘Fuel On Hand’ Make Coal And Nuclear Power Plants More Valuable?

May 2, 2017: Press Release: ERCOT reports indicate enough generation resources for summer, coming years

May 1, 2017: Microgrids could whet the big appetite for clean energy in Texas

May 1, 2017: Can the U.S. Nuclear Power Industry Survive?

May 1, 2017: Wind Power Gets a Leg-Up in Biggest U.S. Electricity Market

Apr 28, 2017: Court Gives Trump Small Victory in Push Against Clean Power Plan

Apr 27, 2017: Duke Energy to Reduce Coal and Nuclear, Add Gas and Renewables


May 4, 2017: Vistra Energy Announces Trading on New York Stock Exchange to Commence on

May 4, 2017: TXU Energy Free Nights & Solar Days(SM) Brings Together Two Great Things in One Great Plan

May 4, 2017: US Senate energy panel leaders urge Trump to ‘get moving’ on FERC nominees

May 4, 2017: Calpine Q1 Conference Call – Proceeding As Planned

May 3, 2017: Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star: Seeing the light on solar energy

May 3, 2017: Berkshire Hathaway, Citi invest in 160MW wind project in Texas

May 3, 2017: Trump picks renewable energy policy skeptic to lead DOE office

May 3, 2017: El Paso Electric’s (EE) CEO Mary Kipp on Q1 2017 Results

May 3, 2017: Bluebonnet Electric to return $3.14 million surplus to members

May 1, 2017: Despite high-profile denials, power sector M&A strength to continue

May 1, 2017: Denton reaches milestone in rooftop solar

May 1, 2017: Austin a national cleantech leader thanks to UT, major companies, report says

May 1, 2017: Despite high-profile denials, power sector M&A strength to continue

Apr 28, 2017: Calpine narrows losses in 1st quarter, despite mild Texas winter

Apr 28, 2017: Thompson: Rick Perry wants to save coal from solar and wind, but natural gas is the real culprit.

Apr 30 2017: NextEra shares could return 20 percent over next 12 months -Barron’s

Renewable Power

May 3, 2017: Using sulfur to store solar energy

May 3, 2017: U.S. Wind Energy Installations Surge: A New Turbine Rises Every 2.4 Hours

May 3, 2017: Solar, wind have role in Co-op

May 3, 2017: Hard Times for Solar Companies Means Good Times for Solar Buyers

May 3, 2017: SEC probing Tesla’s SolarCity divsion and Sunrun

May 3, 2017: A delicious Indian berry contains a crucial ingredient for creating cheap solar cells

May 2, 2017: Big ‘Green’ and Mean: A Wind-Energy Giant Attacks Small-Town America

May 2, 2017: U.S. wind power has best first quarter since 2009

May 2, 2017: Solar cell world efficiency record broken

May 2, 2017: UPS Unveils First Extended Range Fuel Cell Electric Delivery Vehicle

May 2, 2017: U.S. renewable power groups defend reliability

May 2, 2017: U.S. wind power accelerating at near-record pace

May 1, 2017: Xcel, NextEra hold town hall on wind project

May 1, 2017: Buyer beware — Subsidy-driven solar industry a bubble waiting to burst

May 1, 2017: IEA: Global Installed PV Capacity Leaps to 303 Gigawatts

May 1, 2017: Sunnova CEO on $775 Million Raise, and the ‘New Stage’ of Residential Solar

May 1, 2017: Energy Groups Call For Perry’s DOE Study To Be ‘Open And Transparent’

Apr 28, 2017: Department of Defense and its drive toward renewable energies continues

Apr 28, 2017:  Smith: Tax Subsidies For Renewables Now Far Outpaces Fossil Fuels

Apr 24, 2017: Home to World’s Biggest Wind-Turbine Maker to End All Subsidies

Apr 18, 2017: Wind Power: Thinking Big

Outside Texas

May 4, 2017: Arizona regulator wants federal support to save embattled 2,250 MW coal plant

May 3, 2017: Canada Now Generates Two-Thirds of its Electricity from Renewables

May 1, 2017: FERC should go big (but fair) on markets

May 1, 2017: New York’s Ambitious Transitions: Who Wins? Who Loses? Who Knows?

Apr 28, 2017: NRC Begins Special Inspection at LaSalle Nuclear

Apr 28, 2017: Outside Forces Drive Unprecedented Change

Apr 28, 2017: NRECA applauds creation of Rural America Task Force

Apr 28, 2017: San Diego water board looking into pumped storage hydro


May 2, 2017: Press Release: President and CEO of Entrust Energy Named to Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

Apr 28, 2017: Fuel from CO2? Experiment brings it a step closer to reality

Apr 28, 2017: Environmentalists, Coal Companies Rally Around Technology To Clean Up Coal

Apr 30, 2017: Justin M. Campbell to Head Newly Formed GridLiance West Utilities

Apr 30, 2017: Six energy partners at Baker Botts leave to join Gibson Dunn

Apr 30, 2017: The Inconvenient Truth About Electric Vehicles


For the Week of  4/21/17 — 4/28/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Apr 27, 2017:  New Opinion: A Future Without Zero-Emission Electricity Generation

Generation Adequacy

Apr 26, 2017: Fort Hood Switches On Wind And Solar In Texas

Apr 26, 2017: The economic prospects of advanced coal technologies have never seemed so promising.

Apr 27, 2017: Coal finding energetic allies in Trump’s energy, environmental agencies

Apr 27, 2017: Big, young power plants are closing. Is it a new trend?

Apr 26, 2017: The bulk of Houston’s “clean energy” innovation comes from oil and gas

Apr 26, 2017: Wind capacity addition to depend on bidding plans by utilities: ICRA

Apr 26, 2017: Oil-Gas Lobby Opposes State Subsidies for Nuclear Power Producers

Apr 26, 2017: Perry calls for US to remain in Paris accord, deepening climate split in White House

Apr 26, 2017: US coal power won’t come back: power-sector CEOs

Apr 26, 2017: Rick Perry Talks About Reviving Coal, Exporting Natural Gas and Staying in the Paris Climate Deal

Apr 24, 2017: Natural gas generators make up largest share of US generation capacity

Apr 25, 2017: Eneco and Mitsubishi Plan Europe’s Largest Battery, Pitching Storage Against Coal and Gas

Apr 25, 2017: Elimination of Clean Power Plan Restores Balance to EPA Policymaking

Apr 25, 2017: Appeals court delays decision on rules cutting power plant pollution

Apr 24, 2017: How a Cold Day in Texas Exposed the Value of Grid Flexibility

Apr 21, 2017: Energy Dept. chief Perry says coal retirements threaten to destabilize the grid

Apr 24, 2017: US Coal Plant Closures Likely To Eliminate 30 Million Tons Of Annual Coal Demand

Apr 18, 2017: Panda Temple power plant, Suniva solar firm file for Chapter 11


Apr 27, 2017: Chapter 313 in Texas puts energy fight in the school yard

Apr 27, 2017: AEP sees earnings rise 18 percent in first quarter

Apr 27, 2017: Vermont Yankee cleanup partner stops work on Texas nuke dump

Apr 27, 2017: New wind farm in Cameron County opens, will provide energy for 30 thousand homes

Apr 27, 2017: Heights council renews franchise agreement with Oncor Electric for city service

Apr 26, 2017: Texas House may reverse course on LCRA sunset review

Apr 26 2017: Solar farm funded by city starts generating power

Apr 26, 2017: CHRON Files Form 10 Registration with SEC; Unveiling the Details of its Comprehensive Business Plan

Apr 26, 2017: CPS refines solar panel rebate rules for contractors

Apr 26, 2017: ACCIONA and Secretary of State Pablos Inaugurate the 93 MW San Roman Wind Farm in Cameron County

Apr 26, 2017: Energy Future Holdings’ spinoff to move hundreds of workers from downtown Dallas

Apr 25, 2017: NextEra will ask Texas regulators to reconsider rejection of Oncor acquisition

Apr 25, 2017: Reliant ‘smart house’ tests the future of electrical usage

Apr 25, 2017: Bidding dispute sparks legislation that could raise schools’ electricity costs

Apr 24,, 2017: Choice to Choose-The journey to a competitive electricity market in Texas

Apr 24, 2017: The electricity revolution taking place in Texas

Apr 25, 2017: Austin Energy proposes Value of Solar for commercial properties

Apr 24, 2017: Oncor Proposes Rate Increase for Solar, Wind Customers

Apr 24, 2017: Bluebonnet members to get capital credits beginning in May

Apr 24, 2017: Houston Has No Problem with Renewable Energy

Apr 24, 2017: Goldman Makes Case for Volcker Rule

Apr 21, 2017: Eminent domain bill draws positive remarks

Apr 21, 2017: NextEra Energy, FPL first-quarter earnings rise

Apr 22, 2017: Pflugerville, Round Rock among cities reviewing Oncor rate increase

Apr 21, 2017: Trump to sign executive orders on drilling, cybersecurity and a rural America task force

Apr 21, 2017: What cuts? Perry promises Energy Department will keep innovating

Renewable Power

Apr 27, 2017:  Air Pollution Can Cut Solar Panel Efficiency By Up To 25%

Apr 27, 2017: Creating the ultimate hybrid system by mixing solar energy and hydroelectricity

Apr 27 2017: Solar Block-and-Index Contracts: A New Market for Utility-Scale Solar?

Apr 27, 2017: Wind turbine maker Vestas eyes end to green power subsidies

Apr 27, 2017: South Texas Solar System expands as industry thrives in San Antonio

Apr 27, 2017: 31 Years After Disaster, Chernobyl Goes Solar

Apr 27, 2017: Utility-scale panel cleaning techniques ‘must improve’, say asset owners

Apr 27 2017: Pattern Energy buys 324 MW New Mexico wind power project

Apr 24, 2017: Rising wind power growth to be led by China over next five years

Apr 24, 2017: Home to World’s Biggest Wind-Turbine Maker to End All Subsidies

Apr 24, 2017: Wind power will keep growing rapidly — and bring economic opportunity to rural America

Apr 24, 2017: This boat shows the way to a clean energy future

Apr 25, 2017: Companies disagree with Trump’s plan to cut EPA energy efficiency program

Apr 23, 2017: In biofuels case, “Who gets to solve the craziness and how is the question,” federal judge says

Apr 24, 2017: Saudi Arabia to Offer 1 Gigawatt of Renewable Contracts in 2017

Apr 24, 2017: Genome sequence of fuel-producing alga announced

Apr 22, 2017: How Major Oil Compnay Total Could Be Building a Renewable Energy Giant

Apr 22, 2017: Solar Roads: Emerging Tech or Looming Disaster?

Apr 21, 2017: Residential Solar Giants May Not Be Low Cost After All

Apr 21, 2017: Gigantic Wind Turbines Signal Era of Subsidy-Free Green Power

Apr 21, 2017: Green light for 50MW solar power plant in Jordan

Apr 21, 2017: Home owners face jail for not installing solar power

Apr 21, 2017: Wind Turbines Create Big Problems For Small Planes

Apr 21,, 2017: NextEra Energy Partners to acquire 250-MW Colo. wind facility from sponsor

Outside Texas

Apr 26, 2017: Committee holds first meeting in opening Nevada power market

Apr 25, 2017: UK electricity grid not ready for electric car future, claims report

Apr 22, 2017: Britain has day without coal power

Apr 21, 2017: FERC: Hydropower Primer

Apr 22, 2017: San Francisco power mostly restored after outage

Apr 21, 2017: PNM plan to stop coal use includes retiring San Juan plant by end of 2022

Apr 21 2017: Court denies two petitions for review involving FERC Order No. 1000

Apr 21, 2017: Boulder’s long road to its elusive right to a municipal electric utility


Apr 25, 2017: Today’s Energy Jobs Are in Solar, Not Coal

Apr 25, 2017: Bank of America just said there’s ‘material risk’ to the long-term viability of Tesla

Apr 25, 2017: Platform-based grids promise a power boost

Apr 25, 2017: NOV for EDF Trading

Apr 24, 2017: Will the EPA’s Open Data Web service be shut down? Agency responds to ‘rumors’

Apr 24, 2017: EPA to Shut Down Open Data Service Friday

Apr 21, 2017: Environmental group takes on Dallas smog with high-tech gadgets


For the Week of  4/14/17 — 4/21/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

Apr 20, 2017: Where will your power come from? Big decisions ahead for Texas

Apr 20, 2017: What Texas can teach America about green energy

Apr 21, 2017: Regulatory Overreach Undermines The Lone Star State’s Free Market

Apr 21, 2017: Texas Power: No Country for Old Thinking

APr 20, 2017: We can lead the way to a nuclear renaissance

Apr 20, 2017: Texas, California gas plants under pressure; Nor’easter spikes prices

Apr 18, 2017: Trump’s EPA to reconsider oil and gas emissions rule

Apr 18, 2017: EPA to strip protections from coal power plant pollution

Apr 18, 2017: Trump Admin. Outlines Global Solar Plan: 10 Terawatts By 2030

Apr 19, 2017: Super Grid! Spanning Continents In A Single Bound!

Apr 19, 2017: Plans for West Texas high-level radioactive waste site halted

Apr 19, 2017: DOE reports to Congress on strategic transformer reserve

Apr 18, 2017: Houston power co. reduces spending through 2018

Apr 13 2017: Houston’s NRG Energy sets construction start date for 3 Oahu solar projects

Apr 18, 2017: The great capacity market debate: Which model can best handle the energy transition?

Apr 18, 2017: Pruitt allies explore hiring private lawyers to rewrite EPA rule

Apr 13, 2017: EIA: Most U.S. Coal Plants Built Before 1990

Apr 15, 2017: Trump’s DOE Chief Orders Review To Determine If Green Energy Is Killing Coal

Apr 15, 2017: Seven regulations targeted by Trump

Apr 13, 2017: Rick Perry Celebrates Clean Coal Plant That Cost Taxpayers $167 Million

Apr 15, 2017: Electric Grid Study Ordered by U.S. Energy Chief to Boost Coal

Apr 14 2017: The Rise of Wind Power in Texas

Apr 14, 2017: 3 Examples of How Demand Response Is Morphing as a Grid Resource

Apr 12, 2017: NRG, Ice Energy to Install Up to 25.6 MW of Energy Storage


Apr 20, 2017: Distressed-Debt Titans Take $1 Billion Hit From Texas Rebuff

Apr 20 2017: Why Americans are using less electricity

Apr 20, 2017: El Paso Electric sells out community solar subscriptions in just one month

Apr 21, 2017: We must protect Texas’ military installations from encroaching wind turbines

Apr 21, 2017: Congress set for 2018 budget fight as GOP eyes cuts on energy rules, programs

Apr 21, 2017: Research Reports on Electric Utilities Equities — Calpine, Dynegy, PPL Corp., and Duke Energy

Apr 21, 2017: Technical Reports on Utilities Equities — CenterPoint Energy, American Water Works, National Grid, and New Jersey Resources

Apr 20 2017: Griddy Launches Next-Generation Energy Company For Texans

Apr 17, 2017: AEP Requesting $28M in Distribution Cost Recovery

Apr 18, 2017: What’s Next For Oncor, Texas’ Largest Power Utility, After Failed $18 Billion Bid?

Apr 20 2017: PNM Resources Inc (PNM) to Post Q1 2017 Earnings of $0.26 Per Share

Apr 18 2017: Austin Energy rebate to help renters

Apr 17, 2017: Clean Energy Saves Lives and Grows Texas’s Economy

Apr 18, 2017: Construction begins on $400M New Mexico, Texas power line

Apr 17, 2017: NextEra refusing to give up on rejected $18 billion deal for Oncor

Apr 17, 2017: WSJ: NextEra Energy in talks to salvage rejected deal to acquire Oncor

Apr 17, 2017: NextEra in Talks to Revive $18.4 Billion Deal for Energy Future’s Oncor

Apr 17, 2017: Bruised by dual denials, what’s next for Oncor and NextEra?

Apr 13, 2017: Getting ready: Pentagon to protect electric grid from massive attack

Apr 11, 2017: ‘Enabler of the smart city’: CPS Energy’s CEO on democratizing distributed energy

Apr 13, 2017: Getting ready: Pentagon to protect electric grid from massive attack

Renewable Power

Apr 21, 2017: Microgrids May Not Promulgate Renewable Energy

Apr 21, 2017: World Could Generate Up To 10,000 GW of Solar By 2030

Apr 21, 2017: Walmart launches program to reduce supply chain emissions

Apr 21, 2017: As companies race to lock in low wind prices, advocates tout economic benefits

Apr 21, 2017: Midwest, Great Plains and Texas lead wind energy investment

Apr 18, 2017: International banks agree to finance solar energy projects worth $3bn

Apr 18, 2017: 8 GW of Wind Installed in the US Last Year

Apr 11, 2017: E.ON invests in airborne wind project

Apr 16, 2017: Solar Energy Association Calls For Modernizing The Electrical Grid

Apr 18 2017: Does 17% dip in clean energy investment set the trend for 2017?

Apr 18, 2017: Unsubsidized wind and solar now the cheapest source for new electric power

Apr 18, 2017: Oklahoma ends wind power subsidy

Apr 15, 2017: New solar-powered device can create water out of thin air, even in deserts

Apr 17, 2017: Saudis Target 30 Solar, Wind Projects in $50 Billion Pledge

Apr 14, 2017: Germany Strikes Offshore Wind Deals, Subsidy Not Included

Apr 13, 2017: Onshore Wind Projects Could Proceed Without Subsidies In The UK

Apr 14, 2017: Japan’s farmers turning to biogas tech to turn waste into watts, profits

Apr 15, 2017: Shell lobbies Dutch government to quadruple offshore wind target by 2030

Apr 15, 2017: Renewable energy tax cut rewrite may be uphill battle for GOP: experts

Outside Texas

Apr 20, 2017: California oversupply volumes grow, ISO curtails more renewables

Apr 18, 2017: Europe’s Coal Power Is Going up in Smoke — Fast

Apr 17, 2017: ISO-NE proposes two-part capacity auctions to handle subsidized generation

Apr 17, 2017: Generators spared by lower MISO capacity results, but PJM sentiment weakens

Apr 13, 2017: Maryland passes 30% energy storage tax credit for residential, C&I installations

Apr 14, 2017: DC Circuit remands FERC orders on New England ROE


Apr 18, 2017: Duke Energy CEO doubts coal industry ‘revival’

Apr 19, 2017: Wellinghoff leaves Tesla, forms consulting practice

Apr 18, 2017: As Tesla bills stall, Lege weighs loophole for Buffett

Apr 16, 2017: Tesla tried to change how you can buy a car in Texas (again)

Apr 18, 2017: Demand for electric vehicles bucks low gas prices, says AAA

Apr 17, 2017: Amid tough session for UT, bill could cut utility easement income, too

Apr 16, 2017: Gov’t Geologists Discover The US’s Largest Natural Gas Deposit


For the Week of  4/7/17 — 4/14/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

Apr 12, 2017: State officials to fight Yucca Mountain through litigation

Apr 13, 2017: Trump administration halts Obama-era rule aimed at curbing toxic wastewater from coal plants

Apr 13, 2017: Perry hails Texas carbon capture project as benefiting energy and environment

Apr 13, 2017: US DOE’s Perry says clean energy possible without ‘harmful regulations’

Apr 12, 2017: Oncor proposes 138-kV transmission line in Texas

Apr 12, 2017: UT Energy Poll Shows Support for Efforts to Revive U.S. Coal Industry

Apr 12, 2017: Obama funded this ‘clean coal’ plant. Now Rick Perry is celebrating its opening

Apr 12, 2017: How carbon capture could become a rare bright spot on climate policy in the Trump era

Apr 12, 2017: This man may steer environmental law under Trump

Apr 12, 2017: Westinghouse bankruptcy could grind US nuclear sector to a halt

Apr 4, 2017: CenterPoint plans to boost electric infrastructure serving Texas petrochemical industry

Apr 11, 2017: More Subsidies Than You Think Influence the Cost of Electricity

Apr 10, 2017: SunPower starts construction of solar project at Toyota headquarters in Texas

Apr 11, 2017: Wind is winning in Texas

Apr 10, 2017: Natural Gas Plant Makes A Play For Coal’s Market, Using ‘Clean’ Technology

Apr 10, 2017: The Next Plan for Drones? Tethered Aircraft Generating Power

Apr 11, 2017: Perry urges “low emission” coal and gas at G7

Apr 10, 2017: Wind hits new monthly record for share of ERCOT energy

Apr 8, 2017: Nuclear Power’s Original Mistake: Trying to Domesticate the Bomb

Apr 10, 2017: Power grid leaders worry that a cyberattack is looming

Apr 10, 2017: Green Texas — Repealing the Clean Power Plan helps coal and hurts our state’s energy industries.

Apr 7, 2017: Why the U.S. Fears a Chinese Bid for Westinghouse Electric

Apr 7, 2017: Renewable energy tax credits challenge markets


Apr 13, 2017: Texas Public Utility Commission Chairman Nelson to retire

Apr 13, 2017: Texas Public Utility Commission Chairman Donna Nelson to retire

Apr 13, 2017: Lawmakers, Experts Say Texas Power Grid Vulnerable To Nuclear EMP Attack

Apr 13, 2017: Watchdog: Did a lover’s quarrel lead to an anti-slamming electricity bill in Austin?

Apr 13, 2017: Texas Regulators Unplug NextEra-Oncor Deal; Who Gets Hurt?

Apr 13, 2017: Prospects of a Public Oncor Raised by $18 Billion NextEra Rebuff

Apr 13, 2017: Who needs owners anyway? Apparently, not Texas energy giant Oncor Electric

Apr 13, 2017: Some Cities Challenge Oncor’s Proposed Electricity Rate Increase

Apr 13, 2017: Texas poised to kill Oncor’s $18 billion sale to Florida energy giant

Apr 13, 2017: The $18B plan to purchase Oncor is in trouble

Apr 13, 2017: FPL parent NextEra’s acquisition offers negotiation lessons

Apr 12, 2017: Ten years after record buyout, Texas power giant Oncor still looking for a home

Apr 12, 2017: NextEra Needs Oncor Or An Encore

Apr 11, 2017: Bid to derail NRG director won’t be easy for NYC

Apr 10, 2017: Utilities and Gov’t Officials Are Working on a ‘Cyber-Ninja Force’ to Guard the Grid From Hackers

Apr 11, 2017: Texas-New Mexico Power turns to Itron to run AMI solution

Apr 11, 2017: Cities likely to oppose SWEPCO rate increase this week

Apr 10, 2017: This utility should swallow its pride before it gets pounded

Apr 10, 2017: ‘Enabler of the smart city’: CPS Energy’s CEO on democratizing distributed energy

Apr 10, 2017: Union claims Oncor violated worker’s rights in row over ‘smart meter’ testimony

Apr 10 2017: Google’s Project Sunroof comes to Austin, calculates solar potential

Apr 10, 2017: More Subsidies than You Think Influence the Cost of Electricity

Apr 7, 2017: Austin Energy went big on solar power. Here’s how it’s going

Apr 7, 2017: In windswept West Texas, Austin Energy’s future is powered by the sun

Apr 7, 2017: How to Switch Electricity Providers in Texas

Apr 3, 2017: NRG, a Power Company Leaning Green, Faces Activist Challenge

Apr 7, 2017: 1,000 El Paso Electric customers join solar plan

Renewable Power

Apr 13, 2017: Solar energy has plunged in price—where does it go from here?

Apr 13, 2017: Renewables firms make Financial Times’ list of fastest growing European companies

Apr 13, 2017: Renewables in China to attract $782 billion investment by 2030

Apr 13, 2017: Using sulfur to store solar energy

Apr 11, 2017: Perry: Trump committed to making renewables competitive with fossil fuels

Apr 11, 2017: US Residential Solar Is Set for a Radical Makeover

Apr 12, 2017: India Gets Record Low Bid to Build Solar Power, Minister Says

Apr 12, 2017: The Next Solar Energy Revolution Is Hiding in Plain Sight

Apr 12, 2017: IRS Boosts Wind PTC To Adjust For Inflation

Apr 12, 2017: Portland commits to 100% economywide renewable energy by 2050

Apr 8, 2017: California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative

Apr 4, 2017: Harvesting Both Rain Water And Solar Power, Ulta Chaata Could Be The Ultimate Green Product

Apr 9, 2017: Tesla unveils its new ‘sleek and low-profile’ exclusive solar panel made by Panasonic

Apr 10, 2017: New radar scanner tests wind turbine blades for defects

Apr 7, 2017: US billionaire investors are building own green-power lines

Apr 8, 2017: Startup Going Head to Head with Tesla in Solar-Powered Smart Home Market

Apr 7, 2017: Is China Crippling the US Solar Industry?

Apr 8, 2017: Renewable energy tax credits challenge markets

Apr 8, 2017: Trump Once Railed Against Offshore Wind but Is Now Embracing It

Apr 7, 2017: Solar Energy Reaches 40 Percent of Total Power in Most of California

Apr 5, 2017: A New Wind Energy Opportunity for Corporate Buyers

Apr 7, 2017: Within 10 years, renewable could be cheaper than fossil fuels all over the world

Apr 7, 2017: Outlook softens for renewables

Apr 7, 2017: Investment in renewable energy dips globally as prices fall

Apr 7, 2017: Witnessing wind industry’s influence on the Legislature

Outside Texas

Apr 13, 2017: New York Intends To Revolutionize The Electric Power Grid As We Know it

Apr 13, 2017: NYISO says NY state power grid has enough electric power through 2026

Apr 13, 2017: US FERC likely spared any serious staff cuts in government reorganization

Apr 12, 2017: Arizona-Mexico transmission tie could be complete by 2019

Apr 10, 2017: Chicago to power city-owned buildings with 100% renewable energy

Apr 10, 2017: California solar spike leads to negative CAISO real-time prices in March

Apr 11, 2017: Generators, business groups line up against Ohio nuclear bill

Apr 11, 2017: PJM Outlines Aggregation Rules for Upcoming Capacity Auction

Apr 10, 2017: Legislative effort to save Dynegy’s Illinois coal plants stalls

Apr 10, 2017: Top Utilities: The Power Behind Growth

Apr 10, 2017: California solar spike leads to negative CAISO real-time prices in March

Apr 3, 2017: MISO’s market monitor to FERC: PJM should eliminate pseudo-tie requirement


Apr 13, 2017: Electric cars are nice, but Boeing, Jet Blue see electric airplanes on the horizon

Apr 13, 2017: US wholesale inflation slid in March as energy prices fell

Apr 11, 2017: Trump eyes climate skeptic for key White House environmental post

Apr 11, 2017: Trump’s energy team: a big win for big oil?

Apr 11, 2017: Texas challenges federal rule on underground gas storage facilities

Apr 10, 2017: Texas Tech chosen for 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition

Apr 10, 2017: Top coal bankruptcies rack up $138.7M in professional fees

Apr 10, 2017: Tesla’s ‘crazy’ climb to America’s most valuable car company

Apr 5, 2017: A New Wind Energy Opportunity for Corporate Buyers

Apr 7, 2017: How to Switch Electricity Providers in Texas

Apr 7, 2017: CenterPoint and Houston strike deal on proposed rate increase

Apr 5, 2017: A New Wind Energy Opportunity for Corporate Buyers

Apr 7, 2017: CenterPoint and Houston strike deal on proposed rate increase


For the Week of  3/31/17 — 4/7/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

Apr 6 2017: Texas regulators voice concern over wind’s impact on ERCOT market, reliability

Apr 5, 2017: GE-Powered Texas Wind Farm Grabs Financing

Apr 5, 2017: Here’s How Trump Could Try To Solve The US Nuclear Waste Problem

Apr 3, 2017: Trump declares end to ‘war on coal,’ but utilities aren’t listening

Apr 2,, 2017: 7-Eleven bolsters Texas wind

Apr 6, 2017: A New Battery Could Be As Revolutionary As Fracking, Recent EIA Chief Says

Apr 5, 2017: Lincoln Clean Energy secures financing for 250MW wind project in Texas

Apr 5, 2017: Chicago clean energy firm bets big on Texas wind

Apr 6, 2017: Southern Company subsidiary’s East Pecos Solar Facility in Texas begins commercial operation

Apr 5, 2017: Texas Sees Rapid Growth in Solar Power Capacity, Jobs

Apr 6, 2017: Plug Power’s stock rockets after Amazon supply deal

Apr 6, 2017: Texas, New Mexico Seek Licenses To Store Spent Nuclear Fuel

Apr 6, 2017: Coal plant pollution leads to lower birth weights for nearby residents

Apr 4, 2017: Wind surge in ERCOT prompts PUC ‘concern’ about nonmarket uplift

Apr 3, 2017: Invenergy to begin construction on Santa Rita wind farm

Apr 3, 2017: Dems sound alarm over Trump’s proposed cuts to energy office spearheading cybersecurity

Apr 3, 2017: Obama energy aides fight Trump from states, Capitol Hill

Mar 31, 2017: 94-year old Lithium-Ion battery inventor unveils new ultra-efficient glass battery

Apr 3, 2017: Where the energy storage industry is happening now

Mar 31, 2017: Bio-inspired energy storage: A new light for solar power

Mar 30, 2017: Trump Closely Watching Troubled Nuclear Plants That Obama Funded

Mar 30, 2017: More efficient electricity use will force new business models

Mar 31, 2017: Trump aims deep cuts at energy agency that helped make solar power affordable

Apr 3, 2017: Nuclear power presents opportunity for Trump

Mar 30, 2017: Why Power Producers are Turning to Recips


Apr 3, 2017: CenterPoint seeks another rate increase

Apr 7, 2017: Frontier Utilities’ launches online self-service system for business customers – provides price transparency and easy access to savings

Apr 4, 2017: Electricity Markets and Missing Money

Apr 6, 2017: Biggest threat for Luminant’s Martin Creek Lake Power Plant is market

Apr 6, 2017: NextEra Energy’s Oncor Deal Hits a Roadblock

Apr 6, 2017: Austin Energy defends demand charge for small biz

Apr 6, 2017: Austin Energy struggles to fill vacancies with outdated hiring process

Apr 5, 2017: Houston lawyers top Texas dealmakers

Apr 5, 2017: Power restored to 7,000+ Oncor customers in Copperas Cove

Apr 6, 2017: In shake up, Rick Perry moves into Trump’s national security inner circle

Apr 4, 2017: CenterPoint submits proposal for $250m power transmission project in Texas

Apr 3, 2017: PUC OKs Sharing of Confidential Generator Info with LP&L

Apr 4, 2017: Senate warned cyber threat to power grid “at an all time high”

Apr 3, 2017: Solar power increases in Houston, but still lags behind San Antonio

Apr 3, 2017: City to Consider Allowing ONCOR Electric Rate Hike

Apr 3, 2017: Oncor seeks approval in Texas for nearly $317 million rate increase

Apr 3, 2017: Dallas County hears about terrorist risks, radiation fears from opponents of proposed Texas nuclear dump site

Apr 3, 2017: LP&L’s move to ERCOT would be two years later, but process still urgent

Apr 3, 2017: Frontier Utilities Appoints Marcie Zlotnik to Board of Directors

Apr 3, 2017: For power CEOs, the age of the customer is here

Apr 3, 2017: Dallas County officials to weigh in on Texas radioactive dump site proposal

April 3, 2017: 7-Eleven® Signs Agreement with TXU Energy to Power Most Texas Stores with Wind Energy

Mar 31, 2017: How to keep on the sunny side of solar power

April 1, 2017: Oncor: Storms knock out power to Thousands in Central Texas

Renewable Power

Apr 6, 2017: Renewables boom; Total U.S. energy consumption inches up

Apr 7, 2017: UK Wind farms could be paid to stop producing power

Apr 5, 2017: Border wall bids include tourist attractions, solar panels

Apr 6, 2017: Sign of the times? Solar panels power Kentucky Coal Museum

Apr 6, 2017: Wind turbine maker Vestas looks at expanding into energy storage

Apr 2, 2017: Solar now employs more people in the US than coal and natural gas

Apr 5, 2017: Oklahoma lawmakers prepare to eliminate wind-power tax incentive

Apr 5 2017: ‘Great debate’ rages over 100% renewables

Apr 5, 2017: Wind turbines to go up at New Mexico’s largest wind farm

Apr 6, 2017: Bud Boss Promises Green Beer In Big Shift To Renewable Energy

Apr 3, 2017: States, greens sue feds over delays in energy efficiency rules

Apr 4, 2017: Senators Push Carbon-Capture Technology, Pinning Hopes on Trump

Apr 3, 2017: States, greens sue feds over delays in energy efficiency rules

Mar 31, 2017: Bill Nye-backed startup is using particle accelerator tech to make solar power accessible

Mar 31, 2017: How Big Corporate Finance Set American Solar Power Back Decades

Mar 31, 2017: While Trump promotes coal, Chile and others are turning to cheap sun power

Mar 30, 2017: Lawmakers Aim to Safeguard Renewable Energy Credits in Tax Overhaul

Outside Texas

Apr 5, 2017: Kinder explores El Paso expansion in Permian

Apr 3, 2017: FPL Delivers Best-Ever Service Reliability in 2016

Apr 3, 2017: Colorado utilities may plug into regional electricity network serving 14 states

Mar 30, 2017: Judge tosses physical US gas market manipulation suit brought against Total

Apr 3, 2017: How California lawmakers plan to align renewable generation with power demand

Mar 30, 2017: Exelon completes purchase of 849-MW FitzPatrick reactor in New York


Apr 5, 2017: Kinder explores El Paso expansion in Permian

Apr 5, 2017: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s claim that ‘clean coal’ helped reduce carbon emissions

Apr 5, 2017: Tesla Passes Ford in Market Value as Investors Bet on the Future

Apr 5, 2017: A glaring conflict — Rules on fund-raising are vital for the state commission that regulates oil and gas

Apr 5, 2017: Railroad Commission looks to upgrade technology

Apr 4, 2017: Jones Act change could dip Gulf of Mexico supply 500,000 b/d: study

Apr 4, 2017: Dyson has abandoned patents aimed at creating a battery-and-electric-car juggernaut resembling Tesla

Apr 4, 2017: Tesla Reports Jump in Vehicle Production but Aims for Much More

Apr 3, 2017: Riding Hopes For Model 3, Tesla Overtakes Ford In Market Value

Apr 3, 2017: Natural gas oversupply will not last forever: Industry executives

Apr 1, 2017: Window closing for Congress to roll back Obama-era regulations

Mar 31, 2017: Can coal come back?

Mar 30, 2017: Electric Cars 101: The Answers to All Your EV Questions


For the Week of  3/24/17 — 3/31/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

Mar 29, 2017: Who Needs Nuclear? Toshiba Is Developing A New Zero-Carbon Power Source

Mar 30, 2017: Westinghouse bankruptcy: What does it mean for US nuclear power?

Mar 30, 2017: Huge nuclear cost overruns push Toshiba’s Westinghouse into bankruptcy

Mar 30, 2017: Do we need more energy or more conservation?

Mar 30, 2017: Can Toyota’s research arm create a better battery or fuel cell through AI?

Mar 29, 2017: Around the country and in Texas, coal sees a small spike at power plants. Can Trump already take credit?

Mar 28, 2017: Westinghouse Files For Bankruptcy Protection, 10 Years After Acquisition By Toshiba

Mar 29, 2017: These bills target wind energy with ham-fisted ‘fixes’ based on baseless claims

Mar 29, 2017: Here are 10 Obama environmental policies Trump wants to scrap

Mar 29, 2017: Green groups vow war over Trump’s climate rollback

Mar 28, 2017: Texas GOP welcomes Trump order repealing climate regulations

Mar 28, 2017: Labor, Other Legal Groups Prepare for New Chapter in Clean Power Fight

Mar 27, 2017: Toshiba board approves Westinghouse bankruptcy filing

Mar 28, 2017: Planned Rollback of Climate Rules Unlikely to Achieve All Trump’s Goals

Mar 28, 2017: As Trump halts federal action on climate change, cities and states push on

Mar 28, 2017: Fanfare at EPA as Trump heralds ‘new energy revolution’

Mar 28, 2017: Why utilities don’t think Trump will stop the clean energy transition

Mar 28, 2017: Trump executive order garners praise, anger from industry groups

Mar 27, 2017: ERCOT Stakeholders OK Change to DC Tie Curtailments

Mar 24, 2017: Toshiba wants Westinghouse to file for bankruptcy as early as Tuesday: source

Mar 27, 2017: Perry visits proposed Yucca nuclear waste site

Mar 27 2017: What to watch for in Trump’s climate change order

Mar 24, 2017: It’s time for a vote on Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository

Mar 27, 2017: Is energy storage the next job creator?

Mar 24, 2017: E.On stabilizes electricity grid with wind power


Mar 30, 2017: Texas Regulators Give Preliminary ‘No’ to NextEra Takeover of Oncor

Mar 30, 2017: Texas regulators nix $18 billion deal for bankrupt power company

Mar 30, 2017: NextEra Energy’s pending takeover of Oncor rejected by Texas regulator

Mar 30, 2017: Public Utility Commission says NextERA/Oncor deal will not help ratepayers

Mar 30, 2017: Vistra Energy Cautiously Ups Capital Spending in 2017 as Natural Gas Prices Recover, an Industrial Info News Alert

Mar 30, 2017: Tesla-supported bill again faces auto dealers’ wrath

Mar 30, 2017: Vistra Energy Reports 2016 Results and Reaffirms 2017 Guidance

Mar 28, 2017: Tomlinson: Texas needs to do better at looking ahead on electricity

Mar 28, 2017: The future of energy runs through Texas, not Washington

Mar 28, 2017: Case against Maine electricity supplier could become class-action lawsuit

Mar 28, 2017: Four dead, about 200,000 without power after Texas, Oklahoma storms

Mar 27 2017: $19 billion question: Can Oncor protect ratepayers when NextEra’s CEO takes charge?

Mar 27, 2017: Texas utility proposes bizarre fixed charges for solar customers

Mar 27 2017: Houston, TX, Best for Rooftop Solar Power, Says Google Study

Mar 23, 2017: EPA chief: Trump to undo Obama plan to curb global warming

Mar 24, 2017: Shelton: Careful what you wish for with the EPA

Mar 26, 2017: Budget stokes loan guarantee program debate

Mar 26, 2017: Grid execs seek to reopen threat-sharing pipeline with Trump

Mar 25 2017: El Paso Electric to seek delay of 2017 New Mexico rate case

Renewable Power

Mar 30, 2017: World’s largest beer maker commits to renewables

Mar 30, 2017: Solar power jobs on the rise in Texas

Mar 30, 2017: Consumer group asks state to investigate solar companies’ sales practices

Mar 30, 2017: Lawmakers Aim to Safeguard Renewable Energy Credits in Tax Overhaul

Mar 28, 2017: FPL chooses Black & Veatch to develop four solar plants in Florida

Mar 27, 2017: More U.S. States Embracing Batteries to Store Renewable Power

Mar 28, 2017: Fuel cell cars won’t solve global warming

Mar 28, 2017: U.S. solar power asset managers must account for extreme weather impacts

Mar 23, 2017: Big Oil Replaces Rigs With Wind Turbines

Mar 23, 2017: Deluge of hydro may lead to solar curtailments in Calif.

Outside Texas

Mar 30, 2017: Overbilling Complaint Against Electricity Maine Could Turn Into Class-Action Lawsuit

Mar 28, 2017: Exelon seeks right to export nuclear power from PJM into MISO

Mar 28, 2017: Eversource puts New Hampshire power fleet up for sale

Mar 28, 2017: Public Service Co. of New Mexico to Retire Two Coal Units

Mar 27, 2017: PJM celebrates 20 years of operational competitiveness

Mar 26, 2017: Case against Maine electricity supplier could become class-action lawsuit

Mar 26, 2017: Don’t forget about transmission — Rick Perry had the right idea in Texas

Mar 24, 2017: PJM plans to propose shortage pricing rule changes

Mar 24 2017: ‘Million rate bases’: TFC makes the case for a new IOU business model in Hawaii

Mar 23 2017: FPL delivers best service reliability in 2016

Mar 24, 2017: Record snowfall in California increasing hydro power generation


Mar 31, 2017: NOV for Sharyland Utilities

Mar 31, 2017: NOV for TPC Group

Mar 28, 2017: Carnegie Mellon Power Sector Carbon Index Shows 24 Percent Decline From 2005

Mar 29, 2017: Two children electrocuted, killed by downed power lines in Fort Worth

Mar 28, 2017: More Compression Planned For South Texas Expansion Project

Mar 28, 2017: Audit finds inconsistent tracking of Austin harassment investigations

Mar 28, 2017: More Compression Planned For South Texas Expansion Project

Mar 26, 2017: Eminent domain for Trump’s border wall is fine, says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Mar 26, 2017: Full reservoirs and more good news from the LCRA

Mar 26, 2017: Energy Department whistleblower finally gets justice, despite agency neglect

Mar 26, 2017: ICE to launch first ever US LNG futures contract


For the Week of  3/17/17 — 3/24/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

Mar 24, 2017: LP&L, Xcel agree to ‘transitional contract’ delaying 2019 decision to 2021

Mar 24, 2017: LP&L, Xcel Energy sign 2 year power contract

Mar 23, 2017: The Uncertain Fate of the Clean Power Plan and the Future of Electricity in Texas

Mar 23, 2017: More Renewable Energy Means More Operating Reserves, Right? Wrong

Mar 23, 2017: CPS Energy’s Microgrid is the Start of Big Plans for the Utility

Mar 22, 2017: Senate panel passes bill to license advanced nuclear plants

Mar 15, 2017: Hydro power facilities are oldest power plants in the U.S.

Mar 22, 2017: U.S. Senate Panel Passes Bill to License Advanced Nuclear Reactors

Mar 22, 2017: S&P Report Underlines Financial Concerns about ERCOT Generators

Mar 21, 2017: Xcel announces $1.6 billion investment in wind energy

Mar 21, 2017: Utility seeks approval for wind farms in New Mexico, Texas

Mar 21, 2017: MISO’s summer reserve margin forecast rises

Mar 20, 2017: Architect: Solar-Wind powered border wall would ‘pay for itself’

Mar 19, 2017: Could Rick Perry Influence West Texas Nuclear Waste Plan?

Mar 20, 2017: White House delays release of climate executive action

Mar 19, 2017: Is 100% renewable energy the best goal to cut power sector emissions?

Mar 12, 2017: The Need for Cybersecurity for Distributed Energy Resources

Mar 17, 2017: Projects of the Year 2017

Mar 18, 2017: EnerNOC mulls company sale amid sluggish growth


Mar 23, 2017: The new Oncor is going after a new target: homeowners with solar panels

Mar 23, 2017: Cost of Denton’s new gas plant raises concerns about transparency

Mar 23, 2017: Aguilar: Instead of a border wall, some Texans want parks, solar panels or levees

Mar 23, 2017: Trump budget threatens Texas environmental and energy research

Mar 22, 2017: Energy facility cyber incidents rose nearly a third last year, DHS says

Mar 15, 2017: Texas Hold ‘Em: Long-Lasting Pole Attachment Dispute Ends (For Now)

Mar 21, 2017: Craig: It’s time to deliver on the promise of electricity deregulation

Mar 21, 2017: School board clears way for $10 billion petrochemical plant

Mar 21, 2017: Perry extends freeze on energy efficiency rules into fall

Mar 21, 2017: Bidgely’s business blooms as residential demand management matures

Mar 21, 2017: Transferring Utilities 101 for DFW Newcomers

Mar 21,, 2017: Dan Smith of Austin Energy to Keynote Recloser Workshop

Mar 21, 2017: Deadline nearing for SWEPCO intervenors

Mar 20 2017: EPE customers can now enroll in first-ever solar program

Mar 21, 2017: Casey: Thousands of electric customers hit with unwarranted late fees

Mar 21, 2017: A Newcomers Guide to Picking Your Texas Electricity Provider: The Real Power of Choice

Mar 21, 2017: CRE Opinion: Why Data Center Users Choose Texas

Mar 19, 2017: Vistra Energy: Electric Utility Rising From The Ashes, Not A Pig In A Poke

Mar 18, 2017: Texas faces a new normal under neutered EPA

Mar 19, 2017: Trump’s plan to reduce fuel efficiency standards doesn’t make good business sense

Renewable Power

Mar 23, 2017: Big Oil Replaces Rigs With Wind Turbines

Mar 23, 2017: Deluge of hydro may lead to solar curtailments in Calif.

Mar 22, 2017: 25 Cities Now Committed to 100% Renewables

Mar 22, 2017: Companies promise Trump a fight over his plan to scrap energy-efficiency program

Mar 20, 2017: Schools In England & Wales With Rooftop Solar Face 800% Tax Increase

Mar 21, 2017: It’s Alive! US Energy Department Promotes Solar, Wind, Storage News

Mar 19, 2017: Wind energy firm trying again for OK of cross-country line

Mar 13, 2017: Five Reasons Why Wind Power’s Prospects Are Bright in the Era of Trump

Mar 20, 2017: Clean Energy Can Bring $10 Trillion Annual Benefits By 2050

Mar 19, 2017: The Corporate Commitment To Green Energy Is Helping Rural America

Outside Texas

Mar 23, 2017: Nuclear power plants help ignite Toshiba’s meltdown

Mar 22, 2017: Tomlinson: Toshiba learns two words for nuclear power: Cost overrun

Mar 23, 2017: Court Holds TEPCO, Gov’t Liable for Fukushima Safety Failures

Mar 23, 2017: Project Update

Mar 23, 2017: Illinois launches ‘NextGrid’ utility of the future study

Mar 22, 2017: PJM market monitor opposes Illinois nuclear subsidies

Mar 20, 2017: PJM market monitor intervenes in Illinois ZEC lawsuit

Mar 17, 2017: Florida committee advances FPL-backed bills on ratepayer fracking charges, transmission siting

Mar 18, 2017: Judge approves Peabody Energy’s plan to exit Chapter 11

Mar 19, 2017: Xcel moves ahead to build 1,550 MW of wind energy in the Midwest

Mar 20, 2017: Entergy’s ANO-1 in Arkansas back at 100% after tests

Mar 19, 2017: PNM seeks extension for rate case settlement


Mar 23, 2017: Gorsuch Could Tilt Supreme Court on Energy, Environmental Issues

Mar 22, 2017: Houston rejects CenterPoint’s proposed gas rate increase

Mar 21, 2017: By wading into energy policy, did Texas GOP chair break ethics law?

Mar 21, 2017: Repeal of Obama drilling rule stalls in the Senate

Mar 19, 2017: Texas challenges PHMSA underground natural gas storage rule


For the Week of  3/10/17 — 3/17/17

Generation Adequacy

Mar 17, 2017: Nuclear researchers seek to extend nuclear fuel life and efficiency through improved fuel pellets

Mar 17, 2017: UofH Fellows: U.S. Nuclear Energy — Transform Or Become Irrelevant

Mar 16, 2017: Fluor’s NuScale Power small modular nuclear reactor design to get NRC review

Mar 15, 2017: Texas PUC Wary of Using ERS to Avoid Local Blackouts

Mar 16, 2017: The old, dirty, creaky US electric grid would cost $5 trillion to replace. Where should infrastructure spending go?

Mar 15, 2017: Power plants’ methane emissions much higher than thought: study

Mar 15, 2017: Hydro power facilities are oldest power plants in the U.S.

Mar 13, 2017: Announcement nears about $2.1 billion natural gas electrical generation facility in Cherokee County

Mar 9, 2017: Fusion fizzling for lack of funding

Mar 13, 2017: Announcement nears about $2.1 billion natural gas electrical generation facility in Cherokee County

Mar 9, 2017: Record-breaking year for solar includes big industry gains in Texas

Mar 8, 2017: Tech company turning natural gas flares into electricity in Eagle Ford

Mar 8, 2017: Microgrids: Building Tomorrow’s Resilient, Efficient, Low-Emissions Electricity System

Mar 10, 2017: Hall: Clean Energy is Booming in Texas. That’s Good News Now, and for Years to Come.

Mar 13, 2017: Tesla’s dispatchable solar+storage project in Hawaii brought online

Mar 13, 2017: Technical Conference: Increasing Real-Time And Day-Ahead Market Efficiency Through Improved Software

Mar 13, 2017: Full Cost of Electricity: Modeling Natural Gas Prices Offers Insight for Future Fuel Prices

Mar 9, 2017: TEXAS VIEW: Power up with market forces

Mar 9, 2017: Economics, not regulation, driving energy transition

Mar 7, 2017: Energy Storage Sparking Minds, Pocketbooks of some Utility, Vendor Planners


Mar 16, 2017: Watchdog: Delete the word ‘public’ from Public Utilities Commission

Mar 15, 2017: DePillis: Trump budget would hit Texas hard

Mar 16, 2017: Trump’s budget spells end for some Texas environmental projects

Mar 15, 2017: LP&L on the road to join ERCOT, will customers be left in the dark?

Mar 15, 2017: Could a new Ken Paxton lawsuit help land nuclear waste in Texas?

Mar 15, 2017: Google names Houston top U.S. city for rooftop solar potential

Mar 15, 2017: Texas Hold ‘Em: Long-Lasting Pole Attachment Dispute Ends (For Now)

Mar 14, 2017: Sunnova partners with bank to fund $200 million worth of residential solar projects

Mar 14, 2017: This red city’s total embrace of green energy proves it makes good fiscal sense

Mar 14, 2017: Texas’ biggest tax break program is mostly a waste of money

Mar 14, 2017: Entergy announces $600K workforce development initiative

Mar 15, 2017: Electric Utilities Stocks Under Review — Calpine, FirstEnergy, Dynegy, and Duke Energy

Mar 14 2017: Suburban Austin Energy customers may get legislative help outside of city limits

Mar 10, 2017: New technologies, consumer concerns shift role of utilities

Mar 13, 2017: Dallas woman climbs tree to keep Oncor from trimming it

Mar 13, 2017: NRG Energy: A Bet On A Wind-Powered Future

Mar 14, 2017: Tesla Competitor Unveils 2 Electric Cars at SXSW (TSLA)

Mar 13, 2017: Texas Electric Cooperative Orders 70 Steel Transmission Poles

Mar 9, 2017: Tesla tries a new, ambitious approach at Texas Capitol

Mar 9 2017: Behind the Quiet State-by-State Fight Over Electric Vehicles

Mar 9, 2017: Waite: Can Houston lead on clean energy like it has on oil and gas?

Renewable Power

Mar 13, 2017: Solar Experiment Lets Neighbors Trade Energy Among Themselves

Mar 15, 2017: Utility wind rush set to strengthen as low prices allow resource to spread across nation

Mar 15, 2017: Scientists use solar power to produce hydrogen from biomass

Mar 15, 2017: Clean Energy Is Seeing Monumental Job Growth

Mar 15, 2017: Utility wind rush set to strengthen as low prices allow resource to spread across nation

Mar 16, 2017: Utilities adding low cost wind power, leaving inefficient coal plants at risk

Mar 14, 2017: Wanted: Solar Power For Colorado Electric Co-ops

Mar 14, 2017: Rooftop solar installations rising but pace of growth falls

Mar 15, 2017: How the US Wind Sector Is Building Momentum, Driving Economic Benefits

Mar 15, 2017: Rooftop solar in tumult as Sungevity declares bankruptcy

Mar 14, 2017: Rooftop solar installations rising but pace of growth falls

Mar 13, 2017: Five Reasons Why Wind Power’s Prospects Are Bright in the Era of Trump

Mar 9, 2017: U.S. Expected to Add 35 GW of Wind Through 2020

Outside Texas

Mar 13, 2017: NRC to probe security incident at TVA nuke plant

Mar 13, 2017: Elon Musk: Tesla could solve South Australia’s power crisis within 100 days

Mar 14, 2017: In Ky. coal country, a potential embrace of nuclear power

Mar 14, 2017: Arbitrators Award $125 Million for Defective Steam Generators at San Onofre

Mar 14, 2017: San Onofre nuclear power plant owners may have limited grounds to appeal award

Mar 11, 2017: Struggling With Japan’s Nuclear Waste, Six Years After Disaster

Mar 11, 2017: FERC’s independent approach won’t change after Trump picks: commissioner

Mar 11, 2017: Downwind states seek relief from neighbors’ power plant emissions

Mar 13, 2017: New Mexico lawmakers reject higher renewable power mandate

Mar 8, 2017: Siemens 3D-prints part for nuclear power plant in Slovenia

Mar 9, 2017: Mexico’s CFE chief eyes ‘strategic alliance’ with private sector


Mar 16, 2017: The Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump, a political hot potato, is back

Mar 15, 2017: Trump nominating Giancarlo to CFTC chair

Mar 15, 2017: NOV Recommendation for Viridity Energy

Mar 14, 2017: Garland Power & Light Selects PCI’s Energy Transaction and Risk Management Platform

Mar 13, 2017: EPA heeds industry concerns, freezes safety regs

Mar 7, 2017: More electric vehicles are coming. But can cities power them?

Mar 6, 2017: Growth in Permian Production to Stress Outbound Infrastructure in Late 2017


For the Week of  3/3/17 — 3/10/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

Mar 9, 2017: An important new electricity source for Texas

Mar 9, 2017: EON targets Texas energy storage market

Mar 10, 2017: Microgrids: Building Tomorrow’s Resilient, Efficient, Low-Emissions Electricity System

Mar 8, 2017: The Grid of the Future According to AEP

Mar 8, 2017: ESA: Longer-Duration Shift Shown in U.S. Energy Storage Growth

Mar 8, 2017: ‘Can’t be half-pregnant’: Power market upheavals prompt states, feds to take action

Mar 6, 2017: Exelon taps restructuring advisor for power subsidiary – sources

Mar 7, 2017: In nuclear poker, who’s betting on small reactors?

Mar 7, 2017: Full Cost of Electricity: Modeling Natural Gas Prices Offers Insight for Future Fuel Prices

Mar 8, 2017: USDA Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure in Nine States

Mar 7, 2017: How ConEd’s mobile battery REV demo could build a new storage business model

Mar 6, 2017: Trump, GOP lawmakers reach tougher stage in efforts to roll back regulations

Mar 6, 2017: Regulation May Stall The Future Of Energy Storage

Mar 1, 2017: Trump poised to lift federal coal ban, other green rules: White House

Mar 4, 2017: Climate, other programs get deep cuts in EPA budget proposal

Mar 4, 2017: Rick Perry’s challenges at Energy: science, budget battles, nuclear security

Mar 6, 2017: How climate change will stress the grid and what ISOs are doing about it

Mar 6, 2017: Why The Energy Industry Needs To Support The Clean Energy Revolution


Mar 9, 2017: Georgetown now 100 percent powered by renewable energy

Mar 9 2017: Neighbors take a stand against Oncor crews cutting down trees

Mar 8, 2017: Here are 5 Texas-sized ideas for Energy Secretary Rick Perry

Mar 8, 2017: International Women’s Day: Spotlight on a Texas Clean Energy Leader

Mar 9, 2017: SWEPCO unveils new logo, brand identity

Mar 7, 2017: 4 Signs Texas Could Lead The Clean Energy Economy – But Will It?

Mar 6, 2017: Estes bill limits comment on pollution permits

Mar 7, 2017: Hargreaves, St. John: Wind Booms & Oil Busts: A Tale Of Two Texases

Mar 7, 2017: An energetic outlook for Texas

Mar 7, 2017: DME on track for ratepayer relief

Mar 6, 2017: Moving Green in Houston

Mar 5, 2017: Eminent domain proposals will cost businesses

Mat 6, 2017: A decade on, Austin’s Climate Protection Plan still a major influence

Mar 5, 2017: Hacked: Energy industry’s controls provide an alluring target for cyberattacks

Mar 5, 2017: It’s time to fully fund the Texas Railroad Commission

Mar 6, 2017: The PNM Resources Inc (PNM) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results

Mar 3, 2017: Nest thermostat earns ENERGY STAR designation

Mar 3, 2017: At Energy Dept. meeting, Perry tries to move past 2011 gaffe

Renewable Power

Mar 7, 2017: Chemists create molecular ‘leaf’ that collects and stores solar power without solar panels

Mar 9, 2017: After December Veto, Proposal To Change Green Energy Requirements On Utilities To Goals Is Back

Mar 7, 2017: Hawaii’s largest oil refinery owner in talks with biofuel developers

Mar 7, 2017: To Get Wind Power You Need Oil

Mar 7, 2017: Corporations buying into U.S. wind power

Mar 7, 2017: With Five States In ’20 Percent And Up’ Club, Wind Thrives In Rural U.S.

Mar 8, 2017: Report: White House planning deep cuts to DOE efficiency, renewables office

Mar 7, 2017: Wind power capacity surpassed hydro in 2016

Mar 7, 2017: Enbridge books Acciona in Texas

Mar 7, 2017: White House ponders privatizing problematic Energy Star program

Mar 8, 2017: The Trouble with over-hyping Clean Energy

Mar 5, 2017: Overton: A 100% Renewable Grid: Pipe Dream or Holy Grail?

Mar 5, 2017: Amazon to Install 41 MW of Solar on its Fulfillment Facilities

Mar 5, 2017: U.S. military marches forward on green energy, despite Trump

Mar 5, 2017: Federal overreach being hit on several fronts

Outside Texas

Mar 8, 2017: Toshiba’s Westinghouse calls in US bankruptcy lawyers: Sources

Mar 8, 2017: Ohio’s REV: PUCO to explore grid modernization, utility reform in PowerForward initiative

Mar 2, 2017: Georgia Power Cancels Study for New Nuclear Plant

Mar 5, 2017: NYISO, PSC: No Worries on Replacing Indian Point Capacity

Mar 7, 2017: Trump Casts Shadow over Growing Mexican Market

Mar 2, 2017: Georgia Power Cancels Study for New Nuclear Plant

Mar 5, 2017: NYISO, PSC: No Worries on Replacing Indian Point Capacity


Mar 9, 2017: House committee passes two EPA science bills

Mar 9, 2017: NOV Relating to Twin Eagle Resource Management

Mar 6, 2017: Growth in Permian Production to Stress Outbound Infrastructure in Late 2017

Mar 7, 2017: Sempra Energy (SRE) Names Kevin Chase as CIO

Mar 7, 2017: NOV for TPC Group


For the Week of  2/24/17 — 3/3/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

Mar 2, 2017: CenterPoint project aims to bring congestion relief to power, prices

Mar 2, 2017: Small Texas Microgrid Company Receives $10 Million Boost from Utility Investors

Mar 2, 2017: The future will be battery-powered: Inside the high-stakes race to build a better energy storage device

Mar 2, 2017: Nuclear industry braces for record outages as plants refuel

Mar 2, 2017: Inside FERC Henry Hub March index down 77 cents to $2.62/MMBtu

Mar 2, 2017: Accenture buys grid services firm Davies Consulting

Mar 1, 2017: E.ON to build nearly 20 MW of battery storage at Texas wind farms

Mar 1, 2017: Greensmith Energy Partners with E.ON North America for Two Grid-Scale Energy Storage Systems in Texas

Mar 2, 2017: 4 Signs Texas Could Lead the Clean Energy Economy, But Will It?

Mar 1, 2017: Power sector may be losing appetite for natural gas

Mar 1, 2017: White House eyes plan to cut EPA staff by one-fifth, eliminating key programs

Mar 1, 2017: Congress already eyeing Department of Energy for spending cuts

Mar 1, 2017: ERCOT to have enough power this spring, summer: reports

Mar 1, 2017: Seasonal forecasts indicate sufficient generation available at ERCOT for spring, summer

Feb 28 2017: Power sector may be losing appetite for natural gas

Feb 28, 2017: Texas inventor John Goodenough on verge of revolution in battery tech

Feb 27, 2017: Watchdog maps out US government efforts to shore up power grid’s resiliency

Feb 28, 2017: FERC proposed storage rulemaking draws familiar concerns over jurisdiction, access

Feb 27, 2017: U.S. power grid records largest gain since 2011

Feb 27, 2017: Collins: Progress — Energy sector buffeted by prices, headwinds

Feb 27, 2017: NatGas/Renewables in 2016 Drove Largest Electric Generating Capacity Increase in Years

Feb 27, 2017: U.S. Electric Generation Grows at Fastest Rate in Five Years

Feb 24, 2017: Trump pledges ‘bold action’ on US energy, broad regulatory reform

Feb 24, 2017: Advanced nuclear companies seek continued support under Trump

Feb 23, 2017: Renewable, nuclear subsidies growing concern for coal industry: Dynegy exec


Mar 2, 2017: Rick Perry Confirmed as Energy Secretary

Mar 1, 2017: Pence swears in Perry, who promises a fast start as energy secretary

Mar 2, 2017: An Undervalued Utility Leveraged to Higher Energy Prices

Mar 2, 2017: The CRE Market You Should Be Watching: Data Centers

Mar 2, 2017: AEP says 2016 coal costs at regulated plants rose 56 cents on year

Mar 1, 2017: Are you overpaying for electricity? Probably. Here’s what to do

Mar 1, 2017: Rate hikes and customer growth bring profits to CenterPoint

Mar 1, 2017: Oncor Schedules Fourth Quarter And Year End 2016 Investor Call

Mar 1,, 2017: NextEra CEO calls emergency meeting with Texas PUC to save Oncor purchase

Mar 1, 2017: Vistra Energy: 60%+ Upside Potential

Mar 1, 2017: Bill Would Reduce Opportunities for Texans to Protest Corporate Polluters, Critics Say

Mar 1, 2017: IRS Withdraws Billions In Satisfied Claims Against EFH

Mar 1, 2017: Cura-Cruz v. Centerpoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC, 14-15-00632-CV

Mar 1, 2017: PNM Resources Inc (PNM) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance

Mar 1, 2017: 5 Electric Utilities With Healthy Yields

Feb 28, 2017: In the biggest U.S. electricity market, wind threatens Texas’ independent power producers

Feb 28, 2017: NRG cuts losses, but depressed power prices weigh on revenue

Feb 28, 2017: Denning: A Texas Tornado For America’s Power Players

Feb 27, 2017: A Small West Texas Town Could Be A Dump Site For High-Level Nuclear Waste

Feb 28, 2017: USDA Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure in Nine States

Mar 1, 2017: Council waives deadline on Gibbons Creek decision

Feb 27, 2017: City of Houston Boosts Solar Power Purchase to 50 MW

Feb 27, 2017: EFH Tells Bankruptcy Judge It Owes IRS $47.6M, Not $7.8B

Feb 24, 2017: EPA chief vows quick rollback of Obama-era rules

Feb 27, 2017: Council to consider waiving Gibbons Creek deadline

Feb 24, 2017: Gov. Greg Abbott meets with Trump EPA head Scott Pruitt

Feb 27, 2017: NextEra Energy and NextEra Energy Partners to meet with investors through the end of March

Renewable Power

Mar 3, 2017: Solar reached 1.4% of U.S. electricity in 2016

Mar 3, 2017: Australia To Spend Another $100 Million On Green Energy After It Caused Major Blackout

Mar 3, 2017: Amazon installing solar panels on 50 fulfillment centers around the world

Mar 2, 2017: Wind Turbines Posing Significant Threat To Hoary Bat Species

Feb 28, 2017: Making the Most of Hydrogen

Feb 28, 2017: Turbines under water: Meet Renewable Devices Marine

Feb 28, 2017: Biofuels May Be The Future Of The Aviation Industry

Feb 28, 2017: Shell’s Green Car Plans Must Overcome Hydrogen’s Deadly History

Feb 28, 2017: Nguyen: NRC Reviews Andrews Site for High-Level Nuclear Waste Storage

Mar 1, 2017: Researchers find US grid can handle more offshore wind power

Mar 1, 2017: By converting heat to focused beams of light, a new solar device could create cheap and continuous power. Availability: 10 to 15 years.

Mar 1, 2017: Startup to market foldable sheets of solar cells

Mar 1, 2017: Massachusetts Clean-Air Group Rails On Local Wind Turbine Installations

Mar 1, 2017: USA’s First Solar-Wind Hybrid Power Project

Feb 27, 2017: Icahn’s $126 Million Gain on Biofuel Deal Prompts Criticism

Feb 28, 2017: Advanced silicon solar cells

Feb 28, 2017: New Weatherproof Drone Suited For Industrial Inspections, Including Wind

Feb 27, 2017: Printable solar cells just got a little closer

Feb 27, 2017: A Potent Greenhouse Gas Used to Make Solar Panels Is on the Rise

Feb 27, 2017: Clean energy’s dirty secret — Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems

Feb 27, 2017: Is The Renewable Transition Harming The U.S. Economy?

Feb 27, 2017: Corporate clean energy deals are a bigger priority than ever

Feb 23, 2017: US Grid Ready for Large-Scale Offshore Wind Power Boost

Feb 17, 2017: Blackouts may cause Australia to shy away from renewables

Feb 14, 2017: Cheap solar ambulances to speed into service in rural Bangladesh

Feb 27, 2017: The Economist embraces renewables

Outside Texas

Mar 2, 2017: Nuclear Plant’s Closing Raises New Fears for Jobs and Taxes

Feb 27, 2017: A Battle Of Energy-Producing Native Americans Vs. Report-Producing Federal Contractors

Feb 27, 2017: Toshiba Considers Bankruptcy for Westinghouse

Feb 24, 2017: California regulators recommend approval of 1,040 MW gas plant from AES

Feb 24, 2017: Toshiba may file US electric unit for Chapter 11

Feb 24, 2017: FirstEnergy completes demolition of Ohio coal power plant


Mar 2, 2017: Al Saadi: The EV Myth – Electric Car Threat To Oil Is Wildly Overstated

Mar 2, 2017: EPA pulls back methane request for drillers

Mar 2, 2017: Sempra unit asks for preliminary FERC review of 2-Bcf/d pipe to Port Arthur LNG

Mar 1, 2017: ARPA-E 2017: Optimism turns to tension as sector prepares to protect energy R&D funding

Mar 1, 2017: NRC Reviews Andrews Site for High-Level Nuclear Waste Storage

Feb 27, 2017: White House announces senior energy staff appointments

Feb 27, 2017: WSU research advances energy savings for oil, gas industries

Feb 27, 2017: Analysis: Clean Power Plan repeal could cost $600B, result in 120,000 premature deaths

Feb 27, 2017: Texas Legislature files resolutions supporting delegation of federal energy regulations to state


For the Week of  2/17/17 — 2/24/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

Feb 21, 2017: Here’s a simple to-do list for Rick Perry in basic energy policy.

Feb 23, 2017: Pushing for scalability, utilities look to new hybrid models for microgrid deployment

Feb 21, 2017: Solar energy capacity expected to skyrocket in Texas by 2020

Feb 22, 2017: Vasari Energy Targets 500 MW of Solar Development in Texas

Feb 17, 2017: Revolutionary Power Plant Captures All Its Carbon Emissions, At No Extra Cost

Feb 20, 2017: Hemphill: 3 Big Energy Mistakes Not to Make in 2017, or Ever

Feb 21, 2017: ERC Price Benchmarks Week ending 2-17-17

Feb 21, 2017: Exelon Will Survive The Nuclear Crisis

Feb 17, 2017: Texas Connects Us: Solar Energy Plants in Texas Projected to Double

Feb 20, 2017: Trump to roll back Obama’s climate, water rules through executive action

Feb 17, 2017: Uranium Goes Nuclear as Toshiba Melts Down

Feb 17, 2017: Pickens: How to Make America Great Again with Domestic Energy Resources

Feb 20, 2017: Could Solar Power Ever Catch up to Oil and Gas in Houston?


Feb 24, 2017: Deal-killers galore? NextEra CEO goes to Austin to send a message

Feb 23, 2017: Lamar Smith takes on the clean energy agenda

Feb 23, 2017: American Electric Power (AEP), Dynegy (DYN) to Transfer Ownership Of Co-owned Power Plants

Feb 21, 2017: Solar Energy Powering Homes, Businesses on the South Plains

Feb 22, 2017: NextEra Still Faces Skepticism over Oncor Acquisition

Feb 22, 2017: Utility firm Vistra trading downtown Dallas office for new headquarters in Irving

Feb 21, 2017: Texans Helping Texans Pay Electric Bills

Feb 21, 2017: Legislator makes (unlikely) attempt to change Railroad Commission’s name, again

Feb 21, 2017: Powers To Retire From AEP In August

Feb 21, 2017: Texas Should Get Its Head in the New Solar Market Game

Feb 21, 2017: Texas Legislation Round-up: TDU Rate Changes, Vulnerable Customer Identification, Mexico Exports

Feb 21, 2017: A secure and low-cost power grid is within state’s reach

Feb 21, 2017: If NextEra buys Oncor, what’s in it for the rest of us?

Feb 17, 2017: Startup aims to add more power to choosing electric plans

Feb 17, 2017: Energy Future bankruptcy plan approved, clearing way for NextEra

Feb 17, 2017: One person dead after accident at the Martin Lake Power Plant in Tatum

Feb 17, 2017: Push for cleaner energy brings city leaders to solar hot spot

Feb 17, 2017: Thousands without power after overnight storms

Feb 18, 2017: Q & A: Electric plan consultant gives power back to consumers

Feb 17, 2017: NextEra Energy increases quarterly dividend 13%

Texas Retail Electric Providers

Feb 21, 2017: Consumer Education Portal Launches to Demystify Convoluted Texas Electricity Market

Feb 20, 2017: Ten Years, $300 Million in TXU Energy Cash Back Loyalty Rewards

Renewable Power

Feb 21, 2017: In Case You Missed It, This Hasn’t Happened in the Solar Industry in 16 Years

Feb 21, 2017: Governors Urge Trump to Support Wind and Solar Power

Feb 23, 2017: Renewable energy mission needs a robust grid network

Feb 23, 2017: Report: Six states propose new electric vehicle fees

Feb 17, 2017: New polymer nanocomposites could improve solar cell durability

Feb 20, 2017: SolarCity’s Ties to Foreclosure Cases Raise Questions on Vetting Policies

Feb 20, 2017: Solar startup sheds light on political donors

Feb 17, 2017: First Solar raises 2017 revenue view on project timing

Feb 20, 2017: Green Mountain Energy offers solar panel plan

Feb 17, 2017: What Shell is doing to help Toyota’s hydrogen car attempt take off

Feb 20, 2017: Retiring worn-out wind turbines could cost billions that nobody has

Feb 17, 2017: 2017 forecast: Bright, sun-shiny days for utility solar

Feb 17, 2017: Tesla Has An ‘Unneeded Distraction’

Feb 17, 2017: Ortiz: Lax government oversight on rooftop solar puts minority consumers at risk

Feb 15, 2017: Wind Briefly Provides Over 50 Percent of Demand in 14 States

Outside Texas

Feb 22, 2017: Skyrocketing costs bury Southern Co.

Feb 23, 2017: Toshiba’s potential exit from stake in nuclear developer leaves future US construction uncertain

Feb 17, 2017: No fracking way! Fukishima is worse than ever

Feb 15, 2017: Entergy mulls fate of New York nuclear plant as it moves to ‘pure play utility’

Feb 17, 2017: PJM board promotes new senior vice president, chief information officer


Feb 21, 2017: Underregulated, Overregulated, or ‘Just Right?’

Feb 21, 2017: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Data Points

Feb 21, 2017: Tomlinson: Eminent domain power comes with responsibilities

Feb 21, 2017: CLEAResult co-founder Garland killed in Australian plane crash

Feb 21, 2017: CAPP prompt market still but utilities talking larger-volume coal deals

Feb 21, 2017: Campaign contributions to Railroad Commissioners continue to pour in

Feb 20, 2017: NOV for Sharyland Relating to Transmission and Distribution Tariffs


For the Week of  2/10/17 — 2/17/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

Feb 17, 2017: Southern Cross could spur 3GW of new wind build-out in Texas grid

Feb 16, 2017: Are Ice Batteries The Future Of Energy Storage?

Feb 16, 2017: Paxton files petition on EPA’s sulfur dioxide standards

Feb 16, 2017: Trump signs bill undoing Obama coal mining rule

Feb 16, 2017: How federal tax reform could complicate prospects for renewable energy

Feb 16, 2017: Two Day Seminar: Fundamentals of The Texas ERCOT Electric Power Market – Houston, United States – March 2nd-3rd, 2017 – Research and Markets

Feb 14, 2017: Without Clean Power Plan, coal use could rise again

Fen 14, 2017: Time To End The Department Of Energy’s Loan Program

Feb 13, 2017: ERCOT Experienced Problem with Day-Ahead Market.

Feb 14, 2017: Coleto Creek Power Plant sold

Feb 14, 2017: Wind power briefly sets record as source for electricity in U.S.

Feb 15, 2017: Wind Energy Is Now The Largest Source Of Clean Energy In The U.S.

Feb 14, 2017: EPA: US greenhouse gas emissions declined in 2015

Feb 15, 2017: Peak Temperatures Will Push Electric Grid to the Brink in an Ever-WarmingFen World

Feb 14, 2017: Pruitt seen as boon for utilities hit by EPA haze rule

Feb 15, 2017: Lower 48 sees warm, wet January with well-below-average energy demand

Feb 13, 2017: ERCOT: January coal generation significantly higher than last year

Feb 10, 2017: NuScale Reactor Nears One Milestone, With More to Follow

Feb 10, 2017: Trump brings big change to climate policies

Feb 10, 2017: McDonald: Energy Storage Set To Boom In 2017

Feb 10, 2017: Calpine CEO (Again) Claims Up To 30% of ERCOT Generation Losing Money


Feb 16, 2017: Chutchian: Texas Utility Giant EFH Poised To Exit Bankruptcy After Three Years

Feb 17, 2017: Who calls the shots if the country’s biggest power company scoops up Texas’ biggest utility?

Feb 16, 2017: Tinker: We Need Secure Energy for America

Feb 16, 2017: Texas utility proposes increased fees, demand charges for solar customers in 2017 rate case

Feb 16, 2017: Tyler police: Oncor worker electrocuted while making repairs at Tyler intersection

Feb 17, 2017: AEP Named One Of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies For Fourth Consecutive Year

Feb 16, 2017: Vistra Energy to Report 2016 Results on March 30, 2017

Feb 15, 2017: Technology grows as driving force behind providing solutions for electric customers

Feb 15, 2017: Waste Management Invests $30M in Renewable Energy to Fuel Fleet

Feb 14, 2017: Energy Future begins bankruptcy exit hearing with key deal

Feb 14, 2017: EFH Opens Ch. 11 Confirmation Push With ‘Global Peace’ Deal

Feb 14, 2017: Hedge funds get spots on NRG board

Feb 14, 2017: Changes on NRG board after shareholder deal

Feb 15, 2017: El Paso Electric seeks to disadvantage solar in Texas with 8.7% rate hike

Feb 13, 2017: Landowner Groups Encouraged By Eminent Domain Reform Bills

Feb 13, 2017: El Paso Electric asks for 8.7% rate hike in Texas

Feb 13, 2017: Luminant, Ad Settle Suit

Feb 13, 2017: EFH Reaches Tentative Deal To Resolve Make-Whole Dispute

Feb 13, 2017: NextEra Energy and NextEra Energy Partners to meet with investors during the month of February

Feb 13, 2017: NRG Energy chairman to depart and Smitherman joins the Board

Feb 13, 2017: NRG Energy (NRG) Enters Agreement with Elliott Management and Bluescape Energy Partners

Feb 11, 2017: NextEra Holdings strikes $7.5B loan agreement with banks Article

Feb 13, 2017: Calpine: Creating Retail “Powerhouse” A Top Priority Retail Platform “Strategically Complete”

Feb 10, 2017: Calpine’s earnings down 60 percent from 2015

Feb 11, 2017: MAP: How Much Has Your State’s Energy Costs Gone Up In Eight Years Of Obama?

Feb 10, 2017: OATI Launches USA Microgrids and Other Microgrid News from IDEA and Oncor

Feb 9, 2017: Longview City Council votes to review utility company’s rate increase of 17%

Feb 12, 2017: Energy Information Administration: U.S. lost enough coal power for 47M homes

Texas Retail Electric Providers

Feb 13, 2017: Oncor Informs REPs Of Process To Eliminate State College Discount, Transition ESI-IDs

Renewable Power

Feb 16, 2017: BP Weighing Upgrade of U.S. Wind Turbines to Compete With Gas

Feb 16, 2017: The Most-Hated Bear in Solar Isn’t Backing Down

Feb 16, 2017: War, peace and innovation: Solar policy in 2016

Feb 16, 2017: Tax fairness critical to sustaining growth of energy sector

Feb 14, 2017: Berkshire executive: Renewable industry creating jobs talked about by Trump

Feb 13, 2017: SunPower Drops 6%: Q1 Revenue View Misses by a Mile

Feb 14, 2017: Without Clean Power Plan, coal use could rise again

Fen 14, 2017: Time To End The Department Of Energy’s Loan Program

Feb 13, 2017: Paradigm Shift: Wind Energy Can Be the New Baseload

Feb 9, 2017: Wind Power Surpasses Hydroelectric in a Crucial Measure

Feb 13, 2017: Paradigm Shift: Wind Energy Can Be the New Baseload

Feb 9, 2017: Wind Power Surpasses Hydroelectric in a Crucial Measure

Feb 9, 2017: National Lab Researchers Work To Battle Solar Panel Corrosion

Feb 10, 2017: Oklahoma moves up to third place in state rankings for wind power

Feb 10, 2017: Can Richard Branson’s Green Fund Renew Hope?

Feb 8, 2017: Bonugli: Can green tariffs attract big business to states?

Feb 9, 2017: WPPI Energy, NextEra Energy Resources plan to build state’s largest solar energy center

Feb 10, 2017: Research spotlight: Solar cost shift negligible, DER valuation efforts advancing slowly

Feb 10, 2017: Big utilities try to tilt solar energy market in their favor

Outside Texas

Feb 16, 2017: Entergy mulls fate of New York nuclear plant as it moves to ‘pure play utility’

Feb 17, 2017: Energy industry executives urge increased public-private partnerships, funding for R&D

Feb 16, 2017: Former commissioner: Bay’s call for FERC reform is ‘musings’ of outgoing chair

Feb 16, 2017: Commissioner to depart NY PSC

Feb 16, 2017: NARUC 2017: A little less climate and a lot more infrastructure

Feb 14, 2017: IPPs File Challenge to Illinois Nuclear Subsidies

Feb 14, 2017: Mexico’s Energy Reform And Pemex: Both Challenged As US Energy Sector Watches

Feb 14, 2017: Prices plummet in ISO-NE capacity auction, raising questions about new generation plans


Feb 14, 2017: Energy Industry Vexed by Possible Re-emergence of Resource-Extraction Rule

Feb 14, 2017: Broadband could come from co-ops

Feb 14, 2017: Competition for oil services ramping up in Permian; ‘It’s déjà vu,’ says Parsley CEO

Feb 14, 2017: Pipeline explodes in South Texas

Feb 14, 2017: In America’s Heartland, A Power Company Leads Charge For Electric Cars

Feb 13, 2017: Former ERCOT lawyer joins Haynes and Boone energy practice

Feb 11, 2017: Pickens: The ultimate irony — How Germany is shaping Texas’ energy future

Feb 7, 2017: House passes bill to block Obama land planning rule

Feb 10, 2017: Railroad Commission pleads case for more funding


For the Week of  2/3/17 — 2/10/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

Feb 9, 2017: Mothballed Unit in ERCOT Decommissioned

Feb 9, 2017: Texas energy

Feb 9, 2017: Alternative energy fact: Texas and other red states still leading the nation in wind farms

Feb 9, 2017: Blast in French nuclear plant’s machine room; no radiation

Feb 9, 2017: France nuclear plant explosion: no risk of contamination, say experts

Feb 7, 2017: Group Says Texas Electric Grid Would Survive Loss Of Two Coal Plants

Feb 7, 2017: With tax reform on the table, senators prepare second push for energy storage incentives

Feb 7, 2017: GOP senior statesmen making push for a carbon tax

Feb 6, 2017: Warming-Driven Heat Waves Could Tax U.S. Electrical Grid

Feb 4, 2017: Can Nuclear Power Rise From The Chaos In Washington?

Feb 3, 2017: Sulfur dioxide emissions from power plants decrease

Feb 5, 2017: What are the Benefits of Energy Storage? Here’s What Texas Co-ops are Finding Out

Feb 4, 2017: New carbon regs a ‘big hug to Texas’?

Feb 5, 2017: Looming tax reforms and regulatory changes could challenge utilities’ wallets

Feb 5, 2017: GOP ‘smart strategy’ for axing rule hinges in part on timing


Feb 10, 2017: Calpine swings to profit on lower expenses

Feb 10, 2017: Calpine Names President of Retail Division and Calpine Reports Purchase Price For North American Power

Feb 8, 2017: Public worries over energy bills at all time low

Feb 9, 2017: The Outlook for Coal Looks Brighter in 2017

Feb 9, 2017: Oncor Restores Power

Feb 9, 2017: Texas Leaders Can Use Clean Energy to Increase Investments and Create Jobs. Here’s How

Feb 10, 2017: Online Tool to Help Solar Customers Avoid Getting Burned

Feb 8, 2017: Research Reports on Electric Utilities Equities — Calpine, Dynegy, Duke Energy, and Xcel Energy

Feb 8, 2017: Just Energy Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results

Feb 8, 2017: Texas Leaders Can Use Clean Energy to Increase Investments and Create Jobs. Here’s How.

Feb 8, 2017: Barry Smitherman, veteran Texas official, may head to D.C.

Feb 8, 2017: Exelon profit dips 34% on lower capacity and enery prices

Feb 8, 2017: Exelon (EXC) Q4 Earnings Miss by a Penny, Revenues Lag

Feb 8, 2017: Greensmith Energy chosen by Oncor to provide software for microgrid facility

Feb 6, 2017: Senate Bill 89 a positive step for residential energy storage

Feb 6, 2017: Victoria native develops solar unit for rural use

Feb 6, 2017: Houston lighting company acquired by global firm

Feb 6, 2017: Austin City Council approves solar-ready resolution

Feb 6, 2017: Texas lawmaker warns of outer space death pulse

Feb 5, 2017: From DP&L to Vistra Energy, D-FW’s most powerful electric provider gets a fresh start

Feb 5, 2017: Vistra Energy’s Promising Next Act

Feb 3, 2017: Eat what you kill: Texas produces most, consumes most energy

Feb 6, 2017: Bill Again Filed To Allow Large C&Is to Take Customer Choice At Austin Energy

Texas Retail Electric Providers

Feb 10, 2017: Retail Supplier Now Selling At Retail Storefronts, Includes Texas Location

Feb 10, 2017: Just Energy “Actively Looking” At M&A, Inorganic Growth

Feb 3, 2017: Just Energy Announces Partnership with Skydrop

Power Grid Security

Feb 8, 2017: EEI: Trump review of cyber threats to US grid imminent

Renewable Power

Feb 8, 2017: Wind tops nation in renewable energy capacity for first time

Feb 9, 2017: U.S. added 6,400 MW of wind turbines in final months of 2016

Feb 9, 2017: Near-record Growth Propels Wind Power Into First Place as America’s Largest Renewable Resource

Feb 5, 2017: Pollution-fighting Vertical Forest buildings coming to China

Feb 8, 2017: Offshore Wind Moves Into Energy’s Mainstream

Feb 6, 2017: For renewables, infrastructure order ‘more notable in form … than substance’

Feb 7, 2017: Wind And Solar Power Seem Cheap Now, But Will The Cost Go Up As We Use More Of It?

Feb 6, 2017: Will shipping lobby’s handiwork sabotage offshore wind energy?

Feb 6, 2017: Atlanta solar company completes project on Jimmy Carter land

Feb 7, 2017: Gov. Mary Fallin proposes tax on Oklahoma wind production

Feb 8, 2017: Can green tariffs attract big business to states?

Feb 6, 2017: Home energy storage batteries lose to grid-connected solar on environmental impact

Outside Texas

Feb 7, 2017: How New York City Gets Its Electricity

Feb 9, 2017: New England capacity auction clears at $5.30/kW-month

Feb 7, 2017: McSwain: California bets on electric cars, at ratepayer risk

Feb 8, 2017: MISO undecided about next step on FERC-rejected capacity auction

Feb 8, 2017: Without a quorum, US FERC cancels monthly open agenda meetings

Feb 8, 2017: Facing lack of a quorum, FERC delegates some authority to staff

Feb 8, 2017: What the US can learn from Australia’s innovative approach to grid transformation planning

Feb 6, 2017: Gas-fired generation buildout not over in PJM: UBS

Feb 6, 2017: Entergy explores selling nukes it will close to decommissioning venture

Feb 6, 2017: FERC accepts PJM plan to let generators update offers to reflect fuel prices

Feb 1, 2017: NRG’s Massive California Solar Plant Finally Making Enough Power

Feb 5, 2017: Californians are paying billions for power they don’t need

Feb 3, 2017: High radiation levels at Fukushima reactor is bad, bad news

Feb 3, 2017: FERC approves Dynegy’s $3.3B acquisition of Engie power plants

Feb 3, 2017: Arizona utility regulator proposes emergency summit to tackle possible coal plant shutdown


Feb 8, 2017: Largest Coal Plant In Western U.S. May Close Due To Inexpensive Natural Gas

Feb 9, 2017: House panel to consider ‘modernizing’ Clean Air Act, environmental laws

Feb 9, 2017: Haynes and Boone Energy Practice Gains Former PUCT and ERCOT Senior Lawyer

Feb 8, 2017: U.S. coal production on the rise — for now

Feb 2, 2017: Energy lobbyist expected to land key White House slot

Feb 6, 2017: Texas Eastern applies for 322,000-Dth/d Stratton Ridge expansion project

Feb 2, 2017: Texas data centre boom continues with Stream Data Centers breaking ground at 265,000 sqf hub

Feb 7, 2017: Energy Management, Data Veteran Launches New Broker in Texas


For the Week of  1/27/17 — 2/3/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

Feb 2, 2017: Advanced Microgrid Solutions and Pedernales Electric Cooperative Win $3.24 Million Department of Energy Grant to Advance Grid Integration of Solar Energy in Texas

Feb 3, 2017: What are the Benefits of Energy Storage? Here’s What Texas Co-ops are Finding Out

Feb 1, 2017: Reframing LCOE: New interactive tool expands the scope of generation cost comparisons

Feb 1, 2017: Adams: $200 Million More Invested Into Right-Sized Advanced Nuclear Power

Jan 28, 2017: Why Now Is The Time For Nuclear Cargo Shipping

Jan 27, 2017: JLM Energy Puts Batteries on Solar Modules With New Phazr Storage Product

Jan 29, 2017: Making a better battery

Feb 2, 2017: Senate votes to block Obama coal rule

Jan 31, 2017: Trump’s follow-through bodes well for renewable fuels, advocates say

Feb 1, 2017: How to Predict a Utility’s Transmission and Distribution Costs: Count the Customers

Jan 31, 2017: Scientists Plan to Replace Fossil Fuels With Nuclear Fusion by 2030

Feb 1, 2017: House votes to strike down two Obama-era rules

Feb 1, 2017: Rep. Lamar Smith, emboldened in a new Washington, seeks to reshape EPA

Feb 1, 2017: White House lifts freeze on EPA grants, contracts

Feb 1, 2017: Tesla’s 80 MWh battery storage facility starts operations for SoCal Edison

Jan 30, 2017: ERCOT RUC Activity Jumps Sharply in 2016

Jan 31, 2017: House to repeal Obama coal rule Wednesday

Jan 31, 2017: Lawmaker to propose abolishing EPA

Jan 30, 2017: Tesla Gives the California Power Grid a Battery Boost

Jan 30, 2017: EIA: Power sector plans 36.6 GW of new natural gas capacity for next 2 years

Jan 31, 2017: Smith: The Dream of Cheap Nuclear Power Is Over

Jan 30, 2017: Tailoring Your Data Center for a New Market

Jan 27, 2017: Why a red state is the No. 1 wind energy producer in America

Jan 27, 2017: How Exelon may learn to stop worrying and love natural gas

Jan 27, 2017: Focus: Grid Outages from Failures of Power Line Clusters

Jan 27, 2017: Will Texas become final resting place for high-level nuclear waste?

Jan 27, 2017: San Antonio’s Mission Solar undergoes second round of layoffs

Jan 27, 2017: Environmentalists preparing to battle Trump, GOP in court

Jan 26, 2017: Trump EPA to delay 30 regulations as part of transition freeze


Feb 3, 2017: Oncor Upgrades to Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure’s GIS and Network Modelling Solution

Feb 3, 2017: Findell: Austin could require new buildings to make room for solar

Feb 2, 2017: Home Depot invests in West Texas wind farm

Feb 2, 2017: US Trustee Balks At EFH Bid To Pay Creditor Legal Fees

Feb 2, 2017: Notable Business Bankruptcy Rulings Of 2016

Feb 1, 2017: King Files Bills on Miscellaneous Gross Receipts Tax on Electricity

Feb 2, 2017: Energy Future Holdings Loses Round Three In Fight Over Liability For Make-Whole Premiums

Feb 1, 2017: Texas City Signs PPA For Invenergy’s Santa Rita Wind Farm

Jan 31, 2017: The Home Depot Taps Texas Wind Farm for Renewable Energy

Jan 28, 2017: Fischmann: Paying for EPE’s bad choice

Jan 31, 2017: Rick Perry clears first hurdle to become energy secretary, signaling easy confirmation

Jan 27, 2017: Will Trump and Perry Revive Proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository?

Jan 30, 2017: Austin Energy makes good on energy efficiency goals

Jan 30, 2017: Local solar company to repay tax abatements after halving workforce

Jan 27, 2017: Texas co-op group forms partnership with Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Jan 27, 2017: Energy Future Holdings Loses Round Three in Fight Over Liability for Make-Whole Premiums

Texas Retail Electric Providers

Jan 31, 2017: CHRON’s Affiliate, Zen Technologies, Announces Launch of Commercial Services Division and Unique Program

Jan 31, 2017: Texas Retail Provider Adds “Co-op” To Brand

Jan 30, 2017: NRG Companies “Admit” Interest In Acquiring Gexa

Power Grid Security

Feb 1, 2017: US power industry preps for ‘successful’ cyberattacks

Feb 1, 2016: Cauley to Testify on Cybersecurity at House Energy Subcommittee Hearing

Renewable Power

Jan 27, 2017: McDivitt: Is renewable energy news at risk of becoming clickbait?

Feb 1, 2017: Scientists design electricity generator that mimics trees

Feb 1, 2017: Saudi Arabia Plans the World’s Cheapest Power With Solar and Wind

Jan 27, 2017: America is torn apart by partisan politics—except when it comes to buying solar power

Jan 28, 2017: 11 of the Most Impressive Solar Projects Powering Our World

Feb 2, 2017: World’s biggest solar-thermal power plant making enough power, NRG says

Feb 1, 2017: Russian Military Threat Halts Giant Offshore Wind Project

Jan 30, 2017: Tverberg: The “Wind and Solar Will Save Us” Delusion

Jan 30, 2017: Storing solar power increases energy consumption and emissions, study finds

Jan 30, 2017: First Solar’s Journey Through the Desert Is Just Beginning

Jan 30, 2017: From Feces To Fuel: Our Cars Could Soon Be Powered By Human Waste

Jan 30, 2017: Storing Solar Power Increases Energy Consumption and Emissions, Study Finds

Outside Texas

Feb 1, 2017: Nevada gears up to fight Yucca Mountain nuke waste site

Feb 1, 2017: LaFleur Reinstates Morenoff as General Counsel

Feb 1, 2017: FERC Rejects MISO’s 3-Year Forward Auction Proposal

Feb 1, 2017: AEP Ohio’s Plan To Expand Advanced Energy Delivery System Approved

Feb 1, 2017: Acting Chairman LaFleur Announces Staff Changes

Feb 1, 2017: Zibelman exit interview: How the New York REV is paving the way for transactive energy

Feb 1, 2017: With FERC shorthanded, insiders worry energy sector permitting will ‘grind to a halt’

Feb 1, 2017: Innovative Direct-Current Microgrids to Solve India’s Power Woes

Jan 30, 2017: Toshiba to withdraw from nuclear plant construction, chairman to quit

Jan 26, 2017: AEP to push ‘surgical’ approach to power market reforms in Ohio

Other News

Feb 2, 2017: Texas data centre boom continues with Stream Data Centers breaking ground at 265,000 sqf hub

Feb 1, 2017: Godlewski: Filling up with natural gas

Feb 1, 2017: Inside FERC Henry Hub February index down 55 cents to $3.39/MMBtu


For the Week of  1/20/17 — 1/27/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

Jan 26, 2017: Elon Musk Floated the Idea of a Carbon Tax to Trump, an Official Says

Jan 20, 2017: Buckeye Joins Comments to the EPA on Obama’s Clean Power Plan with Texas Public Policy Foundation

Jan 25, 2017: Texas added energy jobs in November for first time in two years

Jan 25, 2017: Power grid taking on more renewables amid policy, technical challenges

Jan 24, 2017: Sherman getting 70-acre solar farm

Jan 25, 2017: Power & Gas Index: 8 regional charts show the link between gas and electricity markets

Jan 25, 2017: Texas Electric Cooperatives to showcase state-of-the-art energy storage system at its Master Distribution Center

Jan 24, 2017: Texas just opened world’s largest ‘clean coal’ plant

Jan 24, 2017: Will Rick Perry Privatize America’s Nuclear Waste Storage?

Jan 22, 2017: Uranium stocks are booming, thanks to Trump

Jan 23, 2017: Future uncertain for wind and solar power in Trump’s America

Jan 23, 2017: 10 trends shaping the electric utility industry in 2017

Jan 23, 2017: Natural Gas Prices Expected to Rise Through 2018

Jan 20, 2017: Perry: Going nuclear — Perry poised to lead renewable energy push

Jan 21, 2017: Headwinds threaten Texas’ nuke plants

Jan 21, 2017: FERC policy statement upholds concurrent cost recovery for energy storage resources


Jan 25, 2017: Close To Ch. 11 Confirmation, EFH Still Faces Hurdles

Jan 26, 2017: Will Trump and Perry Revive Proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository?

Jan 27, 2017: NextEra Energy (NEE) Misses Q4 Earnings and Revenues

Jan 25, 2017: Tomlinson: Texas energy regulator needs more money and a new name

Jan 24, 2017: University of Texas Study Determines Cheapest Electricity for the Future

Jan 23, 2017: Switching is not so simple: 100% renewable energy sources require overcapacity

Jan 25, 2017: American Electric Power Company Inc (AEP) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.13 EPS

Jan 24, 2017: American Electric Power Declares Quarterly Dividend On Common Stock

Jan 23, 2017: Hall: How energy efficiency could add power to the Texas economy

Jan 19, 2017: Staples: America Would Benefit from a Rick Perry Frame of Mind

Jan 20, 2017: Magill: Decoding Trump’s White House Energy Plan

Jan 17, 2017: NRG Energy shares pop after a private partnership says it owns a stake and wants changes

Jan 20, 2017: Trump takes reins, lays out energy plan

Jan 21, 2017: Trump’s regulatory freeze halts four Obama rules aimed at promoting greater energy efficiency

Jan 21, 2017: AEP Schedules Live Webcast of Quarterly Earnings Call

Jan 20, 2017: PNM Resources Inc. (PNM) Forecasted to Post FY2016 Earnings of $1.65 Per Share

Texas Retail Electric Providers

Jan 25, 2017: Renewable Power Direct Sources Wind Energy for Iron Mountain

Jan 24, 2017: CHRON Acquires Leading Texas-Based Retail Electric Provider: Enertrade Electric LLC

Jan 24, 2017: TXU Offering “Season Pass” Electricity Plan, 50% Off Energy Charge During Summer, Winter

Jan 23, 2017: Think Energy® to Power Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

Renewable Power

Jan 24, 2017: The power of wind energy and how to use it

Jan 24, 2017: Will Trump Save This Critical Military Radar From Wind Turbines?

Jan 25, 2017: Holy Hot Polarons, Batman! New Perovskite Solar Cell Shows Promise

Jan 24, 2017: Why 2017 Could See A Renewable Energy Boom In The Middle East

Jan 24, 2017: The Cost of UK Offshore Wind Dropped 32% in 4 Years—Now Beating New Nuclear Costs

Jan 25, 2017: Largest US offshore wind farm gets green light

Jan 25, 2017: New York updates rules to clear up solar interconnection backlog

Jan 25, 2017: To enable EV grid services, states need more electric cars on the road

Jan 24, 2017: Will Jobs in Solar Energy Keep Growing?

Jan 24, 2017: Will Rooftop Solar Really Add to Utility Costs?

Jan 24, 2017: Technical work lays foundation for biodiesel market growth

Jan 24, 2017: The Battle Continues For The Future Of Residential Solar

Jan 19, 2017: Unusual energy sources generate high hopes

Jan 19, 2017: Subscriptions or sales: Which community solar approach promises the best growth?

Jan 20, 2017: Peterson: Desalination and Energy Consumption

Jan 22, 2017: Dougherty: Clean-energy technologies deserve equal tax treatment

Jan 23, 2017: Japan’s Solar Boom Is Accelerating

Jan 22, 2017: Extreme Solar Storm-Induced Blackouts May Cost U.S. More Than $40B Daily

Jan 21, 2017: President Trump Will Love This New Wind Energy Farm

Jan 21, 2017: Chinese, Germans Seek to Turn Chernobyl Wasteland to Solar Park

Jan 21 2017: Off Long Island, Wind Power Tests the Waters

Outside Texas

Jan 26, 2017: California examines cannabis effect on power demand

Jan 24, 2017: California utilities propose a $1 billion electric vehicle push

Jan 24, 2017: FERC Continues Electric Market Reforms

Jan 24, 2017: What Australia’s DER revolution can teach US utilities about the age of Trump

Jan 22, 2017: Judge postpones sentencing of PG&E in case tied to blast

Jan 20, 2017: FirstEnergy takes significant step in divesting merchant business

Jan 20, 2017: PG&E submits $250 million proposal expanding support for electric vehicles in California

Jan 19, 2017: DOE Releases First-Ever State of the National Labs Report

Other News

Jan 25, 2017: Renewable Denton Plan loses website name to spam advertisement

Jan 25, 2017: Oncor: Blown fuses, downed limbs caused power outage

Jan 25, 2017: Big Oil Roars Back

Jan 24, 2017: CLEAResult Names Greg Sarich Chief Information Officer

Jan 24, 2017: Oncor: Blown fuses, downed limbs caused power outage

Jan 12, 2017: Oncor officials explain how power lines that injured 86-year-old were damaged

Jan 24, 2017: Former Retail Supplier COO Named Board President Of GCPA

Jan 19, 2017: NextDecade takes aim at Texas City for LNG


For the Week of  1/13/17 — 1/20/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

Jan 20, 2017: Whitepaper By Brattle Economists Examines Effective Hedging Instruments For Renewable Resource Development

Jan 19, 2017: Two shareholders make a bid to redirect NRG Energy

Jan 19, 2017: Hottest Thing in LNG Is Producing Power as Record Glut Looms

Jan 19, 2017: Getting rid of coal power plants has led to one stunning statistic, EIA says

Jan 19, 2017: Scott Pruitt, Testifying to Lead E.P.A., Criticizes Environmental Rules

Nov 16, 2016: The NARUC lesson: Value of distributed energy affirmed when regulators rely on facts

Jan 18, 2017: Houston NRG exec: Power generation is moving toward smaller scales

Jan 18, 2017: The Coal Power Comeback — Starting With Carbon Capture

Jan 18, 2017: Here’s why deregulation won’t put miners back to work

Jan 18, 2017: States sue to block last-minute Obama environmental rule

Jan 18, 2017: NuScale Submits First Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Design to NRC

Jan 17, 2017: Beyond Smart Meters: Utilities in a Connected Future

Jan 17, 2017: Paxton files one last lawsuit against Obama administration

Jan 17, 2017: Rick Perry and the “Texas Approach” to Renewable Energy and Infrastructure

Jan 17, 2017: Rick Perry prepares to re-enter political arena with confirmation hearing

Jan 16, 2017: Coal lost hold as dominant energy source in 2016

Jan 17, 2017: Inside Pruitt’s conflicting approaches to Okla. energy cases

Jan 12, 2017: Open Access: How Regional Organized Power Markets Work

Jan 13, 2017: Miniaturized Nuclear Power Plant? U.S. Reviewing Proposed Design

Jan 16, 2017: Rick Perry praised for role in making Texas a leader in clean energy

Jan 16, 2017: Renewable power with smart inverters compete with traditional power plants


Jan 19, 2017: Texas’ biggest power company is slashing costs: ‘We know what got us into trouble’

Jan 19, 2017: House, Senate disagree on how to fund the state’s oil and gas regulator

Jan 19, 2017: Costs may hamper environmental legislative plans

Jan 19, 2017: Rick Perry dances through hearing for energy secretary, using a two-step of charm and chops

Jan 19, 2017: Exelon appoints senior vice president and general counsel

Jan 18, 2017: Dan Patrick makes only one change atop Senate committees

Jan 18, 2017: Schneider Electric acquires Renewable Choice Energy

Jan 17, 2017: Tesla begins making battery cells at Nevada ‘gigafactory’

Jan 17, 2017: PEC board rebukes, but doesn’t remove, director for controversial post

Jan 17, 2017: SunPower by Freedom Solar announces Oncor 2017 Texas solar rebates

Jan 17, 2017: Calculating the Full Cost of Electricity—Know Your History

Jan 17, 2017: LP&L electric rates to increase $5 for average customer next month

Jan 18, 2017: PNM Resources, Inc. (Holding Co.) (PNM) To Go Ex-Dividend on January 19th

Jan 17, 2017: How electricity retailer TXU Energy emerged from bankruptcy as a hot property

Jan 16, 2017: FERC OK in Hand, NextEra Faces More Questions on Oncor Deal

Jan 17, 2017: Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC v. Public Utility Commission of Texas

Jan 16, 2017: Is borrowing $1 billion to reward the bankruptcy-saving investors of TXU Energy, Luminant money well spent?

Jan 13, 2017: Cha-ching! A billion-dollar payday for the hedge funds that took TXU Energy and Luminant out of bankruptcy

Jan 14, 2017: Legal and financial advisers feast on bankruptcy fees from the oil patch

Jan 12, 2017: Energy Center plan gets money-saving change

Jan 16, 2017: 8 Reasons To Worry About Rick Perry Running The Department Of Energy

Jan 17, 2017: Donations pour in for North Texan who couldn’t afford heat

Jan 17, 2017: NRG Energy +6.7% as Elliott Associates discloses large stake

Jan 17, 2017: Elliott, private equity firm buy stakes in NRG Energy

Texas Retail Electric Providers

Jan 19, 2017: TXU Donates $75,000 to Help With Local Power Bills

Jan 17, 2017: Just Energy Announces Early Redemption of the Remaining $94,652,000 of its 6.0% Convertible Debentures Due June 2017

Jan 17, 2017: Texas Supreme Court: Retail Providers “Lack Obligation” To Pass-On Any TDU Discount

Renewable Power

Jan 17, 2017: Scottish government targets 66% emissions cut by 2032

Jan 17, 2017: Solar deployment drives U.S electric power sector job growth

Jan 17, 2017: Obama puts offshore North Carolina on wind energy map

Jan 17, 2017: Electric car maker Faraday Future unveils prototype

Jan 15, 2017: Gas And Renewables Toppled Coal A Decade Early

Jan 17, 2017: New blades and generators for more efficient small wind turbines

Jan 13, 2017: Farenthold’s windfarm bill calls for safe air space

Jan 13, 2017: EDF Renewable Completes Wind Development for Google

Jan 13, 2017: U.S. Solar Employment Jumped 25% In 2016, Says DOE Study

Jan 16, 2017: American wind energy jobs reach 100,000 according to US DOE

Jan 16, 2017: Saudi Arabia seeks $30bn-$50bn solar and wind energy investment

Jan 13, 2017: With Nine Gigawatts Coming Online In 2017, India Set To Emerge As Solar’s Third Superpower

Jan 9, 2017: All Dutch trains now running on 100% wind energy

Jan 16, 2017: Security fears spark call for wind farm shutdown

Jan 16, 2017: In New York, Wind And Solar Get Double Their Value In Subsidies

Outside Texas

Jan 17, 2017: In latest move, China halts over 100 coal power projects

Jan 12, 2017: Generators call New York nuclear subsidies an ‘existential threat’ to wholesale markets

Jan 16, 2017: Moniz: Bid to revive Nevada nuclear waste dump doomed

Other News

Jan 19, 2017: Acclaim Energy Announces Senior Management Team Addition

Jan 18, 2017: Power restored at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport

Jan 13, 2017: Toyota Dealers Refuse To Sell Prius Prime Electric Car

Jan 11, 2017: Startup company that wants to recycle electric car batteries on display at Detroit auto show


For the Week of  1/6/17 — 1/13/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

Jan 12, 2017: Senators Renew Push for Return to Analog in Grid Cybersecurity Bill

Jan 12, 2017: In EPA rebuke, judge orders quick evaluation on coal jobs

Jan 11, 2017: Facing Tougher Pollution Regulations, Texas Coal Plants Want Old EPA Rule Back

Jan 11, 2017: New transmission can help wind energy supply a third of U.S. electricity

Jan 12, 2017: Houston retail power executives elected to ERCOT committees

Jan 11, 2017: Texas electric generators bash EPA over proposed clean air rule

Jan 9, 2017: A silver bullet? Inside FERC’s landmark energy storage rulemaking

Jan 10, 2017: Navigant: Solar-plus-storage microgrid adoption ‘more than just a fad’

Jan 10, 2017: Largest US post-combustion CO2 capture project launched

Jan 10, 2017: NRG Energy completes world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture plant

Jan 9, 2017: Energy boss: Nuke site reopens but work remains

Jan 9, 2017: Proposed Wind Power Transmission Project Would Generate $3.9 Billion for Louisiana, Mississippi

Jan 7, 2017: Will Rick Perry bring high-level radioactive waste to Texas?

Jan 6, 2017: U.S. Grid in ‘Imminent Danger’ From Cyber-Attack, Study Says

Jan 5, 2017: Southwest Power Pool seeks DOE approval for electricity sales into Canada

Jan 4, 2017: House GOP to prioritize coal, methane rules for repeal

Jan 2, 2017: Weak Federal Powers Could Limit Trump’s Climate-Policy Rollback


Jan 12, 2017: Vistra Rises From the Ashes of Bankruptcy Protection as a Bargain

Jan 12, 2017: FPL parent company makes strides in $18.7 billion deal

Jan 12, 2017: Panel recommends reprimand for Pedernales director over Facebook post

Jan 12, 2017: Oncor officials explain how power lines that injured 86-year-old were damaged

Jan 13, 2017: PNM Resources, Inc. (Holding Co.) (PNM) Updates FY16 Earnings Guidance

Jan 12, 2017: Senate sets Perry nomination hearing for Jan. 19

Jan 11, 2017: Mega-deals drove record year for Texas mergers

Jan 9, 2017: Enhanced national security & billions a year for consumers possible with improved transmission infrastructure

Jan 10, 2017: Budget Shortfall Drives Rate Increase at Georgetown Electric

Jan 9, 2017: Legal, financial advisers feast on oil patch bankruptcy fees

Jan 9, 2017: Comptroller: Energy downturn means Lege will have less to spend

Jan 9, 2017: Sunnova launches loan-to-own solar panel program

Jan 6, 2017: Auto industry can feel electricity in the air

Jan 9, 2017: FERC approves $18B NextEra-Oncor deal

Jan 7, 2017: Hidden figures

Jan 9, 2017: Southern Company subsidiary acquires additional wind facility in Texas

Jan 5, 2017: Budget shortfall reveals need for rate hike at Georgetown Electric Utility

Jan 5, 2017: Georgetown utilities paying for unused electricity

Texas Retail Electric Providers

Jan 11, 2017: Alleged TXU Agent Dupes Cameron Co. Man over Termination Fees

Jan 11, 2017: Affiliate of Northeast Retail Supplier Receives Texas Retail Provider Certificate

Jan 10, 2017: Citi to Power Data Center in Roanoke, TX with Clean, Renewable Energy

Renewable Power

Jan 13, 2017: New Details About Tesla’s Gigafactory, Including Plans for the World’s Biggest Rooftop PV System

Jan 10, 2017: Grass to gas: could Ecotricity crack the biomass puzzle?

Jan 11, 2017: Report Ranks Top States for Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement

Jan 12, 2017: Vivint Solar Closes Two Separate Financing Agreements Totaling $303 Million

Jan 12, 2017: Wind farm plans fuel military bases’ encroachment concerns

Jan 10, 2017: Will Dishonesty Kill Cleantech?

Jan 10, 2017: Large Corporations Are Driving America’s Renewable Energy Boom. And They’re Just Getting Started

Jan 10, 2017: China Launches A $361 Billion Secret Takeover… In Renewable Energy

Jan 9, 2017: N.Y. Nuclear Plant Shutdown Could Open New Doors For Renewables

Jan 9, 2017: Costa Rica got 98 percent of its electricity from renewables in 2016

Jan 10, 2017: Additions to renewable energy capacity expected to dominate

Jan 9, 2017: Beyond Sharing Report – Part 3: Exceptional Community-Owned Renewable Energy Projects

Jan 9, 2017: U.S. offshore regulator joins solar power trade group

Jan 9, 2017: Costa Rica got 98 percent of its electricity from renewables in 2016

Jan 7, 2017: Why India might not achieve its 2020 renewable energy targets

Jan 6, 2017: UK wind power overtakes coal for first time

Jan 7, 2017: Nissan, Honda Tease New EVs With Grid Services Capabilities

Outside Texas

Jan 10, 2017: Mexico’s Energy Reforms Mean Billions in Investment and More Work for Lawyers

Jan 9, 2017: Politics, gas snuff out Indian Point

Other News

Jan 11, 2017: Plug-in vehicles to grow to 37 million by 2025

Jan 10, 2017: Natural Gas Is The Future Of Energy, And It’s Not Even Close

Jan 9, 2017: CLEAResult Report Outlines Path for Utilities to Increase Customer Satisfaction and Shareholder Value with Lower Spending

Jan 3, 2017: US CFTC Chairman Massad hands in resignation


For the Week of  12/30/16 — 1/6/17

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

Jan 5, 2017: Mission Road Power Plant Could Spark New Innovations

Jan 5, 2017: Are We Dialing Down Nuclear Power at Precisely the Wrong Time?

Jan 5, 2017: US delays cleanup rule at uranium mines amid GOP criticism

Jan 5, 2017: Predictions 2017: 8 sector insiders on what’s next for power markets and regulation

Jan 3, 2017: Austin airport lets fliers buy carbon credits to reduce emissions footprint

Jan 3, 2017: EPA proposes regional haze compliance plan for Texas power plants

Jan 3, 2017: FERC conditionally approves Dynegy’s $3.3B purchase of Engie fossil fuel plants

Jan 3, 2017: Court Fight Ahead if Trump Scraps Clean Power Plan

Jan 1, 2017: U.S. Electric Markets in Transition

Jan 2, 2017: ERCOT Looks to Incorporate DG, Improve Ancillary Services in 2017

Jan 2, 2017: Better days for coal? Luminant ‘hopeful’ change in D.C. will bring good news

Jan 1, 2017: A 2016 Roundup of Power Sector Wheeling, Dealing, and Repositioning


Jan 5, 2017: Directors file suit over Pedernales Electric election change

Jan 5, 2017: Texas keeps getting greener: Solar power, like wind a decade ago, is about to soar

Jan 5, 2017: EP Electric wants rate increases in Texas, NM

Jan 6, 2017: CenterPoint Energy announces 2017 earnings guidance of $1.25 to $1.33 per diluted share

Jan 6, 2017: Rick Perry resigns from board of Dallas company building Dakota Access Pipeline

Jan 4, 2017: Energy Future to Poll Creditors on Bankruptcy Exit

Jan 4, 2017: Reviewing the Numbers for Vistra Energy Corp.

Jan 4, 2017: El Paso Electric’s fuel rate increase approved

Jan 4, 2017: How These Electric Utilities Stocks are Faring? — Calpine, Dynegy, Duke Energy, and Xcel Energy

Jan 4, 2017: CenterPoint Energy Unit Acquires Atmos Energy Marketing

Jan 2, 2017: Obama’s government just issued five new energy rules — but Trump’s will have to finish them

Jan 4, 2017: How will coal’s future play out in Texas?

Jan 3, 2017: Third Circuit Requires ‘Make-Whole’ Payments For Accelerated Bankruptcy Notes

Jan 4, 2017: Elidia Cura-Cruz v. CenterPoint Energy

Jan 2, 2017: InfraREIT’s Regulated Subsidiary Files Amended Rate Case with the Public Utility Commission of Texas

Jan 2, 2017: Russian government hackers do not appear to have targeted Vermont utility, say people close to investigation

Jan 1, 2017: Russia Hysteria Infects WashPost Again: False Story About Hacking U.S. Electric Grid

Dec 29, 2016: Big legislative plans for Texoma

Jan 2, 2017: Electrek morning green energy brief: Solar policy trends of 2016, microgrids are hard, fossil fuels are easy and more!

Texas Retail Electric Providers

Jan 5, 2017: Stream Seeks License In New State

Jan 4, 2017: Just Energy Group Announces Credit Agreement Capacity Increase of $50 Million

Jan 3, 2017: NRG Ceasing Use of Everything Energy Brand, Transitions Texas Customers To NRG Sister Companies

Renewable Power

Jan 5, 2017: Safety of power-generating wind turbines questioned

Jan 5, 2017: Advanced Battery Storage Technology Offers Solar Equipped Home Owners A Better Way

Jan 5, 2017: China Three Gorges bets internationally on renewable energy

Jan 5, 2016: Israel looks to boost renewable energy sector with world’s tallest solar tower

Jan 5, 2016: The electrification of Africa through renewable energy sources: bridging the gap.

Jan 3, 2017: Tiny solar panels under your skin are almost ready to power the next generation of medical devices

Jan 4, 2017: Cape Breton wind turbine snaps in half

Jan 3, 2017: Five Secrets To China’s Renewable Energy Success

Jan 1, 2017: Giant Wind Turbines Now At Eight Megawatts, And Getting Larger

Jan 2, 2017: Study provides new insights into fluctuations of wind energy, with implications for engineering and policy

Jan 1, 2017: The 100 Percent Renewable Energy Future: The Good News And The Bad News

Jan 2, 2017: Solar Could Beat Coal to Be the Cheapest Power on Earth

Dec 29, 2016: Christmas Day 2016 sets new UK record for renewable energy use

Dec 31, 2016: US Doubles Down On Wave Energy, $40 Mil For New Test Bed

Dec 31, 2016: U.S. government forges ahead on offshore wind

Jan 1, 2017: Carbon emissions in 2016 expected to be lowest since 1992

Outside Texas

Jan 4, 2017: Mexican president defends gas price hike as protests spread

Dec 31, 2016: Mexico Plunges into Fresh Crisis as Fury Swells over Gas Prices

Jan 1, 2017: Mexico Makes Rapid Progress on Energy Reform

Jan 1, 2017: The French connection: NRC refuses to out reactors linked to supplier scandal

Other News

Jan 6, 2017: NOV Filed for Oncor Electric Delivery Company

Jan 5, 2017: Tesla Flips the Switch on the Gigafactory

Jan 5, 2017: Tesla Gigafactory begins mass battery cell production

Jan 6, 2017: The Elon Musk Myth Looks To Contaminate Texas

Jan 5, 2017: Luminant NOV and Settlement Agreement

Jan 4, 2017: At CES 2017, Faraday Future showed the car that could make or break it

Jan 4, 2017: Tesla Deliveries Miss Forecast on Production Delays; Shares Fall

Jan 4, 2017: EC Infosystems Completes Twenty-Market Implementation of UtiliBill™ Platform for LifeEnergy


For the Week of  12/23/16 — 12/30/16

News Flash Archive

Texas Headlines

Generation Adequacy

Dec 29, 2016: Spanish energy company has started operations

Dec 29, 2016: 4 Critical Energy Issues to Watch in 2017

Dec 27, 2016: Rick Perry, as Energy Secretary, May Be Pressed to Resume Nuclear Tests

Dec 27, 2016: FERC Staff’s Assessment of Demand Response and Advance Metering

Dec 30, 2016: The most important pollution rule you’ve never heard of

Dec 28, 2016: Trump ‘good for us’ coal-fired power generators, says CEO of Houston-based Dynegy

Dec 7, 2016: Mixed Fortunes for Nuclear Power

Dec 26, 2016: Texas-size Ambition: How ERCOT can Handle Renewables

Dec 24, 2016: Letter To President Elect Urges Support For Nuclear Power

Dec 22, 2016: ERCOT: Cold front spurs new winter demand, wind generation records

Dec 27, 2016: Record-High Levels of Transmission Investment


Dec 29, 2016: City of Groesbeck could save nearly $3,000 monthly in energy costs

Dec 28, 2016: FERC OKs Calpine Purchase Of North American Power

Dec 28, 2016: Houston power co. proposes divestments on FERC concerns

Dec 28, 2016: Dynegy for sale? ‘Absolutely not,’ CEO says

Dec 27, 2016: Electric companies face lower household demand

Texas Retail Electric Providers

Dec 20, 2016: Talen CEO: Headquarters to stay in Allentown

Renewable Power

Dec 29, 2016: No matter the president, solar outlook increasingly bright

Dec 23, 2016: New Mexico co-op poised to go 100% renewables for summer peak demand by 2023

Dec 29, 2016: No matter the president, solar outlook increasingly bright

Dec 23, 2016: New Mexico co-op poised to go 100% renewables for summer peak demand by 2023

Dec 23, 2016: Sorry, Las Vegas Isn’t Close To Running Entirely On Renewable Energy

Dec 27, 2016: Solar Farms Expected to Outpace Natural Gas in U.S.

Dec 27, 2016: Tesla, Panasonic to Begin Solar Panel Production in New York

Dec 27, 2016: Lightsource Renewable Energy Launches £600m Solar Buyback Program

Dec 27, 2016: China to Reduce Prices Paid for Solar and Wind Power as Project Costs Plunge

Dec 25, 2016: Wind & Solar Are Cheaper (Without Subsidies) Than Dirty Energy

Dec 23, 2016: SolarCity raises another $241 million

Dec 22, 2016: The Ins And Outs Of The Corporate Surge Toward Buying Wind

Dec 27, 2016: Green Energy Producers Hopeful Despite Trump’s Coal Promise

Dec 22, 2016: Deaton: How Low Can Solar & Wind Go?

Dec 22, 2016: In 2017, Watch Out For These 5 New Renewable Energy Champions

Dec 22, 2016: Embedded sodium electrodes boost efficiency in super capacitors and solar cells

Dec 23, 2016: Asia’s renewable energy drive: Revolution or illusion?

Outside Texas

Dec 28, 2016: Pruitt dismantled environmental unit in Okla.

Dec 28, 2016: Toshiba Corp faces loss of ‘billions’ on US nuclear acquisition

Dec 27, 2016: India Investing $1.8 Billion on Lines to Transmit Solar Power

Dec 27, 2016: Energy crisis facing Britain: Government ‘needs to do something soon’ before the lights go out or prices go through the roof

Dec 28, 2016: Developer wants ‘unbundled billing,’ choice of energy providers for electricity ratepayers in Nebraska

Dec 27, 2016: Oregon State Wave Energy Center Receives $40 Million to Build Test Facility

Dec 27, 2016: Dynegy CEO: Subsidiary bankruptcy was not ‘a dark cloud’

Dec 23, 2016: NRC Grants Duke Energy Two Nuclear Reactor Licenses

Dec 23, 2016: 4 US governors roll up sleeves to tackle grid moderization

Other News

Dec 28, 2016: Natural gas prices flare up to 2-year high on cold weather, lower supply

Dec 27, 2016: Feds approve $10 billion Golden Pass LNG project

Dec 27, 2016: A swan song for the energy secretary

Dec 22, 2016: LNG’s swirling sea: Export hopefuls face new year of global demand shifts


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    At the August Technical Advisory Committee meeting, participants considered a number of revision requests, heard an update on the Smart Meter Texas efforts, and noted the growth of unregistered distributed generation in several load zones.

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