Xcel Energy Approves $40M In New Transmission ProjectsMore than 30 miles of transmission lines and several electrical substations will be upgraded as part of eight infrastructure projects being planned by Xcel Energy.
'Clean Coal' Technology Fails To Capture World's AttentionThe Kemper County power plant was supposed to be up and running by now, showing the world how to burn coal without spewing climate-warming carbon pollution into the air. Instead, the coal plant is looking like another monument to the unfulfilled promise of carbon capture technology.
Texas Faces Less Stringent Goals In Final Clean Power PlanTexas faces a less stringent mandate under the final version of a federal plan to reduce power plants' greenhouse gas emissions.
President Obama Heralds Impact Of Power Plant Greenhouse Gas LimitsCalling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants.
GOP Governors: EPA Carbon Dioxide Rules A Job KillerRepublican governors from oil-and-gas rich states met in Texas Monday and said that new federal rules designed to cut global warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030 will kill jobs and growth.
State Electric Grid Operator: 4 New Plants Will Ease Demand The operator of the electric distribution grid for most of Texas says the launch this summer of new generating plants will ease high demand in the coming months that could require conservation measures.
Dallas Based Luminant Sued For PollutionThe Justice Department has filed a clean-air lawsuit against Dallas-based Luminant Generation over pollution from two coal-fired East Texas power plants.
Texas Task Force 1 On Lake For Swift Water Rescue Training Members of Texas Task Force 1 used the water discharge rapids at the Exelon Power Plant on Lake Arlington for some very realistic swift water rescue training Thursday.
Texas Electric Grid Faces Uncertainty in 2012Will the lights stay on in 2012? Texas electricity experts cannot say for certain. The state’s electric grid operators are coming off of a tumultuous year, one they are not eager to repeat.
Rolling Power Outage Emergency LiftedRolling power outages may begin in Texas homes as the state's electrical grid is again being pushed to the brink by triple-degree heat.
EPA Clamps Down On Pollution Spoiling Air DownwindThe Environmental Protection Agency is clamping down on pollution from power plants in 27 states, including Texas, that contribute to unhealthy air downwind.
Retired North Texas Power Plant ImplodedThere were some early fireworks in Collin County Friday morning. The Luminant Energy Company imploded a nearly 50-year-old power plant.