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IEEFA U.S.: Solar will push much of remaining Texas coal fleet offline

IEEFA U.S.: Solar will push much of remaining Texas coal fleet offline

Growth in utility-scale PV is rapidly changing ERCOT market

July 14, 2020 (IEEFA) — New utility-scale solar is poised to push much of the remaining coal-fired power fleet across Texas into retirement in the next few years, finds a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report — Solar Surge Set to Drive Much of Remaining Texas Coal-Fired […]

Report- Energy Future Holdings and Mining Reclamation Bonds in Texas

Report- Energy Future Holdings and Mining Reclamation Bonds in Texas

Energy Future Holdings and Mining Reclamation Bonds in Texas (pdf)

October 16, 2013 Read More →
Report- Why a Forward Capacity Market Won’t Solve Texas’ Resource Adequacy Problem: The Case of Energy Future Holdings

Report- Why a Forward Capacity Market Won’t Solve Texas’ Resource Adequacy Problem: The Case of Energy Future Holdings

Report: Why a Forward Capacity Market Won’t Solve Texas’ Resource Adequacy Problem: The Case of Energy Future Holdings (pdf).   link to full report

February 14, 2013 Read More →

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Vistra to retire 6,800MW of coal generation capacity in Illinois and Ohio by 2027

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Vistra Corp. will retire more than 6,800 MW of coal-fired capacity in Illinois and Ohio by 2027 and add more than 900 MW of new solar and energy storage capacity in Texas, the company said Sept. 29. Vistra also released its first-ever climate report announcing a new goal to cut […]

September 30, 2020 Read More →
IEEFA U.S.: Solar will push much of remaining Texas coal fleet offline
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IEEFA U.S.: Solar will push much of remaining Texas coal fleet offline

Growth in utility-scale PV is rapidly changing ERCOT market

July 14, 2020 (IEEFA) — New utility-scale solar is poised to push much of the remaining coal-fired power fleet across Texas into retirement in the next few years, finds a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report — Solar Surge Set to Drive Much of Remaining Texas Coal-Fired […]

Largest battery storage system in Texas enters commercial service

Energy Manager Today: Luminant, a subsidiary of Vistra Energy, recently announced that its Upton 2 battery energy storage system project has finished construction and began operating Dec. 31, 2018. The battery system, which is the largest energy storage project in Texas and seventh largest in the United States, is located on the site of Luminant’s […]

January 4, 2019 Read More →

IEEFA Update: Coal Is Dying, and EPA’s Clean Power Plan Reversal Can’t Save It

Energy Policy From Washington Drifts Toward Irrelevance

By turning the clock back on American energy policy through reversal of the Clean Power Plan, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt — if he succeeds — will end up making electricity for everyday Americans more expensive. And as power bills rise so will the coal industry’s harmful impacts public health and the environment. I say “if […]

October 13, 2017 Read More →
Messing up a major Texas utility

Messing up a major Texas utility

By Tom Sanzillo, Special to the Star-Telegram TEXAS – “It is understandable to hear economic bad news from Buffalo, New York, Detroit and even Chicago. They have seen decades of disinvestment, flat or declining population and oceans of fiscal red ink. But how does the largest utility in Texas — Energy Future Holdings — go […]

April 16, 2014 Read More →
Environmental groups fault EFH, regulators on reclamation costs

Environmental groups fault EFH, regulators on reclamation costs

FORT WORTH- “Two environmental groups say it’s far from assured that Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings will be able to meet its obligations to reclaim East Texas coal mines if the big utility files for bankruptcy and the mines are closed in the future. The Sierra Club and Public Citizen said Wednesday that a new study […]

October 17, 2013 Read More →
Watchdog: Energy Future Holdings Bankruptcy Could Place Texas Taxpayers on the Hook

Watchdog: Energy Future Holdings Bankruptcy Could Place Texas Taxpayers on the Hook

By Brantley Hargrove, Dallas Observer DALLAS – “With Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings’ bankruptcy possibly approaching as soon as the end of this month, Public Citizen warns that if the giant electric utility’s assets are broken up, Texas taxpayers may end up paying to reclaim its coal mines. As we’ve reported before, the Sierra Club’s Beyond […]

October 17, 2013 Read More →
Green groups seek assurances Energy Future can clean up coal mines

Green groups seek assurances Energy Future can clean up coal mines

HOUSTON,  (Reuters) – “Environmental group leaders on Wednesday urged Texas regulators to ensure that financially strapped Energy Future Holdings can cover the cost of cleaning up its coal mine operations in the state in the future. Dallas-based Energy Future Holdings (EFH +0.34%), the state’s largest generator of electricity, is working to restructure about $40 billion […]

October 17, 2013 Read More →
Press release: Energy Future Holdings $1 Billion Bonding for Texas Mines Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test.  Public Citizen & Sierra Club Call for Action to Protect Taxpayers

Press release: Energy Future Holdings $1 Billion Bonding for Texas Mines Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test. Public Citizen & Sierra Club Call for Action to Protect Taxpayers

AUSTIN, TX – “An exclusive report from Public Citizen and Sierra Club reveals that Energy Future Holdings (EFH) and its subsidiaries have not set aside cash or real assets to cover the $1.01 billion cost of cleaning up its strip mines in Texas. As a result, taxpayers could end up with the bill if mines […]

October 16, 2013 Read More →
Report- Energy Future Holdings and Mining Reclamation Bonds in Texas

Report- Energy Future Holdings and Mining Reclamation Bonds in Texas

Energy Future Holdings and Mining Reclamation Bonds in Texas (pdf)

October 16, 2013 Read More →