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  • Thirst for power leaves oil industry seeking solutions in West Texas

    11/26/2014
    E&E Publishing

    Even before the extent of this year's drop in crude prices became clear, Texas oil producers had some reason to fret. They need electricity, and access can be scarce at far-flung sites in West Texas.
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  • Utilities facing coal shortages due to rail congestion

    11/26/2014
    Nasdaq

    With winter approaching, the piles of coal at utility yards are running well below average, and several utilities are pressuring rail companies to allow more coal trains through.
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  • EPA rejects Texas plan to cut haze-causing pollution from coal plants

    11/24/2014
    Dallas Morning News

    The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday rejected parts of a key Texas clean-air plan, setting up a conflict that has deep implications both for the state’s electricity mix and for air quality across much of the country.
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  • Integrated approach needed to U.S. electricity policy

    11/24/2014
    Reuters

    The electric industry is facing the biggest transformation in more than half a century as a result of federal and state regulations designed to cut greenhouse emissions, which threatens to strain supplies even as demand peaks.
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  • Walmart announces huge solar project

    11/21/2014
    Telegraph Herald

    Walmart today announced the company will install up to 400 new solar projects at facilities across the nation over the next four years.
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