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The next great Texas energy resource: Renewable energy in the 2020s

by Matt Kapinos and Hayden Harms, in Texas Lawyer Posted 01/23/2020 Battery storage looms on the horizon as a potential game changer in our use of renewable energy but the technology, while rapidly improving, will not eliminate the need for fossil-fuel generation. More Information Link: http://www.ercot.com/gridinfo/resourceClick the Source Link below for […]

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PSO officially retires Oklaunion coal plant

by Tom Kleckner, RTO Insider Posted 01/23/2020 Public Service Company of Oklahoma formally notified ERCOT on Tuesday that it will retire the coal-fired Oklaunion Power Station in the Texas Panhandle.Click the Source Link below for the full article. Source Link: https://rtoinsider.com/public-service-company-of-oklahoma-retires-oklaunion-coal-plant-153233/

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Battery storage is hot VC investment

by L.M. Sixel, Houston Chronicle Posted 01/20/2020 Venture capitalists put their money into battery storage last year while reducing their investments into the smart grid and holding steady on investing in energy efficiency, according to a new report.Click the Source Link below for the full article. Source Link: https://www.chron.com/business/energy/article/Battery-storage-is-hot-VC-investment-14990403.php

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2020 Outlook: Natural gas faces regulatory, environmental scrutiny but still wants role in carbon-free grid

by Catherine Morehouse, Utility Dive Posted 01/15/2020 Significant natural gas investments in recent years may bring the sector to its tipping point. But some stakeholders say the fuel still has an important role to play in a decarbonized future.Click the Source Link below for the full article. Source Link: https://www.utilitydive.com/news/2020-outlook-natural-gas-faces-regulatory-environmental-scrutiny-but-stil/570332/

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2020 Outlook: 10 trends driving the US power sector

by Larry Pearl, Utility Dive Posted 01/13/2020 From utilities to states to grid operators, the energy transformation is accelerating, but significant challenges remain.Click the Source Link below for the full article. Source Link: https://www.utilitydive.com/news/2020-outlook-10-trends-driving-the-us-power-sector/570189/

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