N.M. OKs abandonment of coal plant after meeting 'sabotage'
Racist and lewd comments halted a virtual meeting of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission yesterday, but the panel reconvened in the afternoon and approved the abandonment of two remaining units at a coal-fired power plant.
OIL AND GAS
Coronavirus ravages U.S. energy capital
The economic slowdown and layoffs hitting Houston — home to thousands of oil and gas jobs, and America's self-proclaimed energy capital — could ripple across the U.S. energy sector.
Utilities prepare for workers to live at power plants
U.S. electricity companies are exploring emergency measures to ensure they can keep the lights on during the coronavirus outbreak — including having workers live at sites such as power plants during the pandemic.
Texas grid fight may echo nationally
Texas officials prevailed in the first round of a legal fight that carries implications for the national grid, but federal courts will have more chances to shape the outlook of competitive transmission in the U.S.
DOE report on 'baseload' power fuels grid reliability debate
The Department of Energy found that baseload electricity generation — such as coal and nuclear units — is crucial to having affordable and reliable power during extreme weather, according to a recently publicized study focused on the eastern U.S. grid.