US FERC chair sees plan on LNG permitting in days; LaFleur hopes for middle ground on pipes

2018-07-18T12:51:35+00:00

"US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Kevin McIntyre said Tuesday that a formal agreement is likely "in the coming days" with other agencies to streamline permitting and trim LNG project review timelines. His comments come as industry and lawmakers have aired concerns that staff shortfalls at FERC could slow reviews even as US LNG [...]

US FERC chair sees plan on LNG permitting in days; LaFleur hopes for middle ground on pipes2018-07-18T12:51:35+00:00

Natural gas-fired electricity generation this summer expected to be near record high

2018-07-12T12:41:15+00:00

"EIA’s July 2018 Short Term Energy Outlook expects natural gas-fired power plants to supply 37% of U.S. electricity generation this summer (June, July, and August), near the record-high natural gas-fired generation share in summer 2016. EIA forecasts the share of generation from coal-fired power plants will drop slightly to 30% in summer 2018, continuing [...]

Natural gas-fired electricity generation this summer expected to be near record high2018-07-12T12:41:15+00:00

ERCOT real-time power prices spike near $1,500/MWh on record demand

2018-05-17T11:20:43+00:00

"Houston (Platts)--16 May 2018 612 pm EDT/2212 GMT. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas footprint saw real-time prices jump to four-digit territory Wednesday afternoon as power demand rose above record May peakload with above-normal temperatures. Real-time prices spiked across the footprint as real-time prices for all hubs averaged nearly $1,500/MWh for the 15-minute interval [...]

ERCOT real-time power prices spike near $1,500/MWh on record demand2018-05-17T11:20:43+00:00

He started with 1 Wind Farm in Tennessee. Now he’s running a Billion Dollar Clean Energy Company.

2017-11-01T10:33:12+00:00

" Polsky's approach, by default, was build, sell, reinvest, repeat. 'We eat what we kill,' he says. 'We don't have a parent who cooks for us.' "     https://www.inc.com/magazine/201711/david-whitford/invenergy-windmill-farms.html?cid=hmhero

He started with 1 Wind Farm in Tennessee. Now he’s running a Billion Dollar Clean Energy Company.2017-11-01T10:33:12+00:00

We are pleased to announce Brittany May Dadon has joined our firm.

2017-10-15T12:57:18+00:00

Stahl, Bernal, Davies, Sewell & Chavarria is pleased to announce the addition of Brittany May Dadon to its Commercial Real Estate, Renewable Energy and Texas Tax practice groups Brittany joined Stahl, Bernal, Davies, Sewell & Chavarria, LLP in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Brittany worked as an attorney in the legal division of [...]

We are pleased to announce Brittany May Dadon has joined our firm.2017-10-15T12:57:18+00:00

Texas’ Monticello power plant closes, signaling the undeniable shift to natural gas and renewable energy

2017-10-10T11:50:32+00:00

"If there were any remaining doubts, the age of coal is over and the era of natural gas and renewables is officially here. Luminant's decision last week to shut its Monticello Power Plant near Mount Pleasant, one of Texas' largest and dirtiest coal-fired electricity plants, is a prime example of this shift."   https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2017/10/09/texas-monticello-power-plant-closes-signaling-undeniable-shift-natural-gas-renewable-energy [...]

Texas’ Monticello power plant closes, signaling the undeniable shift to natural gas and renewable energy2017-10-10T11:50:32+00:00

Warren Buffett Set to Become a Texas Energy Tycoon

2017-07-10T14:15:45+00:00

"Buffett’s latest investment is a $9 billion, all-cash deal to buy Energy Future Holdings, the parent company of Texas electric grid giant Oncor. The subsidiary is the biggest utility in Texas, according to the New York Times, clocking in at 10 million customers. The billionaire marked the announcement of his Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway’s bid [...]

Warren Buffett Set to Become a Texas Energy Tycoon2017-07-10T14:15:45+00:00

Associate Attorney Needed – Austin – Energy, Real Estate & Permitting

2017-05-10T19:56:48+00:00

Stahl, Bernal, Davies, Sewell & Chavarria LLP seeks an associate attorney for its Energy, Permitting and Real Estate practice areas. At least one year experience working on Energy or Commercial Real Estate transactions required. Send resumes to kkaiser@sbaustinlaw.com. Firm information - www.sbaustinlaw.com.

Associate Attorney Needed – Austin – Energy, Real Estate & Permitting2017-05-10T19:56:48+00:00

The Rise of Wind Power in Texas

2017-04-17T12:42:39+00:00

"During a visit yesterday to the Harvey mine in Sycamore, Pa., U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt declared that “the war on coal is done.” But if the regulatory battle is over, the fight in coal’s largest domestic market has just begun. Wind generation accounted for nearly 23 percent of power generation for the Electric [...]

The Rise of Wind Power in Texas2017-04-17T12:42:39+00:00

Wind surge in ERCOT prompts PUC ‘concern’ about nonmarket uplift

2017-04-06T12:19:04+00:00

"Hearing about the continuing surge of wind generation in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, a state regulator on Tuesday expressed "concern" about too many out-of-market actions to ensure local reliability threatened by a sudden drop in wind output. Early in the ERCOT Board of Directors meeting, Bill Magness, ERCOT president and CEO, pointed [...]

Wind surge in ERCOT prompts PUC ‘concern’ about nonmarket uplift2017-04-06T12:19:04+00:00