Storage or generation? AEP case could help answer the question in Texas

2017-10-25T08:38:52+00:00

"Texas is a place where things are big. That includes energy storage. But just how big that market could be, at least for transmission and distribution deferral projects, could depend on a pending case before the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT).....The commission is scheduled to take up the case at a Dec. 6 [...]

Storage or generation? AEP case could help answer the question in Texas2017-10-25T08:38:52+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

Texas solar industry watches as trade case moves forward

2017-10-03T11:56:23+00:00

"A recent solar energy boom in Texas and other states could be hobbled, critics warn, if a federal agency agrees to levy taxes or other protective measures on solar products made abroad. The U.S. International Trade Commission is scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday to consider imposing a tariff or price floor on imports [...]

Texas solar industry watches as trade case moves forward2017-10-03T11:56:23+00:00

A quiet energy transition with global relevance is starting in the USA

2017-09-08T11:03:26+00:00

"A revolutionary path forward in the world’s energy transition, one that is unprecedented in the global power industry, is taking shape in the USA. In Texas, the city of Denton – with 128,000 inhabitants and an annual peak load of 350 MW – has developed a clever way to increase its reliance on renewable [...]

A quiet energy transition with global relevance is starting in the USA2017-09-08T11:03:26+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

America May Be the World’s Biggest LNG Supplier in Two Decades

2017-03-09T13:49:01+00:00

"By 2035, the U.S. may have surpassed Australia and Qatar to become the world’s biggest supplier of liquefied natural gas, according to the chief executive officers of Canadian energy giant Enbridge Inc. and LNG exporter Tellurian Inc. The U.S. already has about 70 million tons a year of LNG capacity coming online, Meg Gentle, [...]

America May Be the World’s Biggest LNG Supplier in Two Decades2017-03-09T13:49:01+00:00