New York buildings beat the heat with ice

By: Wenqian Zhu |

Some of New York’s most high-profile and high-tech buildings are resorting to an ancient method to keep cool.

Skyscrapers including Rockefeller Center, Bank of America Tower, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse are now using ice to supplement their air-conditioning.

The buildings have installed massive ice-making tanks in their basements or rooftops. […]

2015-05-07T15:38:49-05:00July 31st, 2013|New York Market|

Texas Oil Boom Drives Up Electricity Prices

By: Here & Now |

The Texas oil boom that’s pumping millions of dollars into the region’s economy is simultaneously wreaking havoc on local towns and businesses.

In an ironic twist of energy fate, the electricity needed to power the oil drilling and production equipment is outpacing the ability of local power grids to transmit […]

2015-05-07T15:43:59-05:00July 31st, 2013|Texas Market|

Market Summary: 22 Jul – 26 Jul 2013

Market Summary: 22 Jul – 26 Jul 2013

The following is a summary of last week’s market activity and the market outlook:

  • Despite a bullish storage report on Thursday, natural gas finally broke through the $3.60 barrier, settling on Friday at its lowest level ($3.56) in more than four months.  Settles had been as high as $3.79 […]
2015-05-07T15:38:49-05:00July 29th, 2013|Market Watch|

Polls show strong support for wind

By: John Anderson |

Editor Rex Smith’s column (“Uneasiness as renewable energy grows,” July 20) on wind power and other renewables overlooks the facts when it comes to costs, public support and wind power’s overall practicality.

Polls show quite the opposite of what Mr. Smith claims; there’s strong public support for wind power. A recent Gallup […]

2015-05-07T15:38:49-05:00July 29th, 2013|National Market|

Texas and AG Greg Abbott lose court fight with EPA over power plant permits

By: Hearst Newspapers |

The U.S. Court of Appeals slapped down Texas’ most recent challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, the latest defeat in Attorney General Greg Abbott’s lengthy legal crusade against the federal government.

Abbott had attempted to block the EPA from controlling the state’s system for issuing permits to power plants. That […]

2015-05-07T15:38:58-05:00July 27th, 2013|Texas Market|