wind power

Vistra Corp. Seeks to Add 20 Years to Nuclear Power Plant’s Life with License Renewal

by | Oct 4, 2022

Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant has been generating nuclear electric power for more than 30 years, and this week Irving-based Vistra Corp. announced that it has applied for license renewals with Nuclear Regulatory Commission to keep the plant operating through 2053.

“Comanche Peak is one of the lowest-cost and highest-performing nuclear power plants in the country and is a large, dispatchable source of carbon-free electricity,” said Jim Burke, president and CEO of Vistra....

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‘The CliffsNotes of the Courthouse’: Fort Worth-Based Tracts and Austin’s Enverus Release TitleNotes
by | Jan 10, 2022
The new property rights solution "distills" deeds, leases, and other court documents from 1,700 words to 40 or less. That can help oil and gas firms and residential developers to quickly and efficiently determine ownership rights—so they can make the deal while others are still wading through data. We talked with Tracts' co-founder and CEO about his startup—and how it aims to "disrupt title as a whole."
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Texas Will Get Billions for Environmental Projects from $1.2T Infrastructure Bill, from Clean Water to EV Charging to Public Transit
by | Nov 16, 2021
$550 billion in new infrastructure spending is coming to projects nationwide—and a big slice is bound for Texas. From new electric buses to rail projects to improved power infrastructure to lead water service line removal and more, Texas' environment may be one of the biggest beneficiaries of all.

AECOM CEO Troy Rudd says the bill will help support critically needed innovation and sustainable solutions projects.
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Innovative Spaces: A (Photo) Tour of Facebook’s Fort Worth Data Center
by | Oct 19, 2018
Facebook’s Fort Worth data center features local artwork throughout its administrative areas. The 150 acre complex in Hillwood’s AllianceTexas development will eventually include five buildings and has a total value of more than $1 billion.
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Discovery: UTD’s Big Week for Research, UTSW Researcher Honored, How Ancient Native Americans Used Fire

by | Jul 27, 2018
Also, TWU kinesiology students are honored for their National Biomechanics Day program. Here are some of the research projects underway in North Texas aimed at making our lives better.
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Texas Tops Nation in Wind Power, and Capacity Still Rising
by | Feb 10, 2017
Texas has more than 20,000 megawatts of wind power capacity, nearly one-fourth of the total capacity in the country.
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