Carbon-capture projects lose out on DOE stimulus cash
9/29/15 POLITICO – The Energy Department is poised to send about $2.48 billion in unspent stimulus funds back to the Treasury this week, and just four stalled carbon-capture and sequestration grants account for more than half of that figure.
Major Texas project to move forward despite loss of stimulus money
9/25/15 CLIMATEWIRE – Developers of a major carbon capture project planned in Texas say they are moving forward with their coal initiative, despite having to forgo more than $100 million in Department of Energy funds because of a deadline this month.
Miller: Summit moving forward
9/17/15 ODESSA AMERICAN – Summit Power Group officials say they now expect to miss a spending deadline in the coming weeks that will cost the company’s planned clean-coal plant about $104 million in federal stimulus money, Laura Miller, the Texas director of the Summit project, told attendees of an Odessa Chamber of Commerce banquet on Thursday night.
Odessa coal-to-gas power plant to break ground this year
4/1/15 HOUSTON CHRONICLE – A new power plant in West Texas that could transform coal into cleaner-burning natural gas is poised to break ground later this year, an executive in charge of the project said at a conference in Houston Wednesday.
Summit reaches new deal with SA utility
10/7/14 ODESSA AMERICAN – Summit Power Group reached a new agreement with CPS Energy of San Antonio to sell the utility electricity from the planned clean-coal plant in Odessa, according to a Monday announcement from the companies that showed consumer confidence in the stalled project.
CPS Energy strikes new deal to buy power from ‘clean coal’
10/6/14 SAN ANTONIO BUSINESS JOURNAL – CPS Energy will buy 200 megawatts of electricity from Summit Power Group’s Texas Clean Energy Project, the utility said Monday.
New Summit CEO forecasts ‘rapid closure’ of clean-coal project
10/2/14 ODESSA AMERICAN – Summit Power Group announced a new CEO Wednesday who said his team is “focused on, excited about and committed to the rapid closure” of the deal to build the Texas Clean Energy Project as local leaders who still want to see the $2.5 billion coal-based plant materialize remain in a state of wait-and-see.
Power company bets on CCS growth with new CEO
10/1/14 GREENWIRE – Seattle-based energy development company Summit Power Group LLC announced this morning it has tapped former General Electric Co. executive Jason Crew to be its new CEO. Crew will replace longtime CEO Eric Redman, who had indicated an interest in giving up the chief executive post but will remain with the company as co-chairman.
The Drivers and Status of the Texas Clean Energy Project
09/30/14 CORNERSTONE – In a single week this past June, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-to-2 to affirm the right of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from large industrial sources.
Harnessing the power of creativity
8/4/14 Herald & Review – Laura Miller took an interest as mayor of Dallas, Texas in issues related to global climate change.
Summit: U.S. and China sign agreements to share technology
7/10/14 ODESSA AMERICAN – A memorandum of understanding signed this week in Bejing, China, between U.S. and Chinese officials, brings the Texas Clean Energy Project closer to fruition when the two countries agreed that Summit Power Group will begin a partnership with a Chinese company to share information on the clean coal technology to reduce greenhouse gases worldwide.
Texas Coal Plant May Be Environmental Game Changer
6/2/14 Inside Energy – New EPA rules aimed at cutting carbon emissions are expected to be unveiled June 2nd. Coal generates nearly half of this country’s electricity and is the largest source of air pollution.
Summit Requests Year Extension
5/31/14 – The Texas Clean Energy Project is still a go even though Summit Power officials are requesting yet another extension, which will provide time to realign the project and reevaluate costs.