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Direct Links to the Week's Top Stories in Energy

By Direct Energy Business

From low natural gas prices to new groundbreaking reports, there were some major developments in energy this week.

Here are some of the top stories we're currently reading. 

Wall Street Journal: Natural Gas Falls to Nearly-Three-Month Low

Natural gas is falling to new lows just ahead of winter heating season as warm weather keeps making traders suspicious of winter demand. Weather forecasts are showing mild temperatures, often extremely-above-normal, covering most of the country through Thanksgiving. Traders often rely on early-winter cold to shrink supply and help bets on a winter surge pay off.

Utility Dive: Brattle: Market Forces Push Coal off the Texas Grid

A Brattle Group report on the Texas power grid finds cheaper natural gas and the declining cost of solar energy are effectively cleaning up the state's power industry, lowering emissions and leading to the retirement of older coal plants. By 2035, the report concludes gas plants and renewable power may provide about 85 percent of all energy used in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas' territory. Coal plants would provide 6 percent.

Reno Gazette-Journal: Energy Choice Initiative Passes in Nevada

Voters gave the greenlight to the Energy Choice Initiative, which is also called Question 3. It must pass a second consecutive vote in 2018 before it can become a constitutional amendment.

Panoramic Power: Regulations Affecting Healthcare Facility Management

Hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities are starting to incorporate new and emerging technologies into their infrastructure. Dependence on these technologies is ever-growing – and the regulations shaping and controlling them are beginning to catch up.

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Posted: November 11, 2016

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