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2008-09-12 18:00:31

To assist customers impacted by Hurricane Ike, Stream Energy has implemented operational measures aimed at providing relief. "Realizing the potential for catastrophe facing the people of South Texas, Stream Energy is doing our part to make sure customers have peace of mind and ready access to helpful information," said Rob Snyder, Stream Energy chairman. The measures include temporarily suspending all disconnect requests and collection activities in the affected areas of Hurricane Ike....

2008-09-10 09:00:42

Choice Homes was recently honored with the 2008 Excellence in Energy Award from Oncor Energy. This prestigious award recognizes elite homebuilders who are raising the standard of energy efficient home construction in Texas. Choice Homes was the highest ranking winner in its HERS index rating category and was one of only five winners selected from a group of more than 75 homebuilders. Choice Homes has also satisfied the requirements necessary to be officially recognized as a "100% builder" of...

2008-08-29 12:01:13

CHICAGO, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Candy could lose its fundraising edge to compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) this year. As students and teachers go back to school, ComEd is encouraging schools to "go green" with innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and tips, including a unique fundraising program involving CFLs. The utility also offers educational workshops and other resources to help schools understand the benefits of energy efficient behaviors. Through a partnership...

2008-08-29 00:00:30

By MIKE OBEL, AP business writer NEW YORK - Alcoa Inc. will lay off about 300 workers at a Texas smelter and is suing the plant's power supplier, claiming it caused power disruptions that forced the firings, the aluminum maker said Friday. Meanwhile, power supplier Luminant denied Alcoa's accusations in a strongly worded statement that laid responsibility for the 300 or so layoffs on Alcoa's shoulders. In June, Alcoa shut down three of the plant's six operating potlines, representing...

2008-08-25 15:00:53

Texas Energy Holdings, a privately held energy investment firm concentrating in active development of oil and gas fields, has been recognized in the top ten percent of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. as ranked by Inc. magazine. Based on a three year growth rate of 1302%, Texas Energy Holdings ranked 186 among the companies on the Inc. 5000 list. Additionally, Texas Energy Holdings was ranked number 8 of the 100 fastest-growing private energy companies, and number 12 of the top...

2008-08-25 09:01:39

Mike Stockard, Oncor Director of Energy Efficiency Programs, will speak at the Sustainable Technologies Issue Forum presented by the Dallas Regional Chamber on Tuesday, Aug. 26. The forum will discuss renewable energy and sustainable technology industry trends and topics, including how going green impacts the bottom line, the impact of a potential carbon cap and trade system, assessing the financial investment climate and energy management and efficiency issues. Stockard has more...

2008-08-22 15:00:39

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today said it has set dates for the layoff of approximately 300 employees at its Rockdale, Texas, aluminum smelter where the company has idled half of its production. In addition, approximately 100 contract employees will be affected. The plant was partially shut in June 2008 because of ongoing supply issues with Luminant's onsite power generating unit, Sandow Unit 4, which have exposed the plant to uneconomical power prices. Three of the plant's six operating potlines...

2008-08-20 06:00:53

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Energy Future Holdings (EFH) (Dallas, Texas), formerly TXU Corporation, posted net income losses of $3.33 billion for the second quarter and losses of $4.6 billion for the first six months of 2008. These losses, however, are primarily due to EFH's long-term hedging strategies in the natural gas market. The company is engaged in a natural-gas hedging program from 2008 to 2014 in order to help maintain and regulate cash flow and...

2008-08-19 06:00:53

It was announced today that seventeen of the nation's energy and utility companies have purchased licenses under the patent portfolio held by Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing, L.P. and licensed through A2D, L.P. These separate licenses cover services offered by each of the companies in the "Energy and Utility Services" field of use. These services, including power outage reporting and customer service, are delivered through automated systems as well as the combination of automated...

2008-08-14 15:00:54

As temperatures hit 100 degrees one more time this summer, Oncor reminds consumers that energy efficiency is a year-round effort. Even a quarter inch gap in an exterior door is the equivalent of having a baseball-sized hole in a house where energy dollars can escape, no matter the season. Take action today to make your home or business more energy efficient by participating in Oncor-sponsored energy efficiency programs. In 2008, Oncor introduced an educational campaign called "Take...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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