power plant

EPA's Christmas Gift to You: Fewer Toxins in Your Air

Last week, the EPA unveiled rules that establish the first national limits on power plant emissions of a host of poisonous airborne pollutants. It's estimated that they'll save the country billions of dollars in health care costs.

Icahn Enterprises to Buy Dynegy for $665 million

Power plant operator Dynegy has agreed to be acquired by Icahn Enterprises for $5.50 per share in cash, or about $665 million. Dynegy has about $3.95 billion of outstanding debt, net of cash. The agreement follows a recent failed bid from private equity giant The Blackstone Group.

The Bloom Is Off the Box, and VCs Learn a Painful Lesson

It's barely been a week since a media frenzy marked the public launch of Kleiner Perkins backed Bloom Energy, which makes a mini power plant known as Bloom Box for homes and businesses.Now, it seems the bloom is off the box and venture capitalists should heed the pitfalls of investing in early stage clean energy companies.