May 31, 2011

May 31, 2011

Meter reading a dying job as companies convert to smart meters

NJ backs out of cap and trade

FERC signs off on Tropicana’s plan to sell different kind of “juice”

Duke to shut two coal burning units, buy share in third

Deal reached to sell Vermont’s largest electric utility to Canadian company

Duke disagrees that it’s a dirty utility

Electric rate legislation passes; veto possible

OEMs and utilities must collaborate on EVs

US receives first digital nuclear plant


May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011

Constellation seeks Maryland PSC approval of merger with Exelon

FERC seeks comment on transmission incentive programs

Georgia Power bracing for proposed EPA emission rules

California regulators set new residential rates

High Court lets AEP levy fee for conserving

EPA regulations for coal-fired power plants could force shutdowns

Westinghouse nuke plant revisions reviewed

Shaw Group taps small nuclear reactor industry

May 26, 2011

May 26, 2011

Study: environmental regulations, infrastructure,workforce issues top issues worrying power executives

Siemens to power Duke Energy

Greenpeace activists charged with felonies

Proposed W. Va. coal-to-liquid plant proceeds

NRG says wind project in jeopardy

EPA admits error in proposed mercury MACT rule

Illinois groups report progress on electricity plan

Smart grid costs are massive but benefits will be larger

GE’s new power technology combines conventional efficienty with renewables

May 25, 2011

May 25, 2011

Shareholder advocacy groups urge energy companies to acknowledge fracking risks

Deal moves wind farm from Maryland to Pennsylvania

From rigs to barbecues, energy creates jobs

Exelon, Constellation move closer to merger

Republicans grill administration officials over energy policy

Retail electricity market could be improved, industry rep says

FERC’s director of reliability speaks out on grid security gaps

Study: meter’s data impact depends on collective use

May 24, 2011

May 24, 2011

‘You have to plan for permanently lower lower prices,’ wind industry toldĀ 

Minireactor in works at Westinghouse

Feds: NY electricity rates won’t spike

Rising demand but increased regulations for coal industry

FutureGen hearings planned for June

Governor to sign Vermont energy bill

ComEd pushing to get its smart-grid plan through Legislature

AEP-PSO says EPA is overstepping its authority

May 23, 2011

May 23, 2011

Energy economics, not Fukushima, viewed as nuclear industry’s top concern

Small, local nukes envisioned in PA

Exelon, Constellation file with FERC for approval of merger

Federal agency says offshore developer can charge consumers before it delivers power

CPS Energy a study in resource planning under the shadow of emissions constraints

Coal exports from US reach 20-year high

NRC: fix reactor design planned for Ga.

May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011

FERC OKs $47 mln Empire project from Marcellus to Canada

US panel to report on natgas drilling safety by mid-August

Marcellus Shale brings positive impact

FERC to revise power grid incentive rate policy, seeks public input

PJM members elect Charles Robinson to board of managers

Coal will trump gas in Southeast Asia: report

Electric vehicles need infrastructure support to move mainstream

Entergy eyes merger deal

May 19, 2011

May 19, 2011

Court backs NRC’s approval of license renewal for Exelon’s Oyster Creek

FirstEnergy to locate mobile maintenance group in western PA

US senator questions FERC about grid reliability under EPA rules

China’s coal demand spurs opportunity for investment

Energy policy gridlock

More EVs on the road = more headaches for utilities?

California proposes smart grid data privacy standards

Energy Commission gives OK for pair of power plants

May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011

Senate, House Republicans praise EPA “boiler MACT” rule delay

Study finds no groundwater issues from gas well fracking

FERC gives okay for orange juice giant Tropicana to sell wholesale power

EPA releases generators’ plan to improve safety at coal ash impoundments

Demand response resources grow in PJM

EPA rules threaten coal jobs

SC regulators hold hearing on nuclear request

O’Malley to sign waste-to-energy bill

May 16, 2011

May 17, 2011

Natural gas trucks face long haul

US nuclear output falls as Entergy, Progress shut reactors

EnerNOC projects $275 mln in revenue from PJM in 2014

China likely to be hit by power shortage

Senate focuses on energy debate

Exelon buys Texas plant

Power plant union asks Congress to delay EPA’s air pollution rules

France, Pakistan join hands to fix historic power plant