July 29, 2011

July 29, 2011

Analysis: U.S. shale gas sector grids for next battle: pipeline

Shale called rich in oil

Hydropower remains dominant energy source in West

Grid planning, costs in FERC focus

Coal-fired regulations-blocking bill backed by power groups

Chesapeake says Utica leases worth $20 bln

Consumers support smart grid if they understand it, study finds

FirstEnergy sells power plant to AMP Ohio

Ga weighs dropping financial plan for nuke plant

NJ utility customers switching to new providers in droves

July 28, 2011

July 28, 2011

Disputing the future of NJ’s energy policy

FERC will not adopt five NIST recommended smart grid standards

PJM president receives IEEE leadership in power award

US rules seen shutting 20 percent of coal power capacity

Exelon chief isn’t wasting energy worrying about new nuclear regulations

Chrin, PPL unveil gas-to-electricity power plant

Japan to examine separation of Tepco power plants, distribution

TVA’s action plan designed to strengthen nuclear facilities

Smart grid: utility threat or opportunity?

DTE installing car charging stations at airports

July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011

EPA delays new ozone standards under pressure from Congress

CNG fueling stations open

Smart grid standards slow down puts utilities at risk

BGE official: PeakRewards did its job

Norfolk Southern bullish on 2011 utility coal shipments, 2012 exports

Hearings underway on NJ energy plan

Energy company awaits NY shale

James E. Graf named director of Harrison power station for FirstEnergy

Japan’s fossil fuel demand set to surge without nuke restarts

Florida PSC rejects power conservation plans

July 26, 2011

July 26, 2011

A tale of two shale states

State seeks public input for proposed tires to energy plant

Norfolk Southern completes $16 mln of track work in PA

NEMA responds to FERC ruling on smart grid standards

New transmission line put into service just in time

Ruling held up on power plant near Grand Canyon

Senate approved energy bill contains NEMA backed provisions

Energy boom fuels hiring

Power provider shutting five East County plants

What’s behind Dominion’s move to biomass?

Entergy to fight for Vermont Yankee reactor survival

July 25, 2011

July 25, 2011

Petrohawk bid a sign of change in global energy markets

Natural gas use recommendation spurs debate

FERC reforms transmission planning

Power grid reports record usage Thursday

Kentucky coal industry calls new EPA guidance overreaching

Duke plans to stop burning coal at Lee Steam Station

US heat wave causes new look at nuclear energy

NJ to hold public hearings on Christie’s energy proposal

Energy storage on the grid

PPL says COO Spence to take on president role

July 22, 2011

July 22, 2011

PECO prepared to serve customers during record breaking heat wave

FERC transmission planning

PJM Interconnection load peaks above record levels

Penelec monitoring energy flow during extended hot weather

Mayor gives $50 mln to anti-coal campaign

Coal companies poised to meet tons of global demand

New rule could spur more energy projects

DTE wants to extend Fermi 2 license

Vt utilities enter smart grid broadband deal

ComEd sets new peak in demand

July 21, 2011

July 21, 2011

Abundant supply keeps natural gas futures steady as Northeast spot market spikes

New industry report says Marcellus production up

PA rep wants ethanol out of gasoline

Carbon capture hopes dim as AEP says it got burned at coal plant

Switch is on from coal to nat gas for generation, NARUC told

FERC’s ‘indecision’ leaves interoperability standards in limbo

PJM puts electricity users on hot weather alert

Study says U.S. shale may weaken Iran, Russia

Santee Cooper, Duke in talks

Utilities approach record demand

Nuclear regulator: new backup power rule a no-brainer

July 20, 2011

July 20, 2011

Air Products solar farm math does not add up

Scientists create carbon sponge

Federal interference in energy development regulation a bad idea

PGE settles lawsuit over emissions at Boardman coal-fired power plant

Who has the final say over Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant?

Nuclear power plants to get fast track planning approval

Texas grid operator fears electricity shortage under new EPA rule

Energy smart grid to be tested

What utilities should know about electric cars

Standardizing the smart grid

July 19, 2011

July 19, 2011

NRC chairman wants quick action on Fukushima recommendations; others say go slowly

SM Energy to sell PA Marcellus Shale assets for $80 mln

Natural gas drilling in NY falls 20 percent

Dynegy restructuring to include asset sales; analyst pegs NRG as likely buyer

EPA sets new air pollution standards for coal-fired plants

FPL to replace Hollywood power plant

Japan sector oil demand may triple as nuclear output falls

Entergy loses bid to delay nuclear plant closure in Vermont

Emissions markets see choppy moves as traders continue to digest new clean air rules

July 18, 2011

July 18, 2011

PA wind turbines deadly to bats, costly to farmers

Lt. Gov. says Pennsylvania monitoring Marcellus industry

CONSOL draws up new outlook for 2011

Company defends plan for PA natural gas pipeline

NPCIL starts building two nuclear plants

Interior asks EPA to delay power plant proposal

Feds back up N.Y. AG’s view on nuclear plant

Duke to close Ohio plant by 2015, citing EPA rules

State utilities board awards PSE&G $273 mln to replace aging systems

State seeks delay in utility merger

Are smart grids on the verge of viability?