August 31, 2011

August 31, 2011

U.S. energy agency: PA driving Northeast gas production

Clarity sought on grid plans

Alexandria coal plant may shut by 2012 

Coal plants could face tougher regulation

Government seeks industry input in biofuels program

Ground broken at Davis Besse 

NRC: update evacuation plans near nuclear plants

Rural electric coops gets big boost from USDA

China: the next big grid storage market 



August 30, 2011

August 30, 2011

Utilities feverish to restore power after Irene

How Marcellus Shale can clean up acid mine drainage

ComEd sends crews East to help restore outages

Cantor: House legislative agenda to feature repeal of job destroying EPA rules

Tri state won’t rule out coal fired plant

US coal-fired stations under threat

GOP aims fight EPA, labor rules

August 29, 2011

August 29, 2011

Expert: EPA rules could force 40 to 50 GW of coal unit retirements

Impact of shale industry now evident

Keep coal in the energy mix

Irene rips up US Northeast power distribution, other infrastructure OK

FERC request could delay Duke, Progress merger

Canada coal market overview

Plants brace for new rules

Nuclear reactors weather storm safely

Exelon completes acquisition of Wolf Hollow power plant

Duke exec: rate hike needed for plant upgrades

August 25, 2011

August 25, 2011

Consultants: new EPA rules emphasizing shutdowns, not retrofits

Specialty metals producer to build $500 million plant

NRECA seeks clarity on reliability

Nuclear industry tested by twin threats from mother nature

Brown seeks to extend Calif energy surcharge

Coalition urges end to energy, farm subsidies

Xcel promotes COO Fowke to Chief Exec

Duke energy’s strategy to create a digital grid

Power plant troubles go beyond heat and drought


August 24, 2011

August 24, 2011

Green sacrifices on the altar of politics

Interior boosts Marcellus Shale gas estimates

TMI investigates after earthquake

TVA to sell nuclear reactor

FERC order 1000 draws more complaints

Analyst: Japan to burn more coal, gas as it repairs nuclear capacity

Duke, Progress shareholders OK merger

MCCC training the next generation of nuclear engineers

PPL proposes 3.8 percent cut in electricity bills

More power plant woes likely if Texas drought drags into winter



August 23, 2011

August 23, 2011

Reliant expands service to residential customers in mid-Atlantic region

EPA coal plant rule could threaten US jobs

Oil and gas drilling in Ohio sinks to low level, but boom expected soon

Utility coalition seeks rehearing of FERC transmission cost rule

Pepco asks for delay of power line review

UK coal swings to profit

Shareholders set to vote on Duke-Progress merger

Tour the PPL dam and power plant

Westport to get electric car charging station



August 22, 2011

August 22, 2011

CRS: Is EPA’s regulation of coal plants a train wreck coming?

Noble buys into Marcellus

Harrisburg mulls energy mandates

Florida energy deregulation

Navigant: High inventory, incentive changes create uncertainty for 2012 solar market

Pepco asks for delay of power line review

MAPP completion date pushed back to 2019

Electric trade groups call EPA cooling water intake rule too costly

As governor, Perry backed wind, gas and coal




August 19, 2011

August 19, 2011

State’s natural gas production up 60 percent

FERC launches environmental review for LNG exports

Brattle Group study finds PJM’s interconnection capacity market achieves its objectives

Coal imports into China jumped 34 percent to record in July

Feds seeking ocean wind farms in RI, Mass.

Four power plants revived to combat record heat

Electric utilities and carbon taxes

PSC sets smart meter reporting terms

Power demand down five percent on year in July



August 18, 2011

August 18, 2011

Consol sells Marcellus acreage to Noble for $3.4 bln

PA shale gas production increasing

FERC and NERC release task force report on Southwest outages

Coal-fired generators prepared for a fight

Stream Energy expands into Duquesne service area of Pennsylvania

Tepco says Fukushima plants not directly damaged by March quakes

Poll: majority favor keeping Indian Point open

Ten percent electric vehicles by 2020? No sweat utility CEO says

PPL expects slight drop in rates

August 17, 2011

August 17, 2011

FirstEnergy’s Gary Leidich talks competition, cross-state rule

Range Resources challenges South Fayette Ordinance

Marcellus production jumps in southwest PA

MACT attack is back

Fla PSC focusing on Progress Energy nuclear talks

US launches biofuels initiative

Exelon: Baltimore will see “most impactful” job cuts in merger

Exelon CEO says nation needs nuclear power but cites economic challenges to new build

Building reactor at TVA Bellefonte plant on agenda

Lawsuit targets carbon pollution exemption for wood-burning power plants