September 30, 2011

September 30, 2011

Shale gas dollars crucial for U.S. economy

A Perry presidency would scale back EPA

DOE to issue last batch of clean energy loans

Solyndra said to be investigated by FBI for accounting fraud

Caterpillar inks deal to develop power systems

At nuke plants, even a bleach spill is an unusual event

Swiss to shut down nuclear power plants by 2034

Stirling Energy Systems’ bankruptcy latest in solar energy woes

Progress to close coal plant

Austin studies power grid, including plug-in cars

September 29, 2011

September 29, 2011

DOE aims to reduce focus on emerging technologies that are multiple generations away

Chesapeake’s shale drilling spurs optimism

DOE to fund Summit with $450 mln for clean coal

TMI says it erred on flooding

SO2 scrubber installation trends at US coal-fired plants

FirstEnergy says competition is keeping rates down

US finalizes loan guarantees for two solar power plants

EDF to invest in 44 steam generators for its nuclear power plants

EPA puts the screws to power plants

Rethinking smart grid

September 28, 2011

September 28, 2011

Conoco puts PA refinery up for sale

Biofuel company moving HQ to suburban Philadelphia

EPA holds hearing on nat gas drilling in Pennsylvania

Hearing under way for proposed Ga. nuclear plant

MISO to re-file Entergy cost allocation proposal

FERC rule dissected

State agency wants to know why Jersey pays so much for power

Progress to shut small North Carolina coal plant

Constellation nuke partner wants assurances in Exelon deal

PECO to participate in electric reliability forum

Rare court decision in power line fight 


September 27, 2011

September 27, 2011

Consol sells $193 mln stake in Marcellus

Buckeye oil billions will unleash an Ohio manufacturing tech boom 

Range, Cabot dismiss impact of Marcellus Shale case

National Grid to sell U.S. unit for $152.5 million

FERC order number 1000 attempts to ease power transmission construction issues

PJM responds to op-ed column

Coal states accuse Obama Administration of killing Appalachian coal mining

Coal mining combating jobless rate

Duke to begin raising Indiana’s oldest coal plant

Some clean energy firms found US loan guarantee a bad bet


September 26, 2011

September 26, 2011

House passes bill to study economic impact of EPA rules on power sector 

Tempers flare on Capitol Hill over silence of solar execs

After FERC’s MOPR ruling: predicting the future of capacity markets

State raises red flag over how decisions are made on regional power grid

Solyndra execs plead the Fifth

Coal still means big business in North America

Two positive signs for Duke Energy

Pro-nuclear plant incumbent re-elected mayor of Yamaguchi town

Constellation power plants to test sorghum as fuel

Natural gas customers will pay less to stay warm this winter

Merger may impact nation’s first offshore wind farm

September 23, 2011

September 23, 2011

EPA rules threaten nascent manufacturing recovery, study finds

Exxon taps into Utica Shale

Gold rush for U.S. solar incentives coming to an end 

Alliance to invest up  to $525 mln in coal project 

Consol says exports to rise in 2011

House Republicans, Jackson spar over reliability impact of EPA’s cross-state rule 

First Solar says it won’t meet U.S. loan guarantee deadline

Senate Democrats vow to reject clean energy cuts

Politics of oil and demonizing Canada

ComEd to host utilities’ best practices conference on storm response

Smart grid workforce trends






September 22, 2011

September 22, 2011

White House threatens veto of House legislation blocking cross-state rule

EQT gets approval to build natural gas pipeline in U.S.

Virtual generation and demand response: how Constellation finds energy where there wasn’t any… 

Obama’s green losing streak

Competitive markets key to renewables’ success

Maryland wants changes in Exelon, Constellation merger

Westinghouse awarded contract to provide reactor vessel heads to nuke plant in Switzerland

BGE estimates Irene response cost $81 mln

Low-cost connectivity electrifies the smart grid industry

Surviving the NERC CIP audit


September 21, 2011

September 21, 2011

Murkowski warns renewables industry about ‘greatly restricted’ federal funding

Pennsylvania’s resurgent energy industry can lead America

Bacteria and water enables limitless hydrogen production 

Shale attracts laterals from miles around 

Christopher D. Pappas elected to FirstEnergy Board of Directors

US court tosses drilling ban in Allegheny Forest

GE sees energy sales doubling to $100 billion

Utility CEOs take heat on merger

Ohio shale gas worth billions of dollars and 200,000 jobs

Alstom Wind Energy receives $4 mln DOE research grant

State suggesting sweetners to Constellation, Exelon deal

September 20, 2011

September 20, 2011

China, India to lead 53 percent increase in global energy demand through 2035

Lt. Governor: nat gas game changer in western PA

DEP reorganizes regulation of state’s drilling boom

Coal shortages loom for power plants in China

GE Energy infrastructure gets orders worth as much as $3 bln

Energy competition provides hope for the future

Exelon on track to seal Constellation buy in 2012

Competitive electricity procurement market to nearly double to $56 bln by 2020

NC open hearings on Progress, Duke merger

Utilities paint dire picture if rules pass 


September 19, 2011

September 19, 2011

The Gas Meter: vast natural gas resources drawing attention of wind, coal sectors

Econ development group hopes to lure biomass plant to Erie 

Competitors impersonating PECO employees 

FERC takes steps to support continued reliability of electric grid

PJM responds to op-ed column

Three Kentucky coal plants to retire due to EPA rules

New nuclear security plan tops IAEA talks agenda

Siemens abandoning nuclear power business 

Utilities group signs deal for wind power 

Smart grid losing to EPA