November 30, 2011

November 30, 2011

NERC: EPA rules to stress power grid in “ways never before experienced”

Constellation, Exelon say state AG did not show need for FERC merger hearing

CO2 pumped underground in Illinois

Back to court for controversial transmission line project

Coal supplies drop to critical at most Indian power plants

Energy assessment stresses US regulatory uncertainty

Duke Energy exec defends rate increase

NRC denies Mass. effort to stop nuke relicensing

Utility industry executives meet to move toward a more sustainable supply chain

Enabling distributed generation

Utilities may need to build plants under EPA rules


November 28, 2011

November 29, 2011

Natural gas drilling should proceed without further delay

PA’s wide open market for home utility customers

West Virginia’s odds of winning cracker plant not clear

Fracking technology has been used safely for years

MISO files Entergy transmission cost allocation plan with FERC

Grid managers seek compliance cushion for coal-fired generators

Billionaire Tinkler proposes $2.47 bln coal export terminal

Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources opens new Virginia headquarters in Bristol

IEA: nuclear energy will continue to play key role in global power production

Energy in America: no bridge to oil

Ameren bows out of FutureGen

Will Florida grow enough to require new power plants?

November 23, 2011

November 23, 2011

House energy leaders press FERC on reliability impacts of EPA rules

Texas tries to fend off Pennsylvania’s energy push

Some think a gas boom can reignite Ohio’s manufacturing economy

PA DEP head lobbies for gas drilling

FERC: $3.8 mln not enough for FISMA compliance

Is EPA ruling coal in utilities’ stocking

Google quits plans to make renewable energy

Coal plant nets final air permit

Coal exports tie West Virginia to possible European recession

Delaware coal burning plant to convert to natural gas

Sale of four natural gas fired power plants completed

PPL lowers electricity rate

State: Duke’s power rate plan should benefit consumers


November 22, 2011

November 22, 2011

Cawley: gas drilling guarantees job creation

FirstEnergy to purchase electric supply

First ‘small scale’ demand-side projects in PJM providing frequency regulation

EPA, FERC and a fracas over the power grid

Law proposed to prevent federal agency’s further regulation of coal industry

PSC deciding Progress Energy Fla nuke costs

FPL to spend $1 bln for upgrades at Turkey Point

China, Jordan to build world’s second largest oil shale plant

Citing cheaper fuel, FPL to lower electric bills in 2012

AEP ramps up economic development program

PSE&G cuts gas bills by nearly five percent

November 21, 2011

November 21, 2011

NRC defends safety of long-term nuclear waste storage at reactor sites

Ohio shale gas fields could be issue for Pennsylvania

FirstEnergy Pennsylvania utilities file plan to purchase generation supply beginning in 2013

Clean air rules could future of UP power plant

Growing tensions within the DRBC halt decision on gas drilling

CSAPR SO2, NOX bids and offers shift in either direction

PJM Interconnection’s business park gets $2 mln grant

Coal supply shortage may further trip industrial growth

Coal jobs at 14 year high in Appalachia

Energy Sec. brilliant but in over his own head

Proposal to shut down nuclear plants edges closer to ballot

November 18, 2011

November 18, 2011

PPL replaces top boss

Exelon and Constellation share holders approve merger

With US natural gas booming, a move to send it overseas

FERC slams the door a second time on power plant subsidies

More takeovers likely in coal sector

Energy Sec. refuses to apologize over Solyndra loan

Duke Energy CEO on merger with Progress

Norway’s energy sector torn open by Trojan attack

EPA to release power plant emissions rules next year

Nuclear safety agency says French nuclear plants are safe

Conn. utility CEO out

November 17, 2011

November 17, 2011

EPA, environmental groups developing schedule to set greenhouse gas rules for power plants

Natural gas: a threat to biofuels

Pickens believes in Utica Shale oil

Environmental groups ask FERC for public hearings on gas pipeline

House GOP poised to grill Energy secretary at Solyndra hearing

US State Dept. energy office to push natural gas

JFK’s nephew received $1.4 bln bailout for his energy firm

China may resume atomic power plant construction

States weighing introduction of utility smart meters

Appalachian Power airs ads to correct ‘distortions’

PUC approves PPL’s transmission line projects

November 16, 2011

November 16, 2011

Energy efficiency efforts to cut electricity use by up to 15 percent by 2020

Shale gas brings energy independence 

NY set to begin hearings on gas drilling rules

US nuclear plants safe, secure 

Shifts in subbituminous, bituminous coal use at US power plants 

FERC reports on gas transportation projects

Peabody Energy wins full control of Macarthur coal

Ameren said to be in talks to hand over carbon capture project

Report calls for changes in Energy Dept.

For most, Peco residential rates to drop 10.6 percent on January 1

PPL gets a jolt from Chevy Volt

Judge agrees with keep SD coal plant




November 15, 2011

November 15, 2011

MISO: meeting EPA regulation timelines will be a real struggle

Ways to play US oil and gas shale boom

Why FERC’s energy storage ruling is important

FERC to take more time to review Constellation merger

Does the US spend too much on green energy — or not enough?

Beacon Power’s plan to use cash opposed by Energy Department

Exelon Nuclear Partners signs contract with CNNC Nuclear Power 

Japan’s nuclear safety steps may cost $252 million per reactor

Coal shortages persist at power plants; government says no supply crunch

The smart grid: what’s out next move?

North Anna to begin producing electricity today

November 14, 2011

November 14, 2011

The heated competition for shale gas

State best suited to make big decisions

Powers named AEP chief operating officer

Interior Secretary, Senate both propose new conservation, wilderness areas

Coal to keep burning on strong Asian demand

US on way to more secure energy future

Energy costs to grow faster without nuclear

States weighing pros, cons of utility smart meters

Exelon to provide nuclear advice to China

PECO to spend $2 mln in county to reduce blackouts

Clean energy: costs rising for California consumers