December 29, 2011

December 29, 2011

U.S. nuke revival seen ‘collapsing’ due to high costs, NRC infighting, Fukushima

Chesapeake to sell $865 million in pipelines

PA plant to convert generators from coal to gas

Coal energy output outstrips gas, nuclear combined

Canadian companies flock to North Dakota’s Bakken oil play

Strong global demand for refined products drives U.S. refiners’ project spending plans

Tennessee Gas announces Potter County project

Coal demand may remain strong going forward

Japanese utilities look to broaden support for nuclear power

SJC confirms Cape Wind-National Grid power deal

NU-NSTAR merger faces hurdles next week


December 28, 2011

December 28, 2011

Fitch: EPA mercury rule to speed coal unit retirements

Rex Energy expects higher production in 2012

As nuclear plants age, no easy energy solution

Appeals court remands to U.S. FERC decision on ISO-NE capacity markets

Coal production moves West

Pittsburgh region hosts cutting edge coal research

What happened to U.S. green energy industry?

Cyprus finds 5-8 tcf of natural gas offshore

Panel to examine Exelon’s request for NRC license renewal

Electric utilities caught in power play

Tepco falls to lowest since 1974 on possible government takeover

NRC approves Westinghouse’s AP1000 reactor 

December 27, 2011

December 27, 2011

NERC sees shale supply, gas generation answering reliability concerns 

Shale puts energy independence in reach for U.S.

Justice okays huge electric merger

New energy policy for NJ

Westmoreland Coal to buy Wyoming mine from Chevron

Opposition to coal seam gas doesn’t hold water

China plans Asia’s biggest coal-fired plant

PPL donates medication containers to VNA patients

Power generation may electrify slumping gas demand

Grid in Texas faces multiple challenges

Power plant limits could cause blackouts, experts say

December 22, 2011

December 22, 2011

Small scale drillers worried they will be price out by impact fee

US settles with Exelon over Constellation deal

Coal fired plant completed in West Virginia

Coal-fired plant rules unveiled by EPA

Wyoming asks National Lab to review coal plant

Peabody completes takeover of Macarthur Coal

Donald T. Mischeff elected to FirstEnergy Board of Directors

Planned pipeline would fuel power plants from Shale

Johnson opposes utility MACT rule

New federal pollution rules will cost Ohio power companies billions


December 21, 2011

December 21, 2011

EIA: natural gas use for power generation rose seven percent in 2010

Gas pipeline would run through region

Will mini-reactors save the nukes?

103 more shale jobs in Youngstown

PJM parties continue to oppose FERC capacity market rule changes

Coal producers to see softer export markets in 2012

Power plant closures to cost US towns, jobs and taxes

Energy companies build new pipeline for shale play

Exelon, Constellation merger edges closer to completion

Ameren seeks 20 year expansion for nuclear plant

FPL’s top lobbyist named utility’s president, CEO

AEP bolsters transmission business with leadership shake-up

December 20, 2011

December 20, 2011

EPA poised to unveil highly controversial air toxics rule

PA Turnpike plazas will all get DC fast charging stations

What PA can learn from Texas about electric competition

Green dreams dashed

Exelon suspends unit 1 at Limerick

Bernstein: major shift in U.S. power generation coming in next five years

PJM capacity market faces uprising

Power plant closures to cost U.S. towns jobs, taxes

Energy battles set to rage into 2012

Energy crisis manufactured by government

Market dynamics may compound threat to grid reliability posed by CSAPR

Distributed generation: the path to lower transmission losses?

December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011

EPA continues to “flesh out” air toxics rule

PA’s wind power industry grows

Texas lawyers hope to tap into western PA’s oil and gas boom

Competitor to take on National Grid

EPA final rule for coal plants deemed “unfortunate” by industry

Oil boomlet sweeps U.S. as exports and production rise

Exelon woos O’Malley

List of power plants retiring in face of EPA rules

Ohio regulators defend utility rate-setting process

WANTED: smart grid from scratch

Utilities squeezed as states tie merger to clean power

December 16, 2011

December 16, 2011

Pennsylvania’s top drilling hotspots

Survey: drilling worth the risk

FERC rejects mitigation plan in Duke, Progress merger

Duke and Progress moving forward with planned merger

Md. governor reaches Constellation, Exelon settlement

Fukushima plant declared stable

Dynegy, PSEG reach $117.5 mln settlement on N’burgh power plants

Incentives needed to bring power generation to Texas

Feds rejecting utilities merger

American Electric seeks easing of EPA toxics plan for particles

Japan traders eye $200 billion power market


December 15, 2011

December 15, 2011

Waste-to-energy proposal reviewed

$1 million grant for 17 electric car charges on PA Turnpike

Transco pipeline plans Northeast U.S. expansion

Two Constellation execs named to Exelon posts

Winter in U.S. to miss biting cold weather of past two seasons

PJM goes live with world’s most advanced grid management system

EPA plans to go ahead with regional haze plan over Oklahoma’s objections

NRG dumps NJ offshore wind farm plan

Duke-Progress merger facing competition worries

Energy is the issue on which Obama can be beaten

NJ plans to work around federal agency blocking power plants

Cyber plot targeted nuclear power plants

December 14, 2011

December 14, 2011

Marcellus means more traffic for Class Is, short lines

Can FERC assist EPA?

MISO pushes for more capacity deliverability with PJM 

EPA rules could snuff coal plants and hike Gulf Power rates

Can wind energy survive without tax subsidies?

Delaware wind project put on hold by NRG

Exelon, Constellation detail post merger corporate leadership

Officials say utility was overwhelmed not unprepared

Days may be numbered for some coal plants

Panel sees nuclear power generation costs higher than 2004 estimate

Developer drops plan for Georgia coal plant

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