January 31, 2012

January 31, 2012

FirstEnergy seeks solar credits for Ohio power operations

Dream of tapping tides as energy resource lives on 

NRC, Entergy reach agreement on one contention regarding Indian Point’s license renewal 

France must extend nuclear reactors’ lifespan

India may soon ask Indonesia to reconsider coal export restrictions

Pepco Energy selected for $5.3 million energy savings performance contract at Virginia Tech

Power plant fuel mix at issue in Florida Senate bill

Power plant developer given more time to review conditions

Understanding nuclear power plants

Does cheaper natural gas mean cheaper electricity?

PG&E smart meter opt-out: decision by regulators

Entergy announces key leadership changes


January 30, 2012

January 30, 2012

Republicans blame EPA for plant closings

West Penn Power announces results of default service auction

$12.7 million going toward PA wind farm

Coal plants’ loss will hurt Ohio

Renewable energy deals hit record high in 2011

Exelon a natural for downtown

Tire burning power plant project now rolling

A new generation of nuclear plants

U.S. energy supply and demand

Gov’t, TEPCO headed for showdown over rate hike

NRC staff: renewables incapable of substituting generation from New Calvert Cliffs reactor


January 27, 2012

January 27, 2012

Constellation awarded electricity supply, renewable energy contracts for federal agencies

EPA destroying more jobs in Ohio, PA and Maryland

Teaching the Volt to charge smarter and cleaner

Hearing for coal gasification plant fosters debate

Low prices keep natural gas in NJ’s energy future

Developer seeks tax break to lure Exelon

Maryland plant closing to avoid pollution rules

NRC to review request to halt nuke plant’s relicensing

Regional cap-and-trade efforts seeks greater impact by cutting carbon allowances

Futurist to keynote series of utility industry events and conferences

Electric hybrid truck designed for utility fleets

Westinghouse Electric Canada formed to meet growing business opportunities


January 26, 2012

January 26, 2012

Republicans charge Obama’s actions on energy do not match his State of the Union rhetoric

FirstEnergy, citing impact of environmental regulations, will retire six coal-fired plants

Delmarva receiving electricity from 38 MW wind farm

Coal-fired power plant enforcement initiative remains priority for EPA, official says

Coal is orphan fuel in Obama’s State of the Union address

Long-term view = speculation

Renewing war against coal

Obama to unveil energy plans

Shale gas $100 billion savings to U.S. exceed tax cuts

Exelon: ‘Limerick Operates Conservatively’

Japan’s ‘nuclear alley’ conflicted over reactors

US company emerges as main bidder for four power stations

January 25, 2012

January 25, 2012

White House chooses new FERC commissioner

Production from U.S. shale reserves forges ahead

Ct., NYC firms to build central PA wind farm

Obama must change his course on energy, housing to revive economy

FERC gives ISOs three month extension on netting rule

US CO2 emissions to stay below 2005 levels

US LNG exports to give coal new lease on life

Obama outlines energy goals

Chilly reception awaits US energy companies in Canada

Oil grab in Falklands seen tripling U.K. reserves

AES power plant could be demolished in six months

National Park Service considers power line permits


January 24, 2012

January 24, 2012

Edison Mission Group commissions 55-MW Maryland wind farm

Delmarva Power to receive power from 38 MW wind farm in Pennsylvania

FERC issues license for Verdant Power’s tidal energy project

Progress says could finalize merger with Duke by June

Declines projected for coal

Chesapeake Energy pulls back amid natural gas glut

Jobs, energy focus of State of the Union

GE: Russia’s Shatura power plant sets new performance standards 

U.S. utilities order Westinghouse nuclear shutdown seal

Geothermal could become California’s baseload power: commissioner

Guardians of the grid: agencies unite to bulk up utility cyber security

January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012

Apache reaches oil deal on home turf

Ethane cracker creates plastic possibilities

Cleanest coal plant in the world under construction

Utilities turning to natural gas to generate power

U.S. gas glut favors would-be exporter

NJ nuke plant to close on time in 2019

Tepco may split off older fossil-fuel ops

Project explores promise of selling EV power back to grid

PSE&G offers $30 mln land buy to get Susquehanna-Roseland line through parkland

PUC staff: No go for energy firms’ wind deal 

ComEd’s smart grid begins with a promise for the future

Obstacles to Danish wind power

January 20, 2012

January 20, 2012

Federal judge rules Vermont’s only nuclear plant can stay open, over state’s objections

Shale rules should be fair

PPL: $30 million in conservation if line approved

PJM’s striving for perfect dispatch nets nearly $200 million in savings

Union Pacific’s export coal business nearly quadruples

Why a Canadian energy strategy makes sense

Exelon’s place downtown

Warren Buffett’s long quest to build a geothermal power plant

EPA won’t promise final power plant carbon rules before 2012 elections

Reopening Japan’s nuclear plants?

Palisades nuclear power plant under NRC review

Siemens pumps $1.3 bln into gas turbines to fend off GE

January 19, 2012

January 19, 2012

Will shale crowd out coal and green energy?

Oil, power, coal trade group  execs weigh in on 2012 and beyond

PUC talks about planning for emergencies

Are green energy policies thwarting job growth?

Electricity declines 50 percent as shale spurs natural gas glut

Bill adds natgas, coal as renewable fuel source

Energy industry reacts to Obama’s Keystone pipeline decision

Utilities unveil online tool to help customers save energy

PECO files default service plan with PUC

CPS to buy power from Texas clean coal plant

Utility regulators pledge greater openness

PECO to invest more than $60 million in new Phila. substation

January 18, 2012

January 18, 2012

Generators flood Maryland PSC with comments against RFP process