February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

Shale gas and oil will add $5 bln to Ohio’s economy by 2014

FirstEnergy completes root cause report

Jersey Central Power & Light to invest nearly $200 million in 2012 to enhance customer service reliability 

Dominion Virginia Power proposes to build natural gas power station in Brunswick County

PPL names president of supply segment

PPL to acquire AES Ironwood plant

EPA still hopes for power plant climate rules early in 2012, but refinery plans unclear

Inside Japan’s nuclear meltdown

Algonquin announces wind power agreement

Nuclear free summer looming over Japan’s West is growth risk

Tool puts spotlight on nation’s electricity generation capacity


February 28, 2012

February 28, 2012

Sierra Club seeks clean energy partners in climate change fight

PPL to acquire natural gas-fired power plant in Pennsylvania

PA DEP announces regional ISO 50001 energy management systems workshop in Harrisburg

China’s state grid in talks to buy AES’ U.S. wind assets

Lawmakers, environmentalists want NJ back in greenhouse gas initiative

WSJ reporter finds balance to predict an economic boom

FERC decides to retain existing merger review policies

Coal hits a wall in U.S. market

Arizona stands to lose billions in gross state product if coal-fired plant shuts down

Drilling can ease energy woes

How to grow a power plant

S Africa plans more funding for nuclear plants

EPA proposes keeping carbon regulation limited to top polluters

February 27, 2012

February 27, 2012

Federal court to hear arguments on EPA’s gas regulations

PSEG Power may build new unit at Seawaren site

New rules on Swaps create burdens for energy companies

China’s coal consumption continues to rise

Consumer support for clean energy has declined significantly since 2009

A big breakthrough for electric vehicle batteries

Saudi Arabia plans six new nuclear power plants

Japan’s nuclear crisis goes much further than Fukushima

Obama’s green car plan runs into alternative fuel limits

Home electricity costs to fall for many

February 24, 2012

February 24, 2012

Obama seen marginalizing coal in domestic energy policy

Low natural gas prices bring good news in electric bills

BP complete latest wind farm in Texas

Duke Energy, Progress file new merger plan

NRC proposes first post Fukushima safety orders

UK could overpay for energy if shale ignored

Three Constellation directors named to Exelon board

Lawmakers urge White House to drop EPA carbon rule

Coal fired plants will be upgraded by B&W

South Africa considers building nuclear, coal fired plants

Four predictions for smart grid in 2012

NRC officials doubted US claim on Japan crisis

February 23, 2012

February 23, 2012

Drop in PPL rates likely to set trend

That pipeline could be keystone to our energy future

Battery maker looks to occupy former Sony center

High court overturns ruling on PPL dams

Duke Energy and Progress file market power mitigation plan

Coal-to-gas switching seen in West, Texas and Louisiana

Environmentalists, industry agree: election year politics behind EPA rule delays

Cogeneration firm converts coal plant to biofuel power

Exelon donates $500,000 to Philadelphia’s Red Cross house

Ten states that run on nuclear power

US companies look to invest in African electricity generation

February 22, 2012

February 22, 2012

DC Circuit rejects legal challenge against EPA’s ozone standard withdrawal

Sticker shock: electricity rates keep falling

FERC reaffirms policy for assessing horizontal power market

Led by coal, W. Virginia exports grow more than 39 percent

New nuclear construction will help ensure US energy technology leadership

PPL upgrades electric grid in outage-weary Poconos

How the biggest power plant in Texas will use pollution to pump oil

NRC asks owners of 11 Westinghouse fueled nuclear plants to check their computer models

Merchant plants in a spot as government snaps fuel lines

Nuclear operator returns to Japan bond market

Utilities are scrubbing their generation portfolios

February 21, 2012

February 21, 2012

Dear DRBC, pass natural gas or get out of the way

Maryland approves Constellation, Exelon merger

Contamination not linked to fracking, study says

Energy firm Calpine looks to Dover

FERC approval needed for Exelon, Constellation merger

US, Mexico agree to cooperate on energy

PPL spending $664 million on upgrades

How the Yakuza went nuclear

FPL urges PSC for new natural gas plant in Florida

NRC requests fuel peformance info from 11 plants

US power firm AES eyes China asset sales

Utilities’ smart grid deployment plans show nuance

February 17, 2012

February 17, 2012

US nuclear industry’s fate rests with Southern Co

Icahn offers to buy CVR Energy in at least $2.6 bln deal

It’s not fracking’s fault, study says

Energy companies revisiting gas, oil deposits in NW Ohio

FirstEnergy’s decision to close its small Ohio coal power plants could lead to soaring energy prices

FERC decides against revising policy in U.S. utility mergers

Duke Energy pursues merger approvals

Ohio natural gas gaining on coal

German experience: clean energy requires subsidies

NRC okays Exelon’s takeover of Constellation

House and Senate GOP seek to overrule regulations on power plant pollution

Seven smart grid projects that are turning heads

February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012

How to choose your electric supplier

Tight oil the future of energy in North America

New technology helps reach once-unreachable energy supplies

Low natural gas prices hammer power prices

Coal production to keep on rising strongly in India

Energy and Commerce prep Solundra subpoenas

ComEd announces executive appt

After the coal plants close, where will U.S. get cheap electricity

Back to the future with coal-fueled power

State’s largest electric utilities refile merger proposal

NStar agrees to buy Cape Wind power to win state blessing on merger

February 15, 2012

February 15, 2012

Answering for taking a driller’s cash

Support energy projects that make US future more secure

FERC asked to settle Indiana transmission dispute

FirstEnergy names Carl Bridenbaugh Vice President of transmission

Energy Sec visits Ga. sites for new reactors

Philadelphia may gain $496 mln on gas sale

AEP cuts amount of coal-fired power generation it will shut

GE-powered plant to help Turkey meet growing electricity demand

New emissions rules could lead to new plant

Meetings set on MidAmerican rate request

Conn. Senate leaders to propose electric upgrades