March 30, 2012

March 30, 2012

Susquehanna-Roseland power line takes major step forward

Oregon LNG withdraws FERC application

EPA banks on CCS technologies, sets carbon standards for new coal units

Nodal exchange starts offering FTR-like contracts with PJM

Texas’s isolated electric grid could add outside ties

Smart Grid landscape in Europe

What impact will electric cars have on UK power grid

EPA climate proposal could limit coal’s future

Energy firms abandon nuclear plants

House wants New Hampshire to withdraw from RGGI

US natgas plumbs 10 year low on glut, mild weather

Exelon’s ‘nuclear guy’: no new nukes

West Virginia delegation blasts EPA power plants proposal

March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012

PA utility regulator ponders the future of energy efficiency 

BP invests in Ohio’s Utica Shale

BPA’s Northwest oversupply protocol facing fresh protests at FERC

Coal industry, utilities say new EPA rule is de facto ban on new coal

How will widespread use of electric cars impact the power grid

EPA rules may push coal companies to boost exports

Government to assess energy potential offshore Atlantic

Chinese firm surpasses Exxon in oil production

PPL names chief executive Spence to be chairman

Cheap gas replaces coal at power plants

Tepco requests $12 bln in public funds to avert insolvency

Utilities receive EEI award for power restoration efforts

Electric cars may lose green sheen in post-meltdown Japan

March 28, 2012

March 28, 2012

Steel finds sweet spot in shale

FERC heads to CB

NRC to keep SCE’s California nuclear units shut

ComEd modernizing electric grid

National Grid looking to lower its electricity rates by 10.4 percent

Analysis: EPA rule a new setback for new coal plants

Volcker rule could raise energy prices, study says

FirstEnergy looks to give second life to coal-fired plant in Eastlake

EPA seeks power plant limits

LNG-soaked Japan burns oil as nuclear reactors sit idle

Future uncertain for Dominion power plant site

Next generation nuclear power

NRG reaches agreement with California to build EV fast-charging infrastructure

March 27, 2012

March 27, 2012

Energy not as big a hurdle to jobs as LePage claims

Duke, Progress file new market mitigation plan with FERC

FERC picks downplay siting authority

AEP retires few coal plants

EPA takes aim at coal plants

Planned pipelines to rival Keystone XL

AF to split energy division

Senate votes to debate energy bill

US regulators set vote on new SCE&G nuke reactors

Power up the electric grid

USG hires former Exelon CFO

U.S. to propose first climate limits on power plants

Westinghouse splits nuclear power plants product line in two

March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012

New players staking claim to Ohio’s Utica Shale

Constellation awarded GSA contract

FERC approves NERC enforcement shift

Reining in the EPA

NRC poised to award two Scana licenses for two reactors

NERC grid exercise identifies enhancements to improve cybersecurity

Exelon Generation names officials to board of directors of Constellation Energy nuclear group

Nigeria says GE signs $10 bln power plants MoU

Power supply at issue with Calif. plants offline

Tepco faces post-Fukushima future dictated by bureaucrats

NRG to build at least 200 EV charging stations in California

Entergy moves forward with construction of state-of-the-art generation unit


March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012

PA regulators  prepare for final electric market reforms

Williams to buy Caiman Energy unit for $2.5 bln

FERC denies NLRA petition challenging Wasatch certification

AEP notifies reliability organizations of unit retirements

Former Exelon CEO: shale gas boom “most disruptive change” of his career

Controvery continues over proposed coal export terminals

US inches toward goal of energy independence

Gates: cheap, clean energy not coming soon

AEP exec: cost allocation, not siting, is biggest hurdle for new transmission

Electric cars risk losing green sheen in Japan

EPA chief: no date yet for power plant carbon rules

Next-generation nuclear power

My word: U.S. nuclear power reliable and safe

March 22, 2012

March 22, 2012

Midstream conference predicts greater reach for CNG vehicles, Utica Shale

ComEd improving electric grid

The smart grid needs to wake up to security

Market dynamics seen as primary driver of coal plant retirements

China sees coal output growing 11 percent by 2015

Obama, GOP vie for upper hand on energy

CEOs caution against overreliance on gas-fired power

Energy Sec. gives himself an ‘A’ for $4 gas

Exelon upgrades equipment at Byron nuclear plant

NRC issues first major industry orders since 9/11 to nuclear industry

Plotting the next generation U.S. power grid

Tepco chairman’s power poses test for Tokyo

March 21, 2012

March 21, 2012

Marcellus development puts state on map internationally

Constellation and Exelon endorse Michigan legislation to expand competitive energy market

US Senate committee holds hearing for FERC candidate Clark

FERC to play key role in gas-electric integration talks

FERC grants NERC enforcement discretion over low-risk violations

Appalachian coal fights for survival on shale boom

Georgia Power to close coal, oil units

Coal power station planned at port

Advocate Energy Group offers ability to lock in electric rates

NRC cuts to two intervenors against nuke plant license extension

Plant closings spike power bills

ND studies to explore natural gas, electric growth


March 20, 2012

March 20, 2012

Natural gas industry high on future, despite current low prices

Coal may face tougher negotiations with utility purchasers

Republicans expand complaints of energy loans beyond Solyndra

NRC to air report on Shippingport plant

Exelon upgrades equipment at Byron nuclear plant

A record speed on the power grid

Smart grid market to shift from deployment to applications in 2012

NRC eyes changes to address station blackout conditions

Constellation to sell electric service at Best Buy

Utility faces call to halt nuclear power use in Japan

Dominion interested in off-shore wind leases


March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012

Dark days for coal. Can exports save it?

FERC accepts NERC’s find, fix, track mechanism

2011 state of the market report for PJM released

India says 18 power plants face serious coal shortage

Dominion receives approval for coal plant conversions to biomass

PPL puts two power line projects online

Smart grid market focus to shift from deployment to applications in 2012

BGE to begin smart meter installation in May

Saving jobs key issue at Homer City plant hearing

Skeptics say new meters not so smart

Solar industry faces subsidy cuts in Europe