June 29, 2012

June 29, 2012

Can the grid take the heat?

Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid releases choice in pricing case study

NY adopts CO2 rules that limit new coal power plants

Lawmakers ranks the safety of Japan’s 50 reactors

New approaches to grid defense

Coal: likely fuel for a world in decline

Exxon: losing our shirts on natural gas

In bid to encourage new power plants, Texas utility commission raises wholesale electricity price cap

NJ firm to buy power plant

Ruling will limit use of coal for power

Japan utility shareholders vote to keep nuclear power

June 28, 2012

June 28, 2012

Technology brings smart grid into Philadelphia train stations

Tepco plans restart of world’s biggest nuclear plant

Utilities await sale of Exelon’s Maryland plants

Natgas matches coal in share of US power generation in April

Virginia’s burning question

NRC chief is faulted by probe

FERC proposes to approve NERC’s revised definition for bulk electric system

ERCOT Board approves pilot demand response project

Coal producers rise on global outlook

Exxon’s CEO: climate, energy fears overblown

US utilities plan to retire 33,000 MW of coal fired generation

PECO funding for open space municipal project surpasses $1 million mark

Texas may increase wholesale electricity rates

Customers urged to save power, avoid rolling blackouts


June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012

June 27, 1954 world’s first nuclear power plant opens

Germany needs new power system by 2015 — industry

US court rules Vermont nuclear plant can keep license

Cleaner burning coal plants in the works

Governor has grave concerns about EPA coal regs

FERC aims to integrate renewables

How will dynamic pricing actually happen?

For energy producers natural gas may not be the only source of glut

Duke plans reverse stock split after merger

Natural gas gold rush: is your state next?

Nat gas cars can drive us to a better economy

Japan set to power up nuclear reactor amid protests

Nuclear power plant construction to continue globally


June 26, 2012

June 26, 2012

Texas grid sets June power record

American Public Power Association names new officers

New UK nuclear power plants could boost economy

New Jersey B.L. England coal plant to shut unit, convert to nat gas

ScottMadden industry report: don’t count on low natural gas prices

Duke, Progress accept FERC conditions for merger

Soft demand for coal ripples through area mines, plants

Potential U.S. oil boom shakes up energy politics

AEP, FirstEnergy keeping keen eye on sale of coal power plants

Japan to return to nuclear power Sunday

Utility commission set for key vote on wholesale electricity price cap

Reliant launches learn and conserve electricity plan


June 25, 2012

June 25, 2012

Delta seals deal to buy PA refinery

The non-nuclear summer

Court blocks EPA rules for Oklahoma power plants

FERC issues final rule involving variable energy resource integration

Coal plant plunge threatens billions in pollution spend

One way bet on selling coal to China could unravel

Coal export terminals would bring jobs, execs say

Opposition to renewable energy mandate gears up

As temperatures rise, electric rates for Peco, competitors are falling

Industry challenges FERC on demand response

Electric vehicle drivers in Colorado to get a charge out of new law

Chicago electricity referendum likely headed to November ballot


June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012

Solobay: tax breaks could make region ‘energy capital of the East.’

Japan mulls referendum on nuclear power

Nuclear energy: King urges billions in investment

Plant to shut coal-fired unit

ICC expected to vote Friday on ComEd smart-grid plan

FERC to hold July, August meetings on gas, electric sector coordination

Automated demand response will grow to $1.7 bln by 2017

No surprise, coal industry loses again in Washington

Energy bill to boost U.S. output passes House

Russian open to foreign investment in energy

Regulators OK Ohio nuke plant’s reports on cracks

PPL finds source of leak at Susquehanna 1 reactor

Gazprom and EDF team up in Europe power generation

Novel power plants could clean up coal

Duke Energy CEO to speak on future of electric utility industry


June 21, 2012

June 21, 2012

Power grid expects to meet demand during heat wave

Texas needs more, diverse power generation

Con Edison trims voltage in Queens, Brooklyn amid heat wave

Support for mini nukes gain steam in S.C.

Offline nuclear plant squeezes energy access in California

Senate defeats bid to block EPA power plant rule

Entergy saving enough money to close Indian Point if necessary

Coal industry showing signs of improvement as foreign demand grows

Bill to ensure electricity reliability advances in House

Court: Vermont committed ‘blackmail’ against Entergy

Additional hearing scheduled in Duke Energy deal

Regulators delay decision on nuclear plant probe

In India, power generation to grow 13.2 percent in 2012-13

Airport adding electric vehicle charging stations


June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012

Japan divided over nuclear restart

Solution to nuclear waste remains in limbo

War against coal will harm state economy

Feds say design flaw led to Calif. nuke woes

FERC confirms ‘one mile rule’ for wind energy generating facilities

Demand response battle heads to court — utility groups oppose FERC order

Coal: the rising star of global energy production

FirstEnergy plans new power line across northeast Ohio

Toshiba joins NET Power, Shaw and Exelon to develop new power generation technology

State, others offer proposals for using energy fund

US House Republicans propose 17 percent cut to EPA budget

US Senate to vote on amendments cutting US biofuels funding


June 19, 2012

June 19, 2012

Sponsors of the Commonwealth pipeline announce positive response

Microgrids offer reliable form of demand response

NRC license of nuclear plant challenged by Mass.

Rural power group says EPA rules thwart coal fueled electricity

Alstom to further modernize fleet of coal-fired power plants

White House waves veto pen at measure to nix EPA pollution rule

PSE&G wins approval for North Central Reliability Project

Coal-fired energy takes out gas

‘Clean energy’ is money wasted

Technology is reinventing the utility industry at Duke

Old plants go back on grid to help with summer heat

Key challenges faced by Distribution Utilities

Buying electricity from renewable sources can be complicated

New Jersey Natural Gas gets approval to build fueling stations


June 18, 2012

June 18, 2012

As summer nears, old plants go back on grid

Energy giant pulls plug on nuclear power

Carbon capture, the next generation

Forbes coal production soars

FERC challenged on demand response

Effects of Washington clean energy initiative unclear

Progress CEO: state should avoid overdependence on natural gas

Maryland proposes how it would spend $113.5 million BGE fund

The great German energy experiment

America, start your natural gas engines

Electric car battery company hits roadbumps