July 31, 2012

July 31, 2012

Drought strains US oil production

Second day of power failures in India

Reid: NRC commissioner Magwood a “rat” and a “liar”

NRC to meet with public about uranium mining

Nuclear power is a must for Korea

Progress to retire coal plants

Experts: US risk of demand-linked blackout low

Energy cost report opens nuclear door

Marine energy park to bring thousands of jobs

Atlantic Coal stokes up production as prices stay firm

Western Md wind project faces limits to protect bats, birds

A $3 billion deal forms new power plant player

Appeals court denies appeal by Texas power generator against EPA supervision of state rules

Alstom to equip power plant in Egypt



July 30, 2012

July 30, 2012

Sinking natural gas prices sending drillers to Ohio

PA governor says state appealing fracking order

Nuclear energy critic loses Japan election

Duke accelerates closure of coal plants

DOE funds next generation coal power technology

Coal industry sheds jobs, leaving Eastern Kentucky economy in tatters

Hartzler to outline bill limiting power of FERC

Firms to build barges for coal export

Utility to shutter three power plants

Feds say no more money for Iron Range power plan

Core drama at largest US electric company lingers


July 27, 2012

July 27, 2012

Act 13 provisions struck down by court

Christie vetoes clean energy bill again

How the smart grid can solve the missing link in the power grid

NRC expected to strike down Calvert Cliffs nuke project

Plant safe for restart

FirstEnergy looking into buying small nuclear reactor from Babcock & Wilcox

Judge blocks air permit for Texas coal-fired plant

Shell sees US energy independence

Energy Dept grants made despite conflicts

GOP shapes energy agenda with eye on the majority

EPA expands comment period on power plant rule

Exploring new revenue streams at modern power plants

Biomass power plant planned at DOE’s national laboratory

Surge protection and power repair squads


July 26, 2012

July 26, 2012

O’ Malley directs agencies to study state’s power grids

TVA, NRC meet over white finding

Nuclear expansion in Asia on track despite Fukushima

Governor Nixon names task force to help develop next-generation reactors

Southern Co to shut coal plants

Coal fired generation to be sold to PSE

DEP launches long-term Marcellus Shale air monitoring study in southwestern PA

Natural gas production could quadruple

Stockpile drawdown signals strong coal rebound

Could EPA rule shut down West’s biggest coal plant?

Interior Dept unveils first national solar energy plan

NRG-GenOn deal leaves little room for more merchant sector consolidation

Electric cars hailed but costs keep sales from revving up


July 25, 2012

July 25, 2012

Mercury emissions decline in North Carolina

Natural gas prices surge 70 percent

WV gas drilling gets national support

Nuclear dump dominates NRC chief’s first trip to Congress

Coal output to shrink as mining margins in retreat

Coal is good for Montana

China’s Canadian energy play

In Maine, a US first in tidal energy

GenOn deal to let NRG expand outside Texas but won’t add capacity in state

The “great Derecho” exposed old grids

Drought may cause blackouts from California to Chicago

Three tri-city utilities to start pilot project on storing electricity

AEP names Lin to board of directors


July 24, 2012

July 24, 2012

Some fracking critics use bad science

Nixon: reactor project could help define Missouri

New NRC chairman can learn from predecessor’s mistakes

PJM measures interest in providing backstart service in New Jersey

Coal falls with world markets

Chesapeake Energy selling Barnett Shale acreage

US says shale gas output rose 24 percent in May from year earlier

FirstEnergy wins bid to supply area electricity

Wood-fired plants generate violations

Utility payment scam zaps thousands of PSE&G customers in NJ

Electricity legislation could limit local revenue

Landfill gas will drop cost of electricity to Chambersburg


July 23, 2012

July 23, 2012

Wind, solar subsidy set for review

New report criticizes TEPCO

EPA to review mercury rule for coal plants after complaints

FERC goes back to Congress again for more cyber oversight

Britain’s power market proposal unworkable, lawmakers say

China’s LNG imports rise 29 percent in first half; coal increases 61 percent

NRG buys GenOn in stock deal

NC utilities probe of Duke continues

The electric power infrastructure security market for 2012-2022

Virginia Attorney General announces utility review

Electric vehicles: why they are stuck in the slow lane



July 20, 2012

July 20, 2012

Near drought conditions impact Marcellus gas drilling

Can your business be paid to reduce electric power consumption?

Power grid in sea reaches for new depths

State ranks last in electrical reliability

Tokyo’s efforts to restore trust in nuclear power hits new snag

Ousted CEO says Duke wanted merger exit as costs rose

Grid takes loss of downed Limerick plant in stride

NRC approves increased power output for Grand Gulf Nuclear Station

Bingaman to push for expanded oversight of power grid in cybersecurity bill

FERC proposes fines for market manipulation in Maine

NYISO and PJM increase scheduling frequency

Can ‘big coal’ dig out of its hole?

FirstEnergy announces leadership changes

New power plant to create hundreds of local jobs

Feds: California nuclear plant didn’t mislead regulators



July 19, 2012

July 19, 2012

Northeast power grids survive heat wave

Senators call for probe of electric grid cybersecurity

Exelon shuts PA Limerick 1 nuclear power reactor

Fracking isn’t as messy or dangerous as everyone thinks

Natural gas surges

FERC probes alleged market abuses

Not everyone’s bearish on coal producers

Duke Energy’s request to delay testimony denied

Southern Co CEO says nuclear loan guarantee less enticing

Japan to restart second reactor

FERC moves to fine three companies, ‘energy expert’ for manipulating demand response rules


July 18, 2012

July 18, 2012

Midwest power demand could break record

Electric power grid vulnerable to cyber threats

Consol drills 17 gas wells in Marcellus Shale

Nuclear issue puts increasing pressure on Japan government

DOE invests $13 mln in nuclear energy innovation and training

The war over coal is personal

FERC order 679 responsible for $23 billion of transmission infrastructure investment in 2012-16

Duke Energy wants regulator to postpone directors’ testimony on surprise CEO switch for weeks

Fracking may free Poland from Russian energy domination

PPL warns about nationwide scam

Utilities oppose plan for forced buying of power

Utility chiefs worry U.S. rush to gas will crowd out other fuels

Government reach for secure electric grid exceeds its grasp