August 31, 2012

August 31, 2012

PA natural gas production continued to rise in first half of 2012

DEP chief defends Marcellus zoning law

Solar farm planned near PA Turnpike

NRC denies license for third reactor in Maryland

Marcellus Shale fees to midstate counties could top $6.7 million

Closure of three W. Va. coal-fired plants loom

Natural gas fired power has sound future

Exploiting coal by burning it underground

FirstEnergy President and CEO to speak at CEO Energy Power conference

Duke Energy pushes tech agenda

CEZ to decide on coal plant sales by year end


August 30, 2012

August 30, 2012

Utilities defend smart meters before the Public Service Commission

Houston’s Hilcorp Energy makes big Mahoning County push

How will nuclear power shape Duke Energy’s focus post merger

Crushing coal under the regulatory steamroller

Union Pacific’s coal freight business rebounds from Powder River Basin activity

Scotland gives marine energy developers 7.9 million pounds

Global gas fired power generation to see strong growth

PSE says cost of takeover could reach $1 billion

Electric cars tough sell in US market

Solar legislation opposed by utilities


August 29, 2012

August 29, 2012

Anne Grealy to lead FirstEnergy state legislative affairs

Isaac’s winds test energy grid upgrades after Katrina

Exelon drops Texas reactor plan, cites cheap nat gas

Pence sees nuclear energy future

Ukraine transfers six plants from gas to coal

End of era: Chicago coal plants shutting down

New York can allow fracking after it gets the rules right

DEP proposes new rule for Shale industry

FERC survives challenge to energy crisis order

Industry has concerns on NERC audit

Nuclear plant closes as precaution

Nuclear power plant operator names new CEO, CNO

FERC cannot order rate refunds from non-jurisdictional utilities: court

August 28, 2012

August 28, 2012

FirstEnergy to detail progress of energy efficiency programs

Nuclear jobs, jobs, jobs

Energy in Depth sends letter to filmmaker Josh Fox

Closing Indian Point may degrade grid

France says nuclear to represent 50 percent of capacity for decades

Report: nuclear plants needed

U.S. Gas: prices down as inventory levels trump storm fears

Court upholds FERC power tied to California energy crisis

Feds seek input on LNG

PJM cancels MAPP project

Duke Energy, Progress cut rates, pay cash for merger support

Mid-Kansas Electric to build natural gas plant in US

New President of Conn. Light & Power

Group calls for competitive utility market



August 27, 2012

August 27, 2012

Is nation’s power grid open to attack?

Aging nuclear plant troubles regulators but not neighbors

Coal-plant CO2 captured, stored underground in US first

Smart electric meter movement stirs rowdy debate in Texas

Marcellus boom continues

Manufacturer: EPA against all fossil fuels not just coal

Westinghouse awarded contract for feasibility study of hybrid reactor

Major steps to boost power generation soon

Entergy utilities in Louisiana preparing ahead of tropical storm Isaac

COO rountable: the future of utilties

Alstom to supply turbo-generator package for atomic power plant


August 24, 2012

August 24, 2012

Romney sees North American energy independence by 2020

Direct Energy completes acquisition of Energetix and NYSEG solutions

How the East Coast avoided an oil crunch

Report faults states for grid failure

Coal plants still pressured despite Romney plan, EPA court loss

NRC, Duke meet over NC nuclear plant

General Electric to open Myanmar office

Energy consumption steady, but costs are on the rise

Exelon closes sale of stake in five California power plants to IHI

Coal shortage: ¬†seven power plants in north have “crtical” level of stock

DOE paints favorable picture of US gas in power plants

State electric utilities request bond sale

State urged to deregulate power market



August 23, 2012

August 23, 2012

Engaging the electric grid

Duke Energy, Toyota partner to “smarten up” grid and plug-in cars

Nuclear energy industry and Navy establish partnership for seamless transition to commercial nuclear power jobs

Coal plants’ victory over EPA muted by low gas prices

Company to build coal-to-diesel plant

Lights out for power plants?

Reliance on natural gas sparks concern

Lebanese natural gas wealth significant

What is the future of generation?

Replacement EPA rule to have less bite on Texas coal-fired units

Australia coal miners see short term gloom, long term boom

Romney rolling out domestic energy plan

India’s energy demand projected to surge

FirstEnergy wants to transfer coal-power generation to Mon Power

Germany faces energy balancing act


August 22, 2012

August 22, 2012

Studies suggest how manufacturers can tap shale power

Electricity makes life livable

E. ON starts construction of power-to-gas pilot plant in Germany

Tenaska moves forward with proposal to build gas-fired facility in North Lebanon

Fueling nuclear power with sea water

Strange bedfellows debate exporting natural gas

Coal firms up after court rejects EPA smog rule

Court strikes down EPA rule on coal pollution

Energy build costs very worrisome, says Shell (Australia)

Duke Energy joins Research Triangle clean technology effort 

Exelon sells stake in five California power plants

Electric rates soar but utilities say they fund green energy initiatives

Electric car owners all plug in at once



August 21, 2012

August 21, 2012

PUC extends mandates on utilities to save energy

FERC licenses first US wave power project

Peabody: new generation, higher utilization to help mitigate coal retirements

AEP disappointed that PATH transmission project fades

China supports nuclear power IPO

Seismic study near California nuclear plant wins key approval

Nuclear Energy Institute report on Japan’s nuclear reactors

What do energy sector jobs do for us?

Future uncertain for area power plants

More power blackouts expected in India

California suspends CO2 market rule on electricity imports


August 20, 2012

August 20, 2012

Averted grid failure

Who sets national nuclear energy policy?

Restart the Yucca project

Shale play grows

IAEA: Fukushima slowed nuke growth

Chevron, Shell swap natural gas assets

New York state to allow fracking

Kan. Supreme Court to hear coal lawsuit

America will regret its fixation on energy independence

FirstEnergy to idle back its W.H. Sammis power plant

Virtual power plant project gets the green light

Environment minister: Germany needs more coal, gas power plants