September 28, 2012

September 28, 2012

Marcellus find transforms PA

Range Resources signs 15 year agreement with Sunoco Logistics

Bill would add nuclear relicensing rule

Cumbria needs nuclear power plant — and no more wind turbines

The nuclear renaissance is back, industry panel says

Coal vs. natural gas: it’s complicated

High cost prevents electric cars from entering the market

China sneezes, Appalachian coal miners get the flu

US invests in nuclear energy research

FirstEnergy Ohio utilities launch request for proposal for 2012 solar and renewable energy credits

Rogers: Duke Energy committed to Raleigh

US utilities may return to coal as natgas price rises

September 27, 2012

September 27, 2012

Ercot approves west Texas power transmission upgrades

NRC approves first laser enrichment plant

UniStar asks NRC to review denial of nuclear power plant

Nuclear energy — top five emerging markets

Lawmakers seek to delay nuclear relicensing requests

Coal v. natural gas — it’s complicated

GE unveils turbine to complement renewable energy sources

FERC initiates proceeding into actions by JP Morgan

Coal makes a comeback in Europe

Nuclear industry slowed by its own waste

Virginia aims to clear way for offshore wind projects

Illinois smart grid fund debuts

AEP-PSO spending $350 million to meet EPA rules


September 26, 2012

September 26, 2012

Nuclear energy capacity growth slowing after Fukushima

NRC approves NextEra St Lucie nuclear power uprate

Should the world increase its reliance on nuclear energy?

NJ should support safe development of Marcellus Shale

Florida natural gas vehicle fueling stations planned

New York Senate Energy chair pushing tax credits for plants

Energy industry says demand is strong for pipeline

Broad customer benefits from selective deployments

Western PA nuke reactor shutting down for refueling

PSC may prohibit utilities from charging fee during first 24 hours after major storm

ComEd wants to know where you’re charging your car


September 25, 2012

September 25, 2012

Coal company cuts jobs

Entergy, ITC Holdings seek U.S. okay of $1.78 bln grid transfer

Coal and nuclear power can’t substitute for pricey oil

EDF starts public consultation for new UK power station

Natural gas royalties in Bradford County reach $160 million

FERC upholds wind energy purchase power agreement

War on coal — Senate must pass critical measure

Japan reportedly to ease approval for coal plants

Assembly panel advances stiffer penalties for utilities

What is energy efficiency doing to power demand?

Power plants aim to curb their thirst


September 24, 2012

September 24, 2012

With success, natural gas industry eyes exports

House passes five bill to stop EPA from regulating coal

Repairs underway at TMI

Spent nuclear fuel a growing concern, GAO reports

Campaigns spar over coal’s future

Subcommittee examines legislation to save new coal plants from EPA rule

Toyota plans electric car for this year

Woes in Virginia coal fields

GE prepares for mining deals copying energy M&A strategy

FirstEnergy named top utility for economic development

City wants to replace closed power plants with industrial facilities

Fixing Texas’s power market woes

Germany’s wind power chaos should be a warning to everyone


September 21, 2012

September 21, 2012

PPL will expand employment by over 3000 over next decade

Japan – U.S. smart grid project now live in New Mexico

Chicago coal plants may see opportunity in Ameren reprieve

JP Morgan power trading business faces suspension, FERC says

Fighting off the war on coal

PPL Montana to mothball coal-fired plant in 2015

Shale: a new kingmaker in energy geopoliticis

Carnegie Mellon launches Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

Energy bills to fall as power line links Ireland to Britain

FirstEnergy chief sees Canada clearing Cnooc-Nexen

Duke chief answers critics after coup at biggest utility

Power plant builder awards contract

Global nuclear power generation on the rise

Utilities agree to tougher reliability rules


September 20, 2012

September 20, 2012

Energy execs in Philly for shale conference

State goes to bat for power plant

New York grid sees risk of power outages rising in next decade

Why do we need a smart grid, anyway?

Japan, under pressure, backs off goal to phase out nuclear power by 2040

Feds to fund school’s gas job training by millions

Lower coal, goods volume cuts Norfolk Southern forecast

Debating energy policy

Working in energy: demand for relevant skills is soaring

Progress Energy to change name to Duke in April, 2013

Virginia regulators seek comments on performance incentives for electric utilities

Power plan is closer for Bay City

Kyocera, laboratories launch U.S. – Japan smart grid project



September 19, 2012

September 19, 2012

Report details region’s energy workforce needs

Delta readying Trainer facility for restart

FirstEnergy, AEP are powerful forces for development

Federal renewable production tax credit seen to distort market, imperil reliability

Spreading demand thinner on the power grid

Beaver Valley power station to expand fuel storage capacity

Safety culture paramount after Fukushima, NRC chair says

Japan backtracks on nuclear free plan

Top nuclear lobbyist criticizes US loan program

France plans new energy taxes

Gulf Oil enters Maine’s electricity market

FERC’s Moeller sees need for full rulemaking on gas/electric coordination

Let states oversee the energy revolution

As power plants use less coal, Alpha Natural cuts jobs

September 18, 2012

September 18, 2012

House votes to end energy loan guarantee program

Ocean power comes online

Pilgrim gets passing grade from NRC

Natural gas on the verge of a breakout to $4 as stars line up

Market snapshot: lofty payments to new plants could cost NJ ratepayers

Canada expects to start LNG exports from late 2014

Report recommends Austin sell its stake in coal-fired power plant

JP Morgan unit seeks money from California ISO in complaint

Dominion offering new energy conservation programs for Virginia customers

The future of tax-advantaged energy production

Duke replacing coal with natural gas

IAEA, WANO sign new MoU for safe operations of nuclear plants

Some utilities may have reached reliability deal

Power utilities eye technology to boost outage management

September 17, 2012

September 17, 2012

Blackouts spur $18 bln power grid upgrade

Los Alamos adds brains to its electric grid

After Fukushima disaster, new NRC Midwest administrator is bringing back lessons

How much should it cost to charge an electric car?

Republicans campaign against ‘war on coal’

AEP seeks to buy coal for US plants

FERC ruling may aid NRG in New York’s power market

PSE&G power line work starts without final OK

Progress to retire coal plant

A nuclear free Japan? It could happen

UGI names Oliver CFO

Baltimore Gas and Electric officials voice support for burying some power lines