November 30, 2012

November 30, 2012

Revamped Presque Isle plant could be backbone of future power grid

Employee satisfaction dips at several agencies

New York tells Con Ed to prepare in case Indian Point shuts

Vermont on both sides of nuclear power

Ky. coal plant’s $940 mln update to create 700 jobs

Cost overruns remain issue for gasified-coal plants

UK energy reform bill casts aside 2030 carbon targets

Progress Energy rates to fall in North Carolina

Duke Energy CEO to exit in deal with regulators

Driller sues NY, town over local moratorium

Norfolk Southern upgrades Va coal facility

Energy industry keeps North Texas humming

Re-shaping the Dept of Energy in Obama’s second term

Barclays prepares to battle FERC charges in court


November 29, 2012

November 29, 2012

Lawmaker from nat gas district snags House Energy subcommittee gavel

Another step to smaller reactors

Damage from attack on power grid would surpass Sandy

France’s love affair with nuclear cools

Marcellus producing 26 percent of US natural gas

Liquid natural gas could be slated as America’s energy surprise weapon

DCED’s Alan Walker on why coal’s not dead

Conn., three other states protest ISO-NE budget

Rio Chief tells of coal cost grief

Coal remains key, but decline will continue, GAO says

UK plans low carbon energy cost breaks for industry

Energy future remains positive, experts at Houston conference say

PPL rates going down

How much is FirstEnergy’s Harrison power station worth?

Japan firms to merge power system operations



November 28, 2012

November 28, 2012

Sandy shows the need for a smarter grid

Florida regulators approve nuclear power rates

More of nation’s gas coming from Marcellus Shale

Natural gas vehicles are coming to Pennsylvania

Progress Electric bills to shrink 5.8 percent next year

FERC initiates unprecedented enforcement against Idaho PUC

Is coal ready for a comeback?

Duke CEO to speak at energy conference

FirstEnergy to build $45 mln transmission control center

NRG to cut emissions at coal plant in Louisiana

Constellation shuts Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant for work

Ga nuclear plant may not start up until 2017

Two Japanese utilities to import US coal


November 27, 2012

November 27, 2012

DEP Sec.: PA continues to benefit from Marcellus Shale

Natural gas drillers target US truck, bus market

Florida regulators approve nuclear power rates

Nuclear industry looks toward smaller reactors

Next generation of nuclear operators training at Georgia’s Power Plant Vogtle

Natural gas exports could lift US trade, economy

PPL to lower rates

JP Morgan deserved a “very severe penalty” FERC chair says

Pennsylvania’s shift from coal to gas power

W Va lawmakers focus on coal downturn

The Carlyle Group raises $1.38 bln for energy credit investments

First step in permission for nuclear plant

AES application for new power plant posted for public review

Report will explore expansion of municipal utilities


November 21, 2012

November 21, 2012

On energy, reliable beats green

Nuclear power back on the table

Judge allows clean coal plant to move forward

Marcellus gas production on the rise

Natural gas trading to become more like coal not oil

Shell to invest $1 bln a year in China gas

US and Europe through a prism of electricity prices

FERC accuses Entergy of transmission violations

King coal alive and kicking

NRG to cut emissions at Big Cajun coal plant in Louisiana

Energy Dept picks Tennessee for reactor project

Power company restarts a quarter of plants hit by Sandy

Power outage time after Sandy not extraordinary


November 20, 2012

November 20, 2012

Florida firm fined for manipulating California energy prices

China set for revolution in nuclear power

EPA’s weaker coal rule not weak enough for coal industry

Shale energy production spike revolutionising energy sector

Community College of Philadelphia to start a training program for Marcellus jobs

California spurs electric cars

Dominion competing for customers in central Ohio

Governor’s office developing state energy policy

New energy industry pushing for drilling in the Atlantic

Alliant filings release more details of proposed Marshalltown plant

Sandy exposes smart grid limits


November 19, 2012

November 19, 2012

Gas drilling presents Obama with historic choices

Transmission projects will earn PSE&G second spot on regional power grid

Gas boom county strives for economic afterglow

Shale gas reshapes US plastics industry

JPMorgan faces the nuclear option

PPL eyes new round of energy initiatives

GenOn dismantles plant but merger slows process

Aging nuke plants add to Europe’s economic woes

Utility teamwork peaks with Sandy

Protecting the grid from terrorism

General Motors raises its ante on electric cars

How a smart grid can get the lights back on faster


November 16, 2012

November 16, 2012

DEP chief: state can be energy superpower

PECO develops more demand response, energy efficiency programs

“Windfarms will not replace gas or nuclear”

EPA to finalize pollution controls at coal plants

Entergy move to MISO advances

Forecasters upbeat on W.Va. economy except for coal

Duke Energy to test new uses for old EV batteries

Exelon’s nuclear plant Braidwood Generating Station resumes operations

PSE buys power plant near Ferndale

Utility mergers rising but picking partners is tricky

Ohio utilities regulator resigning at year’s end


November 15, 2012

November 15, 2012

PECO develops additional programs to help customers save energy and money

US power grid vulnerable to attacks: report

Nuclear power crucial to California’s future

What we need now — nuclear power

Why you should care that courts overturn EPA’s carbon pollution standard

Shale impact fees different than originally expected 

Shale production rises, natural gas prices decline

France setting up electricity capacity markets

FERC suspends JPMorgan power trading authority

Bipartisan group to offer Obama transmission policy recommendations

The US may become energy independent after all

Justice Dept says Entergy can buy two power plants, but says antitrust inquiry not over

Power merger rankles Vermont’s smaller utilities

Over 5600 utility poles damaged, destroyed in NJ


November 14, 2012

November 14, 2012

NRC reviews nuke plant after Sandy

Germany’s utilities caught in perfect storm

Drivers aren’t buying car companies electric car pitch

Williams gains new partner for Marcellus pipeline

Gas prices doomed to stay low as producers pump fast

Pollution perhaps linked to gas drilling vanishing

Drivers may soon fuel their natural gas cars at home

New US LNG export approvals face long wait

Developer announces second power plant in Porter Township

China’s and India’s pursuit of coal fired plants smashes the rhetoric

Clean energy industry banks on Obama

PA expands electric shopping website to small business customers

Exelon open to closing Oyster Creek pre-2019

Should electric utility lines go underground?