December 27, 2012

December 27, 2012

NY shale gas rush considered unlikely in 2013

US to become world’s top oil and gas producer by 2017

Japan likely to reverse nuclear energy phase-out

SWEPCO starts operation of Arkansas coal plant

Natural gas dominates Florida’s electricity generation

FERC approves revised definition of bulk electric system

How the price for power is set

Judge keeps environmental groups out of coal fight

Duke Energy buys Chilean assets for $415 million

Ameren Corp to exit power plant business in Illinois


December 26, 2012

December 26, 2012

Edison Mission Energy seeks bankruptcy protection, separation from Edison International

Marcellus production expanded in 2012

LPD’s vague nuclear energy policy

Regulations for natural gas drilling in New York likely in February

Natural gas boom hits region in full force

FERC issues notice of Carson congeneration

AC electric proposes rebuilding 16 – mile high- power line

Government to halt control of coal market next year

Bring on the coal trains and the jobs

High energy costs plaguing Europe

Philly area neighborhoods ranked by energy use

December 20, 2012

December 20, 2012

Yaw named chairman of Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

EnerNOC, subsidiary to pay almost $1.5M to resolve FERC staff probe

Wind energy needs Congress’s help to survive

Ohio shale jobs at 38,000

Bold idea would slash Maine’s power bills

NRC will consider long term power backups for spent fuel pools in case of solar storms

AEP plans to shut down Kentucky coal plant unit

Did Marcellus Shale save Pittsburgh’s US Steel?

The cost of banning natural gas exports

PG&E to build natural gas control center

Williams seeks FERC approval to grow Virginia, North Carolina natural gas markets

Power company loses some appetite for coal

Chu to leave Energy Department?

Excelsior buys land for power plant


December 19, 2012

December 19, 2012

EPGA welcomes competitive markets report

Former Energy Sec Abraham opens government affairs office in Harrisburg

Calif. utility, NRC spar on nuke monitors

The need for nuclear power in Georgia

Entergy power boost in Mississippi lifts nuclear output

Commonwealth nat gas pipeline on hold

Appellate court upholds FERC finding on generator station power issue

FirstEnergy announces leadership changes in finance group

PG&E verifies strength of 194 miles of pipeline

Alstom to build, service 450 MW gas-fired plant in Germany

ERCOT says grid can handle electric cars

Old King Coal’s uncertain future

Global coal demand to exceed oil within a decade


December 18, 2012

December 18, 2012

Electric choice gets good marks in PA

Let’s not undermine our drilling industry

NRC slaps Japanese company on California nuke work

Unions flip to support Kemper coal plant

Japan likely to reembrace nuclear power in wake of elections

The next big thing in nuclear power: going small

Report says Europe should boost nuclear power generation

Global coal use booming

Gas-electric issue may have simple answer, says FERC’s Clark

Navy depot electricity contract awarded to PPL

Nuke power plants safer solutions to energy needs

Legislative panel calls on AG, power companies to compromise on “adders”


December 17, 2012

December 17, 2012

NRC among best places to work in federal government

Japan faces soaring cost of ditching nuclear power

MidAmerican adds pollution controls at coal plants

Sending natural gas abroad

Barclays says $470 mln penalty won’t stand up in court

Harvard needs remedial energy math

Should Congress support wind tax credit?

Retiring Senator: abandon sweeping energy bills

PECO to end plan on peak demand

Anne Pramaggiore becomes ComEd’s first female CEO

AEP names leader for power plant transition

Tepco leads utilities rally


December 14, 2012

December 14, 2012

Two PA mines shut down, laying off 138

How unconventional oil and gas is supercharging the US economy

For Texas power grid a mixed report

Nuclear power output declines in US

New nuclear plant design unveiled

Texas company shifts focus to Marcellus

The US natural gas story in 15 charts

Planned NRG and GenOn merger receives approval from FERC, NY PSC

Smart grid wins

Coal is a power and jobs generator for the state

No stopping China’s energy hunger

Fracking shifts global energy balance

Exelon to retire oil-fired generating station in Grays Ferry

Utilities make case for hikes


December 13, 2012

December 13, 2012

PUC votes in favor of utility energy efficiency

Wind energy group backs six year phase out for US break

Natural gas processing facility planned

US natural gas exports could break Russian dominance

Chicago approves bulk electricity buying plan 50-0

Alstom delivers market management software for PJM

Upgrading coal fired plant is best for now

Why a coal terminal deserves a chance

US Senate bill to make Europe less energy dependent on Russia

Energy Dept to underwrite seven wind projects

FirstEnergy regional president defends utility’s response to Sandy

Engineer predicts nuke plant delay


December 12, 2012

December 12, 2012

German power grid seen needing $55 billion in renewables

Louisiana’s Cleco seeks to join Midwest power grid

NRC to hold second restart discussion in Maryland

Entergy appoints new nuclear chief

Exxon: natural gas exports in new future

Maryland is charged up about electric cars

Spectra Energy to buy pipeline network for $1.25 billion

FirstEnergy unveils plans to build $45 mln facility in Akron

GE power generation contracts announced

Southern Company elects David J. Grain to Board of Directors

The renewable energy illusion

December 11, 2012

December 11, 2012

Nuclear power ‘major issue’ in Japan poll

Merging nuclear business with Hitachi possible

Texas power grid could struggle to meet peak demand next summer

Louisiana power company to join US Midwest power grid

DOE makes new solar energy grid investments

Dynegy unveils cleaner coal-burning operations in Baldwin

Power plant proposals fueled by cheap gas from the Marcellus Shale

First stage of America’s natural gas highway completed

Regulators: grid operator’s proposal would tie state’s hands

Exxon forecasts energy demand will gain 35 percent by 2040

Dynegy to sell two New York power plants for $23 million

New plan to help power plants run at full capacity

Wind farms no match for nuclear power

Improved utility service has a price