January 31, 2013

January 31, 2013

A power grid run like the Internet?

Policy, cost pose challenges to future of nuclear energy

Minnesota Power to convert coal plants to gas

Shell CEO: no major recovery natural gas in 2013

Promise of nat gas key to future

Tennessee, FERC defend Northeast gas pipeline project in lawsuit

FERC issues supplemental notice for market based rate authority

China uses nearly as much coal as the rest of the world combined

Labor leader counts jobs as coal’s big benefit

E. ON may be forced to close gas power plant

Annual electricity auction helps determine rates charged by NJ utilities


January 30, 2013

January 30, 2013

Moving to energy independence

A cheaper way to turn flax into biodiesel

PA Democrats again debating fix for solar industry

China tests a small smart electric grid

Can gas undo nuclear power?

China to be third largest nuclear power

Babcock & Wilcox nuclear energy president to retire

Are US nuclear plants going the way of coal plants?

Marcellus company taking out 1 billion cubic feet of gas daily

Nat gas production booming in eastern Kentucky

FERC backs record market manipulation fine on Barclays

Texas approves border area coal mine

Growing need for coal could boost local economy

Power generation shouldn’t be reliant on one source of fuel


January 29, 2013

January 29, 2013

Toomey keeping eye on EPA

China tests a small smart electric grid

Gas suffocates nuclear power

Coal stockpiles at power plants above avg through 2012

Nat gas royalties could top $1.2 bln in PA

US gas boom opens LNG doors, Shell says

FERC staff backs penalties for Barclays in energy probe

Need cheaper electric? PPL will find it for you

FirstEnergy’s Perry nuclear plant is back on line

Energy company blames EPA for its decision to halt Texas power plant

GE shows off nat gas power plant in Houston

Electric Light & Power names Southern Co utility of the year

January 28, 2013

January 28, 2013

Billions in gas drilling royalties change lives

NRC completes PPL nuke probe

Japan could shut down world’s largest nuke plant over active fault threat

At what price: a year without nuclear power

Indiana utilities looking to spend over $3 billion on coal plant controls

Electric cars and the power grid: how are they coming together?

Dow opposes US natural gas export plans

Eastern US power surges as cold sends demand above forecasts

Indian coal imports rose 45 percent in December

World Bank boss urges coal for poorer countries

Federal agency funds new energy technologies


January 25, 2013

January 25, 2013

Catalyst Energy targets more than 100 wells for 2013 drilling

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Sen Gene Yaw’s bill seeks more nat gas lines

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DEP announces comprehensive oil and gas development radiation study

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Nuclear power may not restore Japan’s trade surpluses

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Poland examines three potential sites for first nuclear plant

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Entergy’s Plymouth nuke plant resumes operation

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Maryland and Marcellus development part ways

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New England power plants burning more oil and coal in frigid weather

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Obama EPA kills power plants, 3900 jobs in Texas

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January 24, 2013

January 24, 2013

Will France give up its role as nuclear powerhouse?

Betting on the coming boom in natural gas prices

Deutsche Bank, FERC reach settlement

Record low prices highlight market development

Coal plants to be phased out

Dynegy CEO: weighing power plant purchases

Major Gulf Coast power plant suspended

AES unit plans $511 mln in power plant upgrades

Power generation groups bats for energy security

Toshiba, GE expanding power generation ties

Two plants infected with malware last year



January 23, 2013

January 23, 2013

National Fuel hits big on five PA gas wells

Norfolk Southern’s new Pennsylvania rail-truck terminal opens

German power grids ask gas-fired plants to ensure winter supply

In Kentucky’s coal country a resentment for Obama

NRC review rules on spent nuclear fuel

Germany still supports foreign nuclear power

Range Resources geologist honored for Marcellus discovery

FERC approves $1.5 million settlement with Deutsche Bank

O’Malley tries again on offshore wind energy

Indy utility plans $511 mln in power plant upgrades

Power plants take time to build


January 18, 2013

January 18, 2013

IGS Energy to build natural gas stations on I-79

Obama coal regs crippling communities

NJ fracking moratorium expires

Politician calls for nationalization of electricity grid

China wants more nuclear plants than anyone else

Plan to offer tax benefits to coal run plants

Utica, Marcellus could represent more than $10 trillion in new economic activity

US FERC chairman urges Texas to increase grid connections to rest of US

PJM and New York ISO launch market-to-market coordination between transmission systems

Steven Chu to leave Energy post

Obama’s wishful thinking on green energy

VA lawmakers considering changes to utility incentives


January 16, 2013

January 16, 2013

Falling US oil imports will reshape the crude market

Energy boom poises Ohio for real growth

Google’s push to change the US power grid

Natural gas storage gives power plants flexibility

Fracking and the natural gas boom — of 1978

Multibillion offshore wind backbone to begin in NJ

PPL gets PUC approval for improvements

Cleveland Browns stadium to be called FirstEnergy stadium

US power plants combat USB malware infections

Ontario to eliminate coal fired power plants

Court hears nuclear power plant fight

Virginia officials proposing to repeal renewable incentives


January 15, 2013

January 15, 2013

Federal case over soured wind energy deal sent out of Pennsylvania

NRC plans inspection of Berwick plant

UGI enters Marcellus Shale development deal

Natural gas, oil prices: why the long term forecasts are wrong

FERC extends time to consider rehearing in JP Morgan case

First part of offshore power line moves ahead

King coal still near top of the heap

Global coal prices fall by up to 25 percent

Google gives $2.65 million to energy lobbying group

PPL adding new boat ramp, fishing pier

Panel approves preliminary design of Exelon’s Harbor East headquarters