March 28, 2013

March 28, 2013

MidAmerican provides update on possible nuclear power plant

NRG releases report supporting converting coal plan to natural gas

Progress becomes Duke Energy in April

NRG study backs repowering of Dunkirk power plant

North America becoming big coal exporter

Energy Sec nominee has deep ties to oil, gas and nuclear industries

Obama’s energy blueprint parallels CSUF project

Utility group expresses disappointment in FERC action

FERC rejects application to sell generating facility in Arizona

NJ, other states, in pitched battle with grid operator over capacity payments

Proposed bill would expand distribution of natural gas

Natural gas futures look bright

Natural gas lobbyist takes on Obama on fracking


March 27, 2013

March 27, 2013

Senators Yaw, Pileggi reveal natural gas service regulations

Utica Shale boosts sales tax revenues

The fog begins to lift over the Utica Shale

Shale gas lures global manufacturers to US

Natural gas group gets new chief exec

Summary of FERC orders addressing NERC filings

Is Chesapeake Energy destined for greatness?

NRG proposes natural gas power plant in Corpus Christi

Court rules in favor of electric companies in network fee dispute

Electrical grid woes and the rise of edge power players


March 26, 2013

March 26, 2013

Race is on to ship PA natural gas liquids to gulf sites; US shale gas to heat British homes within five years

France’s electric car push presents power grid challenge

In Ohio, the fog begins to lift over Utica Shale

Lehigh Gas to expand natural gas stations

Court tosses challenges to permits for Michigan coal plants

FERC takes Idaho PUC to court over wind power qualifying facility contracts

The end of utilities?

Demand for coal seen growing in next two years

W Va set to debate coal mine rules again

DOE to announce national clean energy initiative during Oak Ridge event

Clean energy costs taxing utilities

Shell plans to spend $1 bln on China shale gas development

March 25, 2013

March 25, 2013

Energy boom begins to ripple through US economy

British government lauds US LNG deal

Marcellus Shale boom could restore link between area airport and Pittsburgh

UGI to spend $71 mln to repair local natural gas lines

Macfarlane nominated to continue as NRC chairwoman

Coal state Dems press Obama to scale back EPA emissions rules

Clean coal in the near future?

FERC issues order to Midwest Independent Transmission System operator

Tauron cleared to sign $1.7 bln power plant contract

Large PV power plants planned for Greece and Italy

PUC rejects San Diego power plant contracts




March 22, 2013

March 22, 2013

Macfarlane nominated by Obama for new term as NRC chief

Marcellus could become billion dollar industry in West Virginia

Group of Romanian officials attend shale gas extraction demo in Texas

Can an old coal plant adapt to new energy market

Canadian coal plant retrofit could be game changer

Shell’s CEO says gas will lead the way

Renewable energy loses its shine in Europe

Viirginia to get wind energy research lease offer from federal agency

Peco to regulators: may we modernize faster please

PG&E named top utility for smart grid

Regulators want to know what utilities spent on Sandy


March 21, 2013

March 21, 2013

Developing countries expected to drive a nuclear power boom

Coal plants belching out less mercury

Wyoming coal to gasoline plant delayed by Chinese construction firm

New initiative sets standards for Marcellus drilling in PA

County okays plan for Marcellus fee use

Shale gas to spark equipment boom

UK sets tax breaks to encourage shale gas development

Texas House erupts over smart meter debate

FERC lacks authority over commodity future contracts

2012 state of the market report for PJM released

Milestone for new carbon capture and clean coal technology

An energy coup for Japan: flammable ice

Electric utilities companies struggle to show profits

March 20, 2013

March 20, 2013

Grid chief warns of future NE power problems

NRC votes for upgrades for some reactor vents

Los Angeles halts using electricity from coal plants

MarkWest Energy joint venture to provide Utica Shale services to PDC Energy Inc

EQT expanding natural gas fueling station

Nat gas exports concern chemical exec

NE’s dependence on natural gas poses threat to electricity prices

Chinese plan to mine for coal in Tennessee under attack

Egypt wooing energy companies

Britain approves construction of new nuclear power plant

Utility groups defend municipal bonds

March 19, 2013

March 19, 2013

DoE to create smart grid road map

Feds lock down nuclear stockpile

Clean coal power plant to break ground in Texas

Marcellus Shale producing more than 7 bcfd

The new truck stop: filling up with natural gas for the long haul

Cheaper natural gas helps some manufacturers

FERC, Coast Guard partner to develop hydrokinetic power projects

Coal is the fuel of the past and the future

Saudis catch the shale bug

Progress Energy execs grilled over price breaks for industrial customers

Cheap US energy sparks datacentre rethink

Kennametal names energy unit leader

Why the EPA might delay its carbon rules for power plants

March 18, 2013

March 18, 2013

Energy boom dawning in America

Illinois Senate votes to modernize state power grid

Overhaul of Ontario reactors gets green light

FERC power limited

Court rules that FERC cannot fine Amaranth trader

2012 state of the market report for PJM released

DTE weighs offers on Marysville power plant

Where US energy is produced

PPL transmission line project set in Carlisle

Peco pushing its smart meters

Major changes for greenhouse gas standards?

The next generation of tidal stream power plants

March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013

Dynegy to become Illinois’ largest coal plant operator

NRC to review Peach Bottom’s second bid to boost power

Monster machines: the future of nuclear power

US utilities to burn more coal as natgas prices climb

Utica Shale drillers focus on Ohio counties where oil finds look possible

Natural gas: commodity market’s sleeping giant

FedEx going green with cheaper nat gas

Coal exporter faces five month delay on Oregon permit

Obama to unveil alternative energy proposal

New York threatens to ban independent energy supplier

New York to seek power in case nuclear plant closes

E.on chief requests assistance to save gas power plants