April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

Mexico’s oil frontier beckons new drillers in wake of new law

China seen buying Westinghouse reactors for $24 bln nuclear energy projects

Judge strikes Minnesota’s anti-coal energy law

China’s coal boom coming to an end

An in-depth look at the future of American energy and how we get there

US energy officials to review New England policy

Gulfport Energy putting $634M into Utica Shale play this year

Fracking splits green groups, workers

Range boosts Marcellus Shale production above 1 bcfd

Obama stymies oil and natural gas production on federal lands

House Republicans seek details from FERC on grid security

Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy

Calpine to sell power plants to LS Power for $1.57 bln

Big changes coming for utilities


March 14, 2014

March 14, 2014

Direct Energy adds price protection to its residential variable rates in PA

Coal to the rescue

House to investigate legality of EPA’s coal plant ban

A boom in oil is boon for US shipping industry

Russian state nuclear firm in talks to build power station in UK

The key to the next energy revolution?

FERC approves coordinated transaction scheduling for PJM and NYISO

2013 state of the market report for PJM released

NERC, FERC to WSJ: so disappointed in you

DP&L may sell power plants, quit retail business


March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014

New supply obligation for electricity retailers

Frigid US weather means highest electricity prices since 2008

Report sees 15K new PA jobs from Marcellus boom

Ukraine seen building support for US natural gas export

Shifting energy trends blunt Russia’s nat gas weapon

Domestic crude oil drives a cautious refining revival

China nuclear power companies gear up for IPOs

Japan makes push to restart dormant nuclear plants

PPL: nuke, coal plants will remain staples of energy industry

Bloom Energy surcharge is highest yet

February 25, 2014

February 25, 2014

PUC chair warns suppliers while defending electricity rate hikes

Frigid winter sends electricity prices soaring for NJ customers who switched power suppliers

Colorado adopts tougher air rules for oil, gas industry

Iran plans higher fees for riskier oil fields in new accords

Japan sees key role for nuclear power

Nuclear project in Georgia gets boost from feds

Gulf coast set for Bakken-like boom with liquefied natural gas

Can distributed storage help expand Midwest solar markets? 

Electricity prices jump in Mindwest as demand exceeds forecast

February 21, 2014

February 21, 2014

Responding to complaints, state utility commission says it will review rules on variable pricing

NRG, grid reach deal

EU electricity market capacity mechanisms unavoidable

Utica Shale boom is not guaranteed

Oil & Gas boom 2014: jobs, economic growth and security

Susquehanna still home to most product Marcellus wells

A $6.5 bln federal loan guarantee jolts Ga nuclear power project

Why the economics don’t favor nuclear power in America

The coal plant an Illinois town couldn’t give away

FERC proposes to clarify rule seen as key for energy storage

February 19, 2014

February 19, 2014

Duke Energy seeks Midwest power plant sale after rate rejection

Ten key highlights from Michigan electric competition report

Electricity market competitive (New Zealand)

Texas company plans $468 mln pipeline to ship Utica Shale gas to Gulf Coast

Energy Dept set to approve loans for new nuke plants

Artic blast driving utilities back to coal

Coal has a future in Michigan

US Energy Sec touts job creating Marcellus Shale benefits

Corbett and Republican senators ask AG to look into Chesapeake Marcellus action

February 11, 2014

February 11, 2014

Direct Energy and PA Media Group see volunteer citizen of the year

Imposing a free market choice on PA consumers

Dominion’s exit from retail electric business illustrates risks for market

Bill would allow state to choose electricity provider for those on default service

Chesapeake could lose foothold in Utica Shale play

State DCED chief hands out Marcellus innovation grants

Oil company founder dies in skiing accident

Tokyo election win a victory for nuclear power?

Nuclear power must be part of Australia’s energy future

NRC approves uprates for Braidwood, Byron nuke plants

February 4, 2014

February 4, 2014

McClendon’s America energy acquires Utica Shale acreage

US opens the tap, a bit, on oil exports to Europe

North Dakota oil boom pushes crude to the rails

Don’t ignore nuclear power’s green potential

Marcellus Shale gale shifts geography of natural gas supply and demand

Ameren says study shows no coal ash threat to drinking water

Experts concerned over US rejection to coal fired power plants

White House taps Norman Bay to head FERC



January 29, 2014

January 29, 2014

Electric grid asks for conservation as temperatures plunge

House conservatives push back on President’s energy production claims

Energy Sec held from State of the Union speech

Major players expect Utica Shale play to grow

AutoGrid expands energy date platform

Coal will dominate global power sector for decades

Virginia lawmakers fight for coal, send message to Obama

On the plains, the rush for oil has changed everything

US nuclear power plants act on Fukushima failures

PA coal alliance calls for hearings on power supply problem

January 24, 2014

January 24, 2014

Utica Shale Academy Charter school planned for eastern Ohio

CONSOL has big plans for Marcellus and Utica shales

Pipeline begins moving oil out of Cushing

Tokyo governor race turns into battle over nuclear power

Union Pacific defies coal declines to beat forecasts

Coal plants may get a reprieve from EPA regulations

Row over renewable energy holds up EU greenhouse gas emissions deal

Future dim for Connecticut’s last coal fired plant

PPL files for generation unit approval

PA allows electricity shopping for low-income Peco customers