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FERC Issues Order Approving Installation of Automatic Water Leveling Equipment re Seneca Falls Power Corporation Under P-2438

Apr 22 - Targeted News Service - The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following delegated order: Seneca Falls Power Corporation Project No. 2438-108 ORDER APPROVING INSTALLATION OF AUTOMATIC WATER LEVELING EQUIPMENT (Issued April 21, 2014) 1. More...

Public Utility Commission to Hold Hearing on Combined Heat and Power Technology

Apr 22 - Targeted News Service - The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission issued the following Electric Utilities news release: The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) will hold an en banc hearing on the use of combined heat and power (CHP) on May 5, 2014 in Philadelphia. More...

NRC Seeks Comments on Safety and Environmental Regulations Related to Spent Fuel Storage and Disposal

Apr 22 - Targeted News Service - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission published the following proposed rule in the Federal Register: Revise and Integrate All Safety and Environmental Regulations Related to Spent Fuel Storage and Disposal. More...
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State lamakers OK funding for green energy program

Apr 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - The Honolulu Star-Advertiser - House and Senate lawmakers Monday authorized the disbursement of up to $50 million in state funds to establish an infrastructure financing program aimed at making photovoltaic systems and energy efficiency improvements affordable to a wider audience. More...

Nuke plants submit seismic evaluations to NRC

Apr 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Rachel Morgan Beaver County Times, Pa. - Nuclear plants across the country were required last month to submit seismic hazard re-evaluations to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, part of the agency's post-Fukushima directives. More...

Ameren coal ash zoning appeal canceled

Apr 22 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jacob Barker St. Louis Post-Dispatch - A Franklin County Board of Zoning Adjustment meeting to hear an appeal of Ameren Missouri's plan for a coal ash landfill has been canceled. More...

Articles 

By Brian S. Heslin
On: February 28, 2014
Several months ago we discussed the lack of coordination between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") regarding energy market enforcement activities. more...
By Sarah Battaglia
On: February 26, 2014
Most people that deal with energy have heard of a deregulated electricity market. Still, many find it difficult to differentiate it from a regulated market. It can be a challenging concept to understand, but I'm more...
By Denise Bode
On: February 12, 2014
Whenever we enter a new year, it's always all about getting in shape. Turning the page on the calendar is about new beginnings and it's no different when it comes to this country's energy and more...
By Alan Caruba
On: January 30, 2014
The Obama administration's relentless war on the nation's coal industry and on the electrical power generation plants that depend upon it is one aspect of his war on America that doesn't receive the attention it more...
By Steve Goreham
On: January 27, 2014
At the end of last year, representatives Jared Polis (D Colorado), Ben Ray Lujan (D New Mexico), and Ann Kuster (D New Hampshire) introduced the National Renewable Electricity Act of 2013 (RES Act), into the more...

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Boo! Did I scare you?

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Suspended Sentence for Plumber Whose Illegal Gas Work Put People in Danger

By Kevin Burke - An unregistered plumber has been given a suspended prison sentence after putting people's lives in danger by performing illegal gas more...
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It’s like déjà vu all over again

By Joel Gilbert - What a fun French phrase!  You no doubt know this originated when Yogi Berra witnessed Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris more...
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How utilities' disdain for Google's Nest acquisition could ruin its remaining monopolies

By Jose Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio - This post reverses the title of the article How Google's disdain for utilities could ruin its Nest acquisition, by placing more...
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Railroad, truck, car - Utility, microgrid, nanogrid

By Jose Antonio Vanderhorst-Silverio - Under the article Nanogrids are sneaking up fast. Has your utility figured out its strategy? I posted the following comment: When more...


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