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NRC Issues 'White' Inspection Finding for Ginna Nuclear Plant; Level of Oversight to be Increased

Apr 18 - Targeted News Service - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will increase its level of oversight at the Ginna nuclear power plant following the finalization of a "white" (low to moderate safety significance) inspection finding for the facility. More...

NorthWestern Receives FERC Order on its Dave Gates Generating Station

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire - NorthWestern Corporation d/b/a NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) today announced that FERC issued an order affirming a FERC Administrative Law Judge's (ALJ) initial decision issued in September 2012 regarding cost allocation at its Dave Gates Generating Station (DGGS). More...

SRS officials: We've never received requested funding

Apr 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Derrek Asberry Aiken Standard, S.C. - Savannah River Site officials said the Site has never received the full amount of money it has requested for environmental management work. More...
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PRC again alters utility renewable rules

Apr 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Kevin Robinson-Avila Albuquerque Journal, N.M. - The state Public Regulation Commission wrapped up work this week on how utilities calculate the costs of complying with the state's renewable portfolio standard with a few more changes. More...

Regulators: Give Electric Customers More Useful Bills By Late May

Apr 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Brian Dowling The Hartford Courant - State regulators intend to force electric suppliers to tell customers exactly how much they are paying for power -- and how long that rate will last. More...

Pa. coal emissions plan criticized as too lenient

Apr 18 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Don Hopey Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Pennsylvania's proposal to control smog-forming emissions from coal-fired power plants sets limits so lax that most of those facilities could continue to operate without the pollution controls they've already installed, just as they're doing now, according to two environmental organizations that have reviewed the rules. 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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Suspended Sentence for Plumber Whose Illegal Gas Work Put People in Danger

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How utilities' disdain for Google's Nest acquisition could ruin its remaining monopolies

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