News

  • MEG Energy Corp. has reported that net loss for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 was C$508.31 million, or C$2.27 loss per share, compared to a net loss of C$103.44 million, or C$0.46 loss per share, for the same quarter ended March 31, 2014.
  • An ambiguous voice vote Wednesday sent to the full Senate a measure that would freeze North Carolina's green-energy standard, which has helped make the state a national leader in solar energy.
  • Citing the "lack of communication and engagement," the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection terminated its agreement with the federal Office of Surface Mine Reclamation on proposed revisions to an environmental impact statement dealing with revisions to federal surface mining regulations.
  • IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE: IDA) – The fourth annual sustainability report shows how the company goes "Above the Lines" to better serve its stakeholders.
  • PPL Corp. CEO William Spence reassured investors Wednesday that PPL will continue to grow, and perhaps more importantly to shareholders, provide healthy dividends after dumping its power generation and supply business.
  • U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, this week introduced the New Energy for America Act which extends investment tax credits for energy efficient residential and commercial property through 2021.
  • The Senate on Wednesday took up a bill to ban power generation companies from signing up residents for electricity contracts with variable rates.
  • Plummeting worldwide coal prices will not derail plans to dig out a remaining seam under parts of Washington County, the head of a Kentucky company seeking an underground mine permit said Wednesday.
  • State environmental officials have taken infrared photos, and intend to drill boreholes to determine the extent of, and plan to fight, a mine fire burning near Jeanesville and Tresckow.
  • Duke Energy Corporation, an electric utilities company, has announced the retirement of Marc Manly as executive vice president of commercial portfolio, and Keith Trent as executive vice president of grid solutions, and president of Midwest and Florida regions, effective June 30, 2015.