Insights from our Editorial Team

  • Nov 14, 2008 | Ken Silverstein
    Exelon Corp. is eyeing NRG Energy. But NRG is playing hard to get and may be waiting for a more attractive suitor. Exelon, though, is determined and now says that it will take its $6.2 billion directly to the merchant power generator’s shareholders, adding that it will sue NRG’s management because it allegedly did not give the bid proper consideration.
  • Nov 12, 2008 | Ken Silverstein
    Liquefied natural gas is now taking a back seat to other fuels, and especially since the global credit crisis has taken hold. But over the next decade and as the demand for power resumes, it could assume a notable role in the country's overall energy plan.
  • Nov 10, 2008 | Ken Silverstein
    Fuel cell makers are in overdrive trying to deliver efficient and environmentally friendly technologies. If their enterprises are to succeed, they must illustrate clearly that their ideas are practical and will "change the world."
  • Nov 07, 2008 | Ken Silverstein
    Supporters of wind power are whipping up support for new transmission. Without a notable increase in the capacity to carry such energy, the optimistic forecasts for more renewable power will never happen.
  • Nov 05, 2008 | Ken Silverstein
    Intel Corp has long strived to reduce its carbon footprint. Now, by buying renewable energy credits -- purchases that guarantee the generation of wind, solar and geothermal electricity -- it is stepping up the pace. It's all part of corporate America's attempt to neutralize their carbon emissions.
  • Nov 03, 2008 | Ken Silverstein
    Electric and gas utilities are not insulated from the financial turmoil now rankling global credit markets. But those businesses are relatively well positioned to endure the potential hardship that could befall other industries. That's because they have solid cash flows and limited refinancing needs in the short run.
  • Oct 31, 2008 | Ken Silverstein
    The less fortunate can rest a little easier. Congress has doubled the funds provided to them to better enable those residents to keep their homes warm during the winter.
  • Oct 29, 2008 | Ken Silverstein
    The economic downturn is pulling under the sweeping attempt in this country to cap carbon emissions. Until an uptick occurs, the focus will be altered and now concentrate on making gradual adjustments to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Oct 27, 2008 | Ken Silverstein
    It's a reversal of fortune. The renewable energy sector once had access to inexpensive capital. But during that time it had been at risk of losing of its favorable treatment. Now the tables have turned and the industry must change its game plan.
  • Oct 26, 2008 | Steve Schugart
    Unrelenting growth in power consumption, a switch for cleaner energy sources, pollution control efforts and pent-up demand for new generation sources have all combined to create a boom in power plant building in recent years.