• In addition, WPS has decided to continue operating Weston 2 (75 megawatts) but switch fuel from coal to natural gas. If approved, Weston 1 will be retired by June 2015 and Weston 2 will switch fuels in 2015.
  • The Huntington Beach City Council signed off on AES' plans to give its power plant at Pacific Coast Highway and Newland Street a beach motif and replace two tall steam stacks with shorter ones, but the energy provider must still receive a permit to begin construction.
  • A $700 million expansion of Tampa Electric Co.'s Polk Power Station will bring 500 new construction jobs to the local economy during the next two years and environmental benefits with local and potentially global impacts.
  • Ohio House Republicans have pulled a plan that says utility companies can charge customers for the costs of cleaning up old natural-gas plants.
  • Plans to build a $500 million natural gas-fired power plant in Middletown are progressing. Developers have taken the project's next steps, meeting with regulators and scheduling an informational meeting open to the public.
  • Utility companies would be able to charge consumers for cleanup costs at long-abandoned natural-gas plants, according to an Ohio House proposal that opponents say could create a precedent for covering other cleanup projects.
  • Tucson Electric Power (TEP) plans to meet customers' energy needs over the next 15 years by reducing its coal generation capacity by about one-third; acquiring new cost-effective natural gas-fired resources; and continuing its expansion of renewable power and energy-efficiency programs.
  • Growing its power debt business, GE unit (NYSE:GE) GE Energy Financial Services is providing a loan to investment firm Rockland Capital, LLC to support its acquisition of the gas-fired Elgin Energy Center in Illinois.
  • Mar 14, 2014 | Dilip James
    There is little doubt that the world urgently needs energy sources in order to survive. Till recently fossil fuels like coal and oil filled this need. Now, fossil fuel reserves have peaked and we are on the down side of a very steep slope.
  • Mar 10, 2014 | Ed Rilkoff
    I recently reviewed the latest CO2 data published by the U.S. EIA. China was the leading producer of CO2 emissions at 8,715 million tonnes in 2011, up 9.0% over the prior year. The majority of emissions in China comes from the burning of coal for electric generation used to produce about 80% of the nation's electric power.
  • Integrating with power
  • Feb 27, 2014 | Steven Ferrigno
    The shale revolution has driven down US energy bills, freed up household income and made North American businesses more competitive. Has dithering Europe already missed the boat?
  • Feb 21, 2014 | Randy Burns
    Conventional wisdom may say that natural gas is the primary fuel of electricity generation in the PJM region given the following two facts:
  • Last May, I wrote an article for EnergyPulse on shale gas as a potential game changer.  Since then, the developments in shale have taken the word 'potential' out of the equation.  Consider Siemens' recent shale gas projects.
  • Feb 14, 2014 | Davis Swan
    Having spent more than 25 years in the oil and gas industry I have seen my fair share of hydro-carbon price fluctuations. So it has not come as a complete surprise to me that the "shale gas" phenomenon has had such a dramatic impact on North American Natural Gas prices.
  • Feb 05, 2014 | Ferdinand E. Banks
    Of late every pseudo-scientific wordsmith between Lapland and the Capetown (South Africa) Navy Yard is competing for a place on what they perceive as the shale gravy train. Even the chief economic commentator of the (London) Financial Times, Mr Martin Wolf, has signed on as a supporter of that resource, even though he doesn't know the difference between gas and a hole in the ground.
  • Jan 28, 2014 | Ferdinand E. Banks
    A Wall Street Journal analysis of global data has apparently claimed that the United States (U.S.) will soon surpass Russia as the largest (combined) producer of oil and natural gas in the world.
  • Exec Sees Power Opportunities

    Gregg Kantor
    Feb 02, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Natural gas utilities are getting ready to challenge their power counterparts for business. That is the view of Gregg Kantor, NW Natural’s president and CEO. He expressed his buoyant views of the future of the gas side of the industry in a recent roundtable EnergyBiz conducted with gas utility chief executive officers.

  • Jan 17, 2014 | Gerry DeNotto
    A character in Shakespeare's As You Like It asks "..can one desire too much of a good thing?" New England is testing the quote's implicit admonition with its growing dependence on natural gas-fired power generation.
  • Jan 08, 2014 | Ferdinand E. Banks
    Of late every pseudo-scientific wordsmith between Lapland and the Capetown (South Africa) Navy Yard is competing for a place on what they perceive as the shale gravy train.