Energy executives at the IHS CERAWeek conference said the nation's shift to natural gas power has caused a decline in coal-fired power plants, but contends coal remains a large source of the nation's energy, FuelFix reports.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A winter storm marched into the Mid-Atlantic region Wednesday, dumping nearly two feet of snow in some places and knocking out power to about 250,000 homes and businesses. It largely spared the nation's capital, which was expecting much worse and had all but shut down because of dire forecasts.
House Homeland Security Committee hearing, "DHS Cybersecurity: Roles and Responsibilities to Protect the Nation's Critical Infrastructure." DHS Deputy Secretary Jane Holl Lute, Centerpoint Energy Chief Information Officer Gary W. Haynes among witnesses. Rescheduled from March 6.
Ontario's power grid operator published a report that projects at least 3,200 megawatts of renewable capacity will be added to the system as the province shuts down its remaining coal-fired power plants, Reuters reports.
Commonwealth Edison Co. and other power suppliers filed a court challenge against an Illinois plan to charge electricity users extra to help pay for the federally funded FutureGen 2.0 clean coal project, Crain's reports.
Some industry leaders are concerned that shifting opinions and increased legislative action on hydraulic fracturing could hinder their chances to develop Colorado's energy resources, Bloomberg reports.
Dominion Resources Inc. told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission last week that it had removed all nuclear fuel from the reactor at the shuttered Kewaunee Nuclear Plant, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
A Colorado bill to establish a renewable energy mandate for cooperatives has faced a lawsuit and an advertising campaign over whether the bill would incentivize state renewable energy, The Gazette reports.