EPA Chief Testifies before Congress: High Gas Prices and Shale Gas

Administrator Lisa P. Jackson testifed this morning before the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. “Thank you for inviting me to testify. Americans are again suffering at the pump. Gasoline and diesel cost more today than they did a year ago. As ExxonMobil’s CEO recently testified, the prices of…

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FERC approves transmission rate incentives for Atlantic Wind Connection

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today granted incentive rate treatment for several proposed transmission projects, including the 250-mile Atlantic Wind Connection project that plans to interconnect up to 6,000 MW of offshore wind power. FERC conditioned its approval of incentives for Atlantic Wind on that project being included in…

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Exelon, Constellation Energy File with FERC for Approval of Merger

<May 20, 2011 05:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time> Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) and Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) today filed an application for approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) of the proposed merger announced by the companies on April 28. The filing with FERC demonstrates the companies’ strong commitment to…

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Theodore Roosevelt Dam Has 100th Anniversary

Recently the Salt River Project and Bureau of Reclamation celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the completion of Theodore Roosevelt Dam, east of the Phoenix metropolitan area.

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Massachusetts Completes the Nation’s First Large Wind Turbine Blade Test Facility

(May 18, 2011) U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu issued the following statement on today’s ribbon cutting for the Wind Technology Testing Center, a joint effort by the Department of Energy (DOE), the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, and DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The Wind Technology Testing Center is the nation’s…

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AGA SUPPORTS BIPARTISAN ENERGY LEGISLATION

House Introduces the Infrastructure Jobs and Energy Independence Act Washington, D.C. – On May 12, 2011, the American Gas Association (AGA) commended Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), Bill Shuster (R-PA), Jim Costa (D-CA) and Tim Walz (D-MN) for their work on developing smart, bipartisan energy legislation in 112th Congress. The Infrastructure…

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Cape Wind’s Construction and Operation Plan Approved by DOI

The Cape Wind Project gets green light from U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to begin construction—marking milestone for American offshore wind industry Boston, MA (April 19. 2011)– U.S. Secretary Ken Salazar today announced approval of the first-ever Construction and Operation Plan (COP) for a U.S. offshore wind energy…

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FERC To Hear Appeal of Quincy Hydro

According  to WTAD news, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has put the city of Quincy’s (Illinois) request for a rehearing regarding the dismissal of its license application for a hydropower plant on its May agenda. FERC will meets May 19, 2011. Quincy has been working to appeal FERC’s February ruling that…

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