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Hostile takeover of PG&E? Billion-dollar hedge funds duel over bankrupt utility

By Dale Kasler, The Sacramento Bee - Jul. 18--Two groups of multibillion-dollar hedge funds are fighting over control of PG&E Corp. in a battle with huge implications for California's largest electric utility and the thousands of wildfire victims who hold claims against the bankrupt company.What had been More...

Hedge funds battle over PG&E. Bondholders offer billions to take over bankrupt utility

By Dale Kasler, The Sacramento Bee - Jul. 18--Two groups of multibillion-dollar hedge funds are fighting over control of PG&E Corp. in a battle with huge implications for California's largest electric utility and the thousands of wildfire victims who hold claims against the bankrupt company.What had been More...

Alaska village will install new river power generator

By RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press - ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tiny Native village in southwest Alaska has turned to an emerging technology to transform the power of a local river into a sustainable energy source that's expected to free residents from dependency on costly diesel More...
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Council votes down proposed substation

By Luke Edwards, The Creston News Advertiser, Iowa - Jul. 17--A request for a conditional use permit by Iowa Power and Light to build a new substation on West Howard Street failed to pass during the Creston City Council's regular scheduled meeting Tuesday evening.This item carried over from the More...

Council assess electric franchise contract with Alliant Energy

By Christopher Braunschweig, Newton Daily News, Iowa - Jul. 16--About six seconds passed before a Newton City Council member motioned to approve the first reading of an ordinance renewing the city's 25-year electric franchise contract with Interstate Power and Light Company, which operates as Alliant Energy in town. More...

House Democrats Push Back Against Proposed Changes to Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Reactor Oversight Process

Targeted News Service - WASHINGTON, July 15 -- Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., D-New Jersey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following news release:* * *- Lawmakers demand public comment period prior to vote on proposed changes* * *The House Energy More...

Articles 

By Todd Brecher
On: August 22, 2016
On July 21, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "Commission") issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to (1) collect a wide range of "connected entity" data for market surveillance and enforcement more...
By Marc Rauch
On: July 18, 2016
Recently, New York took a major step toward rethinking utility economics when it issued the "Order Adopting a Ratemaking and Utility Revenue Model Policy Framework" (also known as Track 2 Order). This action aims to more...
By Lena Hansen
On: June 17, 2016
It has been more than three years since Superstorm Sandy came ashore, creating massive storm flooding, gasoline shortages, and more than a week of power outages. Sandy's devastation revealed critical gaps in New York's utility more...
By Miles Farmer
On: May 4, 2016
The Supreme Court's decision in Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing, LLC, is good news for clean energy. The Court's decision is very important because, in holding that Maryland exceeded its authority in adopting a program more...
By Dan Delurey
On: April 27, 2016
In my last column I looked backward and talked about past forays into competition within the electricity sector. Now it is time for me to toss out my thoughts on where we are going from more...

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