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Galion council divided over Prairie State deal

Galion council divided over Prairie State deal

GALION — “…it wasn’t the quick-turn legislation that raised eyebrows at the meeting. Instead, most contention centered around council’s decision to pass, on third reading, a resolution asking Attorney General Mike DeWine to investigate the Prairie State Energy Campus Long-Term Take-or-Pay Contracts. At least 27 people from Galion contacted the attorney general’s office in March […]

August 28, 2013 Read More →
Report- Changing course: A clean energy investment plan for Dominion Virginia Power

Report- Changing course: A clean energy investment plan for Dominion Virginia Power

Changing course: A clean energy investment plan for Dominion Virginia Power (PDF)

August 27, 2013 Read More →
Changing Course: A Clean Energy Investment Plan for Dominion Virginia Power

Changing Course: A Clean Energy Investment Plan for Dominion Virginia Power

VIRGINIA-“The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis and Optimal Energy were asked to evaluate the potential for additional energy efficiency and renewable energy in Virginia, and to analyze the economic costs and benefits of a Clean Energy Investment Plan for Dominion Virginia Power (“Dominion” or “the Company”) in comparison to the “Preferred Resource Plan” […]

August 27, 2013 Read More →
Coal lease sales potentially undervalued, leading to possible millions lost for government

Coal lease sales potentially undervalued, leading to possible millions lost for government

WYOMING- “The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for coal on federal lands. That coal makes up about 40 percent of total coal production in the U.S. Of the 314 existing federal coal leases, nearly a quarter of the leases are in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. Companies acquire these leases by bidding on the right […]

August 26, 2013 Read More →
Memo – Why should the Ohio Attorney General be asked to investigate the Prairie State deal?  August 21, 2013

Memo – Why should the Ohio Attorney General be asked to investigate the Prairie State deal? August 21, 2013

Memo – Why should the Ohio Attorney General be asked to investigate the Prairie State deal? (pdf)

August 23, 2013 Read More →
Wyoming panelists: Federal coal lease program shortchanges states

Wyoming panelists: Federal coal lease program shortchanges states

CHEYENNE, WY — “Panelists at a federal coal leasing forum on Tuesday said Wyoming and Montana are getting shorted financially by the program and called for swift changes. Mark Squillace is a professor of law and director of the University of Colorado Natural Resources Law Center and Tom Sanzillo is director of finance for the […]

August 21, 2013 Read More →
Expert: Changing coal markets shortchange Montana

Expert: Changing coal markets shortchange Montana

BILLINGS, MT — “Nearly 5 billion tons of federal coal is in some phase of leasing or sale in the Powder River Basin, with much of it being offered to export markets. It could be a golden opportunity for Montana to beef up revenues, but according to a coal market expert speaking today in Billings, […]

August 20, 2013 Read More →
BLM schedules two major coal leases, undermining President Obama’s climate action plan

BLM schedules two major coal leases, undermining President Obama’s climate action plan

Click here or the photo to be redirected to the video. “Next week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to sell 148 million tons of publicly owned coal, making clear that BLM continues to ignore concerns about the carbon pollution from coal mining, burning and export proposals. In addition to this lease sale, known […]

August 15, 2013 Read More →
India Inc tangled in Australia red tape

India Inc tangled in Australia red tape

MUMBAI- “India Inc, which cited policy paralysis at home among several reasons to invest in Australia’s mining sector, is finding it even more difficult to acquire land, get environmental clearances, overcome regulatory hurdles and achieve financial closures for projects worth billions of dollars down under. Adani, GVK & Lanco invested a total of $4 billion […]

August 12, 2013 Read More →
Duke’s Edwardsport IGCC still dealing with technical problems

Duke’s Edwardsport IGCC still dealing with technical problems

Although Duke Energy Indiana Inc. officially brought its Edwardsport integrated gasification combined-cycle plant into commercial service in June, it will take possibly more than a year before the first-of-its-kind power plant is operating at its full availability, according to a spokeswoman for the Duke Energy Corp. subsidiary. Less than two months after the start of commercial service, the plant is gasifying […]

August 2, 2013 Read More →