Export push reframes debate over fracking

By Alexandra Duszak

Energy indepedence for the U.S. no longer at issue — exports would help industry's bottom line.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Natural gas":

"… ere a pro-fracking governor, Republican Tom Corbett, was elected in 2010. Natural gas production in the U.S. has been so prolific that the price of gas has fall …"

Electrical grid is not well protected

By Zach Toombs

Watchdog calls for better coordination in protecting the electricity supply against cyber threats.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Energy":

"… reat.”A spear-phishing effort also targeted what the report called “an Energy Sector organization” in 2010, successfully withdrawing data from the gro …"

"… sage software, allowing them to escape proper billing.Although the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is responsible for electrical security on a national …"

"… cal offices are supposed to follow voluntary standards put in place by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. However, the GAO report notes that …"

"… ctive or if changes are needed,” according to the GAO report.The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission did not return a request for comment. …"

TransCanada, developer of controversial pipeline, boosts lobbying spending

By Corbin Hiar

Keystone XL backers spent more than $400,000 lobbying for the pipeline in the last quarter

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ohio":

"… makers Monday to push for the pipeline. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) even had “folks from Keystone management as his guests at last night’ …"

FACT CHECK: Jon Huntsman claims EPA has 'assaulted' coal

By FactCheck.Org

Republican contender for Presidential nomination 'blacks out' on blackouts

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… , and by independent assessments as well.No Blackouts ‘This Summer’The Environmental Protection Agency has issued or is in the process of finalizing several …"

'Clean energy' expansion could strain U.S. power grid

By Chris Hamby

As President Barack Obama proposes to generate more electricity from "clean energy" sources, a new government report highlights the effects

Excerpts from this story referencing "president":

"… technical language, could have down-to-earth implications not just for the president’s renewable energy ambitions but for electricity customers and companies …"

Reform reading: Fed's first webcast to focus on debit card fee

By Julie Vorman

A roundup of news and commentary to help consumers monitor the transparency and accountability of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. ...

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Energy Regulatory Commission":

"… ed by banks, the American Bankers Association submitted an analysis of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s experience in setting rates for natural gas production and how it uses …"

Consumer group: Electricity price-gouging feared until bids made public

By Jim Morris

Enron Corp.’s manipulation of the California energy market in 2000 and 2001 is notorious. Electricity bills soared and blackouts affected hu

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Energy Regulatory Commission":

"… ---- lamps, f------ kerosene lamps.”After investigating the scandal, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) concluded that “supply-demand imbalance, flawed market design and …"

"… Slocum said.ABOUT THE DATA:What: Bids by wholesale power generatorsWhere: Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionAvailability: Bid amounts, but not bidder names, released after three month …"

Move to a 21st century electricity grid is stalled

By The Center for Public Integrity

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission invests in electric transmissions and offers incentives for electric grid updates

Excerpts from this story referencing "Canada":

"… es darkened homes and businesses for 50 million people in eight states and Canada, the federal government acknowledges that much remains to be done to addre …"

Appealing to a higher authority

By Kevin Bogardus

Federal energy regulators smooth the way for liquefied natural gas terminals

Excerpts from this story referencing "Energy":

"… il giants such as ExxonMobil and ChevronTexaco, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is aggressively undermining the authority of state a …"

"… NG facilities were slipped in without debate by Republican leaders. Senate Energy Committee Chairman Pete V. Domenici, R-N.M, slipped the LNG provision into …"

"… nd expected to rise dramatically during the next 20 years according to the Energy Information Administration, FERC officials justify their role by saying th …"

"… alifornia Public Utilities Commission has butted heads with FERC and Sound Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, which wants to build an …"

A most favored corporation: Enron prevailed in federal, state lobbying efforts 49 times

By M. Asif Ismail

WASHINGTON, January 6, 2003 — Enron Corp., which ran a formidable lobbying machine in Washington and state capitals, gained favorable treatm

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bush administration":

"… strumental in the nomination of two commissioners in the early days of the Bush administration. It pushed the candidacies of Pat Wood, the chairman, and Nora Mead Browne …"

"… ere paid for consulting work for the company.At least three members of the Bush administration, Secretary of the Army Thomas White Jr., Bush economic adviser Lawrence B. …"

"… he Center revealed in January 2002 that 14 of the top 100 officials in the Bush administration had owned Enron stock.Ties to the Clinton administrationSince 1990, Enron …"

"… project.Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell and a series of other top Bush administration officials and diplomats reportedly lobbied Indian leaders to save Dabhol. …"