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":

"… learn from history.” …"

"… drilling companies to access enormous, previously unreachable supplies of natural gas — and brought hope to a state long-mired in a recession. Despite its ec …"

"… who were able to heat their homes at record-low cost, but not so great for natural gas producers, whose profits and stock prices spiraled downward. Shares of Ch …"

"… countries such as South Korea, India, China and Japan, where the price of natural gas has reached more than $18 per million British thermal units. Requests fro …"

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 "Federal Energy Regulatory Commission":

"… d with usage software, allowing them to escape proper billing.Although the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is responsible for electrical security on a national scale, local authorit …"

"… is effective 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 "Texas":

"… . The $7 billion project would have connect Canadian tar sands deposits to Texas refineries. On Jan. 18, President Barack Obama denied the company's …"

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 "energy efficiency":

"… transmission, retrofits of coal-to-gas burners, demand-side resources, or energy efficiency strategies.”There is no doubt that the EPA’s regulations and proposed …"

'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 "senior adviser":

"… still compose a relatively small portion of the energy mix.David Meyer, a senior adviser in the Energy Department’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Rel …"

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 "Bank":

"… or every $100 spent on a debit card. How lucrative are the fees for Banks? Bank of America said in October that a limit on debit card fees could cut its a …"

"… t is “reasonable and proportional to the cost incurred by the issuer.” Banks argue those costs should include expenses for customer call centers, peri …"

"… the Fed decide “reasonable” costs are incurred by Banks, the American Bankers Association submitted an analysis of the Federal Energy Regulatory Comm …"

"… uses a proxy group of companies to determine a reasonable return on equity.Bank of America, which has 24 million debit cards used for $240 billion in purc …"

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 "Enron Corp.":

"… int project of the Center for Public Integrity and the Sunlight Foundation. …"

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 "Federal Energy Regulatory Commission":

"… transmission has roughly doubled in the last five years, thanks in part to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission incentives, but the agency says that much more investment is needed. Some …"

Appealing to a higher authority

By Kevin Bogardus

Federal energy regulators smooth the way for liquefied natural gas terminals

Excerpts from this story referencing "natural gas":

"… rity of state and local governments to reject dozens of proposed liquefied natural gas facilities all across the country.The energy companies' influence with FER …"

"… .The agency's power grab comes at a propitious time for the industry. With natural gas demand expected to rise dramatically during the next 20 years according to …"

"… and Atlantic coastlines of the United States.LNG is the liquefied form of natural gas. Cooled to below minus 260 degrees Fahrenheit, LNG takes up 1/600th of the …"

"… below minus 260 degrees Fahrenheit, LNG takes up 1/600th of the volume of natural gas in its vapor form. Pumped into enormous tankers—some large enough to fue …"

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 "natural gas":

"… ry, the Center found. Its successful efforts to deregulate electricity and natural gas markets paved the way to its rise, and the exemptions it won from regulato …"

"… y, which struggled with a huge debt load in the tightly regulated world of natural gas markets. Under Lay’s direction, the company rose to transport as much as …"

"… ion, the company rose to transport as much as 20 percent of the nation’s natural gas, to become the largest wholesaler of electrical power, the seventh largest …"

"… . As president of Florida Gas Transmission in the mid-1970s, he pushed for natural gas deregulation. I went around the state and tried to educate all of the [Flo …"