May 21, 2019

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  • Columbia Gas Transmission escalated its fight with Maryland officials last week when it filed papers in federal court to take state lands under eminent domain proceedings—reportedly the first such action in the state’s history—to build the Eastern...
  • Citing electric utilities’ growing use of drones to aid power line and pipeline inspections, security and maintenance, the Department of Homeland Security issued an alert Monday warning utilities to take precautions in buying drones or drone-related...
  • House appropriators have criticized the Energy Department’s order restricting the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board’s access to DOE information, and raised concerns about changes being considered by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to its...
  • In a deal that eliminates key opposition to its plan to buy the Mankato natural gas-fired power plant, Xcel Energy Monday announced an agreement with environmental groups and labor unions that calls for early retirement of its last two coal plants in...
  • NRG Energy announced a deal Monday to buy the retail energy business of Stream Energy for $300 million, bringing in 600,000 new customer accounts to provide more guaranteed load for its merchant generation in key markets.With the buy, NRG will get...