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Natural Gas-Fired Power Outpaces Coal for First Time in PJM

Natural gas-fired electricity output exceeded coal-fired generation last year for the first time in the history of the nation’s largest grid operator PJM Interconnection, according to a report released last week by its independent market monitor.

March 18, 2019

Look to U.S. for Reliable, ‘Cleaner’ Fossil Fuels, Says EPA Chief

The newly appointed chief of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a message for anyone shopping for natural gas, oil or coal: Buy American.

March 12, 2019

New Wyoming Governor Sees Energy as ‘Pillar’ of Economy

Wyoming’s new Gov. Mark Gordon indicated in a state of the state address earlier this month that his administration would continue ongoing efforts to keep energy — oil, natural gas and coal — at the forefront of the economy.

January 17, 2019
Natural Gas Groups See Little Value in NERC’s BPS Study

Natural Gas Groups See Little Value in NERC’s BPS Study

A study by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) of the implications for the nation’s bulk power system (BPS) related to looming coal and nuclear generation retirements is “too extreme” to aid efforts to secure future grid reliability, according to some natural gas organizations.

December 20, 2018

Senate Democrats Call For FERC Nominee McNamee to Recuse Himself on Resiliency Issues

Senate Democrats took aim at FERC nominee Bernard McNamee over his involvement in crafting a controversial Department of Energy (DOE) proposal to subsidize coal and nuclear power, but the energy sector attorney pledged to serve as an “independent arbiter” of grid resiliency and reliability issues that come before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

November 15, 2018

Natural Gas-Fired Power Generators Continuing to Dominate PJM, Says EIA

Natural gas-fired power plants are running more frequently in the PJM Interconnection, accounting for even larger shares of electricity in the nation’s biggest wholesale market, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

October 17, 2018

FERC’s LaFleur Sheds Light on Recent Natural Gas Pipeline Dissents

The natural gas industry needs to proactively address the fuel’s “complicated relationship” with climate change, FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur told a group of executives and other stakeholders Monday during a speech in Washington, DC.

October 16, 2018
Arizona Navajo Coal-Fired Plant Loses Potential Buyers

Arizona Navajo Coal-Fired Plant Loses Potential Buyers

The impending closure the end of next year of one of the nation’s largest coal-fired electric generation plants on the Navajo Nation Reservation in Arizona, a victim of cheaper natural gas and renewables, appeared to be the tribe’s only option once again Friday after two private equity investment firms announced they were dropping plans to purchase the 2,250 MW power plant.

September 24, 2018

NatGas Helps Push FirstEnergy to Shutter Pennsylvania’s Largest Coal-Fired Power Plant

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) subsidiary FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. late Wednesday announced plans to shutter four fossil fuel power plants, including Pennsylvania’s largest coal-fired facility, by 2022.

August 30, 2018

Potential Coal, Nuclear Bailout Could Cost $17-35B Annually, Study Indicates

The annual cost to support coal and nuclear plants as proposed by the Trump administration could climb as high as $35 billion, according to a report from The Brattle Group.

July 20, 2018