Strange

Pennsylvania’s Krancer Eyed for State Supreme Court

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is looking for a new secretary to lead the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), but in a strange twist the outgoing secretary, Michael Krancer, is reportedly on a short list of names to replace a state Supreme Court justice who resigned last Monday after being convicted on corruption charges.

April 1, 2013

Krancer Mentioned as Possible Pennsylvania Supreme Court Nominee

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is looking for a new secretary to lead the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), but in a strange twist the outgoing secretary, Michael Krancer, is reportedly on a short list of names to replace a state Supreme Court justice who resigned Monday after being convicted on corruption charges.

March 28, 2013

Nearly All Points Fall, Ending Rising Streak

Strange creature, this spot gas market. Prices rise for two days when generally mild weather doesn’t appear to justify it; then when heating load-boosting cold either begins to show up or is in the next-day forecasts, the climb falters Wednesday and all trading locations but one drop. Only two of the declines were by less than double-digit amounts.

January 12, 2012

Senators Concerned EPA Will Stretch Diesel Definition in Fracking

A coalition of four senators Wednesday sent a bipartisan letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing their “growing concerns” about the broad approach that the agency seems to be taking to regulate fluids used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking), not just diesel fuels.

December 23, 2011

Climate Change, Clean Coal Both on Radar of New CPUC Commissioner

While they appear at first glance to be strange bedfellows, even in California’s unpredictable regulatory milieu, the newest regulator on the five-member California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Dian Grueneich, told an industry group earlier this month that she is a strong advocate for both addressing global climate change and exploring clean coal power generation options. Coming from a Democrat who was appointed late last year by Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, that should not be too surprising.

February 28, 2005

Climate Change, Clean Coal Both on Radar of New CPUC Commissioner

While they appear at first glance to be strange bedfellows, even in California’s unpredictable regulatory milieu, the newest regulator on the five-member California Public Utilities Commission, Dian Grueneich, told an industry group Friday she is a strong advocate for both addressing global climate change and exploring clean coal power generation options. Coming from a Democrat who was appointed late last year by Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, that should not be too surprising.

February 23, 2005

Natural Gas, Wind Power Make Strange Bedfellows in West

Natural gas is playing an indirect, but clear role for the nation’s two largest wind power project developer/operators. They not only draw on some of the wholesale gas market’s volatility, but also on the location-scouting demands of underground gas storage facility development to find wind buyers and sites. One of the two companies is combining its wind and gas storage operations in one energy development business unit.

November 12, 2003