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Agency says JPMorgan manipulated power prices

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said the biggest U.S. bank used improper bidding strategies.
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Spectra plans to build $3 billion natural gas pipeline to Florida

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Midstream provider Spectra Energy has agreed to a $3 billion deal with Florida Power & Light to build a new natural gas pipeline between Alabama and Florida, Spectra Energy announced Friday afternoon.
Power transmission lines stretch along Space Center Boulevard in Houston. (Bill Montgomery/Houston Chronicle)

Texas spared from soaring wholesale electricity prices

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In Texas, the power price increase was much smaller than the rest of the nation, largely because of the mild weather this spring.
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Highlighting Some Trends in Global Renewable Generation

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For the last couple of months I’ve been digging into the hydrocarbon space and studies from LNG exports to NGVs to gasoline, so it seemed a prudent time to go off on a tangent and take a random walk through something non-fossil fuel-ish. So here are ten tidbits I have garnered on my recent travels […]
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Renewable energy complaint tests utilities’ pull

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Third-grade teacher Donya Bengert and her students learned a real-life lesson when they undertook a yearlong project to build a wind turbine in 2010 at their small southern Indiana school.
President Barack Obama speaks about climate change at Georgetown University in Washington in June 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Poll finds broad public support for Obama’s climate change plan

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A poll conducted for the Natural Resources Defense Council found two-thirds of registered voters approve of one of the most controversial components of President Obama’s proposals to combat climate change: setting limits on carbon emissions from existing power plants.
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GDF Suez, Alstom sign long-term contract for power plant services

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GDF Suez Energy North America has awarded a $480 million, long-term contract to Alstom to provide comprehensive maintenance and gas turbine upgrades to natural gas-fired power stations in Texas and Massachusetts.
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Natural gas declines on forecast of heat wave’s end

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Natural gas futures declined in New York for the first time in four days on speculation that moderating heat will reduce demand for the power-plant fuel.
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NRG Yield shares jump in IPO

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The initial public offering for a subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc. got off to an electric start on Wednesday, jumping more than 24 percent in morning trading.
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Power plants face ‘collision course’ with water, researchers say

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U.S. power producers must reduce their dependence on water or they may be forced to lower output as drought and other extreme weather events curtail their access to water supplies, researchers said today.
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