Gary L. Hunt
Energy industry appears to have successfully dodged a big Dodd Frank bullet with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) decision July 10, 2012 by a 4-1 vote defining a “swap” for energy transaction purposes as largely exempting any regulatory driven environmental transactions.
Watch out if, in the absence of building new nuclear power plants, we begin to experience the double whammy loss not only of the existing coal fired generation but the retirement of the existing nuclear fleet.
Congress can’t agree on much of anything. Some argue we already have a de facto clean energy standard defined by a majority of the states. But the big winner in this proposed clean energy standard is not wind or solar energy but nuclear power
The markets have spoken declaring natural gas fired generation the power technology of the decade. The markets believe so much in the potential of natural gas generation that the largest category of power plant retirements over the decade is also old gas plants being replaced by new, better ones.
- WVPSC June 19 2013 Beech Ridge Order
- PJM July 2006 Mt Storm Agreement
- Mt. Storm June 19 2013 PSC Notice
- AEP June 19 2013 Trans Projects Notice
- FERC June 19 2013 Reliability Agenda
- AltaLink June 3 2013 Vista App
- Enel Jan 31 2013 Riverview App
- AltaLink June 12 2013 Riverview App
- MEG Energy May 1 2013 App
- Alberta June 17 2013 MEG Notice