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Better Safe than Sorry: A Warning to Electric UtilitiesPower Engineering MagazineWHEN SPEAKING with electric utilities about the most disruptive trends they face today, common responses centered around distributed energy resources, net metering, energy efficiency, and industry competition, among others. While the issue of grid ...

Sierra Club rips overreliance on coal by some electric utilitiesArkansas Times (blog)The Sierra Club issued a report today that says electric utilities in the Southwest Power Pool have been overusing coal-powered power plants instead of cheaper forms of supply, effectively subsidizing the coal industry. Among those cited in the report ...

FirstEnergy Pennsylvania Utilities File Plans to Purchase Electric ...PR Newswire (press release)READING, Pa., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp.'s (NYSE: FE) Metropolitan Edison (Met-Ed), Pennsylvania Electric (Penelec), Pennsylvania Power (Penn Power), and West Penn Power utility companies have filed plans with the Pennsylvania ...and more »

Florida TodayFine bill: Customers shouldn't pay for utilities when service is interruptedFlorida TodayI believe this check-and-balance will lead to better service responsiveness in monopoly garbage pickup." Fine said the bill also addresses phone, internet and cable-television service providers. "We learned" during Hurricane Irma "that the cable and ...Rep. Fine Files 'No Pickup, No Pay; No Service, No Sale' LegislationSunshine State News (blog)all 2 news articles »

Palm Beach PostFPL team to assist with power restoration in Puerto RicoPalm Beach PostInstead of immediately seeking help from outside utilities as is the industry norm, Puerto Rico's electric utility signed a $300 million contract with the tiny Whitefish Eergy firm. That contract called for higher-than-normal rates and was later ...and more »

Washington ExaminerRise of electric vehicles threatens oil industryWashington ExaminerHe believes that most news outlets miss the significance of the electric car on refiners and oil producers. They “bifurcate the electric car story and they relate it to the automobile companies, and 10 minutes later they talk about oil prices,” he ...

3 Top Utility Dividend Stocks to Buy NowMotley FoolThanks to the defensive nature of their business and highly regulated revenue, utilities can generate stable cash flow and offer steady dividends. In fact, most utility stocks have not just paid dividends but have increased those dividends regularly ...

NJ SpotlightDebate over EV Charging Infrastructure Starts to Power upNJ SpotlightThere are only several hundred electric-vehicle charging stations in New Jersey, and the discussion about who will build out that infrastructure is not surprisingly beginning to heat up. The issue arose during a hearing on a bill (S-3471) to promote ...

Greentech MediaGroup of Energy Heavyweights Unveils Plan for Puerto Rico's Future GridGreentech MediaThat's a paltry sum compared to what the Resilience Working Group says the island needs, but large compared to contracts such as the one awared to Whitefish Energy. Approval for additional aid will likely have to wait for Congress to sort through its ...and more »

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