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Cuyahoga County OKs 20-year utility contract with Cleveland Thermal, ending fierce wrestling match

Cuyahoga County OKs 20-year utility contract with Cleveland Thermal, ending fierce wrestling match | The IGS Energy Executive Daily Briefing | Scoop.it
Cleveland Thermal had been competing against the Brewer-Garrett Co. to win the county heating and cooling contract, which is now worth $73.2 million over 20 years.
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Combined heat and power has promise, faces hurdles in Ohio

Combined heat and power has promise, faces hurdles in Ohio | The IGS Energy Executive Daily Briefing | Scoop.it

Ohio businesses can achieve high energy efficiency and save huge amounts of money with combined heat and power, but regulatory and legislative landscape have made it harder for businesses to reap those benefits.

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U.S. natural gas moving globally

Speakers at the OU Energy Symposium on Thursday discussed how the growing demand for domestic liquefied natural gas exports likely will affect the economies both inside and outside the country.
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EverWind to acquire 240 MW wind farm from Suzlon - Chicago Business Journal

EverWind to acquire 240 MW wind farm from Suzlon - Chicago Business Journal | The IGS Energy Executive Daily Briefing | Scoop.it
The purchase of Big Sky will make a Pittsburgh-based company the 18th-largest wind generator in the country.
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EPA Urged to Consider State Differences When Developing Emissions Guidelines for Existing Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants

EPA Urged to Consider State Differences When Developing Emissions Guidelines for Existing Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants | The IGS Energy Executive Daily Briefing | Scoop.it
HARRISBURG - The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has submitted a white paper to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging them to
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Speedway, U.S. Oil to Open CNG Sites in Ohio

Speedway, U.S. Oil to Open CNG Sites in Ohio | The IGS Energy Executive Daily Briefing | Scoop.it

In two separate deals, Speedway and U.S. Oil will be adding to Ohio's compressed-natural-gas (CNG) infrastructure with new fueling sites set to open this year.

Speedway LLC, Enon, Ohio, is partnering with IGS CNG Services to build a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Findlay, Ohio, the same town where Speedway parent Marathon Petroleum Corp. is based.

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Shale-gas boom should spark growth in Ohio's industrial base

CANTON, OHIO — Northeast Ohio, and especially its business community, needs to be thinking and talking more about how the region’s broad industrial base can capitalize on the shale-gas boom.That was the message delivered April 7 by Team NEO’s Paul Boulier, at the Canton
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FirstEnergy Solutions’ polar vortex charge results in investigation, with PUCO seeking input from those affected

FirstEnergy Solutions’ polar vortex charge results in investigation, with PUCO seeking input from those affected | The IGS Energy Executive Daily Briefing | Scoop.it
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio wants to hear from impacted customers and stakeholders in its new investigation into marketing prices of competitive retail suppliers.
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Energy firms want role in next phase of shale case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The energy industry wants a Pennsylvania court to let it play a formal role in sorting out the loose ends after a landmark court decision on a new state law designed to modernize
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Natural gas is No. 1 for fueling new U.S. power capacity

Natural gas is No. 1 for fueling new U.S. power capacity | The IGS Energy Executive Daily Briefing | Scoop.it
Blogs on Ohio.com for the Akron Beacon Journal
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IGS and Speedway to team on natural-gas station

IGS Energy is building its sixth compressed natural gas fueling station, this one in Findlay.
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Winter’s After-Effects Cast Big Chill on Some PA Consumers

Winter’s After-Effects Cast Big Chill on Some PA Consumers | The IGS Energy Executive Daily Briefing | Scoop.it
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A long, cold winter has taught many Pennsylvanians about some of the harsh realities of shopping for electricity. According to Sonny Popowsky, the former state consumer advocate, now a member of the AARP Pennsylvania Executive Council, many residents have signed on to variable-rate plans rather than the more-consistently-priced default service and found out just how volatile the electricity marketplace can be. ...
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FST Logistics, IGS Energy adding compressed natural gas fueling stations in Ohio

FST Logistics, IGS Energy adding compressed natural gas fueling stations in Ohio | The IGS Energy Executive Daily Briefing | Scoop.it
Two new compressed natural gas stations are on the way in Ohio, including one that will open in Columbus this week.
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Columbus Energy Review Committee will study whether city should enter aggregation market

Columbus Energy Review Committee will study whether city should enter aggregation market | The IGS Energy Executive Daily Briefing | Scoop.it
Columbus will explore whether the city should enter the energy aggregation market.
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Utica shale boom brings $19B in investment to Ohio

Utica shale boom brings $19B in investment to Ohio | The IGS Energy Executive Daily Briefing | Scoop.it

Moving beyond the leasing of oil and gas mineral rights and into the midstream phase of oil and gas development, Ohio is seeing a large influx of capital related to Utica shale development.

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Natural-gas prices rose after new data raised concerns about producers' ability to meet future demand.

Natural-gas prices rose on Thursday after new data raised some concerns about producers' ability to meet future demand.
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Ikea investing in Illinois wind farm

Ikea investing in Illinois wind farm | The IGS Energy Executive Daily Briefing | Scoop.it
Home goods giant Ikea is building a wind farm in downstate Illinois large enough to ensure that its stores will never have to buy a single kilowatt of power again.
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Utilities commissioner pushes new electricity regulations to House Consumer Affairs Committee

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commissioner Pam Witmer urged a Pennsylvania House committee Thursday to adopt a series of regulations that would give the state’s electricity consumers more information and less waiting time when trying to switch suppliers. The PUC last week introduced regulations that would cut the time it takes to switch electricity suppliers to three days, down from an average of 11 to 40 days, depending on the billing cycle. The proposed changes also would provide interested consumers with clearer contract language and more disclosures about the variability of the rates. During a hearing to investigate bills that soared in price for variable-rate customers this winter, the House Consumer Affairs Committee heard testimony at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Thursday from
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Couple’s suit against state’s fracking lease gets OK to proceed

A Franklin County judge has ruled that a Guernsey County couple can move forward with a lawsuit that seeks to stop fracking beneath and around Seneca Lake. The couple filed the suit in October, eight months after the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District approved a $40.3 million lease with a Colorado-based drilling company for underground mineral rights to 6,400 acres, including the lake.
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WPL wants to cut natural gas rates, hold electric rates steady

The proposal was introduced to state regulators on Wednesday with action expected by the end of June.
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Low-Priced Gas Pushes PECO to More Than 500,000 Customers

Thanks to low natural gas prices, Philadelphia-based PECO said Wednesday its natural gas supply business has ballooned to more than 500,000 customers in southeastern Pennsylvania.
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FirstEnergy CEO decries "war on coal" in U.S. Chamber of Commerce speech

FirstEnergy CEO decries "war on coal" in U.S. Chamber of Commerce speech | The IGS Energy Executive Daily Briefing | Scoop.it
Anthony Alexander, who has headed Akron-based utility since 2004, accused state and federal policymakers of distorting electrical markets "to further advance the war on coal" in a trajectory that will elevate electricity prices and harm the electric power system's long-term reliability.
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Consol Nearly Doubles 1Q Marcellus Production

The Marcellus Shale once again drove natural gas production higher at Consol Energy Inc. last quarter, when companywide production increased by 23% from the year-ago period to reach 48.4 Bcfe and nearly matched a quarterly record the company set in the final three months of 2013.
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Some Environmentalists Want To Save Utilities From Death Spiral

The Natural Resources Defense Council, known for slapping lawsuits on big polluters, thinks power utilities are worth saving from a solar-powered death spiral, an NRDC official said in Chicago Monday. An Exelon official welcomed the help.
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Nuclear power industry under seige, FirstEnergy exec warns

The nuclear power industry finds itself buffeted by financial concerns, political pressure and increased scrutiny because of the Japanese disaster that could lead to the ...
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