| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:28 PM
The Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant will face increased regulatory oversight after an August finding that a miscalculation on the operators' part could have led to an unnecessary emergency response to an insignificant radiation leak.
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Federal regulators announced Thursday that the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant may continue to keep its spent fuel at the southern Maryland plant for another 40 years.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission renewed permission for the plant's owner, Exelon...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Like many people over 50, I regularly receive invitations to seminars held at pricey local restaurants. Typically, these invitations offer a free lunch or dinner along with a presentation on how to make the most of retirement income and assets. I've often...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Ruling that transmission rates in New England are too high, federal energy regulators have ordered Northeast Utilities, United Illuminating and other electric companies to issue an estimated $70 million in refunds to ratepayers.
Of that, as much as $30...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Frontier Communications pocketed Wednesday the final regulatory approval it needs to wrap up its $2 billion acquisition of AT&T's wireline operations in Connecticut.
The state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority affirmed the stipulations first...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:00 AM
On Feb. 9, 2011, natural gas from a cracked cast-iron pipe fueled a massive explosion that lit up the sky in Allentown, killing five people and destroying eight row homes at 13th and Allen streets.
The explosion echoed another — just six months...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 9:16 PM
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the PennEast Pipeline, a 108-mile natural gas transmission line that would bisect Northampton County, for a streamlined public input and government review process called pre-filing.
"We believe that...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 7:03 AM
PennEast has upped the size of the natural gas pipeline it plans to route through Northampton County from the originally proposed 30-inch diameter to 36 inches.
And it has filed a more detailed route that takes the pipeline through Moore Township,...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:03 PM
PennEast Pipeline is pulling back from sending its officials to appear at municipal meetings after a series of heavily attended public forums in New Jersey last week.
Company officials are still scheduled to appear briefly Wednesday evening at a meeting...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:55 PM
California’s political watchdog agency will consider quadrupling a fine against newly reelected CalPERS board Vice President Priya Mathur for failing to file timely campaign finance reports for 2012 and 2013.
The proposed penalty follows a...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Frontier Communications passed the final major hurdle in its pursuit of acquiring AT&T Connecticut's wireline operations Tuesday when utility regulators approved the $2 billion telecom deal.
In its approval, the state Public Utilities Regulatory...