By - Michael Drost

Utilities respond to increased customer choice by hiking fees

Energize Weekly, April 8, 2015 In response to slumping sales and an increase in demand for more competitive prices, utilities are hiking fees customers pay on a monthly basis regardless of how much energy they consume as well as charging high costs to switch to competitive electricity suppliers who promise customers a better deal. In the Eastern U.S., utilities like

By - Michael Drost

French government recommends Areva sale to EDF

Energize Weekly, April 8, 2015 The French government recommended that nuclear power giant Areva should sell its reactors to state-owned utility EDF in a bid to keep the country’s struggling nuclear industry afloat. French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said he asked EDF, the operator of the France’s nuclear fleet which provides most of the country’s electricity, to come to the

By - Michael Drost

Water, Methane, and Fracking: The Truth is Out There

In 2011, scientists at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina published a seminal report suggesting that hydraulic fracturing operations in a shale formation in northeastern Pennsylvania had seriously contaminated shallow groundwater supplies with methane. That same year, the anti-fracking film Gasland, which famously depicted residents in Pennsylvania and elsewhere lighting their kitchen sinks on fire due to supposed methane contamination

By - Michael Drost

Constellation completes Intergys acquisition

By Christopher Kolomitz The merger between Constellation and Intergys Energy Services is complete in a deal valued at more than $60 million, officials from both companies have announced. Intergys Energy Services is a retail electricity and natural gas subsidiary serving approximately 1.2 million commercial, industrial, public sector and residential customers across 22 Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states and the District

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