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The nation is culling inefficient electricity generating capacity, but the company's long-term margins should improve.
It may not lead to lower gasoline prices but it will provide more jobs, add to state and local tax bases and help balance international trade.
Power producers' peak profits are threatened more by programs that cut usage and pricing than by wind or solar.
But not all consumers are welcoming what they see as an instrusive new technology.
Under new energy incentives, large power consumers are rewarded for cutting consumption.
When analyzing a generator's earnings, be sure to carefully consider which grid it uses.
Many blame excessive federal regulation, but the main culprit is low natural gas prices.
Most electric utilities can't just switch to nat gas, but in the meantime, you can invest in the most efficient ones.
Oil-fired power plants far outnumber coal-fired facilities in the U.S. So why aren't we using them?
The EPA's coal plant regulations have become a polarizing issue because states made it a federal case.
No matter what the source of power, utility investors benefit from either subsidies or capactiy payments.
Anyone with an interest in the energy sector relies on this agency's data, but there's a big caveat.
AES, which has taken great strides to take care of its shareholders, is once again able to deliver bottom-line results.
A power plant is shut down after the east coast quake, even though the underlying fault line is safe.
Investment in power plants is being discouraged even though new facilities are desperately needed.