Energy and Utility reporter at Bloomberg News since 2000.
Prior: News Director at Maine Public Radio, Editor at Oil Spill Intelligence Report, News Reader at Monitor Radio, Cultural Affairs Director at WHQR-FM in Wilmington, NC
Peabody Joins the Fight to Rescue U.S. West's Biggest Coal Plant
While the Trump administration’s efforts to bolster money-losing nuclear plants have hit a potential hitch, New Jersey may press ahead with a rescue plan of its own. Lawmakers are exploring legislation after the state’s biggest utility warned that its reactors are at risk of being shut down in the next two years without a “safety net” because they’ll be unable to cover their costs. Nuclear accounts for almost half of the electricity generated in New Jersey.
Hurricane winds and raging wildfires knocked out power to millions of people from Florida to California this year, underscoring the need to protect America’s electric grid from disaster. President Donald Trump’s administration has a plan to achieve what it calls “resiliency”: Keep money-losing coal and nuclear plants running. The only problem is that almost every other corner of the energy industry -- including the $700 billion utility sector -- is heading in another direction.
Once again, thousands are fleeing a wildfire in California. And, once again, the worry on Wall Street is that a major electric utility might end up on the hook for the damages. Shares of Edison International plunged the most in 15 years on Tuesday, wiping out more than $3 billion in market value, as a fast-moving fire fanned by high winds in Southern California’s Ventura and Santa Barbara counties charred 50,000 acres of land, burned hundreds of homes and damaged citrus crops.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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