Southern Buys AGL In $12B Deal To Capitalize On Obama’s Clean Power Plan


Southern Company, America’s third largest utility owner and natural-gas distributor AGL Resources announced a merger agreement on Monday with an enterprise value of $12 billion and a total equity value of $8 billion. The deal, which is expected to close in the latter half of 2016, would make Southern Co. the second largest electric and natural gas …

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Will Clean Power Plan Benefits Outweigh Costs?


President Obama recently announced the most far-reaching regulation for the energy sector in the history of the United States. The new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) clean power rule set the first-ever carbon emission ceiling for power plants. This federal limit will impact the industry at virtually every level from the miners to the consumers and …

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What’s Really Causing Your Delayed Commute?

Train station with people waiting on it

Emergency repairs and ongoing delays have become a commonality for East Coast railway commuters For example, the New Jersey Transit system recently displaced thousands of commuters, attributing the delay to electrical power difficulties according to The New York Times. Rail repairs in Maryland due to leaks from winter soil erosion and several instances of a stalled …

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Crisis in the Arctic

Fisherman drilling ice

Last week, Greenpeace activists succeeded in temporarily halting Shell’s icebreaker, MSV Fennica, from starting its voyage out of Portland, Oregon. The vessel was to join the rest of the fleet on its way to the Artic to begin oil exploration. In defiance of a federal court injunction to halt river traffic, 13 Greenpeace activists hung …

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