Welcome to the IMA Energy & Environment Blog. The blog format reflects our efforts to provide IMA members with timely, relevant and thought provoking information in a form that is accessible for easy reference. IMA’s Energy & Environment Blog will be updated on a regular basis. Weekly news update emails will be sent out to notify subscribers of new information posted on the blog. IMA members are welcome to submit material for the blog, or request specific information. Simply email Editor Stefany Henson at shenson@ima-net.org with your information or request. Editorial submissions are subject to review.

 

Thursday
Nov202014

Comverge and Constellation close transaction to form new standalone demand response company named CPower

Combination creates commercial and industrial demand response market leader

Comverge and Constellation recently completed the transaction to combine their commercial and industrial (C&I) demand response businesses. Starting today, the combined business will operate as a new standalone company independent from Comverge and Constellation named CPower focused on delivering a full spectrum of demand response offerings to C&I customers across the United States. CPower will be one of the largest demand response companies in North America.

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Thursday
Nov202014

IDOT infrastructure improvement programs help businesses grow

IDOT can provide funds for infrastructure that will help create and retain jobs for companies that might need some help with a road/bridge/etc. IDOT has several programs that provide state assistance in improving highway and rail access improvements to new or expanding industrial, distribution or tourism developments. The focus of these programs is the retention and creation of Illinois jobs. Funding may be available for transportation improvement projects related to facilities that provide direct access to economic development projects. Projects providing access to retail establishments, office parks, government facilities or school/universities are not eligible.

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Thursday
Nov062014

Constellation completes acquisition of Integrys Energy Services

Purchase adds scale to Constellation’s retail business in competitive markets

Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), and Integrys Energy Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG), recently announced that Constellation has completed its acquisition of Integrys Energy Services, a competitive 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 of Columbia.

Integrys Energy Services is now part of Constellation, strengthening its retail power and gas business, which together serve more than 2.5 million residential and business customers across the continental United States.

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Thursday
Nov062014

GROW-IL Coalition Applauds the Long-Awaited Implementation of Hydraulic Fracturing Rules in Illinois

Members of the Growing Resources and Opportunity for the Workforce in Illinois (GROW-IL) coalition are appreciative that the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) has passed the final hydraulic fracturing rules in Illinois, providing avenues for economic growth and energy stability across the state. “We are pleased that JCAR is implementing — not expanding or narrowing — this long overdue law as enacted by the General Assembly with strong bipartisan support. We appreciate the thorough and professional review conducted by JCAR. Today’s unanimous vote will allow Illinois to finally begin issuing permits and developing an innovative energy sector. This exciting development will create much needed jobs and significant revenue for our state economy. Industry, labor and environmental groups worked together to include the strongest safeguards that will protect the environment while stimulating the economy,” said Mark Denzler of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association and GROW-IL co/chair.

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Wednesday
Oct292014

New Study Points to Major Marine and Rail Opportunities with Greater Use of LNG

Thousands of miles of rail, inland waterways and coastal routes crisscross America moving products, energy and people. A new study out today confirms that thanks to its cleaner profile and low cost, greater use of natural gas as a marine and rail fuel is becoming a welcome reality. The study, performed by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) and commissioned by ANGA, sought to identify locations across three key areas — the Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River and its tributaries — with the best potential for demand growth to support liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure investment.

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