Treating The Troubled US Energy Infrastructure

Law360, New York (February 15, 2013, 1:29 PM EST) -- The U.S. energy infrastructure is under stress, revealing critical flaws in gas-electric coordination. But a new dynamic is emerging to address these vulnerabilities, with key steps being taken in the coming weeks.

Use of natural gas in electric power generation has increased each year since 2009, coming to equal electric power generation from coal in 2012. This trend will likely continue as coal plants are retired, natural gas prices remain low, and environmental regulations tighten.

Differences between the gas and electric markets, however, have frustrated day-to-day...
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