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December 30, 2010 08:36 ET

Equity Research on Consolidated Edison Inc. and Nisource Inc. -- Diversified Utilities Stand to Gain From Governmental Decisions

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - December 30, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the diversified utilities industry and has completed analytical research on Consolidated Edison Inc. (NYSE: ED) and Nisource Inc. (NYSE: NI). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

The Diversified Utilities sector which includes Nisource Inc. could see some help from various governmental rulings about to take place around the country. In Texas, there is currently a conflict over a Nuclear Regulation Commission procedural stipulation that expedites the construction of nuclear reactors. A utility there wants to get site approval without plans to build a plant in hope that economic conditions change making construction viable later. This raises the question about when the proper time for public protest is. Approval of the site would set a precedent that gave utilities increased flexibility whereas the old ways required a company to have already constructed a plant before hearings would determine whether it was safe to operate, setting up the potential for an enormous loss. Nisource Inc. research report is available for free by signing up now at is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the diversified utilities industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Consolidated Edison Inc. and Nisource Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

In California, several companies within the sector also stand to benefit from governmental decisions. New cap and trade laws could award several companies hundreds of millions of dollars in new carbon permits. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

On the broader side of things, U.S. electricity markets are expected to rebound after weakness in pricing and usage rates due to poor economic conditions. Natural gas rates continue to fall due to oversupply coming out of Marcellus Shale plays. Companies like PSE&G, which is in direct competition with Consolidated Edison Inc., have been lowering residential gas bills whilst at the same time juggling with rising coal prices and other key expenses. Consolidated Edison Inc. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

Also, companies are continuing to invest in renewable energy sources such as wind and geothermal to meet government mandates requiring a certain percentage of energy production to be green. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the diversified utilities industry.

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