| Mar 22, 2014
| 8:48 PM
Authorities and residents along a tree-lined river north of Seattle were bracing for flooding Saturday night after a massive mudslide in the morning killed at least three people, leveled at least six homes and left a muddy mix of debris in the river...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Solar and wind farms scored a victory Friday when the Interior Department announced an extension of permits which allow renewable energy projects to accidentally kill or injure bald eagles without penalty.
Renewable energy companies will now be able...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:30 PM
The catastrophe in Japan hasn't dimmed my support for more nuclear-power plants.
How we pay for them is another matter.
Progress Energy has been billing us for two planned nuclear plants since 2009.
Given the history of such projects, call it the Pay...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 10:18 AM
For one day’s work, $44 million is a pretty sizable paycheck.
For a few hours this week, William D. Johnson served as chief executive of Duke Energy Corp. before resigning. His departure package could include $7.4 million in severance, relocation...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 9:04 PM
WASHINGTON — As a candidate in 2008, Barack Obama vowed to squelch the role of special interests in financing the party conventions — so he barred corporations and lobbyists from contributing money to this year's national convention in...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:30 AM
As a postscript to today's column about Progress-Duke Energy and Florida's Public Service Commission, here's an issue we can all agree on:
It is in the best interests of not only Progress Energy Florida and new owner Duke Energy, but also consumers for...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 8:03 AM
In a recent column about the Public Service Commission's soft-ball questioning of the new Progress Energy boss (Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers), I encouraged fuming readers to write to the commission and make their outrage known.
After all, it is the Public...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 3:08 PM
In addition to having a hand on the nation's checkbook, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is reaping a political reward from her new assignment as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee: a significant increase in campaign cash.
The Maryland Democrat, who...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 6:07 PM
We're supposed to believe that Florida's system for selecting the people who set our utility rates is fair and free of political meddling.
That's a bigger fake-out than Manti Te'o's girlfriend.
The Legislature controls the selection of Public...
| Dec 6, 2011
Forget Everybody Loves Raymond. Everybody loves Tim Tebow, even Bill Huxtable Cosby. Bill Cosby made a short promotional video in light of his upcoming performance in Denver next March and gave the Denver Broncos' controversial quarterback a huge shout...
| Apr 19, 2012
It's been awhile since we've heard any electric-car news from Chrysler; its ENVI electric car division dissolved when bankruptcy struck the company in 2009. It looks like an alternative-fuel program is back in the form of a fleet of plug-in......