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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Duke Energy accused of mishandling more coal ash wastewater

    Duke Energy accused of mishandling more coal ash wastewater
    MONCURE, N.C. - While poring over regulatory documents for Duke Energy coal ash ponds, environmentalists at the Waterkeeper Alliance grew suspicious of the way the giant utility was handling the toxic ash waste left over from burning coal. They...
  • Libertyville lowers electric rate, extends other tax

    Libertyville lowers electric rate, extends other tax
    Saying their finances have improved since the town instituted three utility taxes after the recession, Libertyville's village board recently approved a 10 percent reduction of an electric tax while extending that and another telecommunications tax....
  • Sales tax, electric rates increasing in Batavia

    Sales tax, electric rates increasing in Batavia
    The Batavia City Council voted Monday night to increase the city's sales tax and raise electric rates in an effort to keep its struggling electric utility fund afloat in the coming years. In a 10-4 vote, the council agreed to raise the city's sales...
  • Letter: Government should also obey law

    In “Funds help pay for the general welfare” (Mailbag, March 15) Fred Fox wrote he’s disturbed by the lawsuit questioning the appropriateness of transferring utility monies to support general services. But, the lawsuit addresses...
  • North Carolina agency subject of U.S. inquiry over coal ash spill

    DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina's environmental regulatory agency is under federal criminal investigation for its handling of a massive toxic coal ash spill into the Dan River near the Virginia border. The U.S. attorney's office in Raleigh issued...
  • What to do once you have a smart meter

    What to do once you have a smart meter
    The hangtag on your door says ComEd installed a "smart meter" on your home. Now what? There's a slew of products available to help you take advantage of the technology to lower your energy usage and save money. But knowing what will work with the new...
  • Second North Carolina coal ash spill plugged, but concerns remain

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- A second ruptured stormwater pipe that has been spilling toxic coal ash into the Dan River in North Carolina and Virginia has been sealed,  North Carolina officials announced late Friday. The state's Department of Environment and...
  • Naperville eyes electric rate increase to cover deficit

    Naperville residents who were expecting a 2 percent hike in the cost of electricity this year will have to brace for an increase that’s triple that amount. The City Council began debating this week how to address a budget deficit projected for its...
  • First Emanuel infrastructure trust project approved after delays

    First Emanuel infrastructure trust project approved after delays
    Following a series of fits and starts, Mayor Rahm Emanuel won approval Wednesday for his first Chicago Infrastructure Trust project, but only after the work was scaled back again due to lack of interest from investors. The trust’s initial...
  • Last of incandescent light bulbs are banned

    Last of incandescent light bulbs are banned
    The final phase of a ban on incandescent light bulbs goes into effect Wednesday, leaving consumers with pricier energy-efficient options that are expected to save people money over time. Beginning Jan. 1, the production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent...
  • Md. ninth on energy efficiency, may fall short of goal

    Maryland retained its ninth-best ranking on a national comparison of states' energy efficiency efforts, but a separate report also out Wednesday said Maryland must up the ante if it doesn't want to fall short of its own goals. The state score card,...