RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Electricity Production and Distribution

A collection of news and information related to Electricity Production and Distribution published by this site and its partners.

Top Electricity Production and Distribution Articles

Displaying items 100-110
  • 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...
  • Solar jobs climb almost 20% in 2013

    Solar jobs climb almost 20% in 2013
    This post has been corrected. See below for details. Solar jobs in the U.S. climbed nearly 20% in the 14 months through November as cheaper panels and rising electricity rates spurred people to turn to solar. As of November, solar companies had almost...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Naperville eyes 6 percent electric rate hike to cover deficit

     Naperville eyes 6 percent electric rate hike to cover deficit
    Naperville residents are likely to see their electric rates spike 6 percent this spring instead of the 2 percent they expected. City officials discussed the rate hikes Monday in light of a $14 million deficit in the utility's budget. It also is short...
  • High electric bills zapping thousands

    Susan Martucci figured her latest electric bill might be higher because of the crazy cold weather, but the bill she got was just plain crazy. "When you are used to a bill around $150 or so, $650 is way, way off," said Martucci, of Salisbury Township....
  • 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...
  • Towns pay a high price for power

    Towns pay a high price for power
    Across the nation, cities are taking advantage of deals for cheaper electricity made possible by low-cost natural gas. But not in five Chicago suburbs and more than 200 other Midwestern towns that made a big bet on coal. Almost every month, Batavia,...
  • Residents seek answers on Batavia electric rates

    Residents seek answers on Batavia electric rates
    Batavia officials are considering an electric rate increase or an increased sales tax to help pay for the city's participation in an energy project that is costing the city millions. In advance of a March vote on whether to increase rates or taxes,...
  • Best plug-in hybrid: Chevy Volt, Ford Fusion Energi or Honda Accord?

    Best plug-in hybrid: Chevy Volt, Ford Fusion Energi or Honda Accord?
    The Honda Accord covered my 11-mile morning commute to downtown Los Angeles, downhill on the 110 Freeway, without burning a single drop of gas. In the evening, I made it halfway back before the gasoline engine tapped the tank. In all, the plug-in hybrid...
  • Renewable energy provider Clean Currents discontinues service

    Renewable energy provider Clean Currents discontinues service
    Clean Currents, a Silver Spring-based provider of renewable energy for residents and businesses, said Friday it has stopped serving customers after rising wholesale electricity prices in the recent cold snap caused the company to default on payments to...