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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Legislation would limit variable electric rate hikes to one every six months

     
    The first legislation has been introduced to address the thousands of complaints about variable rate hikes that jacked up homeowners' electric bills by hundreds of dollars. Rep. Robert Godshall's bill would limit how often and how much power suppliers...
  • Legislative hearings scheduled to probe steep electric price hikes

     
    Dramatic price hikes in variable electric rates that have jacked up bills by hundreds of dollars will be the subject of a series of hearings by state lawmakers. “Electricity rates that have almost quadrupled in some cases are devastating residents.....
  • Battle of the plug-in hybrids: Accord, Volt and Fusion Energi

    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...
  • About Eric Silagy

    About Eric Silagy
    Eric Silagy is president of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) and one of the largest investor-owned electric utilities in the nation. He was appointed to his current position in December 2011. Previously,...
  • On the road to fuel savings

    On the road to fuel savings
    Buying a car was once a simple affair; all you needed to know was how many cylinders were under the hood. That's no longer true. With the federal government demanding higher fuel economy from cars and trucks, automakers are deploying an ever-widening...
  • Attack on wind power a lot of hot air

    Attack on wind power a lot of hot air
    Charles Campbell, a retired executive with Gulf Oil, once again gets the facts wrong in his latest attempt to attack wind energy ("Nuclear power is good for the environment," May 28). First, Mr. Campbell falsely claims that Denmark has not seen a...
  • Meeting on proposed electricity rate hikes angers residents

    For at least half the roughly 25 people who showed up to a community meeting Thursday night on proposed electricity rate increases, it wasn't just the thought of ballooning bills that had them fuming, it was how the meeting was run. For starters,...
  • Obama sets strict test for Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama sets strict test for Keystone XL Pipeline
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama set a high bar for approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, declaring for the first time that he would let the project go forward only if it does not “significantly increase” emissions of greenhouse...
  • Glendale adopts new $170.7-million General Fund budget

    After spending nearly two months to review the city’s finances, the City Council unanimously approved a $170.7-million General Fund budget for next fiscal year, which begins July 1, on Tuesday night. But even as the city prepares to move forward...
  • Residents complain, GWP officials explain proposed electricity rate hikes

    At Glendale Water & Power's final community meeting Thursday on a series of proposed electricity rate hikes, some residents said they understood the need, they just wish it wasn't such a steep increase. "We are all hurting," said resident Edward...
  • O'Malley readies new offshore wind bid

    O'Malley readies new offshore wind bid
    After being thwarted the past two years by skittish lawmakers, Gov. Martin O'Malley is preparing once again to introduce a bill aimed at planting mammoth wind turbines off Ocean City — and the measure may finally pass, thanks to a shake-up in a...