| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:59 PM
California is spending nearly $15 million to build 10 hydrogen fueling stations, even though just 227 hydrogen-powered vehicles exist in the state today.
It's a hefty bet on the future, given that government officials have been trying for nine years,...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:43 PM
In a 3-2 vote, the City Council on Tuesday night approved five years of electricity rate increases through 2018. When compounded, the increases equate to a 29% hike for Glendale's residents.
The rate increases came after several public meetings about...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:04 PM
The year was filled with ups and downs, good news and bad. Some things changed. The City Council welcomed a new member, Glendale Community College ushered in a new leader, and the city and college tightened smoking rules. A long-simmering dispute about...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:41 PM
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...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Leigh Peterson has one of the coolest roofs in Baltimore. Her rowhouse near Patterson Park sports a blinding white cap, topped by a row of shiny solar panels.
Peterson, 29, a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:55 PM
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,...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 12:59 PM
The city of Glendale is poised to do the right thing: increase electricity rates and refuse to coddle the consumers who like their electricity cheap and dirty.
The fossil-fuel industry receives massive government subsidies, starting with virtually...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:06 PM
SACRAMENTO — A Canadian power company will pay California electricity ratepayers $750 million to settle allegations that it bought electricity from the state and then sold it back at a huge markup during the energy crisis of 2000 and 2001.
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:48 AM
TOKYO -- Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority is considering a heightened "serious incident" designation for the leakage of 300 tons of highly radioactive water at the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant at Fukushima.
The country's nuclear regulator earlier...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Buick's resurrection in the U.S. market as a brand for younger, modern buyers really started with the Regal way back in 2010. But the arrival of the less-expensive Verano and the larger, well-appointed LaCrosse threw the Regal's position in the......
| Sep 4, 2013
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,...