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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Ford Fusion Energi

    Ford Fusion Energi
    Pure electric cars and plug-in hybrids have struggled to attract customers. Perhaps this is because not enough people have driven an electrically powered car. These cars are smooth and quiet, with excellent accelerator pedal response. Electric power...
  • High-tech firms focus on energy efficiency to confront climate change

    WASHINGTON — As President Obama pushes ahead on a strategy for confronting climate change that relies heavily on energy efficiency, some Americans may see flashbacks of Jimmy Carter trying to persuade them to wear an extra sweater and turn down...
  • Pay to electricity consultant expected to soar

    Pay to electricity consultant expected to soar
    A consulting firm that brokered a deal to supply electricity to a number of northwest suburban communities will be paid about 10 times more than the last firm that conducted the negotiations. The increase coincides with a steep rise in electric rates...
  • Power back for most, but outages linger

    Power back for most, but outages linger
    Rick Pazier had to toss all the perfectly good steaks he’d bought for Independence Day due to a three-day power outage in his Midlothian neighborhood after Monday’s violent storms. “It ruined everything I planned to barbecue,”...
  • Rules prevent solar panels in many states with abundant sunlight

    Rules prevent solar panels in many states with abundant sunlight
    Few places in the country are so warm and bright as Mary Wilkerson's property on the beach near St. Petersburg, Fla., a city once noted in the Guinness Book of World Records for a 768-day stretch of sunny days. But while Florida advertises itself as the...
  • 12 states sue the EPA over proposed power plant regulations

    A dozen coal-reliant states have sued the Environmental Protection Agency in an effort to derail proposed rules designed to cut greenhouse gases from existing coal-fired power plants, the single largest domestic source of emissions that drive climate...
  • Communities going into power business to cut cost, carbon footprint

    Communities going into power business to cut cost, carbon footprint
    Sonoma County, which enticed Americans to forsake factory-made food for artisan wines and farmers market produce, now wants consumers to reconsider another everyday commodity. New on the menu: locally curated energy. The county is at the forefront...
  • Appeals court tosses $2.5M verdict against PPL

    Appeals court tosses $2.5M verdict against PPL
    PPL Electric Utilities was not in control of a painting project when a worker fell 40 feet from a transmission pole and is not responsible for the man's injuries, a state appeals court has ruled. For that reason, PPL is entitled to have a $2.5 million...
  • Default rates going down for PPL customers

    The price of electricity for PPL Electric Utilities' default customers will drop slightly next month, the Allentown company announced Thursday. The new "price to compare" for residential customers will be 8.814 cents a kilowatt hour, down from the...
  • Meeting on electric rate lawsuit draws more than 80 people in Batavia

    Meeting on electric rate lawsuit draws more than 80 people in Batavia
    Attorneys seeking monetary damages from consultants they allege provided misinformation about a downstate coal plant that ultimately has cost Batavia consumers higher electric rates encouraged residents and business owners to join their class-action...
  • Is California too green for Tesla's 'gigafactory'?

     Is California too green for Tesla's 'gigafactory'?
    When Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors announced plans to build a $5-billion battery "gigafactory," it listed four states as possible homes — none of them California. Since then, feverish wooing by Gov. Jerry Brown's administration and some state...