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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Mizeur's ideas about utility regulation reform are on target [Letter]

    Mizeur's ideas about utility regulation reform are on target [Letter]
    As the leaders of Powerupmontco and Reliability4HOCO, two non-partisan electric utility consumer advocacy groups, we were frustrated with your recent editorial critical of gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur's electric utilities reform proposal ("Short...
  • Kern County farmers question just how 'clean' new coal plant would be

    Kern County farmers question just how 'clean' new coal plant would be
    Plans to build a $4-billion experimental "clean coal plant" in the San Joaquin Valley have touched off fears here that as it generates cleaner electricity, it would foul groundwater and air in a region where airborne pollutants are among the nation's...
  • Debate over winter electric costs still simmers

    Debate over winter electric costs still simmers
    The weather finally is heating up, but the controversy over electricity costs associated with last winter's polar vortex still hasn't cooled down. One of the boiling issues is a controversial plan by one of the state's largest competitive electric...
  • Surge in calls for help to keep the power on

    Surge in calls for help to keep the power on
    Dina Kuniken lives in a drafty old house in Baltimore that costs a lot to heat in a normal winter — and this past winter was not normal. Her bill doubled. The nursing assistant was out of work at the time and couldn't afford it. Last month, she...
  • Mizeur campaign tackles electricity rates

    Mizeur campaign tackles electricity rates
    Gubernatorial hopeful Del. Heather Mizeur has made lowering electricity bills one of her goals if elected governor. In a policy paper released Tuesday, Mizeur called for greater oversight of Maryland utility companies and more investments in the aging...
  • Calculating the costs of pollution

     Calculating the costs of pollution
    Last week, a divided court of appeals upheld what may well be the most important environmental rule in the nation's history: the Environmental Protection Agency's mercury standards. The regulation is expected to prevent up to 11,000 premature deaths, 4,...
  • U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good

    U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good
    As temperatures plunged to 16 below zero in Chicago in early January and set record lows across the eastern U.S., electrical system managers implored the public to turn off stoves, dryers and even lights or risk blackouts. A fifth of all power-...
  • PPL interstate transmission project both costly and lucrative

    PPL Electric Utilities has plans to build a new electricity transmission network that would span Pennsylvania and branch into New York, Maryland and New Jersey, the utility announced Thursday. At the heart of the massive undertaking — expected...
  • Penn State basketball coming to PPL Center

    Penn State basketball coming to PPL Center
    Penn State University and Drexel University will tip off Dec. 20 in what is the first announced college sporting event at the soon-to-home 8,500-seat arena ... PPL Electric Utilities Corp. has launched a bid to build a new $4 to $6 billion electricity...
  • Exelon seeking compensation for nuclear plants

    Exelon seeking compensation for nuclear plants
    Exelon told investors Thursday it expects to be compensated for the environmental and economic benefits that its nuclear plants provide in Illinois. In a conference call after the power company released second-quarter earnings, Exelon officials noted...
  • Coal, health advocates square off over proposed federal carbon controls during Pittsburgh hearing

    PITTSBURGH — Hearings on proposed federal carbon controls for coal-burning power plants spawned a march by thousands of coal miners and a rally by hundreds of environmentalists — and succeeded in demonstrating that a major change in the...