| Sep 1, 2014
| 6:17 PM
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...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 8:36 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:25 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 7:15 AM
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...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:57 PM
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...
| Nov 2, 2013
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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:42 AM
While Telsa’s cars run on electricity, its stock price seems to defy gravity. Shares of Tesla rose 17%, or $37.65, to a record $255.30 in midday trading after a Morgan Stanley analyst said the stock could hit $320.
Tesla, which sold fewer than 23,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:06 PM
— The Supreme Court handed the Obama administration a significant victory on an environmental issue, with a 6-2 decision that upholds a regulation requiring Midwestern states with coal-fired power plants to reduce harmful emissions that drift to the...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:25 PM
As General Motors Co. heads into congressional hearings examining its failure to fix a deadly safety defect, the automaker has moved swiftly to burnish its safety credentials by recalling millions of vehicles.
GM said Monday that it will set aside...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:01 AM
If Maryland’s bolloxed rollout of Obamacare has taught us anything, it is the failure of technocracy — especially the snake oil the O’Malley administration has been selling since 2006. The idea that they are a results-oriented, data...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:08 PM
The Orange County coroner's office Tuesday identified the electrical worker killed in an underground vault in Huntington Harbour.
Brandon Orozco, 28, of Whittier, died Monday when electricity suddenly began flowing through the vault he was working on...