| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:03 PM
In the middle of the night, when most Americans are sound asleep, their lights and appliances off, a power hog is wide awake and running at nearly full throttle: the boxes that operate their cable or satellite television service.
The seemingly innocuous...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The Obama administration's ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants 30% by 2030 is laying another big bet on future U.S. natural gas supplies.
The boom in U.S. production, the result of hydraulic fracturing and...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:18 AM
I found business reporter Julie Wernau's story about out-of-control electricity supply rates both timely and informative. I also found comments in the story from Integrys Energy Services spokeswoman Jennifer Block warning consumers to be wary of...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:26 AM
PennDOT has scheduled the following road work:
County: Northampton Municipality: Lower Saucon Township, Williams Township, Bethlehem Township
ROAD NAME: Interstate 78
BETWEEN: Lehigh County Line AND Exit 75 (To...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Helen Ramirez-Odell thought she’d done her research when she decided to sign up to have her Chicago home supplied with electricity from Spark Energy. She was surprised when her electricity rates suddenly jumped up by 50 percent.
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:57 AM
Helen Ramirez-Odell thought she'd done her research when she selected Spark Energy in 2011 for her electricity. So she was taken aback earlier this year when her monthly rate suddenly jumped by 50 percent.
"When I realized it, I called Spark Energy to...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:58 AM
Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Geneva Motor Show, Europe, Electric, South Korea South Korea has emerged as a global powerhouse in the automotive industry. It's home not only to Hyundai and Kia, but General Motors (having taken over Daewoo), SsangYong...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Behold: A new Fortune 500 company is born.
PPL Corp. issued a news release at midnight Monday confirming a rumor it had repeatedly declined to comment on: The Allentown electric company will spin off its supply segment, creating a publicly traded power...
| Jun 10, 2014
Due to its tourism, growing economy and tax-friendly policies, Florida has been, and will continue to be, a destination for many. With the University of Florida recently projecting that Florida's population could reach 29 million by 2040, it's clear...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The fans and window air conditioning units that cool Shana Solarte’s apartment continue to draw the same amount of electricity as they have in the past.
But as of Sunday, that same amount of power comes at a higher price as new rates go into...
| Jun 5, 2014
Rousing the public to do something about the growing federal debt is not easy. The dangers it poses are distant and vague. The immediate effects are not apparent. Any measure to cut deficits looks trivial next to the scale of the problem. Doing nothing is...