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Electricity Production and Distribution

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Top Electricity Production and Distribution Articles

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  • Cities, states face off on municipal broadband

    Wilson, N.C., determined nearly a decade ago that high-speed Internet access would be essential to the community's social and economic health in the 21st century, just as electricity, water and sewers were in the previous 100 years. But private...
  • Coal industry fuels Republican in N.C. Senate race

    WASHINGTON Money from coal companies has been fueling North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis' race to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., including $21,100 from the nation's largest privately owned coal company. The contributions came from the...
  • 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...
  • A tale of two carbon taxes

    Australia has repealed its carbon tax, leaving climate advocates in the U.S. and abroad feeling disheartened. While the repeal has long been anticipated Prime Minister Tony Abbott campaigned to scrap the tax and has been gearing up to repeal it ever since...
  • CL&P Pushes Higher Fixed Customer Fee On Electricity Bills

    CL&P Pushes Higher Fixed Customer Fee On Electricity Bills
    Connecticut Light & Power is pushing a major change in how it calculates power bills to shore up sales in the face of pressure from energy efficiency, conservation and renewables like rooftop solar. Joining a push by electricity companies nationwide, the...
  • Exelon buying Integrys' retail electricity arm

    Exelon buying Integrys' retail electricity arm
    Nearly 1 million Chicagoans bid adieu to Exelon’s Commonwealth Edison last year, hoping to get a better deal from a new power company. A deal announced Wednesday will send them back into Exelon’s arms. Exelon Corp. announced Wednesday it...
  • Judge: Utility transfer lawsuit needs tuning

    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge permitted a lawsuit challenging Glendale's controversial utility transfer to move forward with some tweaks on Tuesday afternoon. Although the city's attorneys asked Judge James C. Chalfant to throw out the lawsuit...
  • BGE should not get money for repairs before work has begun [Letter]

    On July 2, for the fourth consecutive year, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. asked the Public Service Commission to approve a rate distribution increase for citizens, who receive both gas and electric service. For each of the past three years, BGE has...
  • Court ruling gives boost to FutureGen 2.0 'clean coal' project

    Court ruling gives boost to FutureGen 2.0 'clean coal' project
    State regulators have the right to force Illinois consumers to purchase electricity from a proposed "clean coal" facility for the next 20 years in order to help fund the $1.6 billion federal project, according to an appellate court decision handed down...
  • Power plants coming to electricity-hungry region

    Power plants coming to electricity-hungry region
    Developers haven't built a new power plant of any significance in Maryland for over a decade — one reason the state imports more electricity than almost any other in the country, racking up extra charges for consumers. But change is coming. Two...