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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • 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...
  • Battle of the plug-in hybrids: Accord, Volt and Fusion Energi

    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...
  • Tesla Motors shares zoom to record high on favorable reports

    Tesla Motors shares zoom to record high on favorable reports
    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,...
  • Supreme Court upholds EPA rule to reduce cross-state pollution

    Supreme Court upholds EPA rule to reduce cross-state pollution
    — 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...
  • GM recalls 1.5 million more vehicles, sets aside $750 million

    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...
  • Obamacare and the fundamental failure of O'Malleyism

    Obamacare and the fundamental failure of O'Malleyism
    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...
  • Contractor killed on job identified

    Contractor killed on job identified
    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...