| Apr 24, 2014
Re "The right takes aim at the solar industry," April 20
The vast sums of money used by the Koch brothers and their ilk originated from average Americans fueling their vehicles and powering their homes.
Billions of dollars are sucked out of our...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:56 PM
As a Glendale resident and GWP rate-paying customer, I have been very interested in the Forum letters about how revenues from GWP are distributed — for water and electricity purchases, repair and upgrading of infrastructure, operating expenses,...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Adam Crain assumed that tapping into the computer networks used by power companies to keep electricity zipping through transmission lines would be nearly impossible in these days of heightened vigilance over cybersecurity.
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Mundelein officials are saying residents' electric rate may go up by as much 66 percent or more once the town's current aggregation contract expires in July.
As of now, residents and businesses that don't opt out of Mundelein's aggregation plan pay a...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Electric bills in Naperville are going up about $5 a month for the average homeowner starting May 1 and another $6 next spring.
The City Council narrowly approved a 6 percent rate hike followed by a 7 percent increase to help fill a $14 million...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:36 PM
If you thought you avoided higher electricity costs this winter because you didn't buy power from competitive suppliers who jacked up their variable rates, you may be in for a delayed shock later this spring and summer.
One Lehigh Valley utility...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
No place on the planet is as beautiful and as naturally rich as California. And few places have become as absurd.
Currently, three California state senators are either under felony indictment or already have been convicted.
State Sen. Leland Yee (D-...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 5:50 PM
DE KALB, Miss. — Looming like a spaceship over pine and sweet-gum forest, the high-tech power plant under construction in rural Kemper County is a $5-billion wager on an energy future that includes coal.
The Kemper plant is scheduled to open...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:10 PM
MONCURE, N.C. - While poring over regulatory documents for Duke Energy coal ash ponds, environmentalists at the Waterkeeper Alliance grew suspicious of the way the giant utility was handling the toxic ash waste left over from burning coal.
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Saying their finances have improved since the town instituted three utility taxes after the recession, Libertyville's village board recently approved a 10 percent reduction of an electric tax while extending that and another telecommunications tax....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:25 PM
The Batavia City Council voted Monday night to increase the city's sales tax and raise electric rates in an effort to keep its struggling electric utility fund afloat in the coming years.
In a 10-4 vote, the council agreed to raise the city's sales...