| Aug 13, 2014
| 6:56 PM
On a muggy August morning, winter heating bills are the last thing on most people's minds, but thanks to a weatherization blitz Wednesday in Bethlehem, 20 families are looking forward to spending less to stay warm once temperatures drop.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:14 PM
They want to lower your interest rate, consolidate your debt, offer you a free home-energy audit or even take care of that outstanding arrest warrant. You know — the one you didn't realize you had.
There's a wide world of fraud out there, and...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 7:15 PM
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...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:46 PM
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...
| 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...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Maryland is failing to deal squarely with the problem of carbon emissions from electricity production. Given growing public concern about climate change, a fundamental change in our energy policy should be to reduce the burning of fossil fuels and...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 5:49 PM
When it comes to energy efficiency and renewable energy sales, Dominion Resources comes in dead last or nearly so in a new report ranking the country's biggest utilities.
The report was compiled by the environmental advocacy group Ceres and the research...