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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Man's family sues after electrical death on vacant property [Pages from the Past]

    An article in the May 2, 1914 edition of The Argus reported an lawsuit after the accidental death of man. For the death of Diedrick Albers, who was killed July 30, 1913, by an electric shock while on the premises at the corner of Wilkens and Beechfield...
  • Supreme Court upholds EPA rule to reduce cross-state pollution

    The Supreme Court by a lopsided vote upheld an Obama administration regulation that requires states with coal-fired power plants to reduce the air pollution that drifts across Midwest and East Coast states. “This is a big win for the nation’...
  • Wall Street rating service dings plan for DWP from LA 2020 panel

    Wall Street rating service dings plan for DWP from LA 2020 panel
    A credit rating service gave an unfavorable review this week to a recently released proposal for reworking oversight of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Moody’s Investors Service said the Los Angeles 2020 Commission’s...
  • Can taxing plug-in cars help repair the Highway Trust Fund?

    Can taxing plug-in cars help repair the Highway Trust Fund?
    A tax on virtue or a matter of fairness? The question ripples through states trying to prop up their ever-shrinking highway funds while eyeing the "free ride" enjoyed by green vehicle owners. The fast-growing cohort of people who drive zero- and low-...
  • Ford Fusion Energi

    Ford Fusion Energi
    Pure electric cars and plug-in hybrids have struggled to attract customers. Perhaps this is because not enough people have driven an electrically powered car. These cars are smooth and quiet, with excellent accelerator pedal response. Electric power...
  • High-tech firms focus on energy efficiency to confront climate change

    WASHINGTON — As President Obama pushes ahead on a strategy for confronting climate change that relies heavily on energy efficiency, some Americans may see flashbacks of Jimmy Carter trying to persuade them to wear an extra sweater and turn down...
  • Warning, high voltage: scientists solve mysteries of electric fish

    Warning, high voltage: scientists solve mysteries of electric fish
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Here is some truly shocking news: Scientists have discovered the secrets behind electric fish, using genetic studies that revealed how these exotic creatures developed an organ that can unleash a wicked jolt. Researchers on...
  • Pay to electricity consultant expected to soar

    Pay to electricity consultant expected to soar
    A consulting firm that brokered a deal to supply electricity to a number of northwest suburban communities will be paid about 10 times more than the last firm that conducted the negotiations. The increase coincides with a steep rise in electric rates...
  • Power back for most, but outages linger

    Power back for most, but outages linger
    Rick Pazier had to toss all the perfectly good steaks he’d bought for Independence Day due to a three-day power outage in his Midlothian neighborhood after Monday’s violent storms. “It ruined everything I planned to barbecue,”...
  • Look at your next electricity bill closely

    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...
  • Cable TV boxes become 2nd biggest energy users in many homes

    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...