| May 9, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Connecticut Light and Power said Friday it wants to raise electricity rates by 5.9 percent, on average, starting Dec. 1, mostly to fix utility poles, wires and other parts of an aging electrical grid.
The average customer using 700 kilowatt hours a...
| May 20, 2014
| 10:02 AM
After raising the city's sales tax and electric rates two months ago, the Batavia City Council voted Monday to dip into its electric fund reserves for $2 million in an effort to keep rates from increasing further.
In a unanimous vote and with no...
| May 24, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Plans to build a $4-billion experimental "clean coal plant" in the San Joaquin Valley have touched off fears here that as it generates cleaner electricity, it would foul groundwater and air in a region where airborne pollutants are among the nation's...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
WASHINGTON — The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry.
But the bad guy, in this case, wasn't a fat-cat lobbyist or...
| 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...
| May 13, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Gubernatorial hopeful Del. Heather Mizeur has made lowering electricity bills one of her goals if elected governor.
In a policy paper released Tuesday, Mizeur called for greater oversight of Maryland utility companies and more investments in the aging...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Last week, a divided court of appeals upheld what may well be the most important environmental rule in the nation's history: the Environmental Protection Agency's mercury standards. The regulation is expected to prevent up to 11,000 premature deaths, 4,...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Like it or not, a new generation of electric meters is on its way to Harford County.
BGE has called the new devices smart meters, a name that appears to have been coined to capitalize on the popularity of smart phones, even as that tactic appears to...
| Apr 24, 2014
As the once-touted savings of municipal electric aggregation programs start to recede across some Illinois communities, Des Plaines officials want to wait until June before deciding whether to place an aggregation referendum question on the November...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 8:47 PM
As temperatures plunged to 16 below zero in Chicago in early January and set record lows across the eastern U.S., electrical system managers implored the public to turn off stoves, dryers and even lights or risk blackouts.
A fifth of all power-...
| Apr 30, 2014
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...