| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:25 PM
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...
| Nov 2, 2013
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...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Eric Silagy is president of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) and one of the largest investor-owned electric utilities in the nation. He was appointed to his current position in December 2011.
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:01 AM
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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:08 PM
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...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:59 PM
California is spending nearly $15 million to build 10 hydrogen fueling stations, even though just 227 hydrogen-powered vehicles exist in the state today.
It's a hefty bet on the future, given that government officials have been trying for nine years,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Leigh Peterson has one of the coolest roofs in Baltimore. Her rowhouse near Patterson Park sports a blinding white cap, topped by a row of shiny solar panels.
Peterson, 29, a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:14 AM
The City Council this week approved issuing $60 million in bonds for electricity-related capital improvements, a move that will cost city coffers about $3 million a year in principle and interest payments.
The bonds, which were already incorporated into...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — The tough restrictions on new power plant emissions proposed by the Obama administration Friday set the stage for the far thornier and significant decision due next year: What will the Environmental Protection Agency do to rein in...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:43 PM
In a 3-2 vote, the City Council on Tuesday night approved five years of electricity rate increases through 2018. When compounded, the increases equate to a 29% hike for Glendale's residents.
The rate increases came after several public meetings about...
| May 16, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Amid a spate of promising economic news, home values are climbing. Now for the bad news.
For the first time in human history, the concentration of climate-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is nearing the milestone level of 400 parts per million....