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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • 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-...
  • Surge in calls for help to keep the power on

    Surge in calls for help to keep the power on
    Dina Kuniken lives in a drafty old house in Baltimore that costs a lot to heat in a normal winter — and this past winter was not normal. Her bill doubled. The nursing assistant was out of work at the time and couldn't afford it. Last month, she...
  • More facing higher electric costs

    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...
  • Prudent Salisbury Township residents realize salesman has wrong license

    Susan Martucci would love to save money on her electricity bills, but she keeps finding more reasons why she should stay out of Pennsylvania's deregulated electricity market. I wrote last month about how she felt burned by an extraordinarily high bill...
  • Mizeur campaign tackles electricity rates

    Mizeur campaign tackles electricity rates
    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...
  • Calculating the costs of pollution

     Calculating the costs of pollution
    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,...
  • High electric bills zapping thousands

    Susan Martucci figured her latest electric bill might be higher because of the crazy cold weather, but the bill she got was just plain crazy. "When you are used to a bill around $150 or so, $650 is way, way off," said Martucci, of Salisbury Township....
  • Koch brothers, big utilities attack solar, green energy policies

    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...
  • Libertyville lowers electric rate, extends other tax

    Libertyville lowers electric rate, extends other tax
    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....
  • Electric rate fiasco should compel politicians to look at deregulation's dismal results

    Electric rate fiasco should compel politicians to look at deregulation's dismal results
    Turn around and look rearward, Sen. Mensch. Cooking up razzle-dazzle schemes aimed at future "deregulation" of the electric power industry has hurt Pennsylvania consumers enough. On Tuesday, state Sen. Bob Mensch, R-Montgomery, author of last October'...
  • Batavia council to vote on hikes in electric rates, sales tax

    Batavia council to vote on hikes in electric rates, sales tax
    An increase in electricity rates and an increase in sales tax could be on the horizon for Batavia residents and businesses if the City Council approves a proposal at its meeting on Monday that would help pay for participation in an energy project that...