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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • 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...
  • In Mississippi, a power plant is designed to shape the future of coal

    DE KALB, Miss. — Looming like a spaceship over pine and sweet-gum forest, the high-tech power plant under construction in rural Kemper County is a $5-billion wager on an energy future that includes coal. The Kemper plant is scheduled to open...
  • Duke Energy accused of mishandling more coal ash wastewater

    Duke Energy accused of mishandling more coal ash wastewater
    MONCURE, N.C. - While poring over regulatory documents for Duke Energy coal ash ponds, environmentalists at the Waterkeeper Alliance grew suspicious of the way the giant utility was handling the toxic ash waste left over from burning coal. They...
  • Carbon rules can work [Editorial]

    Carbon rules can work  [Editorial]
    Brace yourselves. President Barack Obama is expected to announce today new EPA rules to reduce carbon emissions from the nation's power plants by 20 percent and to force more polluters to participate in cap-and-trade programs. The inflammatory rhetoric...
  • Kern County farmers question just how 'clean' new coal plant would be

    Kern County farmers question just how 'clean' new coal plant would be
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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,...
  • Skepticism on power companies well-earned [Editorial]

    Skepticism on power companies well-earned [Editorial]
    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...
  • GM recalls 1.5 million more vehicles, sets aside $750 million

    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...