| 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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Orland Park residents could see big increases in their electric bills by June. Rates for the village's opt-out electrical aggregation program will likely jump by about 33 percent, while Commonwealth Edison is also expected to increase rates, village...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Naperville residents are not so much shocked over an impending hike in electric rates as they are concerned that the city should have acted sooner on the warning signs of a pending deficit.
About 75 people attended a three-hour informal open house...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Federal inspectors found no violations as they delved into the reactor shutdowns in January at Calvert Cliffs in Southern Maryland, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday.
An electrical malfunction caused both of the nuclear power plant's reactors...
| May 9, 2014
| 5:35 AM
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-...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:06 PM
— The Supreme Court handed the Obama administration a significant victory on an environmental issue, with a 6-2 decision that upholds a regulation requiring Midwestern states with coal-fired power plants to reduce harmful emissions that drift to the...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
No place on the planet is as beautiful and as naturally rich as California. And few places have become as absurd.
Currently, three California state senators are either under felony indictment or already have been convicted.
State Sen. Leland Yee (D-...