| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:18 PM
EDEN, N.C. – An environmental group Thursday challenged Duke Energy’s assurances that drinking water from the Dan River in North Carolina and Virginia remained safe despite a massive spill of toxic coal ash that released a deluge of murky gray...
| Jan 26, 2014
You had to try hard to lose money in Illinois stocks in 2013.
Like the overall market, a wide array of Illinois-based company stocks provided sweet rewards to investors last year, as individuals and institutions bought shares in anticipation of a...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:38 PM
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Solar jobs in the U.S. climbed nearly 20% in the 14 months through November as cheaper panels and rising electricity rates spurred people to turn to solar.
As of November, solar companies had almost...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:58 PM
The head of the U.S. Department of Energy is calling for a review of New England's natural gas shortage, which has led to higher electricity prices and concerns that the region's electric grid is overly dependent on the fuel.
Secretary Ernest J. Moniz...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:57 PM
RICHMOND — A bill talked up as a way of dealing with an accounting headache at Dominion Virginia Power could end up costing its customers hundreds of millions of dollars of potential credits, critics told a state Senate Commerce and Labor...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Clean Currents, a Silver Spring-based provider of renewable energy for residents and businesses, said Friday it has stopped serving customers after rising wholesale electricity prices in the recent cold snap caused the company to default on payments to...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:05 PM
FREDERICK, Md. — Roscoe Bartlett was rattling off the prices of giant bags of rice, wheat and corn, sold cheaply at Sam's Club. The former congressman from rural, western Maryland expressed bewilderment that every American doesn't stockpile such...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 7:35 AM
A group headed by a Republican who plans to run in next year's gubernatorial election is blaming Gov. Martin O'Malley for rising utility costs, echoing one of O'Malley’s campaign tactics against his predecessor.
O'Malley beat then-Gov. Robert L....
| 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...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:04 PM
The year was filled with ups and downs, good news and bad. Some things changed. The City Council welcomed a new member, Glendale Community College ushered in a new leader, and the city and college tightened smoking rules. A long-simmering dispute about...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:49 PM
The combined cost to create and send a kilowatt hour of electricity to a Connecticut home or business is increasing for the second time in a year.
Bills for Connecticut Light & Power will increase in January under electricity delivery rates approved on...