| May 20, 2014
| 10:02 AM
After raising the city's sales tax and electric rates two months ago, the Batavia City Council voted Monday to dip into its electric fund reserves for $2 million in an effort to keep rates from increasing further.
In a unanimous vote and with no...
| May 26, 2014
| 6:30 AM
As the leaders of Powerupmontco and Reliability4HOCO, two non-partisan electric utility consumer advocacy groups, we were frustrated with your recent editorial critical of gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur's electric utilities reform proposal ("Short...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
CHICAGO — On Monday, President Obama plans to unveil what is likely to be the most significant initiative of his presidency to combat climate change: a new rule to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, the country's single...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:00 AM
President Obama will unveil a rule Monday intended to confront climate change by cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the nation's greatest source of the heat-trapping gas.
Obama plans to bypass Congress and use his authority under the...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
1. A bright idea gets cheaper. Since 2007, the cost to buy a solar power system has fallen by about 50 percent, to an average upfront cost of $4,590 per kilowatt, says the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). (A...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:57 AM
Helen Ramirez-Odell thought she'd done her research when she selected Spark Energy in 2011 for her electricity. So she was taken aback earlier this year when her monthly rate suddenly jumped by 50 percent.
"When I realized it, I called Spark Energy to...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:36 PM
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...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:01 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:46 PM
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....
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:37 PM
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'...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Naperville residents are likely to see their electric rates spike 6 percent this spring instead of the 2 percent they expected.
City officials discussed the rate hikes Monday in light of a $14 million deficit in the utility's budget. It also is short...