| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:25 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest power companies are set to reimburse their customers $32 million after falling short on spending for energy efficiency last year.
Six of the largest electricity and gas providers budgeted $74.4 million for...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 5:06 PM
SACRAMENTO — A Canadian power company will pay California electricity ratepayers $750 million to settle allegations that it bought electricity from the state and then sold it back at a huge markup during the energy crisis of 2000 and 2001.
| Aug 16, 2013
| 12:59 PM
The city of Glendale is poised to do the right thing: increase electricity rates and refuse to coddle the consumers who like their electricity cheap and dirty.
The fossil-fuel industry receives massive government subsidies, starting with virtually...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 7:36 PM
The idea of a company that works for the owner of the old Municipal Electric Light Plant being involved in the cleanup of PCB-laden water from the basement of that building reached the tipping point for Chris Klein on Monday evening.
Klein, who owns...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:33 PM
OK, some poor decisions may have been made in the past by Glendale city government regarding city employee pensions. Nevertheless, money to balance the city’s general fund budget would be in very short supply even if those decisions had never been...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 8:43 PM
In a 3-2 vote, the City Council on Tuesday night approved five years of electricity rate increases through 2018. When compounded, the increases equate to a 29% hike for Glendale's residents.
The rate increases came after several public meetings about...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Three cabins at the North Dakota 4-H Camp near Washburn, N.D., soon will undergo major renovations thanks, in part, to three private donations.
Donations from the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, North Dakota Corn Growers Association and...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Les Perkins is used to paying roughly $400 every two months to Glendale Water & Power, but his latest electricity bill was markedly different. He owed just $85.
"I started giggling with glee," he said.
Perkins runs a video-editing company out of his...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 10:30 AM
City Manager Scott Ochoa, armed with graphs and pie charts and a thousand details, spent 55 minutes offering a "relatively brief presentation" explaining why electricity rate hikes averaging 26 percent over the next five years are necessary or Glendale'...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:10 AM
The U.S. electrical grid is better managed and more flexible a decade after its largest blackout but remains vulnerable to increasingly extreme weather, cybersecurity threats, and stress caused by shifts in where and how power is produced.
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:03 PM
The Glendale City Council should give more thought to ratepayers before raising electric rates nearly 30% over five years.
Many ratepayers are still recovering from the worst economic downturn in recent memory. This is not the time for huge increases...