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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Is California too green for Tesla's 'gigafactory'?

     Is California too green for Tesla's 'gigafactory'?
    When Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors announced plans to build a $5-billion battery "gigafactory," it listed four states as possible homes — none of them California. Since then, feverish wooing by Gov. Jerry Brown's administration and some state...
  • The nuclear option [Commentary]

    The nuclear option [Commentary]
    Maryland is failing to deal squarely with the problem of carbon emissions from electricity production. Given growing public concern about climate change, a fundamental change in our energy policy should be to reduce the burning of fossil fuels and...
  • Report: Dominion ranks low in clean energy

    Report: Dominion ranks low in clean energy
    When it comes to energy efficiency and renewable energy sales, Dominion Resources comes in dead last or nearly so in a new report ranking the country's biggest utilities. The report was compiled by the environmental advocacy group Ceres and the research...
  • CL&P Pushes Higher Fixed Customer Fee On Electricity Bills

    CL&P Pushes Higher Fixed Customer Fee On Electricity Bills
    Connecticut Light & Power is pushing a major change in how it calculates power bills to shore up sales in the face of pressure from energy efficiency, conservation and renewables like rooftop solar. Joining a push by electricity companies nationwide, the...
  • Exelon buying Integrys' retail electricity arm

    Exelon buying Integrys' retail electricity arm
    Nearly 1 million Chicagoans bid adieu to Exelon’s Commonwealth Edison last year, hoping to get a better deal from a new power company. A deal announced Wednesday will send them back into Exelon’s arms. Exelon Corp. announced Wednesday it...
  • Recall Alert: 2011-2013 Ford Explorer

     
    Vehicles Affected: About 177,500 model-year 2011-13 Ford Explorer SUVs The Problem: A potential electrical issue in the steering gear may result in the loss of electric power steering assist while driving. This could cause the steering system to default...
  • More changes proposed to address high electric bills

     
    In response to the thousands of complaints from homeowners about skyrocketing variable rates for electricity, state officials said Wednesday they want electricity suppliers to provide more information to customers, including advance notice of some rate...
  • Proposed legislation would limit how much variable electric rates could rise

     
    With complaints rising about fast-rising electric bills, a state lawmaker says he will propose legislation that would place a cap on the amount that a variable electric rate may change. Rep. Robert Godshall, a Republican from Montgomery County who chairs....
  • Legislation would limit variable electric rate hikes to one every six months

     
    The first legislation has been introduced to address the thousands of complaints about variable rate hikes that jacked up homeowners' electric bills by hundreds of dollars. Rep. Robert Godshall's bill would limit how often and how much power suppliers...
  • Battle of the plug-in hybrids: Accord, Volt and Fusion Energi

    The Honda Accord covered my 11-mile morning commute to downtown Los Angeles, downhill on the 110 Freeway, without burning a single drop of gas. In the evening, I made it halfway back before the gasoline engine tapped the tank. In all, the plug-in hybrid...
  • Tesla Motors shares zoom to record high on favorable reports

    Tesla Motors shares zoom to record high on favorable reports
    While Telsa’s cars run on electricity, its stock price seems to defy gravity. Shares of Tesla rose 17%, or $37.65, to a record $255.30 in midday trading after a Morgan Stanley analyst said the stock could hit $320. Tesla, which sold fewer than 23,...