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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Can taxing plug-in cars help repair the Highway Trust Fund?

    Can taxing plug-in cars help repair the Highway Trust Fund?
    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-...
  • Look at your next electricity bill closely

    I found business reporter Julie Wernau's story about out-of-control electricity supply rates both timely and informative. I also found comments in the story from Integrys Energy Services spokeswoman Jennifer Block warning consumers to be wary of...
  • Cable TV boxes become 2nd biggest energy users in many homes

    In the middle of the night, when most Americans are sound asleep, their lights and appliances off, a power hog is wide awake and running at nearly full throttle: the boxes that operate their cable or satellite television service. The seemingly innocuous...
  • Microgrid sales rise alongside qualms about the power grid

    Microgrid sales rise alongside qualms about the power grid
    The periodic blackouts in Cassina Tarsia's Oceanside neighborhood meant the 71-year-old couldn't charge her cellphone or electric wheelchair. But outages aren't a problem anymore. Since February, Tarsia's garage has housed a suitcase-sized battery...
  • The EPA's greenhouse gas rule may be too flexible

    Here's some irony for you: By trying to make its new greenhouse gas proposal less draconian for states and power companies, the Environmental Protection Agency may have made it more vulnerable to a lawsuit -- by states and power companies. A legal...
  • EPA strikes a blow for the planet

    EPA strikes a blow for the planet
    The debate over reducing carbon dioxide emissions to combat global warming brings us to the truth: Saving money is more important than saving the planet. In its shortsightedness, big business — led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — will...
  • Don't buy the smear of the EPA

     Don't buy the smear of the EPA
    The nation's worst polluters and their allies have launched a propaganda campaign to convince you that the Environmental Protection Agency's new carbon pollution standards are nothing more than a backdoor energy tax that will kill jobs and cost you money....
  • Don't get shocked

    Don't get shocked
    The fans and window air conditioning units that cool Shana Solarte’s apartment continue to draw the same amount of electricity as they have in the past. But as of Sunday, that same amount of power comes at a higher price as new rates go into...
  • Naperville eyes 6 percent electric rate hike to cover deficit

     Naperville eyes 6 percent electric rate hike to cover deficit
    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...
  • High electric bills zapping thousands

    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....
  • Electricity rates likely going up in Orland Park

    Electricity rates likely going up in Orland Park
    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...