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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Surge in calls for help to keep the power on

    Surge in calls for help to keep the power on
    Dina Kuniken lives in a drafty old house in Baltimore that costs a lot to heat in a normal winter — and this past winter was not normal. Her bill doubled. The nursing assistant was out of work at the time and couldn't afford it. Last month, she...
  • 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...
  • Koch brothers, big utilities attack solar, green energy policies

    WASHINGTON — The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry. But the bad guy, in this case, wasn't a fat-cat lobbyist or...
  • Koch brothers vs. the solar industry

    Re "The right takes aim at the solar industry," April 20 The vast sums of money used by the Koch brothers and their ilk originated from average Americans fueling their vehicles and powering their homes. Billions of dollars are sucked out of our...
  • Mizeur's ideas about utility regulation reform are on target [Letter]

    Mizeur's ideas about utility regulation reform are on target [Letter]
    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...
  • Obama to unveil rule to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    Obama to unveil rule to cut greenhouse gas emissions
    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...
  • Obama to target power plants' carbon dioxide emissions

    Obama to target power plants' carbon dioxide emissions
    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...
  • Spending: what you need to know about going solar

    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...
  • Letter: Council needs to listen to the people

    On the eve of July 4, 2013, a group of concerned citizens met at Glendale Central Library because Glendale City Council was planning to raise the electric rates of the people without their consent. On Aug. 6, 2013, our City Council, without the...
  • Coal-fired plant spiking some suburban electric bills

    Coal-fired plant spiking some suburban electric bills
    When Naperville and Batavia bought shares of a new coal-fired power plant, Linda Sommer was one of the few people in the two suburbs who challenged the idea that it would guarantee cheap, reliable electricity for years to come. Seven years later, the...
  • 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...