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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • 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...
  • North Carolina agency subject of U.S. inquiry over coal ash spill

    DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina's environmental regulatory agency is under federal criminal investigation for its handling of a massive toxic coal ash spill into the Dan River near the Virginia border. The U.S. attorney's office in Raleigh issued...
  • What to do once you have a smart meter

    What to do once you have a smart meter
    The hangtag on your door says ComEd installed a "smart meter" on your home. Now what? There's a slew of products available to help you take advantage of the technology to lower your energy usage and save money. But knowing what will work with the new...
  • Second North Carolina coal ash spill plugged, but concerns remain

    RALEIGH, N.C. -- A second ruptured stormwater pipe that has been spilling toxic coal ash into the Dan River in North Carolina and Virginia has been sealed,  North Carolina officials announced late Friday. The state's Department of Environment and...
  • Tons of coal ash spill into North Carolina river

    Tens of thousands of tons of coal ash have spilled into the Dan River from a closed North Carolina coal plant since Sunday, but drinking water supplies have not been affected, according to municipal officials and the plant's owner, Duke Energy....
  • Water safety threatened by North Carolina coal ash spill, group says

    EDEN, N.C. – An environmental group Thursday challenged Duke Energy’s assurances that drinking water from the Dan River in North Carolina and Virginia remained safe despite a massive spill of toxic coal ash that released a deluge of murky gray...
  • Senators want power plants secured

    Senators want power plants secured
    WASHINGTON -- Alarmed by the shooting attack on a Silicon Valley-area power station last spring, several senators called on regulators to review security operations at electrical utilities and consider imposing new rules to protect against future attacks....
  • Sharp disagreement over effects of North Carolina coal ash spill

    EDEN, N.C. — Pete Harrison dipped his kayak paddle into a gray stain on the bank of the murky Dan River. He pulled out a sticky gob 4 inches thick. "That's pure coal ash," he said. Harrison, a lawyer with the Waterkeeper Alliance, was kayaking...
  • Firm seeks to harness Wyoming's wind energy for California

    Firm seeks to harness Wyoming's wind energy for California
    RAWLINS, Wyo. — A relentless wind howls day after day across this high desert, pouring through a low gap on the Continental Divide. "This is one of the windiest places in the nation," screams Bill Miller above the din of gusting air. Miller, a...