| May 2, 2014
| 4:02 PM
A credit rating service gave an unfavorable review this week to a recently released proposal for reworking oversight of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
Moody’s Investors Service said the Los Angeles 2020 Commission’s...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Like it or not, a new generation of electric meters is on its way to Harford County.
BGE has called the new devices smart meters, a name that appears to have been coined to capitalize on the popularity of smart phones, even as that tactic appears to...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:25 PM
As General Motors Co. heads into congressional hearings examining its failure to fix a deadly safety defect, the automaker has moved swiftly to burnish its safety credentials by recalling millions of vehicles.
GM said Monday that it will set aside...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
No place on the planet is as beautiful and as naturally rich as California. And few places have become as absurd.
Currently, three California state senators are either under felony indictment or already have been convicted.
State Sen. Leland Yee (D-...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:05 PM
FREDERICK, Md. — Roscoe Bartlett was rattling off the prices of giant bags of rice, wheat and corn, sold cheaply at Sam's Club. The former congressman from rural, western Maryland expressed bewilderment that every American doesn't stockpile such...
| Feb 16, 2014
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...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Saying their finances have improved since the town instituted three utility taxes after the recession, Libertyville's village board recently approved a 10 percent reduction of an electric tax while extending that and another telecommunications tax....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Susan Martucci would love to save money on her electricity bills, but she keeps finding more reasons why she should stay out of Pennsylvania's deregulated electricity market.
I wrote last month about how she felt burned by an extraordinarily high bill...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:46 PM
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....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Following a series of fits and starts, Mayor Rahm Emanuel won approval Wednesday for his first Chicago Infrastructure Trust project, but only after the work was scaled back again due to lack of interest from investors.
The trust’s initial...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:44 PM
An increase in electricity rates and an increase in sales tax could be on the horizon for Batavia residents and businesses if the City Council approves a proposal at its meeting on Monday that would help pay for participation in an energy project that...