| Feb 28, 2014
Dramatic price hikes in variable electric rates that have jacked up bills by hundreds of dollars will be the subject of a series of hearings by state lawmakers. “Electricity rates that have almost quadrupled in some cases are devastating residents.....
| Nov 2, 2013
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...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Eric Silagy is president of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE) and one of the largest investor-owned electric utilities in the nation. He was appointed to his current position in December 2011.
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Buying a car was once a simple affair; all you needed to know was how many cylinders were under the hood. That's no longer true.
With the federal government demanding higher fuel economy from cars and trucks, automakers are deploying an ever-widening...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Charles Campbell, a retired executive with Gulf Oil, once again gets the facts wrong in his latest attempt to attack wind energy ("Nuclear power is good for the environment," May 28).
First, Mr. Campbell falsely claims that Denmark has not seen a...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:28 PM
For at least half the roughly 25 people who showed up to a community meeting Thursday night on proposed electricity rate increases, it wasn't just the thought of ballooning bills that had them fuming, it was how the meeting was run.
| Jun 25, 2013
| 12:51 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama set a high bar for approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, declaring for the first time that he would let the project go forward only if it does not “significantly increase” emissions of greenhouse...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:26 AM
After spending nearly two months to review the city’s finances, the City Council unanimously approved a $170.7-million General Fund budget for next fiscal year, which begins July 1, on Tuesday night.
But even as the city prepares to move forward...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:19 PM
At Glendale Water & Power's final community meeting Thursday on a series of proposed electricity rate hikes, some residents said they understood the need, they just wish it wasn't such a steep increase.
"We are all hurting," said resident Edward...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 5:34 PM
A Western Maryland paper mill and several others in the region have collected millions of dollars over the past eight years by taking advantage of an obscure provision in a state law that is supposed to encourage the development of wind, solar and other...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 11:25 AM
For all the hysteria generated by climate-change deniers over how reducing greenhouse gas emissions would be disastrous for consumers and the economy, Maryland and the other eight states in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative are demonstrating that...