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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Concerns about electricity price gouging raised

     Concerns about electricity price gouging raised
    Helen Ramirez-Odell thought she'd done her research when she selected Spark Energy in 2011 for her electricity. So she was taken aback earlier this year when her monthly rate suddenly jumped by 50 percent. "When I realized it, I called Spark Energy to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Carbon rules can work [Editorial]

    Carbon rules can work  [Editorial]
    Brace yourselves. President Barack Obama is expected to announce today new EPA rules to reduce carbon emissions from the nation's power plants by 20 percent and to force more polluters to participate in cap-and-trade programs. The inflammatory rhetoric...
  • EPA plan to curb carbon emissions is pragmatic, smart and overdue

    EPA plan to curb carbon emissions is pragmatic, smart and overdue
    The Obama administration's new effort to reduce carbon emissions from power plants is pragmatic, smart and overdue. Nevertheless, the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule is already coming under attack from those who argue that it is economic...
  • EPA greenhouse gas rule may lay new bet on future natural gas supplies

    The Obama administration's ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants 30% by 2030 is laying another big bet on future U.S. natural gas supplies. The boom in U.S. production, the result of hydraulic fracturing and...
  • Gas boom dulls carbon rule's effect

    Despite fears that the Obama administration's proposed rule to curb carbon-dioxide pollution could wreak severe damage on the economy, the true effect is likely to be much more modest. And a key reason can be linked to the nation's boom in natural gas...
  • Batavia using reserve fund to fight higher electric rate increases

    Batavia using reserve fund to fight higher electric rate increases
    After raising the city's sales tax and electric rates two months ago, the Batavia City Council voted Monday to dip into its electric fund reserves for $2 million in an effort to keep rates from increasing further. In a unanimous vote and with no...
  • 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...
  • Renewable energy provider Clean Currents discontinues service

    Renewable energy provider Clean Currents discontinues service
    Clean Currents, a Silver Spring-based provider of renewable energy for residents and businesses, said Friday it has stopped serving customers after rising wholesale electricity prices in the recent cold snap caused the company to default on payments to...