| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:14 AM
The City Council this week approved issuing $60 million in bonds for electricity-related capital improvements, a move that will cost city coffers about $3 million a year in principle and interest payments.
The bonds, which were already incorporated into...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Les Perkins is used to paying roughly $400 every two months to Glendale Water & Power, but his latest electricity bill was markedly different. He owed just $85.
"I started giggling with glee," he said.
Perkins runs a video-editing company out of his...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:56 PM
It's mild good news, but good news nonetheless: Connecticut — which still has among the highest electricity costs in the nation — has seen power rates drop for each of the first four months of this year, according to the U.S. Energy...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 10:10 AM
After years of grappling with budget cuts, Glendale Community College is poised to invest millions of dollars in campus infrastructure improvements.
The focus of about $2.3 million in spending planned for later this year will be to make the campus...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:12 PM
With Connecticut sweltering through a heat wave this past week, I lectured my kids about conserving electricity — as I sat in front of the air conditioner.
Because my job is to think about, and advocate for, Connecticut's electric customers, I...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:32 PM
The Northern Pass Transmission Project — a proposed $1.4 billion electricity transmission project that would bring 1,200 megawatts of energy from Hydro-Quebec's hydroelectric plants in Canada to southern New England — is one of the hottest...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — The tough restrictions on new power plant emissions proposed by the Obama administration Friday set the stage for the far thornier and significant decision due next year: What will the Environmental Protection Agency do to rein in...
| Sep 27, 2013
A county school board aggravates the heck out of me. I drop my kids off at school this year and the line increased to a half mile of idling. I also notice all the potential bus drivers are used at the pavilion getting the kids out of the cars safely,...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Buick's resurrection in the U.S. market as a brand for younger, modern buyers really started with the Regal way back in 2010. But the arrival of the less-expensive Verano and the larger, well-appointed LaCrosse threw the Regal's position in the......
| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:59 PM
California is spending nearly $15 million to build 10 hydrogen fueling stations, even though just 227 hydrogen-powered vehicles exist in the state today.
It's a hefty bet on the future, given that government officials have been trying for nine years,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Leigh Peterson has one of the coolest roofs in Baltimore. Her rowhouse near Patterson Park sports a blinding white cap, topped by a row of shiny solar panels.
Peterson, 29, a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,...