| May 15, 2013
| 7:37 AM
WASHINGTON -- Big drops in the cost of food and energy pushed wholesale prices down 0.7% in April, the largest monthly decline in more than three years, the Labor Department said Wednesday.
The slide in the producer price index, the largest since...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:15 AM
(An earlier version of this post included incorrect information about Maryland Gas & Electric, its pricing and whether it offers a "green" gas plan involving carbon offsets. The Sun regrets the errors.)
(Another in an occasional...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:30 AM
The same pathway that has put many in the seat of a new car — the lease — is taking off as a financial vehicle for homeowners who don't have tens of thousands of dollars sitting around to buy a rooftop solar-panel system outright.
| May 28, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Tom Horton's recent commentary on nuclear energy is excellent and provides the beginning of a rational discussion of green energy in Maryland ("Embracing nukes," May 23). He includes data which shows that wind farms on average operate at 30 percent of...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:07 PM
SACRAMENTO — Southern California residents will have to get serious about energy conservation, particularly this summer, now that the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been permanently shut down.
Without that nuclear plant, which accounted...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:08 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new pact Monday to formally align California's clean energy policies with those of Oregon, Washington state and British Columbia.
The agreement commits all four governments to work toward ways to put a...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:49 AM
WASHINGTON -- Prices surprisingly dipped in September, the first decline since the spring, indicating that inflation remains well in check as Federal Reserve policymakers meet to consider if they should reduce a key central bank stimulus effort.
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Amid reports of wind turbine blades flying off and a resulting flurry of damage control measures, engineering powerhouse Siemens said Monday the chief of its wind power division would step down, two weeks after announcing costs related to incidents in...
| 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...