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  • Lower energy and food costs fuel big drop in wholesale prices

    Lower energy and food costs fuel big drop in wholesale prices
    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...
  • 'Green' gas plan offers climate-friendly home heating

    'Green' gas plan offers climate-friendly home heating
    (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...
  • Leasing The Sun: Solar Panels For The Rest Of Us

    Leasing The Sun: Solar Panels For The Rest Of Us
    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. And in...
  • Nuclear is the greenest energy

    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...
  • San Onofre shutdown will mean tight electricity supplies

    San Onofre shutdown will mean tight electricity supplies
    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...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs clean energy pact with two states, Canadian province

    Gov. Jerry Brown signs clean energy pact with two states, Canadian province
    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...
  • Inflation remains in check as Fed considers reducing stimulus

    Inflation remains in check as Fed considers reducing stimulus
    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. The...
  • Siemens chief of wind power steps down

    Siemens chief of wind power steps down
    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...
  • Connecticut Energy Costs Headed In The Right Direction

    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...
  • GCC turns to campus infrastructure upgrades

    GCC turns to campus infrastructure upgrades
    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...
  • Pricing Electricity By Demand Could Put Heat On Customers

    Pricing Electricity By Demand Could Put Heat On Customers
    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...