| Oct 20, 2013
New solar panels unveiled last week at a real estate developer's Laurel headquarters come with an unusual twist — an energy storage system, the first such commercial setup in the state and one of the first in the country.
That drew a crowd. But...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Global energy consumption is expected to rise 56% by 2040 with a changing composition of energy sources, with China and India driving the rate increase far more than the rest of the world.
According to a new report by the U.S. Energy Information...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has improperly paid millions of dollars in aid to thousands of farmers after they have died, according to a government audit.
An inspection of the department's crop insurance, disaster assistance and conservation...
| Mar 9, 2013
Moving his company across the Delaware River was a breeze for Eric Schwartz.
The CEO of Windkits and his team needed to quickly find a new location in 2011 after his firm's European parent company announced it was spinning the division off.