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  • Residential energy costs likely to rise

    Residential energy costs likely to rise
    The cost of Oak Park's all-renewable energy is expected to rise about 20 percent in June when the village will start a new contract under its Community Choice Aggregation energy program. The existing contract with energy supplier Integrys expires in...
  • Improve your home, and take your time paying

    Improve your home, and take your time paying
    You'll soon be able to protect your home against hurricanes or make energy-saving improvements — without spending a dime upfront. After years in discussion, Broward County is putting the final touches on a financing program to allow it. Funding...
  • Attorney general urges consumers to file complaints about high electric bills

     
    If your latest electric bill was waaaay more than you expected, you're not alone. Most realistic people with electric heat knew their bill would be higher just because of how cold it's been. But on top of that, many were......
  • Obama unveils new sanctions against Russia, which bans U.S. lawmakers

    WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday announced new economic sanctions against Russian government officials, influential individuals and a Russian bank, threatening to come back with tougher penalties if Moscow does not deescalate the crisis in...
  • Firms investing to fuel demand for natural gas vehicles

    Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens thinks his long bet on natural gas is finally paying off. The legendary oilman has long declared it his mission to wean America off its addiction to foreign oil. He co-founded an Orange County company that builds...
  • Fracking protest kicks off Assembly

    Fracking protest kicks off Assembly
    Environmentalists concerned about shale gas drilling in Maryland returned to Annapolis Wednesday to try again for a legislative moratorium on "fracking," as the controversial technique of hydraulic fracturing is called. Waving signs and chanting...
  • With Nest Labs, Google wants to connect your home to the Internet

    With Nest Labs, Google wants to connect your home to the Internet
    SAN FRANCISCO -- For years, Google has been the search engine that connects people to all points on the Internet. Now it also wants to be the company that connects people's homes to the Internet. The search giant said Monday that it agreed to buy Nest...
  • After a building boom, solar energy's prospects now aren't as sunny

    After a building boom, solar energy's prospects now aren't as sunny
    Five years after the Obama administration's renewable energy initiative touched off a building boom of large-scale solar power plants across the desert Southwest, the pace of development has slowed to a crawl, with a number of companies going out of...
  • Renewable energy projects can now get 30-year permit to kill eagles

    Solar and wind farms scored a victory Friday when the Interior Department announced an extension of permits which allow renewable energy projects to accidentally kill or injure bald eagles without penalty. Renewable energy companies will now be able...
  • U.S. carbon emissions rose 2% in 2013 after years of decline

    Carbon dioxide emissions from the nation’s energy sector rose about 2% in 2013 after declining for several years, federal energy officials reported Monday. The reversal came because power plants last year burned more coal to generate electricity,...
  • Global appetite for coal to grow through 2018, report says

    Despite grave concerns over its environmental effects, appetite for coal around the world will continue to grow through 2018, according to a report from the International Energy Agency. Efforts in China to rein in coal dependency will push down the pace...