| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said 640,000 customers earned a credit on their bills last week for cutting back on electricity, the biggest test of a fledgling program aimed at reducing demand on hot days.
The "Energy Savings Day" on Wednesday —...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 8:47 PM
State officials have driven a Texas wildcatter out of Florida, signaling tougher restrictions on oil drilling in the Everglades.
Prodded by environmentalists and community activists, the state yanked all drilling permits held by the Dan A. Hughes Co....
| Jul 24, 2014
| 5:06 PM
I was shocked to see my competitor in the Broward County Commission race for District 6, Rep. Joe Gibbons, pen an editorial in the Sun Sentinel that aligns himself with the Koch brothers, Grover Norquist, and the utilities in calling for an end to solar...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 7:27 AM
A big jump in how much Americans pay at the gas pump pushed consumer prices up 0.3% in June, but the overall inflation trend remained steady, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
The rise in the Consumer Price Index was less than the seasonally adjusted...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:12 PM
There was no doubt in the minds of the thousands of PPL customers who signed up to buy electricity from competitive supplier Hiko Energy that they would save money. The only uncertainty was how much they'd save.
The promotion they enrolled under...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:11 PM
The Obama administration took a step closer Friday to allowing oil and gas exploration off the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic coasts, drawing praise from the energy industry and criticism from environmentalists.
The Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Hot, steamy weather can derail the best intentions of reducing energy consumption. As temperatures soar, few can resist the temptation to crank the air conditioning unit and relax in some frosty comfort. However, relying too heavily on air conditioning...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Sen. Mark Kirk, reacting to reports that the crash of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine earlier today was caused by a surface-to-air missile, took to Twitter this afternoon to call for expanded sanctions on Russia in response to the incident....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Citing Russia’s “continued provocations in Ukraine,” President Obama imposed new economic sanctions Wednesday on some of Russia’s largest financial institutions, energy companies and weapons firms.
Among those sanctioned were...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:00 PM
President Barack Obama imposed the biggest package of U.S. economic sanctions yet on Russia on Wednesday, hitting Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft and other energy, financial and defense firms, with what he called significant but targeted penalties....
| Jul 13, 2014
| 1:01 PM
John H. Zink Jr., a retired mechanical engineer and contractor who enjoyed playing gin rummy going to the beach, died July 3 of an apparent heart attack. He was 95.
Mr. Zink was lunching and playing cards with friends at the Green Spring Club when he was...