| 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 9, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Chicago is offering rooftop solar panel installations through the summer at 25 percent below market rates through a partnership with non-profit Vote Solar.
The idea, announced Wednesday, is to jumpstart solar installations in the city, according to...
| 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...
| Jul 13, 2014
Developers haven't built a new power plant of any significance in Maryland for over a decade — one reason the state imports more electricity than almost any other in the country, racking up extra charges for consumers.
But change is coming.
| Jan 21, 2014
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — At the headquarters of IBM Research, a curved glass structure surrounded by acres of woods, clusters of high-powered servers hum constantly, their digital eyes trained on the clouds.
Information from weather services,...
| Mar 26, 2014
When a woman from Nordic Energy called 72-year-old John Staunton and offered him a cheap rate on electricity, he signed up. His roommate wastes a lot of electricity, he said, by sleeping with the TV on.
The first month, the bill came as promised —...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Small-business owners were less optimistic about the economy last month despite reporting their best job creation plans since 2007, according to a leading private survey released Tuesday.
The optimism index from the National Federation of Independent...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
The cost of living climbed in April at the quickest pace since last summer, a sign that the economy may be picking up speed.
The consumer price index rose 0.3% last month, the biggest gain since June, the Labor Department said Thursday. Over the last 12...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:55 AM
RIO DEIRO (Reuters) - Tourists visiting Brazil for the World Cup are advised to pack a bathing suit, sunscreen, and a whole lot of cash.
Home to some of the world's most expensive restaurants and hotels, and with some prices rising more as the opening...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Dominion Virginia Power will get up to another $47 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to help build wind turbines off Virginia Beach, the department announced Wednesday.
The demonstration project is one of three the DOE is funding as it looks...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:12 AM
In an effort to help its customers reverse the company's observation that most people use only about 10 percent of their cell phones' capabilities, Verizon has begun turning some of its retail outlets into what it calls "Smart Stores," with one of the...