| 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 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 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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:18 PM
Southern California water managers are doing such a great job that you would hardly know we are in the midst of the worst drought since record-keeping began in the late 1800s.
Our lush, well-watered landscapes look as healthy and inviting as ever. Our...
| 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.
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Durai Swamy was interested in reducing his carbon footprint by making his Huntington Beach home as energy efficient as possible.
So he turned to the Community Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP) of Huntington Beach in the interest of doing the work...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The Great Bay Wind Energy installation in Somerset County on the Lower Eastern Shore is a major construction project requiring additions to existing high voltage lines, the construction of access roads, and other support structures. It also presents an...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:42 PM
As the potentially landmark reform of Mexico's state-owned oil industry hurtled toward a make-or-break deadline this week, an influential voice of criticism sounded from an unlikely quarter.
Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron, whose film "Gravity"...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Greenhouse gas emissions in the United States dropped by 3.4% in 2012, federal environmental regulators reported Tuesday.
The decline over the previous year was driven mostly by power plant operators switching from coal to natural gas, improvements in...