| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Exelon told investors Thursday it expects to be compensated for the environmental and economic benefits that its nuclear plants provide in Illinois.
In a conference call after the power company released second-quarter earnings, Exelon officials noted...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:13 AM
When we think about it at all, most of us probably consider energy conservation at home to be a worthwhile pursuit — as long as it doesn't cost too much in time, money and effort. Though we may not be ready to spend thousands on solar power, many of...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
How would you like to receive a quarterly check from the federal government? Most taxpayers would surely be happy with such an arrangement. But here's the really good part: What if by accepting that check you were also helping your country reduce a form...
| 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 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 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 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...