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  • Glen Ellyn OKs 50% electric rate hike

     Glen Ellyn OKs 50% electric rate hike
    Glen Ellyn residents will see a 50 percent increase in energy rates later this year as the village's deal with a supplier expires and a new contract takes its place. The village's Board of Trustees on Monday voted 4-3 on a three-year contract with...
  • Yellen: It's later than you think [Commentary]

    Yellen: It's later than you think [Commentary]
    To head off a tough bout with stagflation — slow growth and high inflation — the Federal Reserve should start raising interest rates soon. Most economists expected 2014 to be a breakout year. A surge in new home construction was expected...
  • Report: New England Could Ease Its Hunger For Gas, Avoid Cost Of Pipeline

    Greater efficiency, increased use of renewable energy sources and other measures could reduce New England's demand for natural gas enough to avert the need to build a new pipeline, an environmental advocacy group said in a report released Thursday. The...
  • Spending: what you need to know about going solar

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance 1. A bright idea gets cheaper. Since 2007, the cost to buy a solar power system has fallen by about 50 percent, to an average upfront cost of $4,590 per kilowatt, says the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). (A...
  • Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans

    Small-business optimism drops despite upbeat hiring plans
    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...
  • Rick Perry shares the love with California, Hillary Clinton

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not exactly a beloved figure in California. The swagger and the twang are all too reminiscent, for some, of another former Texas governor-turned-Republican-presidential-candidate, who twice lost the state by landslide margins....
  • 7 Things You Might Not Know About Your Clothes Dryer

    There's a lot that your clothes dryer doesn't want you to know. For starters, it sometimes uses as much energy per year as a new energy efficient refrigerator, clothes washer and dishwasher combined, according to a report released Thursday by the...
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  • California is two steps ahead on climate rules proposed by EPA

    California is two steps ahead on climate rules proposed by EPA
    When California launched its landmark global warming law in the final years of the George W. Bush administration, it was a risky act of defiance from a state frustrated by federal inaction on climate change. Now, the federal government is trying to...
  • Appeals court says Maryland power-plant deal 'is not permissible'

    A U.S. Court of Appeals panel has upheld a decision that Maryland strayed into federal-only territory when it tried to jump start construction of a power plant with subsidies. The Maryland Public Service Commission, concerned about reliability problems...
  • Billionaire Steyer looking at spending on legislative races

    Billionaire Steyer looking at spending on legislative races
    Billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, who has already committed to spending $100 million on political races across the nation to affect climate change policy, said Tuesday he planned to get involved in legislative contests in California to help...