| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:53 PM
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 9:15 AM
During my 30 years of teaching management at the American Management Assns. and USC, I often exposed students to a business challenge referred to as "marketing myopia."
I started with the story of the buggy-whip manufacturers, along with the railroads,...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
WASHINGTON — The political attack ad that ran recently in Arizona had some familiar hallmarks of the genre, including a greedy villain who hogged sweets for himself and made children cry.
But the bad guy, in this case, wasn't a fat-cat lobbyist or...
| May 20, 2014
| 10:02 AM
After raising the city's sales tax and electric rates two months ago, the Batavia City Council voted Monday to dip into its electric fund reserves for $2 million in an effort to keep rates from increasing further.
In a unanimous vote and with no...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 9:54 AM
After two years as a model of success for green energy, Oak Park is going brown.
The Oak Park Village Board chose an energy provider for the village's electric aggregation program that uses fossil fuels — or "brown" energy sources — over a...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Conservation-minded Oak Park residents will have an option to purchase green energy at a slightly higher cost than the "brown energy" that will be supplied through a new village electricity deal.
The village announced the green option this week as...
| May 6, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The Village of Oak Park is reviewing its contract with an energy consultant after a glitch in an online auction occurred during the process in which the Village Board made an unpopular decision to purchase fossil fuel-based energy over green energy....
| May 28, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Newport News Mayor McKinley Price and Hampton Mayor George Wallace are the latest public officials to jump on the global-warming bandwagon. It's a trendy cause, one that well-meaning folks — and the Hollywood elite — have signed on to.
| May 9, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Oak Park residents can switch from a fossil fuel-based energy plan to a green energy plan beyond a previously publicized May 8 deadline, Constellation Energy confirmed Thursday.
Constellation spokeswoman Kelly Biemer said there is no deadline for...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:09 AM
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 4:38 PM
La Grange residents likely will see their power bills go up an average of about $300 per year — with the first increase appearing on July bills — as regional price changes hit the village.
"The market is changing and rates are increasing...