| 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...
| 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....
| Mar 18, 2014
| 10:16 AM
The cost of Oak Park's all-renewable energy is expected to rise about 20 percent in June when the village will start a new contract under its Community Choice Aggregation energy program.
The existing contract with energy supplier Integrys expires in...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
American Bird Conservancy (ABC)—has announced its intention to sue the Department of the Interior (DOI), charging DOI with multiple violations of federal law in connection with its December 9, 2013, final regulation that allows wind energy companies...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Google Inc. is partnering with solar panel maker SunPower Corp. to invest up to $250 million in leasing solar systems to homeowners.
The Mountain View technology giant is contributing up to $100 million, and San Jose-based SunPower will invest $150...
| May 16, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley vetoed a bill Friday that would have halted a huge wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, prioritizing renewable energy over the concerns of a major military installation in Southern Maryland.
In his veto message, O'Malley said...
| 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...