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  • Pay to electricity consultant expected to soar

    Pay to electricity consultant expected to soar
    A consulting firm that brokered a deal to supply electricity to a number of northwest suburban communities will be paid about 10 times more than the last firm that conducted the negotiations. The increase coincides with a steep rise in electric rates...
  • Half time for the economy and you

    In the beginning of the year, I dusted off the crystal ball and made some predictions about 2014. At mid-year, it's time to see how those guesstimates stack up. Economic growth: Who knew that Polar Vortex would put the deep freeze on 2014 economic...
  • Md. offshore wind auction set

    Md. offshore wind auction set
    Continuing the Obama administration's effort to launch a U.S. offshore wind energy industry, federal officials announced Wednesday that they will auction off the rights next month to build huge turbines off Maryland's coast. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean...
  • Pressure builds against France's ban on fracking

    Pressure builds against France's ban on fracking
    Deep beneath the City of Light lies what some believe to be an energy bonanza ripe for harvest. If the rosy forecasts are correct, France is sitting on one of the biggest deposits of shale gas in Western Europe, enough to supply the country for...
  • 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...
  • EPA strikes a blow for the planet

    EPA strikes a blow for the planet
    The debate over reducing carbon dioxide emissions to combat global warming brings us to the truth: Saving money is more important than saving the planet. In its shortsightedness, big business — led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — will...
  • 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...
  • Don't get shocked

    Don't get shocked
    The fans and window air conditioning units that cool Shana Solarte’s apartment continue to draw the same amount of electricity as they have in the past. But as of Sunday, that same amount of power comes at a higher price as new rates go into...
  • 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...