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  • Sales tax, electric rates increasing in Batavia

    Sales tax, electric rates increasing in Batavia
    The Batavia City Council voted Monday night to increase the city's sales tax and raise electric rates in an effort to keep its struggling electric utility fund afloat in the coming years. In a 10-4 vote, the council agreed to raise the city's sales...
  • Obama unveils new sanctions against Russia, which bans U.S. lawmakers

    WASHINGTON — President Obama on Thursday announced new economic sanctions against Russian government officials, influential individuals and a Russian bank, threatening to come back with tougher penalties if Moscow does not deescalate the crisis in...
  • Energy-bill shocks follow cold weather

    Energy-bill shocks follow cold weather
    Matt Kumpar paid $622 for the electricity his auto shop used in January, so he thought the February charge — a whopping $3,192 — was a mistake. It wasn't. The rate for his electric supply skyrocketed, a shift his provider blamed on...
  • U.S. energy boom may signal a new export era

    In a Louisiana swamp several miles upriver from the Gulf of Mexico, about 3,000 construction workers are building a massive industrial facility to liquefy natural gas, preparing for a new era when the U.S. will begin exporting energy around the globe....
  • Bills would allow wind, solar projects on preserved farmland

    Bills would allow wind, solar projects on preserved farmland
    Hundreds of acres of Maryland farmland that are protected from development at taxpayer expense could be turned into commercial wind or solar energy farms under legislation before the General Assembly. Farm groups and the O'Malley administration...
  • Maryland fines Starion Energy for customer violations

    Maryland fines Starion Energy for customer violations
    Maryland officials Friday ordered Starion Energy, a Connecticut-based company licensed to sell electricity in parts of Maryland, to pay $350,000 for multiple violations of state law, including more than 100 instances in which it enrolled, or re-enrolled...
  • Dana Rohrabacher on Russia-Ukraine crisis: 'Putin is not Satan'

    WASHINGTON -- A California congressman who once arm-wrestled Vladimir Putin is taking an unusual stand on the crisis in Ukraine. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican from Orange County, was among a handful of lawmakers who voted against loan guarantees...
  • Weathering climate change [Commentary]

    Weathering climate change [Commentary]
    So, how about this weather? This question is often just small talk, but conversation about the recent weather has not been simple idle chatter. While Baltimore was bundled up against the frigid "polar vortex," Alaska saw record high temperatures. While...
  • Residents seek answers on Batavia electric rates

    Residents seek answers on Batavia electric rates
    Batavia officials are considering an electric rate increase or an increased sales tax to help pay for the city's participation in an energy project that is costing the city millions. In advance of a March vote on whether to increase rates or taxes,...
  • Emails Show States' Tight Grip On Regional Power Projects

    As regional plans for a pair of multibillion-dollar energy projects have advanced in New England, officials and staff in some cases have warned about too much public knowledge of the process, according to emails released Tuesday by an environmental...
  • Fund created to help launch green energy businesses in Illinois

    Fund created to help launch green energy businesses in Illinois
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and the Clean Energy Trust on Wednesday announced the creation of a revolving equity fund that will make $4.6 million available to grow early-stage clean energy businesses in the state.  “Illinois is a national leader in...