| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:25 PM
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...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 9:45 AM
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...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 10:49 AM
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...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 9:53 PM
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....
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:02 PM
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...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:22 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:42 AM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 9:19 AM
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,...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:47 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:00 AM
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...