| Nov 25, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Connecticut is betting big that natural gas will give us a cheaper and cleaner energy future than fuels like oil and coal. The problem with that wager could turn on how we're going to handle fracking and the hundreds of millions of gallons of toxic...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:56 AM
By Jim MacPherson
When asked which cars get the best fuel economy, most people immediately think of gas-electric hybrids. There’s good reason for this, as compact and midsize hybrids produce outstanding EPA fuel economy numbers.
Honda has two...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 9:49 AM
Honda introduced the Civic to the U.S. in 1973. Since then there have been eight generations of the Civic, with the completely new ninth generation now arriving at dealers as a 2012 model.
These redesigned Civics include high performance Si models and...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
The Obama administration's ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants 30% by 2030 is laying another big bet on future U.S. natural gas supplies.
The boom in U.S. production, the result of hydraulic fracturing and...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:53 PM
PPL Electric Utilities has plans to build a new electricity transmission network that would span Pennsylvania and branch into New York, Maryland and New Jersey, the utility announced Thursday.
At the heart of the massive undertaking — expected...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Frank and Wanda Leppell once lived on a quiet cattle ranch in the middle of a rolling prairie, the lowing of cattle and the chirping of sparrows forming a pleasant soundtrack to their mornings. No more.
Not since the pasture they began leasing in 2009...
| Jul 9, 2014
Four thousand feet below central Illinois, Peoples Gas is pumping natural gas into a vast underground sandstone formation, stockpiling supply for another Chicago winter.
The sandstone — its tiny pores trap and hold the gas — serves as the...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:16 PM
While Pennsylvania's northern tier has seen an influx of drilling rigs and natural gas wells, the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom has largely skirted the Lehigh Valley.
PennEast Pipeline Co., a consortium that includes a UGI Corp....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:44 PM
The Marcellus Shale is growing up, and the growing pains aren't over.
After years of cautionary comments that the natural gas drilling boom was in its infancy, the industry is showing signs of moving to a different stage.
With more than 8,000 shale...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 10:52 PM
Supporters of two Colorado ballot measures that would have curbed fracking in the state announced late Monday they were standing down, averting an expensive election-year fight that was creating uncertainty in both the governor’s and Senate races....
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:00 PM
First, Florida Power & Light Co. switched most of its power plants from oil to natural gas.
Now, FPL wants to invest in producing natural gas to obtain that fuel more cheaply for its operations.
The utility Wednesday asked regulators to approve...