| 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....
| Sep 4, 2014
Virginia may never catch up to Texas when it comes to energy production. The Lone Star State's oil fields have made Texas far and away the nation's energy leader. They are unlike anything here in the commonwealth.
Yet, for a savvy state with...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 6:23 PM
Building a natural gas pipeline through the Lehigh Valley to New Jersey could help lower natural gas prices a bit for Pennsylvania residents, but don't expect a savings windfall.
It's more likely to help prevent prices from rising.
"It won't make it...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:25 PM
The price of electricity for PPL Electric Utilities' default customers will drop slightly next month, the Allentown company announced Thursday.
The new "price to compare" for residential customers will be 8.814 cents a kilowatt hour, down from the...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 7:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices rose in May for the first time in three months, but the increase was small and inflation over the past year remained tame, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
The consumer price index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1% last...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:15 AM
(An earlier version of this post included incorrect information about Maryland Gas & Electric, its pricing and whether it offers a "green" gas plan involving carbon offsets. The Sun regrets the errors.)
(Another in an occasional...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 3:21 PM
TIC Gums in Harford County is perhaps the biggest privately owned player in an invisible part of the food industry.
It's not chewing gum, though the company does get some visitors who assume that's what it makes. The name refers to a different kind of...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:13 AM
WASHINGTON -- One year ago, the Environmental Protection Agency finished testing drinking water in Dimock, Pa., after years of complaints by residents who suspected that nearby natural gas production had fouled their wells. The EPA said that for nearly...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:52 PM
A new report suggests that a substantial number of U.S. nuclear reactors — including one or both at Calvert Cliffs in Southern Maryland — are at risk of early retirement.
Mark Cooper with the Vermont Law School's Institute for Energy and...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:31 PM
I'm walking from Camp David to the White House starting Friday — 100 miles in the July heat. I'm doing this to honor the 19 firefighters who died fighting a wildfire near Prescott, Ariz., on June 30. These men died particularly horrifying deaths...