| Apr 27, 2012
| 9:38 PM
With the the 30-thousand-dollar-a-day legislative session still in limbo, committee hearings were held.
Though no laws can be passed, now that the Senate has adjourned, two Senate Committees did examine two important issues: the high cost of energy in...
| May 3, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Q: Regarding your search for 'pure' gasoline without ethanol, I've seen ads indicating that it's offered at the Amerigreen station on Main Street in Kutztown. According to the 'Gas Buddy' app on my smartphone, their regular is $3.999 per gallon [on...
| May 4, 2012
| 9:33 AM
Spring is a time of year that often means warm days and colder nights for Northern Michigan — and that type of weather pattern can necessitate some care by people who heat their homes with wood.
In recent weeks, firefighters in the region have...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 7:19 AM
PETOSKEY -- Mother Nature might not be as friendly toward Midwestern consumers' heating budgets for the 2012-13 winter as she was a year earlier, some observers of weather and heating cost trends predict.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 12:40 PM
The second day of the 2012 Alaska Federation of Natives convention was highlighted by a speech from Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who addressed delegates in Anchorage for her 10th time as a senator Friday.
Murkowski took the stage at the Dena’ina Center...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Do you want to hear something really scary?
The average person is expected to spend nearly $80 this year on Halloween costumes, decorations and candy, according to the National Retail Federation. That's up from about $72 last year.
That sure sounds like...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, will start accepting new applications for this winter today. LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months....
| Nov 3, 2012
The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given authorization to grant two kinds of temporary fuel waivers due to fuel shortages from Hurricane Sandy.
DEP requested on Friday that EPA...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 8:53 AM
As winter quickly approaches, now is the time to dust off those space heaters and gather around the fireplace. Or is it?
In fact, fireplaces can be the greatest culprits when it comes to heat loss.
"Open dampers suck warm air right out," warns Julie...
| May 24, 2012
| 4:25 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican legislative leaders worked out a budget agreement Wednesday that would allow for a small cut in individual income taxes, twice as much money for film credits, a slight increase in education...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 10:09 AM
When the Renewable Energy Fair started seven years ago at Chena Hot Springs near Fairbanks, a lot of what we saw back then wasn't tried and true. Today, many of those technologies -- wind, solar and biomass -- are in use across Alaska, where some of the...