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  • Summer Road Trip Checklist

    Most of us spent at least one summer vacation crowded into a station wagon, minivan or SUV, passing the time playing car-spotting games. Even with gas prices at dizzying levels, driving is more affordable ¿ and in many ways more agreeable ¿ than flying to all but the most distant destinations.
  • CL&P Pushes Higher Fixed Customer Fee On Electricity Bills

    CL&P Pushes Higher Fixed Customer Fee On Electricity Bills
    Connecticut Light & Power is pushing a major change in how it calculates power bills to shore up sales in the face of pressure from energy efficiency, conservation and renewables like rooftop solar. Joining a push by electricity companies nationwide, the...

    Report: Dominion ranks low in clean energy

    Report: Dominion ranks low in clean energy
    When it comes to energy efficiency and renewable energy sales, Dominion Resources comes in dead last or nearly so in a new report ranking the country's biggest utilities. The report was compiled by the environmental advocacy group Ceres and the research...

    Court ruling gives boost to FutureGen 2.0 'clean coal' project

    Court ruling gives boost to FutureGen 2.0 'clean coal' project
    State regulators have the right to force Illinois consumers to purchase electricity from a proposed "clean coal" facility for the next 20 years in order to help fund the $1.6 billion federal project, according to an appellate court decision handed down...

    Show caution

    A recent report by the National Wildlife Federation outlines the possibility Virginia could be a leader in the production of wind energy. It extolls the potential financial windfall that could result should the commonwealth responsibly harness its natural...