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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Judge urged to reject Energy Future's $2 billion bankruptcy loan plan

    WILMINGTON Del (Reuters) - Creditors of bankrupt Energy Future Holdings, Texas' biggest power company, urged a judge to slow its Chapter 11 case and warned if a key refinancing proposal was approved it might block better deals from being considered. In...
  • High-tech firms focus on energy efficiency to confront climate change

    High-tech firms focus on energy efficiency to confront climate change
    WASHINGTON — As President Obama pushes ahead on a strategy for confronting climate change that relies heavily on energy efficiency, some Americans may see flashbacks of Jimmy Carter trying to persuade them to wear an extra sweater and turn down...
  • CL&P Tells Regulators It Wants To Raise Electricity Rates By 5.9%

     CL&P Tells Regulators It Wants To Raise Electricity Rates By 5.9%
    Connecticut Light and Power said Friday it wants to raise electricity rates by 5.9 percent, on average, starting Dec. 1, mostly to fix utility poles, wires and other parts of an aging electrical grid. The average customer using 700 kilowatt hours a...
  • Spending: what you need to know about going solar

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance 1. A bright idea gets cheaper. Since 2007, the cost to buy a solar power system has fallen by about 50 percent, to an average upfront cost of $4,590 per kilowatt, says the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). (A...
  • Des Plaines questions electric aggregation savings

    Des Plaines questions electric aggregation savings
    As the once-touted savings of municipal electric aggregation programs start to recede across some Illinois communities, Des Plaines officials want to wait until June before deciding whether to place an aggregation referendum question on the November...
  • Direct Energy Wants A Nest (Thermostat) In Every Home

    Nest Labs Inc., the smart thermostat company, has partnered with a national electricity supplier to get their devices in more Connecticut homes. The power company, Direct Energy, will offer the Nest Learning Thermostat for free to customers who enter...
  • The war on coal is heating up

    The war on coal is heating up
    There's a war on coal in this country. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who represents a coal state, predictably blames it on the Obama administration. True, much of the debate over coal, which accounts for about 40 percent of electricity production in...
  • EPA greenhouse gas rule may lay new bet on future natural gas supplies

    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...
  • Kern County farmers question just how 'clean' new coal plant would be

    Kern County farmers question just how 'clean' new coal plant would be
    Plans to build a $4-billion experimental "clean coal plant" in the San Joaquin Valley have touched off fears here that as it generates cleaner electricity, it would foul groundwater and air in a region where airborne pollutants are among the nation's...
  • Koch brothers vs. the solar industry

    Re "The right takes aim at the solar industry," April 20 The vast sums of money used by the Koch brothers and their ilk originated from average Americans fueling their vehicles and powering their homes. Billions of dollars are sucked out of our...
  • Batavia using reserve fund to fight higher electric rate increases

    Batavia using reserve fund to fight higher electric rate increases
    After raising the city's sales tax and electric rates two months ago, the Batavia City Council voted Monday to dip into its electric fund reserves for $2 million in an effort to keep rates from increasing further. In a unanimous vote and with no...
  • Don't get shocked

    Don't get shocked
    The fans and window air conditioning units that cool Shana Solarte’s apartment continue to draw the same amount of electricity as they have in the past. But as of Sunday, that same amount of power comes at a higher price as new rates go into...