| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:31 PM
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...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:49 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Here is some truly shocking news: Scientists have discovered the secrets behind electric fish, using genetic studies that revealed how these exotic creatures developed an organ that can unleash a wicked jolt.
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Rick Pazier had to toss all the perfectly good steaks he’d bought for Independence Day due to a three-day power outage in his Midlothian neighborhood after Monday’s violent storms.
“It ruined everything I planned to barbecue,”...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:39 PM
PITTSBURGH — Hearings on proposed federal carbon controls for coal-burning power plants spawned a march by thousands of coal miners and a rally by hundreds of environmentalists — and succeeded in demonstrating that a major change in the...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:26 PM
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge permitted a lawsuit challenging Glendale's controversial utility transfer to move forward with some tweaks on Tuesday afternoon.
Although the city's attorneys asked Judge James C. Chalfant to throw out the lawsuit...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:37 AM
A consulting firm that brokered a deal to supply electricity to a number of northwest suburban communities will be paid about 10 times more than the last firm that conducted the negotiations.
The increase coincides with a steep rise in electric rates...
| May 7, 2014
| 7:05 PM
The weather finally is heating up, but the controversy over electricity costs associated with last winter's polar vortex still hasn't cooled down.
One of the boiling issues is a controversial plan by one of the state's largest competitive electric...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
CHICAGO — On Monday, President Obama plans to unveil what is likely to be the most significant initiative of his presidency to combat climate change: a new rule to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, the country's single...
| May 20, 2014
| 10:02 AM
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...
| Apr 24, 2014
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Electric bills in Naperville are going up about $5 a month for the average homeowner starting May 1 and another $6 next spring.
The City Council narrowly approved a 6 percent rate hike followed by a 7 percent increase to help fill a $14 million...