| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Duke Energy customers will see their bills go up again in January because of two nuclear duds that won't generate a single watt of power.
Beginning next year, the average bill will rise by 89 cents, bringing the amount customers pay for two failed...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:47 PM
UPDATED: The Sunday morning guest list was slowly taking shape. But we do know Bill Maher's guests.
Film director Oliver Stone will visit "Real Time With Bill Maher" at 10 p.m. Friday (tonight) on HBO. The roundtable guests will be MSNBC's Chris...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Electric cars will probably remain a tiny niche of the auto industry until drivers see a serious expansion of charging stations.
But you can't just put one on every corner next to the gas station. The cars can take hours to fully charge, which would...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:28 PM
When I leave the house I bump up the air conditioning to 80. I switched all the lamps to compact fluorescent light bulbs. And I yell at my kids to turn off the lights when they leave a room.
But when the kids are brushing their teeth, I barely bat an...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is warning residents about a scam that targets utility customers.
It goes like this: Impersonators call customers and request credit card or prepaid debit card information, and threaten to shut off power if the...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 3:25 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest power companies are set to reimburse their customers $32 million after falling short on spending for energy efficiency last year.
Six of the largest electricity and gas providers budgeted $74.4 million for...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:49 PM
If you're a Duke Energy (formerly Progress Energy) customer, you've probably gotten the idea by now that you've been fleeced.
But by how much?
When Duke bought Progress it inherited two nuclear project failures of epic proportions.
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:34 PM
So, you're a Duke Energy (formerly Progress Energy) customer and you want to know how much you've paid toward two failed nuclear projects?
My Saturday column revealed that since 2009, I've paid about $500 toward the boondoggle known as the proposed...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:07 AM
PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — A search has been underway in southwestern Indiana for a man who police say tried to abduct some children.
The Gibson County Sheriff's Department says officers have been searching early Friday for a 47-year-old man last seen...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:39 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Environmentalists are questioning Florida's latest plans to comply with federal clean air requirements without mandating that two of its heaviest-polluting coal-fired power plants meet the stricter pollution limits.
Last month, the...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 6:07 PM
We're supposed to believe that Florida's system for selecting the people who set our utility rates is fair and free of political meddling.
That's a bigger fake-out than Manti Te'o's girlfriend.
The Legislature controls the selection of Public...