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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • Firm seeks to harness Wyoming's wind energy for California

    Firm seeks to harness Wyoming's wind energy for California
    RAWLINS, Wyo. — A relentless wind howls day after day across this high desert, pouring through a low gap on the Continental Divide. "This is one of the windiest places in the nation," screams Bill Miller above the din of gusting air. Miller, a...
  • Concern grows over possibility of a massive power surge

     Concern grows over possibility of a massive power surge
    FREDERICK, Md. — Roscoe Bartlett was rattling off the prices of giant bags of rice, wheat and corn, sold cheaply at Sam's Club. The former congressman from rural, western Maryland expressed bewilderment that every American doesn't stockpile such...
  • Tons of coal ash spill into North Carolina river

    Tons of coal ash spill into North Carolina river
    Tens of thousands of tons of coal ash have spilled into the Dan River from a closed North Carolina coal plant since Sunday, but drinking water supplies have not been affected, according to municipal officials and the plant's owner, Duke Energy....
  • Water safety threatened by North Carolina coal ash spill, group says

    Water safety threatened by North Carolina coal ash spill, group says
    EDEN, N.C. – An environmental group Thursday challenged Duke Energy’s assurances that drinking water from the Dan River in North Carolina and Virginia remained safe despite a massive spill of toxic coal ash that released a deluge of murky gray...
  • Senators want power plants secured

    Senators want power plants secured
    WASHINGTON -- Alarmed by the shooting attack on a Silicon Valley-area power station last spring, several senators called on regulators to review security operations at electrical utilities and consider imposing new rules to protect against future attacks....
  • Solar jobs climb almost 20% in 2013

    Solar jobs climb almost 20% in 2013
    This post has been corrected. See below for details. Solar jobs in the U.S. climbed nearly 20% in the 14 months through November as cheaper panels and rising electricity rates spurred people to turn to solar. As of November, solar companies had almost...
  • Last of incandescent light bulbs are banned

    Last of incandescent light bulbs are banned
    The final phase of a ban on incandescent light bulbs goes into effect Wednesday, leaving consumers with pricier energy-efficient options that are expected to save people money over time. Beginning Jan. 1, the production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent...
  • Battle of the plug-in hybrids: Accord, Volt and Fusion Energi

    Battle of the plug-in hybrids: Accord, Volt and Fusion Energi
    The Honda Accord covered my 11-mile morning commute to downtown Los Angeles, downhill on the 110 Freeway, without burning a single drop of gas. In the evening, I made it halfway back before the gasoline engine tapped the tank. In all, the plug-in hybrid...
  • Obama sets strict test for Keystone XL Pipeline

    Obama sets strict test for Keystone XL Pipeline
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama set a high bar for approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, declaring for the first time that he would let the project go forward only if it does not “significantly increase” emissions of greenhouse...
  • California's alternative-energy program under scrutiny

    California's alternative-energy program under scrutiny
    California is spending nearly $15 million to build 10 hydrogen fueling stations, even though just 227 hydrogen-powered vehicles exist in the state today. It's a hefty bet on the future, given that government officials have been trying for nine years,...
  • California to get $750 million in energy crisis settlement

     California to get $750 million in energy crisis settlement
    SACRAMENTO — A Canadian power company will pay California electricity ratepayers $750 million to settle allegations that it bought electricity from the state and then sold it back at a huge markup during the energy crisis of 2000 and 2001. The...