More Electricity Articles

  • Electricity for Africa initiative could help make 'High-Energy Planet' vision a reality

    If all goes smoothly, President Obama will be able to sign a landmark bipartisan energy-for-Africa bill when more than 40 African heads of state convene at the White House for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on Aug. 5 and 6.

  • Senate confirms two members, including new chair, to electric grid regulator

    The arrangement assuages concerns among Republicans and some Democrats that Obama pick Norman Bay, who led the FERC's enforcement office but has never been a commissioner, lacked experience to head the body.

  • 14K still without power in upstate New York

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 14,000 utility customers in upstate New York are still without power two days after violent storms tore across the region, killing four people and destroying several homes in a rural town. Scattered outages are being reported Thursday morning from the Finger...

  • Coal company uses glitch to swing for the fences against EPA rule

    A large coal company's petition against the EPA's proposed emissions rule for power plants is a legal swing for the fences, but a decades-old discrepancy in a technical amendment to the Clean Air Act might give it a chance.

  • Obama mocks Republicans as he pushes economics of climate change

    President Obama is on a campaign to make climate change an economic issue, and to nail home the point he's embarrassing Republicans who deny or are skeptical of the contributions humans make to a warming planet. "Folks will tell you climate change is a hoax or a fad or a plot. It’s a liberal...

  • Deal with White House in hand, Senate panel approves nominees for energy regulator

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee agreed to send a pair of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominees to the Senate floor -- but there's a catch. The panel voted to approve Cheryl LaFleur and Norman Bay as commissioners with the understanding that LaFleur, the acting...



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