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Slate
Our Energy Grid Is Amazingly Vulnerable and Climate Change Is the CauseKatrina (and I still do), it always starts with the refrigerators. Kenmore, GE,
Our Energy Grid Is Amazingly Vulnerable and Climate Change Is the Cause
Slate / Posted 7 hours ago
Katrina (and I still do), it always starts with the refrigerators. Kenmore, GE, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Amana. Hundreds of thousands of these abandoned appliances stood duct-taped shut on the curbs and yards of homes throughout New Orleans. Many... Read more
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The Coldwater Daily Reporter
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The Coldwater Daily Reporter / Posted yesterday
Dear Editor: The Early Bird Exchange Club would like to thank the sponsors and others who assisted in their Healing Hill of Hope and 29th Annual Independence Day 5K Race/Walk and Fun Run. The event raised money for the club's prevention of child... Read more
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Orange County Register
Who will pay for utility's crimes?Citizens United decision tells us corporations are just like people. But we sa
Who will pay for utility's crimes?
Orange County Register / Posted 2 days ago
Citizens United decision tells us corporations are just like people. But we saw the opposite in the multiple convictions of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. the other day for obstruction of justice and breaking safety laws in the 2010 San Bruno natural... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Threat of Southland energy shortage due to Aliso Canyon fadesin the winter without Aliso Canyon. “So far — knock on wood — we’ve gotten thr
Threat of Southland energy shortage due to Aliso Canyon fades
Los Angeles Times / Posted 2 days ago
in the winter without Aliso Canyon. “So far — knock on wood — we’ve gotten through,” said Robert Weisenmiller, chairman of the California Energy commission. Still he warned: “We’re not out of the woodwork yet.” During winter, homes and small... Read more
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The Herald News
Opponents say Somerset LNG proposal dead as Eversource withdraws natural gas applicationBOSTON — Eversource, a gas and electric utility, this week withdrew its applica
Opponents say Somerset LNG proposal dead as Eversource withdraws natural gas application
The Herald News / Posted 2 days ago
BOSTON — Eversource, a gas and electric utility, this week withdrew its application for approval of natural gas transportation and storage contracts, which would run along a proposed pipeline called Access Northeast. In its filing on Monday to the... Read more
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The Herald News
Somerset LNG proposal dead as Eversource withdraws natural gas applicationBOSTON — Eversource, a gas and electric utility, this week withdrew its applica
Somerset LNG proposal dead as Eversource withdraws natural gas application
The Herald News / Posted 3 days ago
BOSTON — Eversource, a gas and electric utility, this week withdrew its application for approval of natural gas transportation and storage contracts, which would run along a proposed pipeline called Access Northeast. In its filing on Monday to the... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Citing SJC ruling, Eversource withdraws natural gas applicationEversource withdraws natural gas application By Andy Metzger STATE HOUSE NEWS
Citing SJC ruling, Eversource withdraws natural gas application
Lowell Sun / Posted 3 days ago
Eversource withdraws natural gas application By Andy Metzger STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- Eversource, a gas and electric utility, on Monday withdrew its application for approval of natural gas transportation and storage contracts, which... Read more
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Bennington Banner
Green Mountain Power to buy 14 more hydroelectric damsVermont's largest electric utility has committed to purchase 14 hydroelectric d
Green Mountain Power to buy 14 more hydroelectric dams
Bennington Banner / Posted 6 days ago
Vermont's largest electric utility has committed to purchase 14 hydroelectric dams in New England and to get power from two others — a buy that will net Green Mountain Power an added 17 megawatts of energy production for just over $20 million. The... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
National consumer group knocks SJC pipeline decision(State House News Service) – A national energy group criticized the Supreme Jud
National consumer group knocks SJC pipeline decision
WWLP Springfield / Posted 6 days ago
(State House News Service) – A national energy group criticized the Supreme Judicial Court’s decision Wednesday blocking utilities from charging consumers for natural gas pipeline construction. David Holt, the president of the Consumer Energy... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Dirk Bezemer and Michael Hudson: Finance is Not the EconomyYves here. Get a cup of coffee. This is clearheaded, meaty treatment of a perva
Dirk Bezemer and Michael Hudson: Finance is Not the Economy
Naked Capitalism / Posted 7 days ago
Yves here. Get a cup of coffee. This is clearheaded, meaty treatment of a pervasive distortion in economic and popular discourse. Abstract: Conflation of real capital with finance capital is at the heart of current misunderstandings of economic... Read more
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The Neosho Daily News
City anticipates boost in water, sewer ratesand citizens should expect a boost in water and sewer rates in the near future.
City anticipates boost in water, sewer rates
The Neosho Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
and citizens should expect a boost in water and sewer rates in the near future.Neosho City Council completed its review of the various departments Tuesday and a formal 2016-2017 city budget will be presented for first round approval at its Sept.... Read more
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The Advertiser-Tribune
Councilman airs sewer complaintsquestions the village's ability to direct excess funds collected from wastewate
Councilman airs sewer complaints
The Advertiser-Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
questions the village's ability to direct excess funds collected from wastewater fees into capital improvements, certifying of delinquent accounts for utilities to the county auditor for collection and the authority that permits a municipality to... Read more
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Boston Herald
Pipeline funding plan nixedThe future of a planned gas pipeline has been thrown into doubt after the state
Pipeline funding plan nixed
Boston Herald / Posted 8 days ago
The future of a planned gas pipeline has been thrown into doubt after the state’s highest court struck down a plan by the Baker administration to fund the project by passing on part of the cost to electric ratepayers. “This is about fairness, this... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Nuclear power deserves a level playing fieldIn one of the courses I teach at Penn State, we discuss the characteristics of
Nuclear power deserves a level playing field
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 8 days ago
In one of the courses I teach at Penn State, we discuss the characteristics of an ideal electricity production portfolio for the United States and consider what form of energy policy would best achieve it. The class typically identifies the most... Read more
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Boston Herald
Unanimous SJC shoots down gas `pipeline tax' for electric ratepayersBOSTON — Electric utilities cannot pass on to their Massachusetts ratepayers th
Unanimous SJC shoots down gas `pipeline tax' for electric ratepayers
Boston Herald / Posted 8 days ago
BOSTON — Electric utilities cannot pass on to their Massachusetts ratepayers the costs of financing new natural gas pipelines, the state's highest court ruled on Wednesday. The unanimous decision from the Supreme Judicial Court was cheered by... Read more
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Providence Business News
Environmentalists laud Mass. court ruling rejecting public subsidies for natural gas pipeline expansionexpansion. Retiring Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Robert J. Cordy wrote
Environmentalists laud Mass. court ruling rejecting public subsidies for natural gas pipeline expansion
Providence Business News / Posted 9 days ago
expansion. Retiring Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Robert J. Cordy wrote in a 37-page decision that the state Department of Public Utilities’ authorization of any long-term contracts, subsidized by ratepayers, would violate the 1997... Read more
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KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix
Tobin Proposes Stripping Corporation Commission Of Some DutiesThe state utility regulator appointed earlier this year by Gov. Doug Ducey want
Tobin Proposes Stripping Corporation Commission Of Some Duties
KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix / Posted 9 days ago
The state utility regulator appointed earlier this year by Gov. Doug Ducey wants to strip his new agency of some of its powers and give them to others directly under the control of the governor. Andy Tobin said Tuesday it makes no sense for the... Read more
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The Mercury News
In harsh California desert, solar-power plants and fragile wildlife competeVALLEY -- Just after noon on a 110-degree summer day, the 5.6-square-mile Deser
In harsh California desert, solar-power plants and fragile wildlife compete
The Mercury News / Posted 9 days ago
VALLEY -- Just after noon on a 110-degree summer day, the 5.6-square-mile Desert Sunlight Solar Farm -- the biggest of its kind erected on U.S. federal land -- is proving why this desolate spot is such a good one for harnessing the sun's... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Property tax vote may be splitWatts probed fellow council members during budget talks Tuesday afternoon, tryi
Property tax vote may be split
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
Watts probed fellow council members during budget talks Tuesday afternoon, trying to ascertain whether the proposed rate of 68.475 cents per $100 valuation for 2017 had enough votes to pass. “Because if it doesn’t, everything we’re talking about... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Southern Company announces public offering of common stockis a news release from Southern Company Southern Company (NYSE: SO) today anno
Southern Company announces public offering of common stock
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 9 days ago
is a news release from Southern Company Southern Company (NYSE: SO) today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of 32.5 million shares of its common stock, through which it expects to raise gross proceeds of approximately... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
'Hero mom' Toya Graham, family displaced by fireToya Graham was in the middle of working a double shift Saturday when she got a
'Hero mom' Toya Graham, family displaced by fire
Baltimore Sun / Posted 9 days ago
Toya Graham was in the middle of working a double shift Saturday when she got a frantic Face Time call from her 18-year-old daughter, Teiyona, telling her that their Druid Hill Avenue home was on fire. "She called me hollering that the house was on... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
In California desert, solar-power and wildlife competeThe Desert Sunlight Solar Farm is located on 1455ha of public land in the Chuck
In California desert, solar-power and wildlife compete
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 10 days ago
The Desert Sunlight Solar Farm is located on 1455ha of public land in the Chuckwalla Valley in east Riverside County, California. Photo / Courtesy of First Solar, Inc. Just after noon on a 43C summer day, the 14.5 sq km Desert Sunlight Solar Farm -... Read more
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Business Wire
Fitch Rates Orlando, FL's State Sales Tax Payments Bonds 'AA+'; Outlook StablePositive from Stable based on Fitch's assessment that increasing revenues in th
Fitch Rates Orlando, FL's State Sales Tax Payments Bonds 'AA+'; Outlook Stable
Business Wire / Posted 10 days ago
Positive from Stable based on Fitch's assessment that increasing revenues in the outlook period will trigger an elevation of the bonds to on parity with the series 2008A debt. SECURITY The state sales tax payments bonds are payable from an... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
What drives up New York’s electricity rates?ALBANY — When a typical New Yorker settles their electric bill each month, they
What drives up New York’s electricity rates?
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
ALBANY — When a typical New Yorker settles their electric bill each month, they pay 35 percent more than average in the continental U.S. Statewide, New York has the capacity to generate more power than it’s expected to use at its peak this summer,... Read more
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Los Angeles Daily News
Ivanpah solar plant boosts output, meets Pacific Gas & Electric requirementOne of three towers at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, as picture
Ivanpah solar plant boosts output, meets Pacific Gas & Electric requirement
Los Angeles Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
One of three towers at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, as pictured in 2014. FILE PHOTO NIPTON >> The behemoth Ivanpah solar tower project in northeast San Bernardino County has cleared a major hurdle. NRG Energy, the company that... Read more
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San Bernardino Sun
Ivanpah solar plant boosts output, meets Pacific Gas & Electric requirementOne of three towers at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, as picture
Ivanpah solar plant boosts output, meets Pacific Gas & Electric requirement
San Bernardino Sun / Posted 13 days ago
One of three towers at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, as pictured in 2014. FILE PHOTO NIPTON >> The behemoth Ivanpah solar tower project in northeast San Bernardino County has cleared a major hurdle. NRG Energy, the company that... Read more
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The News & Observer
Tall wind turbines face headwinds in Eastern NC13, 2016 9:00 AM VIDEO: Amazon Wind Farm is a massive project of over 100 tu
Tall wind turbines face headwinds in Eastern NC
The News & Observer / Posted 13 days ago
13, 2016 9:00 AM VIDEO: Amazon Wind Farm is a massive project of over 100 turbines near Elizabeth City, N.C. A three county area has been targeted to make North Carolina the largest wind... Read more
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The Maui News
NextEra subsidiary pulls out of Kahikinui wind projectIn November, the Hawaiian Homes Commission awarded a right-of-entry permit and
NextEra subsidiary pulls out of Kahikinui wind project
The Maui News / Posted 14 days ago
In November, the Hawaiian Homes Commission awarded a right-of-entry permit and general lease to Boulevard Associates LLC, an affiliate of Florida-based NextEra, to survey 500 acres at Kahikinui on the southern flank of Haleakala to determine if it is... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
San Bruno will urge judge to name court monitor for PG&EThe consequences of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s criminal convictions for vio
San Bruno will urge judge to name court monitor for PG&E
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 15 days ago
The consequences of Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s criminal convictions for violating pipeline-safety rules and obstructing the investigation into the 2010 San Bruno disaster might not be limited to the modest fine of up to $3 million set by federal... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
How the criminal conviction of PG&E lets the real wrongdoers go freeIn the traditional view, a felony conviction is a big deal. Typically it means
How the criminal conviction of PG&E lets the real wrongdoers go free
Los Angeles Times / Posted 16 days ago
In the traditional view, a felony conviction is a big deal. Typically it means jail time, maybe a big fine, the loss of voting privileges, a permanent black mark on one’s reputation. But that applies to human felons. When a corporation is convicted,... Read more
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Orange County Register
Ex parte reform hits Sacramento roadblockStrong evidence shows several arms of California government are in urgent need
Ex parte reform hits Sacramento roadblock
Orange County Register / Posted 16 days ago
Strong evidence shows several arms of California government are in urgent need of major ethical fixes, beginning with the Public Utilities Commission, the Energy Commission and the Coastal Commission, to name just three powerful agencies. But even... Read more
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Raw Story
Pacific Gas & Electric guilty of federal charges in deadly California pipeline explosionPacific Gas and Electric Co was found guilty on Tuesday of several federal char
Pacific Gas & Electric guilty of federal charges in deadly California pipeline explosion
Raw Story / Posted 16 days ago
Pacific Gas and Electric Co was found guilty on Tuesday of several federal charges stemming from a natural gas pipeline explosion in California that killed eight people and injured 58 others in 2010, a U.S. Justice Department spokesman said. The... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Power shortage woes are backupon President Duterte that his predecessors at Malacanang Palace have also han
Power shortage woes are back
Pilipino Star / Posted 17 days ago
upon President Duterte that his predecessors at Malacanang Palace have also handed down to him major headaches in the electric power sector in our country. The “red” alert of a major power supply shortage issued last Friday by the National... Read more
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The Atlantic
15 Years After 9/11, Is America Any Safer?killed 2,977 people—and enveloped the country in fear. It was the first sustain
15 Years After 9/11, Is America Any Safer?
The Atlantic / Posted 17 days ago
killed 2,977 people—and enveloped the country in fear. It was the first sustained attack on American soil since the bombing of Pearl Harbor, which was a far-off military base. This massacre hit the center of our government and blasted away part of... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
Gov. Baker signs renewable energy billWith the stroke of his pen, Baker signed into law an energy bill that aims to d
Gov. Baker signs renewable energy bill
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 17 days ago
With the stroke of his pen, Baker signed into law an energy bill that aims to diversify the state's energy portfolio, spur the development of an offshore wind industry and protect customer wallets. BOSTON – Gov. Charlie Baker sat in the sun on the... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
Gov. Baker signs renewable energy billWith the stroke of his pen, Baker signed into law an energy bill that aims to d
Gov. Baker signs renewable energy bill
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 17 days ago
With the stroke of his pen, Baker signed into law an energy bill that aims to diversify the state's energy portfolio, spur the development of an offshore wind industry and protect customer wallets. BOSTON – Gov. Charlie Baker sat in the sun on the... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Renewable energy law sets Massachusetts on path away from coal, nuclear powerState House lawn Monday afternoon, relishing a victory for his administration a
Renewable energy law sets Massachusetts on path away from coal, nuclear power
WWLP Springfield / Posted 17 days ago
State House lawn Monday afternoon, relishing a victory for his administration and some in the Legislature. With the stroke of his pen, Baker signed into law an energy bill that aims to diversify the state’s energy portfolio, spur the development of... Read more
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Philly.com
N.J. power plant dispute: Will coal-gas just keep an environmental 'dinosaur' alive?A $500 million project that New Jersey environmental officials say would radica
N.J. power plant dispute: Will coal-gas just keep an environmental 'dinosaur' alive?
Philly.com / Posted 18 days ago
A $500 million project that New Jersey environmental officials say would radically reduce the air pollution spewing from a South Jersey power plant has drawn only angry boos from environmental groups. The Department of Environmental Protection's... Read more
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The Charleston State Journal
Entire Eastern Panhandle continues to show business growthThe Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia is the fastest-growing region in the sta
Entire Eastern Panhandle continues to show business growth
The Charleston State Journal / Posted 20 days ago
The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia is the fastest-growing region in the state in terms of population and housing, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Its eight counties — Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan and Pendleton... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
Looking back at the week in newsScratching the surface of drone technology's potential They are technically ca
Looking back at the week in news
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted 20 days ago
Scratching the surface of drone technology's potential They are technically called "unmanned aerial aircraft," - popularly referred to as "drones" - and their potential was on display this week when New Hampshire's largest electrical utility hired a... Read more
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ExtremeTech
Hacking US infrastructure: How vulnerable is it?is yes. But it’s not like no one is thinking about the issue or doing anything
Hacking US infrastructure: How vulnerable is it?
ExtremeTech / Posted 22 days ago
is yes. But it’s not like no one is thinking about the issue or doing anything about it. As with the dire predictions of Y2K meltdowns from the turn of the millennium, while there are definite and potentially huge risks, both the public and... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
$27M project to storm-proof sewer plant in Little Ferry to beginOne of North Jersey’s largest sewage treatment facilities is launching a $27 mi
$27M project to storm-proof sewer plant in Little Ferry to begin
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 22 days ago
One of North Jersey’s largest sewage treatment facilities is launching a $27 million project to protect key parts of its operation from the sort of storm surge and flooding that battered the facility during Superstorm Sandy. The Bergen County... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
California Editorial Roundupmonthly premiums by 17 and 20 percent next year. The news was appalling, but i
California Editorial Roundup
The Record Searchlight / Posted 22 days ago
monthly premiums by 17 and 20 percent next year. The news was appalling, but it should not have been surprising. And all of us should remember that there is nothing we can do about that, even though we once had a chance to place controls over... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Council not sold on community market planyear ago, the City Council asked the committee to study a city lot at East Hick
Council not sold on community market plan
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 23 days ago
year ago, the City Council asked the committee to study a city lot at East Hickory and Exposition streets for the nonprofit group. During Tuesday’s work session, the committee recommended a new $1.7 million open-air building, green space and... Read more
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Reuters
The Big Squeeze: This election year, it’s all about the moneyStates, April 26, 2016. MIDDLETOWN, CONN. - Two years ago, Judy Konopka and Cr
The Big Squeeze: This election year, it’s all about the money
Reuters / Posted 24 days ago
States, April 26, 2016. MIDDLETOWN, CONN. - Two years ago, Judy Konopka and Craig Diangelo lost their jobs in the IT department of what was then known as Northeast Utilities, a regional electricity provider, when the company decided to... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Lawmakers end session with late deals on energy, Uber regsreached agreement late Sunday on major bills including one that sought a dramat
Lawmakers end session with late deals on energy, Uber regs
Lowell Sun / Posted 25 days ago
reached agreement late Sunday on major bills including one that sought a dramatic increase in the state's reliance on offshore wind and other renewable energy sources. The flurry of last-minute activity, following a weekend of closed-door... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
| BlueRidgeNow.comreports that PSNC Energy has proposed a rate increase between 9 and 11 percent,
| BlueRidgeNow.com
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 29 days ago
reports that PSNC Energy has proposed a rate increase between 9 and 11 percent, depending on the season and efficiency of equipment.

PSNC Energy spokeswoman Persida Montanez says the company has invested a lot of money in its pipeline... Read more

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The Hamilton Journal News
Hamilton Utilities launching satisfaction surveyIn the next two weeks, Hamilton Utilities will be conducting a customer satisfa
Hamilton Utilities launching satisfaction survey
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 30 days ago
In the next two weeks, Hamilton Utilities will be conducting a customer satisfaction survey of its residential, commercial and industrial customers. Nathan Perry, the city’s utility business manager, said the survey is the first one that the... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Search firm hired for city manager huntreaching a separation agreement with him in which both sides agreed not to say
Search firm hired for city manager hunt
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 30 days ago
reaching a separation agreement with him in which both sides agreed not to say anything that could damage the reputation of the other. Fear of violating that agreement almost pushed the council discussion about a new city manager into a secret... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Hamilton man feels caught in new nuisance processsuccessfully rehabbed several homes in Hamilton, says he’s having trouble renov
Hamilton man feels caught in new nuisance process
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 30 days ago
successfully rehabbed several homes in Hamilton, says he’s having trouble renovating two other buildings because city-owned utilities won’t turn on the electricity or water. “If the goal is compliance, how can I comply if I’m not given the... Read more
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