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Report: Households See Electricity Prices Rising At Record Levels

Michael Bastasch
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Power transmission towers are seen near the plant of new Shin Kori No. 3 reactor and No. 4 reactor of state-run utility Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO) in Ulsan, about 410 km (255 miles) southeast of Seoul, September 3, 2013. (REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won)

Electricity prices are on the rise across the country, according to federal government data. The average price has risen more than 3 percent since the same time last year --- the highest year-over-year growth for the first half of the year since 2009.

Half Of India’s Coal Plants Could Run Out Of Fuel In Under A Week

2:45 PM 08/29/2014

India is in the middle of an energy crisis. About half of the country's coal-fired power plants only have less than a week's supply of fuel for electricity generation, meaning the country could be hit with severe blackouts.

Thank Fracking For Falling Gas Prices This Labor Day Weekend

1:20 PM 08/29/2014

Good news for families trying to get in one last road trip before school starts: Gas prices are falling ahead of Labor Day weekend, thanks to booming U.S. oil production from shale formations.

Spain’s Green Economy: Skyrocketing Power Prices And Higher CO2 Emissions

3:54 PM 08/28/2014

President Obama once frequently touted Spain’s green energy economy. No longer. That’s no surprise given how things have worked out for the economically beleaguered country.

Is The EPA Preparing For A Massive Private Land Grab?

10:13 AM 08/28/2014

Republicans are accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of preparing to take control over vast swaths of land under the guise of protecting the country’s water resources. Lawmakers warn this could erode private property rights.

EPA Chief: CO2 Regulations Are About ‘Justice’ For ‘Communities Of Color’

2:20 PM 08/27/2014

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed global warming regulations aren’t just about stemming global temperature rises -- according to agency’s chief, they are also about “justice” for “communities of color.”

As The Global Warming ‘Pause’ Continues Scientists Make More Dire Predictions

12:21 PM 08/27/2014

Global warming has been on hiatus for nearly the past two decades, according to global temperature records -- and new research predicts this so-called “pause” in warming could last another decade or so.

Kittens: The New Mascot Of Global Warming

11:48 AM 08/27/2014

Environmentalists have ditched the polar bear and chosen the kitten as the new mascot of global warming.

UN Calls On Countries to Regulate E-Cigarettes

4:17 PM 08/26/2014

The United Nation’s health bureaucracy is calling countries to ban the use of e-cigarettes indoors along with advertising restrictions and bans on sales to minors.

Fracking Boom Continues To Drive Gas Prices Downward

2:39 PM 08/26/2014

Despite conflicts in the Middle East, U.S. drivers are seeing gasoline prices plummet thanks to huge increases in domestic crude oil production from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Environmentalists Try To Connect Ferguson And ‘Climate Crisis’

2:32 PM 08/26/2014

Frequently criticized for being insufficiently diverse, environmentalists are trying to draw parallels between the crisis erupting in Ferguson, Missouri and global warming.

Winter Is Coming: 1,097 Record Low Temperatures Broken So Far In August

2:45 PM 08/25/2014

It's been a cool summer so far for many across the U.S. as 1,097 record low temperatures were set in August, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) temperature data.

Australia Government Climate Office Accused Of Manipulating Temperature Data

12:32 PM 08/25/2014

Australian scientists with the Bureau of Meteorology have been accused of manipulating the country's temperature record to make it seem it's gotten warmer over the decades, The Australian newspaper reports.

UK Generates Record Levels Of Wind Power… When Few People Needed It

3:59 PM 08/22/2014

Green energy proponents have cheered the news that wind power provided more electricity than any other fuel source combined last Sunday night.

Report: Global Warming ‘Pause’ Could Last Another 10 Years

10:27 AM 08/22/2014

The current “pause” in global warming that has baffled climate scientists could last at least another decade because of oceanic cooling cycles, according to a new report.

EPA Calls In DHS To Thwart Bathroom Vandalism

5:56 PM 08/21/2014

It was only a couple months ago that reports surfaced about feces in the hallways at an Environmental Protection Agency regional office.

Report: EPA CO2 Rules A Huge Boon To The Wind Power Industry

1:25 PM 08/21/2014

Federal regulations forcing coal-fired power plants to retire could present a huge business opportunity for the wind power industry, according to a government report.

Environmentalists Profit Off Promoting Rooftop Solar Panels

10:47 AM 08/21/2014

The Sierra Club is encouraging its supporters to go green and install solar panels on their homes. But the club’s solar push is not just a charitable act, as they are reaping financial rewards from members who install solar panels.

Report: California Allocates More Water Rights Than It Has Actual Water

4:53 PM 08/20/2014

California not only has a drought problem, it also has a water allocation problem. The state has allocated five times more surface water than is actually available to supply, according to a study by the University of California, Davis.