State regulators approved the increase for National Grid household customers that would mean an average of $33 per month more for the typical residential customer and would push a typical monthly bill higher than $150. National Grid has almost 1.3 million residential and business electric customers in Massachusetts.
Concerns about the potentially dangerous impact of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the search for shale gas has prompted protests in Britain and outright bans on the practice in France and elsewhere.
LONDON, July 28- The British government said on Monday it had opened a new licensing round for companies wanting to explore for onshore oil and gas in a move aimed at speeding up shale exploration.
NEW YORK, July 16- Google Inc's Street View cars have captured the world's roads, highways and back alleys for years. Google cars fit with air monitors have taken millions of readings along the streets of Boston, New York and Indianapolis over the past two years as part of a program run by the non-profit Environmental Defense Fund to help reduce methane emissions.
LONDON, July 10- Fossil fuels will remain an indispensable part of the global energy supply for at least the next 50 years, so a means must be found to burn them without pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
China already has seven ultra-high-voltage lines in operation, more than any other country, carrying power over thousands of kilometres at around 800,000 or even 1 million volts.
LONDON, May 15- British energy network operator National Grid will spend more money on its U.S. business in coming years to help protect its cables and pipelines against heavy storms, it said on Thursday.
LONDON, May 7- Britain is abandoning its market-based model for electricity and opting for much greater state control, as politicians intervene more aggressively in response to concern about rising bills, climate change and supply security.
April 6- An unexplained blast this week at a liquefied natural gas facility in rural Washington state, which injured workers, forced an evacuation and raised alarm about a potentially large second explosion, could focus attention on the risk of storing massive gas supplies near population centers.
What worked for utility companies during the first hundred years of electricity won't work anymore. Utilities that think they can keep charging at will for electrons will be gone.
It’s time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.
Steve Holliday, CEO of National Grid, talks through quarterly earnings, the company's strategy, the dividend raise and explains why the U.K. and E.U. need "interconnection" on energy policies.
With some 2,000 people still without power from Hurricane Sandy, the question for many is whether energy companies along the Northeast are better prepared for Nemo.
"Mad Money" host Jim Cramer makes calls on viewer's favorite stocks: Southern Copper, Oneok and more.
Nov 2- U.S. utilities restored power on Friday to about a million East Coast homes and businesses plunged into darkness by Hurricane Sandy, a slowdown from the past two days, as crews began to work on the hardest-hit areas that may take days to fix.
Nov 2- More than 1.2 million homes and businesses in New York and 1.5 million in New Jersey were still without power on Friday, four days after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the U.S. East Coast, the states' power companies said.
Nov 2- More than 1.3 million homes and businesses in New York and 1.4 million in New Jersey were still without power on Friday, four days after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the U.S. East Coast, the states' power companies said.
Oct 30- U.S. East Coast electric companies report that outages from Hurricane Sandy have hit more than 8.2 million homes and businesses, the U.S. Department of Energy said in a report early on Tuesday.
Oct 30- U.S. East Coast electric companies say outages from Hurricane Sandy so far have hit more than 8.1 million homes and businesses, the U.S. Department of Energy said in a report early on Tuesday.
The nuclear reactors in Sandy's current path include units at Public Service Enterprise Group Inc's 2,332- megawatt Salem and 1,161- MW Hope Creek plants in New Jersey, which were likely to bear the brunt of the storm before it moves inland.