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Geothermal Power Rises Worldwide

According to an analysis by the Earth Policy Institute, the world geothermal electricity-generating capacity grew 3 percent to top 11,700 megawatts across 24 countries. Although some other renewable energy technologies are seeing much faster growth—wind power has expanded 21 percent per year since 2008, for example, while solar power has grown...

Which Countries are Producing the Most Electricity from Renewable Resources?

Using data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, it has been revealed which countries are producing the most electricity from renewable resources. But before you get to thinking China and the United States are pioneers in clean energy; remember that the chart above refers to total electricity generated from renewables, meaning...

Ameren Illinois Requests $206.4 Million Rate Hike

Ameren Illinois has filed a request for a $206.4 million rate hike to pay for upgrades to its power grid. Ameren filed the rate-hike request April 17. If approved, it would take effect in January 2015. The rate hike affects delivery charges which is the price customers pay to have...

PPL Explains the Causes of Electric Rate Spikes

A combination of bad weather and a huge demand versus a short supply of electricity caused an unexpected upward spike in variable electric rates in January, a PPL Electric Utilities official said. Theresa M. Bubeck, key accounts manager for PPL, told a Manufacturers and Employers Association energy roundtable group that...