Conservation dents growth at Duke Energy

Aug 6, 2015
When customers use electricity efficiently, it's a cost to the utilities.

States wavering on standards for renewable energy

Jul 24, 2015
Each has its own requirements.

Amid water shutoffs, Detroit residents struggle

Jun 3, 2015
The city's residents owe the water department about $47 million dollars.

Thank California for your low-flow faucet

Apr 9, 2015
California is imposing new low-flow rules on faucets, toilets and urinals.

One way to ration water: raise the price

Apr 7, 2015
New limits on water usage could raise prices to four times their current rate.

Families search for affordable water in Detroit

Aug 26, 2014
We talked with Detroiters as they looked for relief at a water affordability fair.

Should the internet be treated like a public utility?

May 12, 2014
The FCC is considering new regulations for internet providers.

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Unpaid water bill? Detroit will turn off the tap

Mar 28, 2014
Half the bankrupt city's residents are delinquent on their water bills. Businesses, schools and the city itself owe more than $50 million in unpaid water bills.

With choice comes risk: How to pick the electricity plan that's right for you

Aug 21, 2013
Power companies are starting to steal from the mobile phone playbook, offering free nights and weekends or pre-paid plans. This can save you money, or it can blow you away with higher bills.
Utility workers repair a power line in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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DIY broadband in northern England

Feb 15, 2013
Residents in a town in Northern England who couldn’t get high-speed Internet decided to put in their own.