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Why drop in oil prices could squeeze US economy

...even as the economy was recovering from the financial crisis. Those lower prices helped manufacturers by lowering electricity prices and raw material costs.And increases in U.S. oil production have protected the U.S. economy by keeping fuel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-13/why-drop-oil-prices-could-
US predicts less oppressive heating bills this winter

...cubic feet. Prices are higher in part because last year's cold winter drained gas in storage.ELECTRICITY: Electricity prices are heavily influenced by natural gas prices, so they're on the rise. But customers should use less this winter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-07/us-predicts-less-oppressiv
Critics pushing back against plan to cut pollution from power plants

...labor union officials said Tuesday in Atlanta that the Obama administration's plan to trim emissions could raise electricity prices, result in job losses and will not significantly curtail global carbon emissions.Those comments came Tuesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-29/climate-rule-pushback-south
Reaction to EPA carbon proposal split in Georgia

...advocacy.The opposite will happen, according to members of the Public Service Commission."This will raise electricity prices. There are no ifs, ands or buts about it," said Commission Chairman Chuck Eaton. "I will be the one, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-03/reaction-epa-carbon-propos
Plant Vogtle owners avoid loan subsidy fee

...compete to sell energy, the low cost of natural gas has pushed down the electricity price paid by consumers. But low electricity prices make it extremely difficult for nuclear plants to recoup their costs and stay profitable. Given those risks, government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-26/plant-vogtle-owners-avoid-
Plant Vogtle project sponsors avoid loan subsidy fee

...compete to sell energy, the low cost of natural gas has pushed down the electricity price paid by consumers. But low electricity prices make it extremely difficult for nuclear plants to recoup their costs and stay profitable. Given those risks, government...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-26/plant-vogtle-project-sponsors
Electric rates are rising slightly, but natural gas price has plummeted

...rates for customers. Instead, U.S. electricity prices are going up.Electricity prices are forecast to rise slightly this summer...analyst at the Energy Department who studies electricity prices.The recent heat wave that gripped much...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-07-11/electric-rates-are-rising-
Power plants ordered to cut mercury pollution

...adopting a market-based strategy that would raise electricity prices but help protect fetuses and young children from...natural gas, the result is predictable" - higher electricity prices. Utilities could also meet the EPA's targets...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/16/bus_447449.shtml
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PSC priority is managing Vogtle costs

...amount of necessary backup power it needs to reliably meet electricity demand," Gunning said. "Instead of raising electricity prices on customers to update aging coal plants that sit idle for many months of the year (like Plant McIntosh in Savannah...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-01-26/psc-priority-managing-vogtle
JPMorgan, Justice Department agree to $13 billion settlement of mortgage bonds probe

...million to settle allegations by federal energy regulators that it used improper bidding strategies to manipulate electricity prices in California and the Midwest over a two-year period.? JPMorgan is one of several big international banks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-18/jpmorgan-justice-departmen