US retail sales crawl upward in October led by online shopping

...report Friday. Producer prices fell 0.4 percent last month alone. Core prices, which exclude volatile food and energy costs, have risen a mere 0.1 percent over the past year.The lower prices mean that sales have in many cases been stronger...

California measure fails to create green jobs

...estimated LAUSD would save up to $27 million a year on energy costs; projects proposed by the district so far would save...which requires schools to save at least $1.05 on energy costs for every dollar spent. The Energy Commission said...

Plans for construction of turbines for wind energy raises concerns in South Carolina

...cables through pristine areas like Cape Romain while areas farther offshore would require longer cable runs, making wind energy cost prohibitive. DEALING WITH COMMERCE, THE MILITARY: The four areas selected are outside the main shipping channels...

Consumers enjoying lower energy costs amid rout in prices of fossil fuels

NEW YORK - These days it seems whatever can be burned to power a car, heat a home, make electricity or ship people and goods around the globe is being sold at bargain basement prices.

Ga. 10th most expensive for energy sources

...consumer-finance Web site.Average monthly personal energy costs in the Peach State rank 42th from the best at $331...WalletHub pegged Florida at the 8th lowest combined energy cost, Tennessee at 15th, South Carolina at 16th, North...

Augusta VA details three construction projects to keep pace with industry changes

...energy source.The solar farm, which will comply with the 2005 Energy Act, is expected to reduce uptown Augusta VA energy costs by an estimated $100,000 a year and eliminate 910 metric tons of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere...

Augusta's green energy options studied

...for Augusta and Georgia to adopt more green energy programs as their costs are down, Rhinehart said. With existing energy costs relatively low, neither had to adopt the programs early at high cost out of necessity, he said.City Administrator...

SRS expanding biomass power plant

...than 330,000 megawatts of electricity.The biomass facility replaced a 1950s coal-fired power plant in D-area. The plant ? the federal government's largest biomass facility ? saves about $34 million annually in energy costs.

Business news

...plunge in gas prices last month lowered consumer prices by the most in six years. But excluding the volatile food and energy costs, prices rose.The consumer price index fell 0.7 percent in January, the sharpest drop since December 2008, the...

Book chronicles how midcentury modern homes have been preserved, transformed

...of the homes were expanded, with larger bedrooms, en suite bathrooms, media rooms and wine cellars. Also, higher energy costs meant that glassed-in areas had to be upgraded and homes refitted with state-of-the-art mechanical systems...