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.

19 Things a New Homeowner Should Do Immediately to Save Money

...your laundry room (or better yet, an outdoor clothesline). Even an efficient clothes dryer can really eat up your energy costs, but it's convenient for many people. If you're willing to battle that convenience, you can save money by hanging...

In spite of itself

...makes the president's boasts so galling about falling gas prices.If he truly cared about the average American's energy costs, his administration wouldn't be throwing up roadblocks to the Keystone XL pipeline and gnashing its teeth at the...

Stocks sink over oil, Europe worries

...analysts and economists predict that, on balance, a decline in oil prices helps the broader economy because it reduces energy costs for industrial companies. Lower gas prices also put more money in the pockets of consumers.But there are downsides...

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...

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...

US factories grew last month at slowest pace in a year

...the ISM's manufacturing survey committee, said that cheaper oil is benefiting many manufacturers by cutting their energy costs.A measure of the prices factories paid for raw materials, including oil and oil-based goods such as plastics...

The Big Impact of Your Little Financial Choices

...rate of 60 watts per hour, will use 1,200,000 watts, or 1,200 kilowatts. Let's assume that, on average, energy costs $0.12 per kilowatt hour from my energy company. That means, over that 20,000 hour period, that the LED bulb...

Owning historic inns often a labor of love

...sound, had water leaks, mechanical problems, aged furnishings and other issues that needed immediate attention.The energy costs alone were upwards of $1,000 daily, said Greg Winey, president of NorthPointe Hospitality Management LLC, the...

Low-income, elderly residents can apply for assistance with heating costs

...Veterans Day, Nov. 11.To qualify for the Energy Assistance Program, residents must be responsible for paying the energy cost for the home's primary heating source; a U.S. citizen or legally admitted alien; and have an income at or below...