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...

25 Smart Ways to Handle a $1,000 Windfall

...better (improving the value) and also greatly trim your energy costs. If you have a sudden windfall and own your home...things that you personally could be doing to reduce your energy costs. Apply your $1,000 to the strongest of these suggestions...

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...

Electricity bills expected to increase this winter, natural gas to be stable

...For the average Georgia Power customers ? those who regularly use 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity at home ? energy costs will increase about $2.84 a month, spokesman John Kraft said.The rate change was approved in December by the Georgia...

Obama administration drives ahead with new cleaner gas rule

...This winter's cold snap underscores just how vulnerable American families and businesses are to any increases in energy costs, and yet the administration is moving forward to raise prices at the pump."Pushing back on those charges, McCarthy...

US-China business links too profitable to be broken by hacking controversy

...worse, said Raymond Cheng, CEO of the Sozo Group, a Hong Kong firm that helps Chinese companies invest in America. "Energy costs are rapidly rising and are cheaper in the U.S.... Everybody realizes that manufacturing needs to be closer to...

Tentative school budget reduces furlough days, allows for hiring of 32 teachers

...hiring as many substitute teachers, the school system saved $400,000 last year. The school system also cut back on energy costs and gained more funding through property tax revenues.While cuts and revenue increases are the rule in the 2014-2015...

Broncos coach John Fox says kicker Matt Prater OK after virus

...sports arena in the United States to be lit by LED lighting.War Memorial Arena experienced an 87 percent decrease in energy costs during the last year by using those lights. And light levels at the venue increased from an average of 105 foot-candles...

There's gold, or 11 cents, in them thar hotel rooms

...I left them both when we checked out.Not long ago, a room we stayed in had one of those yellow "estimated yearly energy cost" stickers on the television set. It said similar models of that TV cost $18 a year. I'm not sure why they thought...

Ethanol initiative harmful

...the poor spend four times more of their income for home energy than a more affluent middle class. Leftist groups, including the Sierra Club, are still opposed to helping the poor with lower energy costs by strangling energy development.