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'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.

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...

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...

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...

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...