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...

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...

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...

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...

Energy costs trickle through global economy

...the economic recovery. But if energy costs stay high, consumers might have...meantime, the evidence of high energy costs trickling through the economy only...producer prices to increase if energy costs remain high, causing the most...

Energy costs start to gnaw at homeowner budgets

...Binczewski, of Carlson GMAC Real Estate in Palmer, Mass. "Energy costs are becoming a larger part of expenses so people may...with $1,190 ten years ago. Not all of the higher energy costs are tied to heating a home. Some are due to the proliferation...

Energy costs drive up prices

...Wednesday, when a survey of industry executives showed that energy costs drove prices higher in September while the services...prices after Hurricane Katrina and about the toll rising energy costs will take on the economy. "That is the $64,000...