Saturday, May 7, 2011

Progress Energy customers turn down the heat - Consumer -

John Murawski
"The company blames the ailing economy for sluggish electricity sales as customers dial back thermostats, buy energy-efficient appliances and budget conservatively. The unexpected duration of the trend suggests that many in the nation are shedding a freewheeling mindset that had been ingrained in the bygone era of cheap and abundant energy."

Friday, May 6, 2011

Nation’s Electric Co-ops Honor U.S. Rep. James Clyburn for Distinguished Service | The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

"WASHINGTON, DC; May 2, 2011— The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) today awarded U.S. Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), Assistant Democratic Leader, with its Distinguished Service Award. Rep. Clyburn, the first African American to receive the award, was recognized for his many contributions to electric cooperatives throughout his more than 18 years of service in Congress. Clyburn counts more than 270,000 electric cooperative consumer-members as constituents."

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Briefs: S.C. represented in Duke-Progress merger talks - Business -

"The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff has filed to intervene and become a party of record in the proposed merger of North Carolina’s Duke Energy Corp. and Progress Energy Inc. The office took the step to ensure the South Carolina’s interests are represented and protected during merger proceedings."

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