We’re taking a close look at the energy assistance programs that help low-income families pay their utility bills, keep warm in the winter and keep cool in the summer. We answer your questions about these programs, and tell you how much of your income you spend on energy.
As the summer approaches, the 2016 presidential primaries continue to heat up and we’ve already heard a lot from the frontrunners on everything from taxation to ISIS. We picked a few of the candidates’ plans for energy policy and the environment. See if you can guess which quotation came from which candidate.
Coal, earthquakes and electric vehicles have been big news in recent days. These headlines raise as many questions as they answer. Here’s a quick recap of the last week’s most interesting energy stories, and we want to know: what questions do they raise for you? Wyoming Coal Cuts Jobs
The U.S.’s two largest coal mines are each laying off 15 percent of their employees in Wyoming. In the announcement last week, Peabody Energy and Arch Coal said that low natural gas prices, a warm winter season and environmental regulations forced the layoffs, which will affect more than 450 people.
Every year, millions of Americans struggle to pay for heating and cooling. Federal, state and local programs exist to help people pay their bills. We’re looking into how effective they are, and we’re asking you to tell us what you’d like to know about these program.
What is the most energy efficient way to boil water? And which method has the smallest carbon footprint? The familiar act of boiling water lets us examine how the choices we make daily roll up to global energy consumption.