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2011-06-13 09:00:00

Higher Electric Rates in Northeast and California Offset by Less Use COLORADO SPRINGS, Co., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most below-average income households pay around $2.50 daily for all their home's electricity, despite the widespread perception that electric bills are high and always heading higher. Addressing the electricity industry's annual convention today, Steve Mitnick of Build Energy America released the research group's latest report, "Electric Values." The...

2011-05-05 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baseload power plants produce about 80% of the nation's electricity so it is particularly alarming how few baseload plants are under construction or have been completed recently. At this rate, the aging baseload fleet will not be completely replaced with modern nuclear, coal and natural gas combined cycle plants for 70 years or longer. Looming in coming years is the need to retire the oldest nuclear and coal plants. But this will be...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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