US energy firm to spend $1bn to upgrade coal plants

A US energy firm is to spend more than $1 billion (£0.6bn) to modify its coal-fired power stations to reduce harmful air pollution. It is part of Consumers Energy’s settlement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which resolves claims the company violated the Clean Air Act. Consumers Energy will install, upgrade and operate pollution […]

Powerful presents – give someone energy for Christmas

Gizmos and gadgets could soon be bumped off Christmas lists across the USA – by energy. One utility firm in the States is offering certificates for the “Gift of Energy” in time for the festive season. The gifts are available in amounts of $10, $20, $25 and $50. Consumers Energy, which provides gas and electricity […]