Wall Street Journal  6 hrs ago  Comment 
Recent efforts by utilities offer a glimpse at what programs work best with consumers.
Reuters  9 hrs ago  Comment 
NiSource Inc on Sunday announced its board had approved plans to split into two publicly traded companies, separating its utilities and pipeline businesses.
Reuters  Sep 28  Comment 
A year after Spain, the sunniest country in Europe, issued notice of a law forcing solar energy-equipped homes and offices to pay a punitive tax, architect Inaki Alonso re-installed a 250 watt solar panel on a beam over his Madrid roof terrace.
Forbes  Sep 26  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Friday, Healthcare stocks are the worst performing sector, not showing much of a gain. Within that group, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) and Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: THC) are two large stocks that are...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 25  Comment 
By Stock Market Sherpa: Utilities stocks have long been a staple of any income investment portfolio. In an environment where most government bonds are yielding less than 3%, a utilities stock yielding 4% or above looks mighty attractive. However,...
NPR  Sep 25  Comment 
Across the country the solar industry is battling utilities over the financial details of feeding electricity from renewable resources back into the power grid.
SeekingAlpha  Sep 25  Comment 
By Joseph P. Porter: This is the second of what (I hope) will be a series of articles aimed at providing growth potential for the ETF retirement portfolio. While the portfolio was conceived as a means of securing a high level of yield with...  Sep 24  Comment 
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Benzinga  Sep 24  Comment 
Gas Natural Inc. (NYSE MKT: EGAS) ("Gas Natural" or the "Company"), a holding company operating local natural gas utility companies serving approximately 73,000 customers in seven states, announced today that it has named Michael R. Winter to its...


This industry consists of companies that provide consumers and businesses with electricity, natural gas, and water. Most of these companies are government sanctioned monopolies. They operate without competition in their main service areas. The downside to this industry is that the government in many cases also determines how much these utilities can charge their customers.

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