Nov 10, 2014 UPDATED: A short look at the history of how utilities became utilities.
Jul 16, 2014 A study says some leaders give preferential treatment to their home regions.
Jul 2, 2014 Elizabeth Pisani talks about the modern changes in Indonesia's economy.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 10, 2014 Three large power grids supply power to the entire U.S.
Mar 17, 2014 The failure of just nine utility substations, and the closing of one factory, could blackout the entire U.S. for 18 months.
Nov 12, 2013 The aging grid's main protection against attack is that it's too sprawling and complicated to all go down at once.
Aug 27, 2013 Widely reported: your smartphone uses the same amount of electricity as two refrigerators. Why some ideas stick around, true or not.
Aug 21, 2013 Power companies are starting to steal from the mobile phone playbook, offering free nights and weekends or pre-paid plans. This can save you money, or it can blow you away with higher bills.
Jul 29, 2013 The inventor has been cast as Thomas Edison's more magical nemesis and contemporary -- and he's currently being celebrated at the New York Hall of Science.