Oct 26, 2012 Utilities spent billions a year ago repairing lines and equipment damaged by storms Irene and Alfred -- and were roundly criticizing for leaving many people without power for days. They're intent on being prepared for Sandy.
Oct 26, 2012 Voters in the Windy City to decide whether City Hall can negotiate for cheaper electricity rates.
Sep 5, 2012 If you live in a state that suffers from severe weather, finding good homeowners insurance is getting more difficult as weather patterns grow more extreme. So what do you do if the insurance company drops you?
Aug 27, 2012 Since Katrina, the city has focused on evacuation as a response to hurricanes. This time the advice is to stay put, with a few days' emergency supplies. Stores respond as best they can.
Aug 1, 2012 Indian electricity bosses are less accountable than their Chinese counterparts even though India is a democracy and China a one-party state.
Jul 31, 2012 India needs many more generating plants to keep up with exploding demand for electricity, but the distribution system is so corrupt that investors are reluctant to put money in new plants.
Jul 20, 2012 A faster-cooking kitchen range is the incentive for one family to switch to natural gas. But if you hope to save money, that's just the start.
Apr 13, 2012 A new survey reveals that more than half of all businesses aren't concerned about or prepared for possible disasters. Here are some ways to prepare.
Apr 12, 2012 A new book details our fragile electrical system. Plus, Shakespeare broken down and 3D chocolate printing.