Near Jamestown, Dominion power line battles history

Aug 18, 2015
A need for modern infrastructure is weighed against preserving a famed river view.
Posted In: Virginia, electricity, utilities

Your electric car may be a carbon polluter

Aug 3, 2015
Some electric cars may cause more carbon pollution than a standard gasoline engine.
Posted In: electric car, Carbon, electricity

Making electricity demand match the supply

Jun 25, 2015
Denmark gets some 40 percent of its power from wind energy — but it's aiming for even more.
Posted In: electricity, energy, Denmark

Backing up the power grid with homemade electricity

Jun 19, 2015
Connecticut is trying microgrids that keep going when the main utility fails.
Posted In: infrastructure, U.S., electricity, power grid
Towers carrying electical lines are shown in South San Francisco, California

A call to invest in safety of the power grid

Apr 21, 2015
Department of Energy proposes billions in investment in power grid infrastructure.
Posted In: power grid, electricity, department of energy
Around a third of unusable dollars are burned to generate electricity.

How money gets burned

Mar 13, 2015
Hundreds of tons of shredded money are burned each year to generate electricity.
Posted In: recycling, electricity, Federal Reserve, Money
Police officers observe a minute of silence to commemorate of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that claimed more than 18,000 lives, and subsequent nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on March 11, 2015 in Fukushima, Japan.

Japan struggles to build a new electricity network

Mar 11, 2015
The expansion of solar power to replace nuclear has hit a wall: The capacity of Japan's grid.
Posted In: Japan, electricity, solar, power, fossil fuels
So many clocks, so little time.

Daylight Savings, a thing that exists for no discernable reason

Mar 9, 2015
There's not much evidence that Daylight Savings Time actually cuts down on electricity use.
Posted In: daylight saving time, apple watch, electricity

Electricity as utility. A model for the internet?

Nov 10, 2014
UPDATED: A short look at the history of how utilities became utilities.
Posted In: utility, Internet, net neutrality, electricity

What bright lights can tell you about a nation's economy

Jul 15, 2014
A study says some leaders give preferential treatment to their home regions.
Posted In: light, political favoritism, electricity