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Channeling Nikola Tesla's electric currents today

Jul 26, 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.
Posted In: inventions, electricity, New York City

Power grid is tested by heat wave: Will it pass?

Jul 18, 2013
A heat wave covering the Midwest and Northeast is expected to peak today -- and with it, demand for electricity to power air conditioning. People may be asked to conserve, but power grids expect they'll meet demand.
Posted In: energy, electricity, power grid, weather

This smart grid can save power -- and lives

Jul 11, 2013
The U.S. power grid needs upgrading to manage all the stresses on it. The Army is testing a much smaller grid that cut fuel use in half, saving soldiers' lives.
Posted In: power grid, smart grid, electricity

Poop power: A new generation of companies bet on a different renewable energy (Infographic)

Jun 12, 2013
It's been tried before, but a new generation of companies is hoping that manure will become the next solar.
Posted In: renewable energy, electricity, cows

Jamaican power company reacts to electricity theft

Apr 4, 2013
Power costs in Jamaica are among the highest in the Caribbean. Many poor people have devised ways to get their supply free and illegally. Now the utility company is cracking down on this theft.
Posted In: Jamaica, electricity, power grid

Would you like some salt with your batteries?

Apr 4, 2013
A promising new technology aims to store electricity for the power grid on the cheap.
Posted In: energy, batteries, power grid, electricity

Sandy outages may help rethink power grid

Nov 13, 2012
Long-term power outages in the wake of Sandy have led many experts to scrutinize the power delivery infrastructure and look at how it could be strengthened.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, new jersey, New York, electricity

Governor Cuomo threatens to switch NY utilities

Nov 6, 2012
A week after Superstorm Sandy hit the Northeast, more than a million people are still without power. New York Governor Cuomo is threatening to find other utilities if electric companies like ConEd and LIPA don’t perform.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, New York, electricity, utilities

Lower Manhattan flickers back to life

Oct 31, 2012
Despite the loss of power in lower Manhattan, Wall Street and some nearby businesses reopen. But downtown is dead compared to midtown.
Posted In: manhattan, Hurricane Sandy, electricity, New York City

More than flipping a switch: Power companies fight outages

Oct 31, 2012
Electricity is coming back for those who lost power because of Sandy. Two days after the storm, about six million people on the East Coast are still in the dark, down from a high of eight and a half million.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, electricity, natural disasters, new jersey

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