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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

Aging power grid has more turning to generators

Jan 27, 2015
An estimated 7 percent of new homes come with a backup generator.
Posted In: blizzard, snow storm, power
NFL

The NFL's power extends beyond the game

Sep 11, 2014
The league makes billions through a wide network of tie-ins with big corporations.
Posted In: NFL, power, corporate

Suction on Leith: The EU bans high-power vacuums

Aug 29, 2014
Starting September first, companies in the European Union can't make or import vacuums that generate more than 1600 watts of power. Lizzie O’Leary speaks with vacuum shop owner Patricia Ware.
Posted In: vacuums, EU, regulation, power

Nation's electricity grid gets a test

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.
Posted In: power, electricity, infrastructure

With choice comes risk: How to pick the electricity plan that's right for you

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.
Posted In: electricity, power, utilities

India experiences massive power outages

Jul 31, 2012
Today blackouts in northern India spread to the eastern states, affecting half of the country's 1.2 billion people. Many office buildings are running on generators; More than a hundred trains were stranded in the summertime heat.
Posted In: India, power

Why we need to build a smart grid -- fast

Apr 12, 2012
A new book details our fragile electrical system. Plus, Shakespeare broken down and 3D chocolate printing.
Posted In: electricity, 3D printing, Shakespeare, smart grid, power

Power Walker!

Aug 25, 2011
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin released a study showing how to power our Smartphones from the kinetic energy in our shoes. That means...
Posted In: energy, phones, power, shoes

10 Things That Will Change How You Think About Water

Apr 12, 2011
Today on the Marketplace Morning Report, we spoke to Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water. In...
Posted In: Big Book, featured, power, water

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