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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

How can I figure out where my home is using energy? How can I do my own energy audit?

Jul 30, 2010
Easy Answer: We've made a Do-It-Yourself Energy Audit guide for you (with help from the Department of Energy and Consumer Reports)....
Posted In: DIY, electricity, energy, energy audit, energy bill, marketplace money, power

How does my energy use compare to my neighbors'?

Jul 29, 2010
Easy Answer: Grab some recent power bills and find out....
Posted In: cutting energy, electricity, energy audit, energy bill, marketplace money, power, reducing energy bill

Which US state produces the most wind power?

Jul 26, 2010
**Easy Answer: Texas is the biggest wind generator by a long shot....
Posted In: power, study, wind, wind energy