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There's a battery underneath your feet, and utilities want to use it

Nov 27, 2023
As the U.S. decarbonizes, it will need a lot more electricity. Geothermal energy networks may be a cost-effective part of the solution.
Underground geothermal pipes provide energy to ground source heat pumps, pictured above, which heat and cool buildings.
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Utility companies to stockpile $8 million spare parts in case of disaster

Apr 8, 2016
Spare transformers are expensive to keep around, so several utility providers start a new company to fill that role.
Transmission lines on May 7, 2015 in Joliet, Illinois. 
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Electric car startup Better Place goes bust

May 28, 2013
Better Place, a company that aimed to solve the notorious electric car driving range problem, is going bust.

A Tesla...for the resta'ya

Jun 30, 2010
So far, this week's been a big bonanza for Tesla Motors. The electric car company raised $226 million with its IPO Monday, and the share price has...