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This Is Uncomfortable
The Weak Link: The state of infrastructure

Backing up the power grid with homemade electricity

by Scott Tong Jun 19, 2015
Connecticut is trying microgrids that keep going when the main utility fails.

A call to invest in safety of the power grid

by Scott Tong Apr 21, 2015
Department of Energy proposes billions in investment in power grid infrastructure.

How money gets burned

by Jed Kim Mar 13, 2015
Hundreds of tons of shredded money are burned each year to generate electricity.

Japan struggles to build a new electricity network

by Scott Tong Mar 11, 2015
The expansion of solar power to replace nuclear has hit a wall: The capacity of Japan's grid.
Final Note

Daylight Savings, a thing that exists for no discernable reason

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 9, 2015
There's not much evidence that Daylight Savings Time actually cuts down on electricity use.
By The Numbers

Electricity as utility. A model for the internet?

by Shea Huffman Nov 10, 2014
UPDATED: A short look at the history of how utilities became utilities.

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

by Shea Huffman Jul 15, 2014
A study says some leaders give preferential treatment to their home regions.

Invest in Marketplace today

Ask not what Marketplace can do for you, but what you can do for Marketplace.

No electricity in Indonesia, but there's Facebook

by Kai Ryssdal Jul 2, 2014
Elizabeth Pisani talks about the modern changes in Indonesia's economy.

Nation's electricity grid gets a test

by Dan Weissmann 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.

No, your phone doesn't use as much electricity as a refrigerator

by Adriene Hill Aug 23, 2013
Widely reported: your smartphone uses the same amount of electricity as two refrigerators. Why some ideas stick around, true or not.