Aging power grid has more turning to generators

Jan 27, 2015
An estimated 7 percent of new homes come with a backup generator.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Utility workers repair a power line in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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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.

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.

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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...

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...