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What India must do to have a modern power grid

Jul 31, 2012
India needs many more generating plants to keep up with exploding demand for electricity, but the distribution system is so corrupt that investors are reluctant to put money in new plants.
Posted In: electricity, India

To convert to gas or electric?

Jul 20, 2012
A faster-cooking kitchen range is the incentive for one family to switch to natural gas. But if you hope to save money, that's just the start.
Posted In: sustainability, electricity, gas, appliances

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

Space weather has economic impacts on earth

Jan 24, 2012
Rough space weather is leading some flights to change their course, and experts on the lookout for power outages.
Posted In: solar, space, electricity

Crowd-sourcing solar energy

Jan 6, 2012
A Maryland solar company is creating small power plants throughout a neighborhood as a means to pool financial resources and valuable roof space.
Posted In: solar, electricity, sustainability

How to read an EnergyGuide label

Oct 28, 2010
Eve Troeh reported today on TVs made after May 10, 2011 will be required to sport an EnergyGuide label. Below is one example of what one type of...
Posted In: electricity, Federal Trade Commission, sustainability, television

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

CFL faux pas from an ecological intelligence expert

Jul 7, 2009
I just enjoyed the first 45 minutes of a Minnesota Public Radio call-in show. Daniel Goleman is touting his book, "Ecological Intelligence: How...
Posted In: CFLs, electricity, mercury, misinformation

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