June 18, 2018, 6am PDT
Last month the Trump administration directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to require grid operators to purchase power from aging coal and nuclear power plants, enabling them to keep operating as a matter of "national security." Regulators disagree.
April 9, 2018, 9am PDT
Some of the least expensive electricity in the country can be found in Upstate New York, where cryptocurrency miners are starting to set up shop—with or without local approval.
April 17, 2017, 9am PDT
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) released its annual energy flowchart.
September 2, 2016, 10am PDT
It's getting a lot cheaper to install solar power, and a lot easier to imagine a solar-powered future.
July 31, 2015, 1pm PDT
Haiti's weak government and heavy foreign aid presence has led some to refer to it as the "Republic of NGOs." Satellite explored how this dynamic plays out in the small city of Fort-Liberté, which has been shaken by recent protests over electricity.
December 3, 2014, 1pm PST
Earlier this week a massive power outage struck Detroit. But that type of embarrassment might soon be a thing of the past because Detroit will soon undertake a $200 million upgrade of its electricity grid.
April 24, 2014, 1pm PDT
Although the United States built less new energy capacity than in the same time period last year, renewable energy dominated the capacity to come online so far in 2014.
March 17, 2014, 12pm PDT
America’s electricity infrastructure is vulnerable to physical attack. And while federal regulators have known this for years, they’ve been slow to compel security upgrades.
December 26, 2013, 11am PST
Electricity sales normally grow and fall with economic activity, but since 2011, that pattern has been turned on its head. The Washington Post offers four explanations for the change and how it threatens utilities' very existence.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
September 10, 2013, 5am PDT
The candidates competing to emerge from today's mayoral primary confront a host of challenges that threaten the quality of life in the Big Apple. Five experts identify the issues they believe are key to improving the city's livability.
March 7, 2013, 1pm PST
When electricity was still in its infancy, municipal leaders turned to "moonlight towers" to provide mass illumination for their cities. Megan Garber explores the "brief and literally shining moment" in the history of electric streetlights.
October 15, 2012, 5am PDT
SPUR, the San Francisco-based planing think tank, looks at the potential benefits to the public sector of using dynamic, demand-based pricing to manage limited public resources - from parking to electricity.
August 12, 2012, 7am PDT
Experimental efforts are being made to harness the extreme currents off Maine's coast, as underwater tidal energy turbines could soon generate power for nearby homes and businesses.
October 26, 2011, 2pm PDT
Coachella Valley is home to agriculture, music festivals, and impoverished residents living in shanty mobile homes. Drinkable water, reliable electricity, basic sanitation, and clean air are scarce, says California Watch.
April 20, 2011, 5am PDT
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has opened a new testing facility in San Ramon, California to experiment with smart grid technology. They're currently testing new systems for reducing outages.
February 3, 2011, 12pm PST
Three years ago, Boulder grabbed international attention when it announced plans to construct a "smart grid" of high tech tools to help cut its electricity consumption. But that project has gone way over budget.
November 25, 2009, 1pm PST
Volunteer electricians from the Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee reconnect those who can't afford to pay the bill.
February 26, 2009, 6am PST
New legislation is expected to seek greater federal control over the siting of electrical transmission lines, a move lawmakers hope will ease the creation of a "smart" electricity grid.
November 11, 2008, 9am PST
As renewables replace polluting, carbon-intensive power sources, the reliability of the nation's electricity will be impaired because of the inability of the grid to accommodate power produced from distant sources, according to a new report.
July 21, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>The Wall St. Journal's David Patton tries a new hybrid-electric bicycle to see if it makes sense as a commute vehicle. </p>