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Why Nigeria Generates So Little Power

Timi Soleye | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Timi Soleye

Nigeria is the greenest populous country in the world, but it is so entirely by accident. We fuel a population north of 170 million -- the seventh largest in the world -- on an available installed grid electricity generation capacity of fewer than 6GW.

It's Time to Invest in a 21st-century Power System

Craig Lewis | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Craig Lewis

To even maintain our antiquated power system, massive investments estimated at $673 billion are needed by 2020. Why not invest this money into the creation of a modern power system that is actually capable of meeting the full set of America's energy needs?

Matt Sledge

Facing Snowstorm, National Grid President Reassures: 'The Damage Has Been Repaired' | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.08.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Political leaders and utility companies in New York City prepared for a nasty winter snowstorm Friday afternoon that could knock out power...

The Next Katrina Could Be a Deadly Solar Storm

Richard Schiffman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
Richard Schiffman

The last recorded Solar Superstorm called the "Carrington Event" occurred over a period of nine days in 1859. Auroras were seen as far south as the Caribbean, and telegraph networks failed across the Northern Hemisphere, in some cases even catching fire.

Evolution of the TIR Intergrid and Lateral Power

Matt Laherty | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green
Matt Laherty

Like the first two industrial revolutions, the global transformation to a Third Industrial Revolution (TIR) will emerge over time. It will be marked with important milestones along the path.

And That's When the Trees Attacked...

Andy McDonald | Posted 09.04.2011 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

We cannot glut so extensively on shadows and not expect trees to some day blacken the very soul of humanity. The trees struck, and they struck hard and fast.