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The End of the Electric Utilities? The Industry Thinks So Too

Lewis Milford | Posted 09.25.2013 | Green
Lewis Milford

Even electric utility insiders seem to think this might happen, as solar, fuel cells, small wind, and other distributed forms of generation come on-line to displace big, centralized nuclear, gas and coal power plants.

How He Built This Awesome, Electric Convertible

Posted 09.17.2012 | Teen

A few years ago, Juan, a high school senior, bought himself a sleek, bright yellow Honda S2000 convertible. But he didn't buy it to cruise around and ...

Russia Restores Electricity To Belarus After Cutoff

AP | Posted 09.01.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Russian media say the country has restored electricity supplies to Belarus after a four-day cutoff due to unpaid bills. Anton Nazarov, a sp...

Venezuela To Begin Rationing Electricity Following Outages

AP | CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 08.16.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela — Business leaders on Thursday warned that the government's plans to ration electricity because of recurring power outages co...

Harsh Realm: The Legacy That Meg Whitman Invokes

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

As she shatters all spending records in her attempt to defeat Jerry Brown, billionaire Republican Meg Whitman has a role model in mind. He's her campaign chairman. And, as fate would have it, he is responsible for California's structural budget deficit.

Energy: At the Nexus of Climate, Poverty, and Global Security

Robert A. Freling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert A. Freling

Rural villages can now bypass the age of fossil fuels and catapult themselves into a bright, sustainable, carbon-free future.

John "Nuke Bailout" Bryson Must Not Be Secretary of Energy

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Long gone from Southern California Edison, John Bryson's ascent to head the Department of Energy would send a disastrous signal to those who are committed to a post fossil/nuclear future.

Pickens Plan Sounds Like A Poor Pick For We The People

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sandy Goodman

If you think you can trust Pickens, remember he contributed $3 million to the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth that buried John Kerry's 2004 presidential candidacy in a cesspool of lies.

The Rubber Snake That Generates Electric Power From Waves

Gizmodo | Kit Eaton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For some reason or other, we've shown you a lot of robotic snakes here on Giz. But this new one is kind of a robot snake in reverse: it's designed to ...