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One Nation's Electricity Going 100% Solar

A. Siegel | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

Certain islands are particularly appropriate for the introduction of renewable energy systems to displace oil.

You're Getting Screwed On Your Electric Bill

AP | Jonathan Fahey | Posted 09.10.2012 | Money

NEW YORK — A plunge in the price of natural gas has made it cheaper for utilities to produce electricity. But the savings aren't translating to lowe...

Humanitarian Disaster From Electricity Crisis Grows in Coalfields, As Coal Baron Entertains PGA Golf Tour, Rock Stars

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

An estimated 90 Appalachian Power distribution substations were toppled last week. Since then, residents have attempted to fend off brutal summer temperatures without electricity, along with shortages of food, water and gas.

The Nuclear Power Conundrum

Bill Chameides | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, located in the very populous corridor between Los Angeles and San Diego, has been shuttered since January after it was discovered that damage to the steam tubes that carry radioactive water had led to a small leak of radioactive steam.

No, Natural Gas Is Not America's Future

John Farrell | Posted 09.03.2012 | Green
John Farrell

Big, centrist, statesmanlike leadership isn't found in last century's energy sources. We aren't going to frack our way to a cleaner, brighter future. We need a bold, 21st century vision for energy.

Washington's Long, Dark Lesson in Powerlessness

Tamar Abrams | Posted 09.01.2012 | DC
Tamar Abrams

Just as the major currency of Hollywood is fame, here in the Washington area we deal in power: Who has it? How much? On the last day of June, many of us were reminded of what it means to be completely powerless -- literally.

Woman Receives $1.4 Million Utility Bill

AP | Posted 06.26.2012 | Money

ABILENE, Texas (AP)-- A lot of people gripe when they get high summertime electric bills. But Kristin Harriger's bill was nearly $1.4 million. The ...

1.21 Gigawatts! U.S. Finally in the Clean Energy Game

John Farrell | Posted 08.22.2012 | Green
John Farrell

In the past five years, a new U.S. renewable energy policy has quietly grown more popular, enabling enough solar power (1.21 gigawatts!) to send Michael J. Fox Back to the Future.

Now Power Traders Are Halting Electricity Exports To Greece

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

* Greek power prices double due to lower imports, hot weather * Tourism season coming By Karolin Schaps and Tsvetelia T...

'Green News Report' - June 12, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.12.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Raging wi...

'Green News Report' - June 7, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.07.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Congressi...

Electricity Rates Unlikely to Rise

David Vognar | Posted 08.05.2012 | Chicago
David Vognar

There are many ways for future electricity rates to go down while coal use also declines. Illinois' renewable portfolio standard aims to get 25 percent of electricity from renewable sources by 2025, and in the process, shrink bills.

'Green News Report' - May 22, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republica...

'Green News Report' - May 17, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: House GOP...

Is There a Clean Energy Standard in Our Future?

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Americans are behind Obama, in the sense that they support the president's concept of a national clean energy standard. But they're also behind, in the sense that the voting public is unwilling to go as far as the president wants to go because of costs.

Cara Santa Maria

A Real-Life Doctor Frankenstein?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.16.2012 | Science

2012-05-16-Screenshot20120516at3.52.36PM.pngGiovanni Aldini may not be a household name, but his contributions to science cannot be ignored. Neither can his macabre demonstrations of the power of electricity on the human body.

U.S. Acid Rain Regulations: Did They Work?

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.10.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

U.S. acid rain regulations have worked. What's more, they didn't seem to get in the way of the country's longest economic expansion.

Power the World

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

For most Americans, most of the time, electricity is a given. We rely on electricity to power our lives at work, at school and at home. We rely on it so much, it comes as quite a shock when we are deprived of it.

Seldom Acknowledged Innovation Was Edison's 'Greatest?'

Posted 04.08.2012 | Science

By: Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 04/07/2012 09:45 AM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Thomas Edison's record as an America...

Carbon Capture and Storage: A Fresh Look at Storage and Other Issues

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

New research concludes we've got space to store carbon, but other issues remain.

Campaign Energy Debate Missing the Biggest Opportunity

John Farrell | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green
John Farrell

Within the next decade, 100 million Americans in the nation's largest cities will be able to get cheaper electricity from their own rooftop -- without subsidies -- than from their electric utility, according to a new report.

Shock Therapy 'Riddle' Solved By Brain Scientists

Posted 03.20.2012 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 03/19/2012 03:04 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily While "shock therapy" has been used ...

Contact Voltage: The Invisible Danger That Killed Our Daughter

Anthony Green | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Anthony Green

When underground electric utility cable has reached its useful life or become damaged, it can leak electricity. It energizes all conductive surfaces in its proximity that people and pets come in contact with.

The Washington Post's Triple Fail

A. Siegel | Posted 05.12.2012 | Green
A. Siegel

The Washington Post graphic, which "proves" that over 10 years, incandescent lighting would cost the purchaser $5 less than buying LEDs, doesn't get into factors such as the time value of money, investment risk or opportunity costs.

The Fukushima Accident's Legacy One Year Later

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

There's a world of difference between safety, acceptable risk, and too much risk. Nuclear power plants lie somewhere between the second and the third. Anyone who tells you they're unqualifyingly safe is blowing smoke. Hopefully it won't be radioactive.