The anniversary of Hurricane Sandy offers us an opportunity to start fixing the country's utility crisis. This will only happen, however, if Americans demands accountability from the large companies that too often are putting their own profits before the public good.
The Public Service Company of New Mexico is taking tottering baby-steps when it comes to solar energy. PNM has a mere 1 percent of solar on its renewable energy books -- ironic when New Mexico's state flag boasts a blazing yellow sun.
Greece knows a thing or two about democracy. And as an increasingly arid nation, good water management is fundamental to its future, both political and physical. The recent financial crisis hasn't only tested Greek democracy, but its water as well.
As technology has evolved, so should our expectations about how Congress and state legislatures can advance civic values and consumer interests by facilitating people banding together in effective citizen groups.
Why are some people still without power? The power grid consists of the transmission lines, distribution lines, and the last few feet from the pole to your home or business. Where this cable reaches your home is the separation point of utility responsibility and customer responsibility.