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July 30 2012


On Our Radar: A Blackout in India

The power loss underscores the difficulties India faces in meeting the energy needs of its expanding economy.
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May 09 2012


Is That Onions You Smell? Or Battery Juice?

No more crying over electric bills, now that an onion-processing company has a battery to store electricity at off-peak periods.

February 08 2012


Surplus Renewable Energy: An Update

From interregional sharing to the development of batteries, the energy secretary offers ideas for coping with a sudden oversupply of power to the grid.

January 20 2012


Car Batteries Are Not Just For the Car

Coda Holdings will make minor changes to battery packs for its cars and sell them individually or grouped together. The idea is to sell them to homeowners for use when rooftop solar panels generate more than they use, and to help businesses reduce their peak loads.

January 18 2012


The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Off-the-Grid Solar

Factory-rated output is not woods-of-Maine output, the author discovers as he adds up the kilowatt hours.

November 28 2011


Will the Lights Stay On in Texas and New England?

The advent of new pollution rules affecting coal-fired power plants and some gas-fired plants could threaten the reliability of the grid in those regions, a new report says.

October 31 2011


Better Batteries: Not Just for Cars Anymore

A new wind farm in West Virginia relies on batteries to smooth its output to the grid. And the manufacturer says that a new generation of batteries will have far more capacity.

October 26 2011


A Reconfigured Energy Sector

A special section explores new technologies and steep challenges benefiting and testing the energy industry.

October 18 2011


How Essential Is Indian Point?

Not very, proponents of a shutdown of the nuclear plant insist; but that all depends on how heavy the demand for electricity in the New York metropolitan area turns out to be in coming years.

September 06 2011


Getting a Grip on the Grid

New technology to more accurately gauge the temperature of power lines es expected to improve the overall efficiency of the electricity grid.

July 20 2011


Electricity Demand Soars in Mid-Atlantic States

Grid operators in the mid-Atlantic region, New York State and New England predict that they can cope with the heat wave.

July 15 2011


Lighting the Hopes of the Grid-less

A philanthropic group tries to marry financial capital with new energy technologies to introduce devices intended for the 1.4 billion people who live off the grid.

June 28 2011


Google's Green Energy Wish List

The company imagines a cost breakthrough in various energy areas, then tries to map out what the result would be for jobs, the economy and various products like hybrid cars.

June 15 2011


U.S. Reactors Unprepared for Total Power Loss, Report Suggests

Studies by safety experts have analyzed the risk of losing electricity from the grid or from on-site emergency generators, but not both, officials at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission say.

June 13 2011


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April 11 2011


Awards Season for Environmentalists

A German homemaker who made over the power industry in her corner of the Black Forest is one of six recipients of the $150,000 Goldman Environmental Awards.

March 28 2011


Development Splits Architects in Sydney

The site will get its electricity from trigeneration generators, a system where heat, mechanical energy and cooling are created from a single source, harnessing "waste heat" to raise overall output.
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