Electricity

How your electric car could be 'a virtual power station'

<b>If electric cars really are the future, where is all the electricity to power them going to come from?</b><p>There are currently more than a billion vehicles on the road worldwide, 38 million of them registered in the UK. The overwhelming majority run on petrol or diesel.<p>But the world is …

Electric Vehicles

What Causes Cascading Power Grid Failures

Just a few vulnerable patches in North American power grids are responsible for most of the continent’s largest blackouts, a new study finds. These …

Northwestern University

Germany's Siemens to cut 6,900 jobs at power, drives units

BERLIN (AP) — Industrial conglomerate Siemens has announced plans to cut about 6,900 jobs worldwide at its power, gas and drives divisions, half of them in Germany.<p>Munich-based Siemens said Thursday that it plans to cut the jobs "over a period of several years." The company had said when it …

Business

Ethiopia:Waste to Energy Facility to Be Operational

(Photo: Ethiopian Herald)Ethiopia is a country with untapped potential of energy resources. Presently, realizing its immense contribution for the …

Addis Ababa

New Smart Meter Data Shows Potential of Real-Time Pricing to Lower Electric Bills

(CHICAGO – Nov. 14, 2017) Ninety-seven percent of a sample of Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) customers would have saved money in 2016—without changing …

Energy

Nigerian Govt Recovers U.S.$65 Million Electricity Debt

Vanguard, 13 November 2017<p>The Federal Government on Monday announced that it had recovered 64.6 million dollars electricity debt from its …

West Africa

Mini Power Meter With Voltage, Current, Watts, mAh And mWh Display Now Available From Adafruit

Adafruit has this week announced the availability of a new Mini Power Meter complete with Voltage, Current, Watt’s mAh and mWh display, which is …

Energy

Scientists work to harness power from Hawaii's waves

<b>Megan Thompson:</b><p>The east coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu is known for its breathtaking beaches and ocean vistas. But these beautiful waters …

Energy

Critical Questions You Better Answer Before Going Off-Grid

Image source: Pixabay.com<p>Going off-grid means different things to different folks. For some, it’s living a “normal” life without an electric bill. …

Off-grid

Study Helps Make Microgrids a More Reliable Power Source

NewsNew framework guarantees stability of microgrids that supply local power in developing countries.Contributed Author: Massachusetts Institute of …

Research

Cuba’s electric future: Lessons learned and pathways forward

A new report from Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) highlights for the future of Cuba’s electric sector. These include the benefits of Cuba’s …

Energy

This portable power station and solar generator keeps your gadgets charged

Outdoor enthusiasts and adventure travelers looking for ways to keep their mobile devices charged while living off the grid have a new option to help …

Outdoors Gear

We already know which grid fixes can keep lights on during bad storms. Here are 3.

After a record-breaking hurricane season and catastrophic wildfires in California, the vulnerabilities of our electric system – and the urgent need …

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

New smart grid solution heals itself amid central grid outages

Renewable energy may offer emissions-free electricity, but it isn’t always easy for electrical grids to integrate that energy. Dutch company Alfen is …

Energy

Even electric cars powered by the dirtiest electricity emit fewer emissions than diesel cars, says new study

A new study has tried to address two of the main concerns over the environmental impact of electric vehicles versus gas-powered cars: namely the emissions from electricity generation to power the EVs and the impact of mining raw materials.<p>The main takeaway is that even electric cars powered by …

Energy

The Future Of Electric Aircraft: Plane & Pilot Readers’ Views - Plane & Pilot Magazine

<i>Want to learn more about electric aircraft? Read our article about the Hamilton aEro.</i><p>en_US<p>article<p>Is there a future in electric aircraft? Tell us what …

Airplanes

BYOP: The 6 Best Portable Generators for Backup Power

Whether you need electricity on the go or backup power at home, you don’t want the lack of a reliable power source to leave you in the dark. So, we’d …

Shopping

Robotics principles help wave energy converters better absorb power of ocean waves

Compared to wind and solar energy, wave energy has remained relatively expensive and hard to capture, but engineers from Sandia National Laboratories …

Energy

Can You Figure Out What's Wrong in This Iron Man 3 Scene?

Late at night, I tend to flip through the channels just to see what's up. If there's a good movie on, I might watch part of it—and recently, I …

Energy

City slickers: these urban warriors offer electric power and cycling chic

What's on test<p><b>1. VANMOOF ELECTRIFIED S</b><p>It looks pretty discreet, but new-to-the-scene Vanmoof promises great things with its ebike, such as integrated …

Energy

Pavegen's floor tiles could power future cities with footsteps

The latest movie in our ongoing Dezeen x MINI Living series features floor tiles developed by London-based startup Pavegen to produce kinetic energy …

Future Cities

Wave-Powered Water Pumps Could Become a New Source of Clean Energy

A simple wave energy system to pump water ashore could transform desalination and more.

Water

Shale gas beats coal in lifetime pollution head-to-head - Futurity

New research asks: Which is worse for human health, electricity from coal or from shale gas?

Environment

Lake District power lines buried at Braithwaite | The Great Outdoors

23rd October 2017<p><b>Electricity North West has removed overhead power lines and electricity poles at Braithwaite, near Keswick, at a cost of …

Backpacking

The case for an east coast gas reservation policy

A little over a decade ago, then-West Australian premier Alan Carpenter had his back against the wall.<p>Global oil and gas giants determined the new …

Australian News

Government wants to force people who generate electricity through solar to pay up

The department of energy is preparing legislation to force residents who live off the grid and generate electricity for their own use, or have a …

News (South Africa)

New electricity generation: Eskom outlines transmission spending plans

"Generation III nuclear power plants remain a good economic choice for SA," Mahlobo said. "Generation IV nuclear power plants promise improved …

Business (South Africa)

Off the grid: Small Aussie town of Tyalgum aims to be its own power station

The northern New South Wales town of Tyalgum is powering toward being Australia's first town to completely drop out of the national electricity …

Renewable Energy

4 Incredible Ways to Cut Down On Your Electricity Bill This Winter | Times Square Chronicles

4 Incredible Ways to Cut Down On Your Electricity Bill This Winter<p>The winter months bring along extreme weather and a myriad of diseases that can …

Home Improvement

AECEA: 50 GW within reach for 2017 installations in China

China looks set to defy all earlier expectations, and install an enormous 50 GW of new solar by the end of the year.<p>AECEA’ latest figures show that …

Renewable Energy