When will the lights come back on? Millions of Floridians want to know
September 12, 2017, 1:59 p.m. by Matt Hickman
With much of its $3B smart grid damaged by Hurricane Irma, Florida's largest utility has no easy answers.
What can a smart home do for you? [Infographic]
May 15, 2014, 1:35 p.m.
Forgot to turn off the lights? Tired of always adjusting the theromstat? The automated home has you covered.
Nest Learning Thermostat taps into grid with regional utility partnerships
April 22, 2013, 6:30 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In an effort to alleviate the risk of summertime brownouts and help homeowners save precious cash, Nest Labs partners with a handful of utility companies for a pair of energy-saving services.
To cut L.A. traffic woes, city installs synchronized traffic lights
April 3, 2013, 2:48 p.m. by Jim Motavalli
Los Angeles is aiming for a 20 percent improvement in its legendarily bad traffic with smart lights that work together. Other cities are doing this kind of thing, too, with dedicated busways, improved biking lanes and cellphone incentives for taking transit.
Smart grid company Telvent struck by Chinese hackers
October 1, 2012, 2:41 p.m. by Ben Weitzenkorn, SecurityNewsDaily
While the hackers may have disrupted energy output, they did not gain access to any customer information.
Texas woman makes dumb choice to stop smart meter installation
July 20, 2012, 1:50 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Thelma Taormina isn't exactly keen on smart meters. So when a utility worker arrived at her Houston home to install one of the devices, she did what any totally rational homeowner would do: She grabbed her gun.
Smart meters help to eliminate electricity-related theft, violence in Brazil
April 3, 2012, 12:57 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In Latin American countries, particularly Brazil, the deployment of smart meters is helping curb instances of electricity theft and violence inflicted on utility company employees sent out to read analog meters.
Want a smart grid? Maybe you can win one on 'The Price Is Right'
February 2, 2012, 1:20 p.m. by Chris Turner
As California's new Advanced Clean Cars rules push electric vehicles one step closer to the mass market, could the smart grid be the sequel to 'California emissions'?
Energy awareness with just a push of a (green) button
January 25, 2012, 3:45 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra announces Green Button, an effort to make understanding (and adjusting) household energy consumption easier through a standardized online platform.
The energy-hungry house: Why and how energy use is so high today
January 24, 2012, 8:28 a.m.
The picture of U.S. energy usage has changed dramatically over the years. So where does all of that juice go?
This map tells you exactly what lies on the other side of the ocean
'Super mom' spotted on a Minnesota lake — with 56 ducklings in tow
It's time to stop releasing balloons
Fireflies! 12 things you didn't know about lightning bugs
13 natural solutions for killing and deterring ants
16 plants that repel unwanted insects