The hidden cost of household gadgets (Infographic)
September 26, 2011, 10:21 a.m.
Electricity consumption is already higher than ever, and experts say it will only continue to rise. What are the long-term implications for your wallet?
'Leaf to Home': A charging system that powers your EV (and then some)
August 3, 2011, 9 p.m. by Matt Hickman
In response to Japan's power crunch resulting from the Fukushima disaster, Nissan unveils a two-way charging system that makes it possible for your home to be powered by your car during power shortages.
How a New Mexico wildlife refuge ended up with an electric bill of $0
June 29, 2011, 1:54 p.m. by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The 57,000-acre San Andres Refuge, which works to restore desert bighorn sheep, launched its quest for energy independence in 2005 and has implemented several significant energy-saving practices since.
Energy monitoring: Taking it to the streets in Brighton
April 20, 2011, 7:13 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Keeping up with Joneses takes on an interesting new form as residents of Tidy Street in Brighton, U.K. record their daily electric usage in a very public manner as part of a community energy awareness campaign.
Forgot to turn off the lights? There's an app for that
April 18, 2011, 5:06 p.m. by Chris Turner
Zerofootprint's TalkingPlug device turns everyday electrical outlets into miniature communications hubs, allowing remote monitoring and control of energy use by smartphone. Think of it as two more prongs in the coming smart grid revolution.
Verizon Wireless and the environment
March 14, 2011, 4:34 p.m.
Company is venturing into smart grid technology in a big way in Charlotte.
Researchers predict 359,000 plug-in electric vehicles by 2017
February 11, 2011, 1:27 p.m. by Melissa Hincha-Ownby
A new forecast from Pike Research says California and New York will be the most popular states for PEV sales.