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Electricity Production and Distribution

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  • 2010 Tesla Roadster: Through Ian's Lens

     
    Nikola Tesla is best remembered for being at the forefront of electrical engineering at the turn of the 20th century. Forget the cheesy early 1990s hair-metal music references, Tesla was a groundbreaking inventor who helped create the alternating-...
  • First Charging Stations Spring Up on California's 'Electric Highway'

     
    A California-based solar power company and a bank have unveiled the first ???charging corridor??? in the U.S. ??? and given its distance, perhaps in the world. The corridor is only five 240-volt charging stations strong at five locations along U.S.......
  • Obama vs. GOP: It's the economy

     
    by Mark Silva "Employment is often the last thing to come back after a recession,'' President Barack Obama notes today, in his weekly address, the day after the Labor Department reported 9.8 percent unemployment in September, the highest rate since......
  • Plug-N-Go Provides Solar Power for EVs

     
    SunPods, a solar power company, is testing its first pre-engineered solar-panel electric vehicle charging station in San Jose, Calif. The SP-300 EV Plug-N-Go portable charging station provides solar energy directly to your car???s socket (currently a slim...
  • Plug-ins, the Electric Grid and You, Part II

     
    Yesterday, we shared two divergent opinions from electric utility execs about how prepared the infrastructure may be for the proliferation of plug-in cars. Now we'll reveal how different car types and buyer expectations may dictate what owners and...
  • Climate change: 'Mastery of Washington'

     
    by Mark Silva Both President Barack Obama and Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee are bound for Copenhagen next week, among the many U.S. representatives at an international conference that will conclude with an attempt at a framework for an.......
  • 2011 Porsche Cayenne: All New Plus A Hybrid

     
    Competes with: Land Rover Range Rover Sport, BMW X6, Mercedes-Benz M-Class Looks like: A small whale Drivetrain: 380-hp (combined), turbocharged V-6 hybrid; 300-hp, 3.6-liter V-6; 400-hp, 4.8-liter V-8; 500-hp, turbocharged 4.8-liter V-8; eight-speed...
  • 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid at the 2010 New York Auto Show

     
    Competes with: Ford Fusion Hybrid, Toyota Camry Hybrid Looks like: The Sonata got a major nose job Drivetrain: 2.4-liter gasoline engine and 30-kW electric motor with 209 hp combined; six-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel drive Hits dealerships:...
  • Obama acts to curb carbon

     Obama acts to curb carbon
    Rousing the public to do something about the growing federal debt is not easy. The dangers it poses are distant and vague. The immediate effects are not apparent. Any measure to cut deficits looks trivial next to the scale of the problem. Doing nothing is...
  • Customers owed refund on Duke reactor parts

    Customers owed refund on Duke reactor parts
    If you were remodeling a kitchen, would you pay for the parts in full before they were even delivered? Most people would want to see their new cabinets and granite installed to their satisfaction before cutting the final check. Not Progress Energy....
  • Prudent Salisbury Township residents realize salesman has wrong license

    Susan Martucci would love to save money on her electricity bills, but she keeps finding more reasons why she should stay out of Pennsylvania's deregulated electricity market. I wrote last month about how she felt burned by an extraordinarily high bill...