Would these power lines have weathered the storm if they were underground?
Hurricanes Michael and Florence have knocked power out for millions of people. Burying power lines could help but the costs are high.
Low level carbon monoxide poisoning leads to a wide range of nonspecific but significant symptoms – making it very difficult to detect.
Australia needs to think about the energy grid of the future.
'Energy security' isn't just about cheaper bills. We urgently need to design a modern, safe Australian grid.
Old Delhi skyline.
The case for pragmatism, not dogma.
Many rural communities across Africa have dropped kerosene lighting for various electrical lights.
A lighting revolution is underway across Africa that's occurred largely without government or donor involvement.
The shrinking supply of Colorado River water is evident at the Hoover Dam on the border of Arizona and Nevada.
AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin
Taking millions of gallons of water permanently out of the Colorado River amid a prolonged drought would surely start an interstate fight.
Rather than fade into the night, coal plants could stick around longer under Trump’s proposal.
Trump's energy plan may meet the letter of the law but the Affordable Clean Energy Plan reflects the administration's clear agenda to move slowly or not at all on climate change.
The number of coal mining jobs has gone up slightly, but many times less than solar-related ones.
AP Photo/Dake Kang
The Trump administration's Affordable Clean Energy Plan would help the declining coal industry, but a study shows many coal workers could transition to a new industry – solar – and earn more money.
A man reads the newspaper by flashlight during the Northeast Blackout in August 2003.
AP Photo/Joe Kohen
Fifteen years after the Northeast Blackout of 2003 cut power to 50 million people in the US and Canada, experts explain that many threats to the electricity grid remain.
Some of the damage cause by Hurricane Maria, months after it hit.
Reuters/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
While the hurricanes last year dealt devastating blows to Puerto Rico, its challenges predate the storms and continue on today. They also offer new opportunities.
Who’s in control of what’s flowing in these wires?
D Sharon Pruitt
Experts explain the task of securing the electrical grid against cyberattacks, and discuss potential solutions and the risk of failure.
“No Linky” posters in Montreuil, near Paris. The first one reads “Linky: You can say no.” The second reads “Linky spies on your private life.” Some residents fear data surveillance rather than looking at possible advantages of smart meters.
A recent study suggests that smart meters can help households reduce their electricity use by as much as 5%. Are France’s anti-Linky households listening?
Australia’s energy prices have doubled since 2015.
Photo by José Alejandro Cuffia/ Unsplash
A Grattan Institute report has found renewable energy investment could offer a path to lower rates, but they won't drop below 2015 prices.
Offshore wind turbine near Scotland.
U.S. Department of the Interior
Generating less electricity with fossil fuels could help save lives.
The Indian Point nuclear power station outside New York City will be decommissioned by 2021.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
There is simply no credible evidence supporting the contention that America is experiencing a grid emergency.
Solar lowers prices and shifts when daily peak demand hours are.
Large-scale solar and wind tend to push energy prices down, which sounds great as a consumer. But that makes keeping the grid in constant balance harder.
Foundries in South Africa are the hardest hit by rising electricity costs.
High municipal electricity tariffs pose a serious threat to South Africa's machinery and equipment manufacturing industries.
Protesters occupy a national highway in the Western Cape.
Governing parties and officials need to take note of the frustration being expressed by ordinary South Africans.
No money for new coal - and no change to the current situation for renewables, despite the treasurer’s claims.
AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts
Scott Morrison's budget speech held no surprises on energy, after months of debate over the National Energy Guarantee. The real news comes in July with the release of a crucial ACCC report on power prices.
Wind turbines are becoming as American as haybales.
While wind energy is often perceived as controversial, that may be due to the tyranny and power of unrepresentative anecdotes.