Why is thunder so loud? It's because the amount of electrical energy that flows from the cloud to the ground is so enormous.
For many Haitians, blackouts do not just signal a political crisis; they also symbolize feelings of their loss of political power.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's pronouncements on the power utility Eskom, during the State of the Nation Address may lead to significant changes in country's energy policy.
Making electric grids better able to withstand extreme weather events will require teamwork from engineers, researchers and the government.
Energy companies offer thousands of different prices, making finding the best deal all but impossible.
Wireless charging is conceptually easy but technically difficult. Devices that can adjust themselves to optimize charging are on the way.
The government wants the power to break up power companies if they keep prices high. There's little to suggest it would achieve much.
The two countries have successfully collaborated on electricity supply for 11 years, but could Brexit pull this unique UK-Ireland innovation apart?
Even the Voyager spacecraft are controlled remotely, 20 billion kilometres away. It takes 20 hours for instructions to travel from Earth to the spacecraft but we can do it -- using a remote.
A new poll reveals many Australians want to cut their electricity bills - but many also want to reduce emissions.
A study of the social cost of carbon emitted by the shrinking fleet of Texan coal plants suggests that closing more of them down would be good for the climate and public health.
In the near future, your doctor might prescribe electricity for what ails you.
South Africa's sunshine and coastlines are ideal for renewable energy generation but the country's struggling to take advantage of this.
There are some good explanations for the mismatch between regional support for climate action and the areas where renewable energy is making the biggest inroads.
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.
'Energy security' isn't just about cheaper bills. We urgently need to design a modern, safe Australian grid.
The case for pragmatism, not dogma.
A lighting revolution is underway across Africa that's occurred largely without government or donor involvement.
Taking millions of gallons of water permanently out of the Colorado River amid a prolonged drought would surely start an interstate fight.