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Power companies are lobbying to make rooftop solar more expensive
Whether for profit or to avoid widespread rate hikes, the outcome might make generating your own electricity less appealing.
California’s massive power outages is a wake-up call for the whole country
Here's why millions are losing electricity—and why you could be next.
A New Map Will Help Predict Earth’s Response to Space Weather
Helping the Earth combat solar storms
Federal Study of Power Grid Might Disrupt The Nation’s Clocks
Soon, when you sleep through your Monday morning alarm, it may be Uncle Sam’s fault. Federal officials are considering an...
Future Electric Cars Could Earn Money for Owners While Sitting Still
Cars could shed their image as energy hogs and become mobile storage points for the electric grid, if engineers backed...
“Smart” Power Grids May Be Rife With Dumb Security Bugs
New technology that controls our electrical grids is hackable without proper security measures, one expert shows
The New Smart Grid: 21st Century Tech for the 21st Century
The new smart grid, part 2: Today’s electrical grid is based on 19th century thinking. The growing chorus for building a new smart grid is simply a call to modernize. Here’s how
Our Grid: Powering Our 21st Century Lives With a 19th Century Design
The Green Grok guest blogs exclusively for PopSci.com, taking a deep dive into the smart grid
A Smarter Electric Grid
Energy where and when it's needed