Energy & Green Tech

How a smart electric grid will power our future

A novel plan that offers partnership in keeping the United States electric grid stable and reliable could be a win-win for consumers and utility operators.

Energy & Green Tech

Energy modernization as climate policy

When West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin stabbed President Joe Biden's Build Back Better Bill in the back, he also "signaled" his support for the energy modernization and environmental elements of the bill. Of course, earlier, ...

Security

Protecting EV charging stations from cyberattacks

As the number of electric cars on the road grows, so does the need for their electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and the Internet-based managing systems within those stations. However, these managing systems face their ...

Energy & Green Tech

Fusion's role in fighting climate change

Excitement about fusion energy is growing. The international ITER project in France, which counts China, India, Europe, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and the United States as its partners, is starting to assemble the world's ...

Energy & Green Tech

Tree trimming pays dividends for energy customers

Eversource Energy's tree trimming program led to 900 fewer tree-caused power outages per year, according to research done by UConn energy analysts and published this month in the journal Energy Policy. For tree-caused power ...

Energy & Green Tech

Microgrids and solar reduce risk of power outages

Climate change is fueling more floods, droughts, wildfires, and extreme storms across the United States. As a result, aging power grids are being pushed beyond their limits, sometimes with deadly impacts. (In 2020, a series ...

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