Energy & Green Tech

Privacy choices for smart meters may have consequences for decades

Smart meters have become commonplace in the Netherlands: the vast majority of households now have one in their fuse box. And yet, some 10 years after their introduction, there are still many questions and challenges surrounding ...

Energy & Green Tech

Is the electrical grid prepared for climate change?

Summer heat waves across the country tested whether America's aging electrical grid can keep up with demand—a problem scientists say will be exacerbated by climate change, as severe hurricanes, wildfires and other weather ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Future smart homes could be powered with electronics built on stones

What if you could power the smart thermostats, speakers and lights in your home with a kitchen countertop? Stones, such as marble and granite, are natural, eco-friendly materials that many people building or renovating houses ...

Energy & Green Tech

Homes fitted with new technology could make the grid smarter

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed a control system that could make most of America's homes more capable partners in managing the nation's electricity resources.

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