Like so many innovations of the digital age, electric vehicles (EVs) promise to transform the way we do seemingly mundane things, such as driving a car.
One of the other miracles of modern technology is its ability to stretch its impact beyond the ordinary things for which it was intended. In this regard, EVs are no exception. READ MORE
In July, the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) for the electrical industry announced a name change to the Electrical Training Alliance (ETA). As the first step in a structural reorganization, the transformation reflects a number of changes, although the mission, goals and objectives remain essentially the same. READ MORE
Almost everyone agrees that saving energy is the right thing to do. Talking about it is one thing, but actually doing it is completely different.
Four utilities in Minnesota have discovered that their customers are up to the task. More important, they have learned that voluntary programs that encourage their customers to save power really do make a difference. READ MORE
Less than one year after raising the ire of solar-power advocates by imposing feed-in tariffs on homeowners with rooftop installations, the Arizona Public Service Co. has come up with a completely different proposal that is likely to generate just as much opposition. READ MORE
Solar-power researchers are always trying to squeeze more power out of their devices. After all, more power from solar cells effectively lowers the overall cost, and a more cost-effective cell will make solar photovoltaics more competitive with other forms of electrical generation.
One company claims to have come up with a system that could propel solar into another dimension of efficiency. READ MORE
The evolution of lighting technology is touching every aspect of society. Smart technology and alternative sources of energy are similarly expanding their reach, leading to a range of innovations even in street lighting. READ MORE
The modern movement toward more sustainable-energy practices has touched almost every aspect of our daily lives. From renewable power to electric vehicles (EVs), few of these changes have gone unnoticed, and the trend affects almost everyone in one way or another. READ MORE
In late May, the investment company Barclays took a bold step, issuing a downgrade of the bond rating for the entire U.S. electric utility sector. The firm downgraded the sector to “underweight,” a term that advises investors to go light on the total percentage of their portfolio invested in utility sector bonds. READ MORE