Timothy Johnson

Senior Associate Editor

Timothy Johnson is senior associate editor and web manager for ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine. Reach him at timothy.johnson@necanet.org

Articles by Timothy Johnson

November 2014
While examining the swath of data compiled about electrical fires, it’s easy to see the tragedy in deaths, injuries and property losses caused by the modern world’s most vital conveniences. With those statistics in mind, Leviton is promoting electrical fire safety, and the electrical wiring devices manufacturer is reaching out to electrical contractors to help communicate with homeowners.
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  • Researchers could one day turn the smelly gases from landfills, like this one in Niteroi, Brazil, into clean hydrogen fuel.
September 2014
While the debate over climate change rages, we can all agree that methane gas is stinky, and anyone who’s been to a landfill can confirm the presence of the gas. But what if we could not only harness the gases from decomposition in landfills but also convert it to something even more powerful and efficient?
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September 2014
In the utility sector, not many issues cause industry stakeholders more anxiety than the aging infrastructure and continuously increasing demand. Around the country, utilities are investing heavily to keep up with degradation and power-hungry consumers.
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September 2014
As with many long-term investments, the upfront cost of implementation is one of solar power’s biggest challenges. Many companies offer assistance to energy consumers, but the latest is a joint effort to get photovoltaics (PVs) 
on homes.
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May 2014
Every month, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR readers send in their tips and ideas that can't be found in any code or guidebook, and are only learned or devised through years of experience and thinking, "There's got to be a better way to do this!" READ MORE
  • Wurtzite crystal structure of gallium nitride
April 2014
Despite their relatively high upfront cost, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are consistently hailed as the next generation of efficient lighting technology. Most experts agree there is no question that LEDs will take the lead in general service lighting. READ MORE
April 2014
As disputed alternative energies go, wind is one of the most battle-hardened. However, one recent report may have taken some of its detractor’s ammunition.
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March 2014
In the discussion of solar power’s potential, proponents often cite the claim that enough solar energy hits the Earth’s surface in one hour to power the world for one year. Critics, however, argue solar-power technologies have yet to achieve the ability to harvest even a fraction of that energy. READ MORE
March 2014
Among the industries seeking ways to make technology smaller, lighting is no exception. Now, a team of scientists at the University of Strasbourg in France has developed the first single-molecule light-emitting diode (LED).
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