A couple months ago, Jake Featheringill and his wife got robbed.It wasn't serious. No one was home at the time, and no one got hurt. But for Featheringill, it was just the latest in a string of bad luck."We made a decision," he says. "We decided to pick up and move in about three days.
If you thought that the nation's electrical grid was designed to prevent a single, localized malfunction from triggering a blackout for millions of people, you'd be right.But that didn't prevent that exact event from happening Thursday in San Diego, parts of Arizona and Mexico's Baja peninsula.
A Department of Energy panel hopes new recommendations — if implemented — will restore the public's trust in hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" for natural gas.In the last few years, franking has brought new life to old gas fields around the country.
Drive through northern Pennsylvania and you'll see barns, cows, silos and drilling rigs perched on big, concrete pads.Pennsylvania is at the center of a natural gas boom. New technology is pushing gas out of huge shale deposits underground.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said something few expected ever to hear from a Japanese leader: He called for the country to become a society that “can do without atomic energy.” Daniel Aldrich, a Japan expert and political science professor at Purdue University, dissects the statement