A Chicago-based energy company wants to build a 130-turbine wind farm in east-central Illinois.Jim McMahon, Board Chairman of Vermilion County, says Invenergy has submitted a permit application to put more than 100 turbines there.
Commonwealth Edison customers could be overpaying by $189 million dollars. That's according to a study released Tuesday by the Citizens Utility Board."I think the report we released is good news and bad news," said David Kolata, CUB executive director.
The nation's electrical grid is getting old, not just in its infrastructure, but in the technology used to run it. In this segment, Ira Flatow and guests discuss the grid, its problems, and how new technology can be used to make the grid "smarter." Will consumers sign on?
OPEC unexpectedly left its production levels unchanged on Wednesday, causing oil prices to jump, as senior officials said their meeting ended in disarray, a stunning admission for an organization that places a premium on consensus decision-making.OPEC officials said that because of a policy deadlock
Nuclear power plants generate 14 percent of the world's electricity, but some countries are more dependent on this power source than others. France relies on nuclear for 75.2 percent of its electricity; the United States, about 20 percent.
Engineers probing the ruined nuclear reactors at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi plant are finding yet more damage. Not only did fuel melt in three reactors, they've just discovered a hole in one reactor vessel. And radioactive water continues to leak at the site.