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Bringing down the electric grid

Last March, the U.S. Congress heard testimony about a scientific study in the journal Safety Science. A military analyst worried that the paper presented a model of how an attack on a small, unimportant part o ...

dateOct 12, 2010 in General Physics
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Sparks Fly over Electric Car Funding

As the Senate struggles with energy legislation this week, one of the few fixes with bipartisan support is a bill that would invest billions in putting electric-powered cars and trucks on the road. But it’s ...

dateJul 30, 2010 in Energy & Green Tech
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U.S. approves huge wind farm in Wyoming

A proposed wind farm in southern Wyoming soon may become the largest of its kind anywhere in North America, according to U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who authorized the project Oct. 9 during a visit to Cheyenne, Wyo.

dateOct 22, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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Superconducting cables for electricity grids

Power grids around the world are reaching their limits at the same time that electricity demand is growing. European researchers developed and tested one of the first superconductor-based cables to address ...

dateJul 16, 2012 in Engineering
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Planning the future grid

A new report from the Future Grid Forum, Change and choice: The Future Grid Forum's analysis of Australia's potential electricity pathways to 2050, looks at a range of opportunities and presents four scenarios, ...

dateDec 05, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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