IEEE Smart Village: Not just giving people light bulbs

IEEE Smart Village is a donor-led program with the goal to deliver basic electrical and educational services to more than 50 million people by 2025 -- currently serving more than 55,000 people through local partners in Cameroon, Haiti, India, Kenya, Nigeria and South Sudan.

Charging ahead: Cadmus research helps clarify utility role in EV infrastructure

The increasing adoption of electric vehicles (EV) by U.S. consumers has the potential to reduce energy costs, lower emissions and increase energy security, but it also presents challenges for the nation's existing infrastructure -- and utilities.

Ahead of the game: Ameren grid getting smarter

Ameren Illinois is working to keep up with a three-year-old grid modernization act in the state. The utility said their customers have been experiencing fewer and shorter power outages due to the...

Breaking new ground: SCE's energy (storage) future

Southern California Edison (SCE) is investing in grid batteries -- again -- but this time they are looking to break new ground.

Breaking in MA: 11th hour net metering amendment

In recent months, there have been a few utilities in a few states who are questioning net metering -- and Massachusetts is one of them. Utilities just lost the battle in the state -- without much say over the final decision.


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Many states require the use of water-efficient plumbing products – including WaterSense products meeting EPA criteria-- in all new construction and renovation. The following water-saving examples, says Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), can be duplicated thousands of times over to save water at the rate needed to achieve water use reduction goals in states like California.


An amendment to HR 1734, Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015, introduced by Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, would have added bipartisan requirements similar to those adopted by the state of North Carolina, had it not been shot down in a party line vote of 192 to 230.