Googlifying the electric grid

By Elisa Wood February 12, 2009 If you showed Alexander Graham Bell cell phone towers, he’d be stumped. But if you let Thomas Edison tinker with our electricity grid, he’d know just what to do -- not because of his genius, but because electric transmission has changed little since Edison’s day. Telephone technology advanced; electricity did not. … [Read more...]

Toasting Pop-Tarts cheap: How electricity may solve our energy woes

By Elisa Wood October 23, 2008 We tend to talk about electricity in terms of its problems -- it degrades the environment, costs too much and messes up scenic views. But the Manhattan Institute’s Peter Huber takes a different stand in his new report “The Million-Volt Answer to Oil.” Huber says electric power may be the cheap, efficient resource we … [Read more...]