Browsing the "electricity" Tag

Energy Secretary Steven Chu will Not Deny Love Affair with Solar Panel

February 8th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

"I just want everyone to know that my decision not to serve a second term as Energy Secretary has absolutely nothing to do with the allegations made in this week’s edition of the Onion. While I’m not going to confirm or deny the charges specifically, I will say that clean, renewable solar power is a growing source of U.S. jobs and is becoming more and more affordable, so it’s no surprise that lots of Americans are falling in love with solar."


San Onofre Nuclear Plant Helps Create International Blackout

September 10th, 2011 | by Rhonda Winter

On September 8th, 2011, just after 3:30 on a very hot summer afternoon, the entire electric power grid from Arizona to Mexico and southern California, went dark. A critical link in our nation's underfunded power infrastructure was severed near Yuma, Arizona; this disruption created intermittent low wattage throughout our interconnected power supply, which then triggered the San Onofre Nuclear Power plant to completely shut down. The automatic closure of the nuclear plant then created an escalating snowball effect throughout the system, causing the largest blackout in the entire history of this region


Seattle Neighborhood Group is Serious About Going Solar

April 15th, 2010 | by Michael Ricciardi

The Wallingford Solar Initiative has only recently been borne (2010), but its list of proposed projects is growing and its goals are seriously green. Its mission: advocating solar power and other forms of alternative energy for the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle



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