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The average person’s daily choices can still make a big difference...

Tom Ptak, Texas State University The average American’s everyday interactions with energy sources are limited. They range from turning...

Nearly 60 million Americans don’t drink their tap water, research suggests...

Asher Rosinger, Penn State Imagine seeing a news report about lead contamination in drinking water in a community that...

The Texas blackouts showed how climate extremes threaten energy systems across...

Roshanak (Roshi) Nateghi, Purdue University Pundits and politicians have been quick to point fingers over the debacle in Texas...

Power outages across the Plains: 4 questions answered about weather-driven blackouts

Michael E. Webber, University of Texas at Austin Editor’s note: Amid record cold temperatures and skyrocketing energy demand, utilities...

Delinquent electric bills from the pandemic are coming due – who...

Theodore J. Kury, University of Florida The shutdowns and restrictions that governments have imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19 have made it hard for...

‘Renewable’ natural gas may sound green, but it’s not an antidote...

Emily Grubert, Georgia Institute of Technology Natural gas is a versatile fossil fuel that accounts for about a third of U.S. energy use. Although it...

Utilities are starting to invest in big batteries instead of building...

Jeremiah Johnson, North Carolina State University and Joseph F. DeCarolis, North Carolina State University Due to their decreasing costs, lithium-ion batteries now dominate a range...

Now that Russia has apparently hacked America’s grid, shoring up security...

Theodore J. Kury, University of Florida Hackers taking down the U.S. electricity grid may sound like a plot ripped from a Bruce Willis action movie,...

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It’s OK to feed wild birds – here are some tips...

Julian Avery, Pennsylvania State University Millions of Americans enjoy feeding and watching backyard birds. Many people make a point of putting food out in winter,...