What if everything you thought you knew about energy was exactly backwards? What if the way that we currently do electricity is actually the most expensive option, and all of that fancy “clean-tech” and “green-tech” actually the cheapest option? Listen to the Outside/In podcast episode GRIDLOCKED for answers.
Some of the world’s biggest data companies—Google, Microsoft and Facebook—have joined a new coalition that is pushing for easier access to renewable energy. Through that push, they are trying to change the nation’s energy landscape— even in states that haven’t fully embraced that change.
With the help of a few more delegates from a handful of states, including North Dakota, Donald Trump finally gathered enough to clinch the republican nomination. And with that news, the official Republican Presidential nominee rolled into Bismarck, North Dakota on Thursday.
We’re taking a close look at the energy assistance programs that help low-income families pay their utility bills, keep warm in the winter and keep cool in the summer. We answer your questions about these programs, and tell you how much of your income you spend on energy.
When it comes to energy, Donald Trump has left a lot to the imagination. But today he’s traveling to Bismarck, ND to address energy industry professionals from all across the country. Inside Energy’s Leigh Paterson reports.
There’s a polarized debate going on in this country about the future of fossil fuels, specifically coal. Beneath that debate is a real disconnect between the people who produce coal and those who consume it. Inside Energy’s Leigh Paterson reports.
The poorest among us pay more than they can afford for their power bills.
Economists call it an “affordability gap” when a household spends more than 6 percent of annual income on utilities. Many low-income households pay a much higher percentage. That means energy bills force hard decisions in other areas.
The solar surge threatens centralized utilities, forcing states across the nation to search for a new model for electricity rates that works for customers and utilities. Reporter Matthew Frank looks at his own experience in Montana.
Historically, electricity pricing has been relatively straightforward: the more you use, the more you pay. But today, that simple equation is not so simple. Increasingly, the time of day when you use electricity factors into the cost as well.
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