power grid


The US Energy Grid Is Making Electric Cars Dirtier Than They Should Be

Electric cars still run on coal, gas, and nuclear power.
Tracey Lindeman
hurricane maria

How to Remake Puerto Rico's Grid to Survive the Next Storm

Eighty percent of the island doesn't have power—but there's a way to make sure this doesn't happen again.
Ankita Rao
space weather

Solar Flares Interfered With Radio Network’s Ability to Warn People About Hurricane Irma

“It’s sad, knowing you’re trying to get the information out, or maybe someone out there is trying to talk back to you."
Kate Lunau

The Ukrainian Power Grid Was Hacked Again

Experts say the country appears to be a “testbed” for cyber attacks that could be used around the world.
Kim Zetter

This Grid-Scale Battery Is Based on Train Cars and Good Old Gravity

ARES wins approval for a rail-based power storage facility in Nevada.
Michael Byrne

Power Grid Cyber Attack Was Months in the Making, Ukrainian Energy Ministry Says

Meanwhile, US researchers claim to have found echoes of the malware used to target power companies in a mining company and railway operator.
Joseph Cox

Here’s DARPA’s Proposed Plan to Recover from a Massive Power Grid Hack

Now, they just need the technology.
Jordan Pearson

The Coming Blackout Epidemic

The lights may go out sooner than you think.
Nafeez Ahmed

Energy Firms' Cybersecurity Is So Bad They Can't Get Insurance

A UK insurer said it turned down the majority of companies because their defences were too weak.
Victoria Turk
Motherboard Blog

How the U.S. Exploits the Myth That Hackers Will Take Down Our Power Grid

Last week, Leon Panetta stoked some fears and drew bloggy jeers when he warned of an incoming "cyber Pearl Harbor." The gloomy song and dance, which we've heard played out so many a time now, made a chorus of hackers' alleged ability to disrupt transit...
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

A New Reason To Be Irrationally Terrified of Solar Storms

It's common lore in the year 2012 that solar storms have the capability of knocking out our electrical grids and, you know, paralyzing society long enough for us to starve and/or get eaten by wolves and/or devour itself. Which isn't totally untrue...
Michael Byrne
Motherboard Blog

New York's Power Grid Is a Wonderful and Fragile Thing

All these machines whirring around us have magical hearts pumping electricity through them, thanks to the will of God. If only this were so. As things stand in reality, electricity comes from generators and power plants where little men in pointy hats...
Mclean Gordon