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Texas Power Companies Are Remotely Raising Temperatures on Residents' Smart Thermostats

Texas is one of several states suffering through a record-breaking heat wave that’s pushing electric grids to their limits. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, has urged residents to do their part by raising the temperature on their thermostats, but several smart thermostats owners say their devices…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Energy, Texas, Science, Technology, Demand Response, Home Automation, Tado, Thermostat, National Grid, Programmable Thermostat, CenterPoint Energy, ERCOT, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, EnergyHub


Area Ex-President Still Yelling About How Wind Turbines Will Kill Us All

What’s a failed fascist to do after a disastrous pandemic, a failed insurrection, and two impeachment trials? Settle down in self-imposed exile and continue festering a gruesome index case of Wind Turbine Brain.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Wind Power, Donald Trump, Sean Hannity, Electrical Engineering, Aerodynamics, Wind turbine, Electric Power, Energy Conversion, Electromechanical Engineering, U S Wind


OtterBox's New Rechargeable Controller Batteries Are Hot Swappable So You'll Never Need to Stop Playing

Swappable batteries mean your rechargeable gaming controller isn’t knocked out of commission for a few hours when the battery dies, but that also means you’ll have to disconnect from a console for a few moments to pop in a fresh one. Or does it? OtterBox’s new Power Swap Controller Batteries can be swapped in and out…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Articles, Electrical Engineering, Otterbox, Electric Power, AA battery, Xbox 360 controller, Haptic Technology, Electric Battery, Video Game Controllers, Technology Internet, Playstation 3 Accessories


Why the Texas Grid Failed, According to Science

It’s been nearly four months since the devastating Texas blackouts. And thanks to a relatively speedy peer review process, we now have an academic accounting of what exactly went wrong—and how to prepare the grid for future extreme weather.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Environment, Articles, Natural Gas, Power Outage, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Business Finance, Energy Development, Electric Power, Energy Crisis, Electrical Grid, Joshua Busby, Texas Power Crisis


What In Tarnation Are Texas Power Companies Hiding?

Getting to the bottom of last month’s deadly Texas blackouts will take time and careful research. But the state’s grid operator is making it tough to get answers.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Articles, ERCOT, David Pomerantz, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Griddy, Electric Power, Ed Hirs, Electrical Grid, Carol Alvarado, Energy In Texas, Electric Power Transmission, Electric Power Industry, Brazos Electric


Why Your Boring Utility Bill Is Much More Important Than You Think

Most of us don’t give much of a thought about how the sausage of our electric bill is made. It comes, we maybe yell at our roommates about leaving the TV on or groan with our spouses about how cold it was last month, pay it, and move on. But more often than not, our utility bills reflect how big money and special…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Articles, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Pricing, Entergy, Consolidated Edison, David Pomerantz, Pge, Public Utilities, Business Finance, Electric Power, Dominion Energy, Duke Power Company, Electric Utility, Electrical Grid


Griddy Is Being Sued for $1 Billion for Allegedly Price Gouging During Texas Winter Storm

A Texas woman filed a class-action lawsuit this week to the tune of $1 billion in damages against Griddy, a Texas electricity retailer that the suit alleges engaged in illegal price gouging during the widespread outages that swept through the state last week. Read more...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Articles, Pricing, Price Gouging, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Business Finance, Griddy, Electric Power, Electrical Grid, Electric Power Distribution, Energy In Texas, Electricity Retailing, Lisa Khoury, Electricity Pricing


The Free Market Approach to Energy Has Costs Texans $28 Billion Since 2004

Texas has a utility market unlike any other in the U.S., and in the wake of last week’s grid failure there that left millions of people in the dark, it’s come under scrutiny. Ninety percent of Texas’ electricity is generated on its own grid, and that grid is very lightly regulated. Read more...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Environment, Articles, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Business Finance, Electric Power, Electrical Grid, Electric Power Distribution, Energy In Texas, Electricity Market, Deregulation Of The Texas Electricity Market, Electric Power Industry


The U.S. Needs a Supergrid

Right now, Texas is in the balmy mid-50s. Yet just a week ago, it was colder than Alaska, and we all know what happened next. Much of the state’s energy capacity got knocked offline, leaving millions of people without power, heat, and water for days.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, Alaska, National Grid, Microgrid, Electric Power, Electrical Grid, Emissions Reduction, US Needs, Electric Power Transmission, Electric Power Transmission Systems, High Voltage Direct Current


Texans Could Be Paying Off Their Obscene Energy Bills for Decades

The costs of the Texas blackouts is still mounting, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that Texans could be saddled with energy bills they’ll be paying for decades absent government intervention.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Articles, Net Metering, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Business Finance, Electric Power, Electrical Grid, Electric Power Distribution, Energy In Texas, Electricity Market, Deregulation Of The Texas Electricity Market


Please, Never Use a Portable Generator Indoors

Historic snowfall and frigid temperatures have left millions of Texans without power, and when you’re forced to your own devices to heat your home, using a generator is a common alternative in lieu of your local electrical grid. But while gas-powered portable generators are a viable alternative source of energy when…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Articles, Lifehacks, Engines, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power, Turbines, Diesel Generator, Technology Internet, Electrical Generators, Electric Power System, Engine Generator, Electric Generator


Viral Image Claiming to Show a Helicopter De-Icing Texas Wind Turbines Is From Winter 2014 in Sweden

In the midst of a record cold snap where Texas’ grid has failed to meet demand, misinformation is running rampant. Among the most pernicious memes propagating online are that Texas’ wind turbines have frozen and that that has led to the blackout.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Sweden, Environment, Articles, Infrastructure, Turbine, Wind Farm, Power Station, Human Interest, Wind turbine, Electric Power, Energy Conversion, De Icing, Atmospheric Icing


Rich Hamptons Residents Scared of 'Violent Energy Releases' From Offshore Wind Farm Cable

If New York doesn’t meet its renewable energy goals over the next few years, some billionaires might be to blame. A group of well-heeled Hamptons property owners filed a lawsuit this week seeking to block a key piece of infrastructure needed to construct a large wind farm off the coast of Long Island.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Environment, Wind Farm, Cape Wind, Electric Power, Offshore Wind Power, Orsted, Renewable Electricity, Long Island Read, South Fork Wind Farm, Wind Power In The United States


Joe Biden Is Throwing the Weight of the Government Behind Electric Vehicles

President Joe Biden is using one of the most powerful tools at his disposal to speed up the electric vehicle transition: the purchasing power of the federal government. On Monday, he announced he’s phasing out the federal government’s use of fossil fuel-powered cars, replacing them with an all-electric fleet, during a…Read more...
Tags: Electric Vehicle, Politics, Science, Labor, Joe Biden, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Green Vehicles, Charging Station, Sustainable Transport, Electric Power, Battery Electric Vehicles, Electric Truck, Sustainable Technologies, Business_finance, Electric Vehicle Conversion


There's Now A Complete Kit To Convert A Classic Mini To Electric Power

If you’ve got the cash ready to convert a tired old Mini to 2020s urban EV spec, you could end up with a super-cool retro electric biffabout
Tags: Autos, Electric Power


Electric Power

https://ozreport.com/24.101#1Charles Allen writes: Thanks again for posting the video on the XTM 5500 twin motor setup.  Since then I’ve had two flights on it with good results and will share more in the future.  There was lots of interest in the carbon ehelp that I briefly showed in the video so I’ve compiled a bunch of videos in a somewhat disorganized overview and posted some flights on ayvri.  I’ve also open sourced all the design files, bill of materials, etc.  All the ...
Tags: Falcon, Allen, Dewey, Electric Power, Chris Bruno, Chestertown Md, Discuss Electric Power, John Simon Jim Messina Ric Neuhaus


Electric Power for your Hang Glider

Charles Allen and his electric propulsion system. Charlie writes: Most the parts I designed in CAD and made in my work shop (https://youtu.be/71oNQoVPJh4).  All plastic parts are 3D printed, all carbon fiber plates are cut on a CNC router, and the prop holders are 7075 AU and cut on a CNC Mill.   The remote and power unit each have Arduinos (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arduino) which I did all the programming on. I’ve been working on it for about 5 years and Kevin Carter flew with an ...
Tags: Florida, Kevin, Charlie, CNC, Charles Allen, Arduinos, Kevin Carter, Electric Power, ESC Arduinos Lipo Batteries Most, RC Stores, Discuss Electric Power


Check Out the Suru Electric Moped

Pedals and Electric Power The idea of the moped has been around for a long time. Basically, it’s a bike somewhere between a motorcycle and bicycle with both pedals and another form of power. In the past, it’d been a small internal combustion engine, but now we’re seeing electric versions. We reported on the Onyx mopeds not too long ago and now the company Suru has entered the game. Suru is known for racing an electric superbike called the Amarok, according to Clean Technica. Now, the company is...
Tags: Europe, Canada, Motorcycles, Sony, Electric Bike, Motorcycle News, Moped, Electric Power, Suru cycles, Suru Electric Moped, Suru, Clean Technica Now the company


Electric Power

Only the Spirit of the Holy One can impart to the human spirit the knowledge of the holy. Yet as electric power flows only through a conductor, so the Spirit flows through truth and must find some measure of truth in the mind before He can illuminate the heart. Faith wakes at the voice of truth but responds to no other sound. "Faith cometh by bearing, and hearing by the word of God." Theological knowledge is the medium through which the Spirit flows into the human heart, yet there must be humble...
Tags: Spirit, Electric Power


Cake Hopes to Sell 70,000 of its Electric Motorcycle Annually

An Off-Road Electric Motorcycle and a Commuter? Electric motorcycles provide zero emissions, instant torque, and plenty of opportunities from a design standpoint. Cake’s electric motorcycle is one of the more interesting out there. The bike targets off-road riders, but the CEO of Cake also sees it as the future of commuting. Stefan Ytterborn, Cake’s CEO sat down with Cycle World to discuss his company and where he’d like it to go. During this conversation, he said he’d like to see his company s...
Tags: Cake, Taiwan, Motorcycles, Electric Motorcycle, Motorcycle News, Electric Power, Stefan Ytterborn, Cake Kalk, Road Electric Motorcycle, Stefan Ytterborn Cake, Ytterborn, Future Cake, Europe The Cake


Fly Free Smart Motorcycles Brings Retro Styling and Electric Power

Electric Motorcycles Don’t Have to Look Futuristic I can’t deny that the future will likely come with a battery instead of a gas tank. This is true of cars and motorcycles. When that happens I will forever miss the sound and sensation that comes with an internal combustion engine. I won’t reject electric power’s merits, just gripe about the fact that a lot of electric bikes look weird. Most of the new electric motorcycles look like something out of a sci-fi comic. Fly Free Smart Motorcycles tak...
Tags: Motorcycles, Long Beach California, Motorcycle News, Electric Power, Fly Free Smart Motorcycles, Smart classic, Smart Desert, Electric Motorcycles Don


Aston Martin Converts a Classic DB6 to Electric Power, But Don't Worry, It's Reversible

It's part of the company's plan to "future proof" its valuable older models with a zero-emissions powertrain.
Tags: News, Electric Power, Aston Martin Converts


Yamaha Announces 2019 ATV Lineup ~ VIDEOS

REALize Your Adventure with Yamaha’s Proven Off-Road ATVs. Yamaha Announces 2019 ATV Lineup ~ VIDEOS KENNESAW, Ga. –-(Ammoland.com)- Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is expanding its family of Proven Off-Road Utility and Sport ATVs, providing superior Capability, Comfort and Confidence in a wide variety of terrain and situations so off-road enthusiasts can REALize their Adventure.For 2019, the Grizzly family welcomes an all-new Special Edition (SE) Grizzly featuring exclusive 27-inch Maxxis ‘Zilla t...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, Guns, California, Georgia, Tennessee, Gear, Wisconsin, Grizzly, Grey, Yamaha, Kodiak, ATV, Ammoland, CVT, Ammoland TV


Estimates of Bitcoin's Soaring Energy Use Are Likely Overstating the Electric Power Required To Mine the Cryptocurrency

From a report: The computer process that generates each coin is said to be on pace to require more electricity than the United States consumes in a year. This bitcoin "mining" allegedly consumes more power than most countries use each year, and its electricity usage is roughly equivalent to Bulgaria's consumption. But here's another thing you might want to know: All of that analysis is based on a single estimate of bitcoin's power consumption that is highly questionable, according to some long-t...
Tags: Tech, Bitcoin, United States, Bulgaria, Stanford University, Jonathan Koomey, Electric Power, Digiconomist


Secrecy News for 12/01/17

SECRECY NEWS from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy Volume 2017, Issue No. 84 December 1, 2017 Secrecy News Blog: https://fas.org/blogs/secrecy/ HOW A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN WORKS, AND MORE FROM CRS HOW A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN WORKS, AND MORE FROM CRS Short-term funding of the government is currently set to expire on December 8. If funding is not extended by Congress, then most government operations would have to cease. The processes and procedures by which such a shutdo...
Tags: Asia, News, Congress, Navy, Iran, Colombia, United States, New Zealand, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Congressional Research Service, Steven Aftergood, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Trump Administration, Electric Power, Navy Lasers Railgun


Future of the Electric Grid at Austin Forum

The Forrest Four-Cast: October 13, 2017 On Tuesday, October 17 hear Karl Popham (pictured above to the left of Mayor Steve Adler at a ribbon-cutting ceremony) at the Austin Forum. Popham leads Austin Energy’s Emerging Technologies and Electric Vehicle teams and is a co-author of the book “Smart Cities: Applications, Technologies, Standards, and Driving Factors.”For this “Future of Electric Power for a Smart City” lecture, Popham will focus on the disruptive technologies, trends, and policies t...
Tags: Startups, News, Future, Austin, Red Cross, Sxsw, Rsvp, US Department of Energy, NorthShore, Steve Adler, Popham, Hugh Forrest, Electric Grid, Electric Power, Austin Startups, Smart-cities


October 9–13: Austin Startup Week!

The Forrest Four-Cast: October 8, 2017 SXSW is proud to serve as title sponsor of Austin Startup Week 2017. The pairing makes sense because entrepreneurs are such an important asset for Central Texas and they are also such an important part of March Magic, witness the seven-day “Startup & Tech Sectors” track at SXSW 2018.Some of the more than one hundred Austin Startup Week sessions and activities that I am most excited about include How to Think Like a Startup to Level Up Your Career (October...
Tags: Startups, Texas, News, Entrepreneurship, Startup, Austin, Red Cross, Lgbtq, Sxsw, David Carr, Central Texas, Hugh Forrest, Zoe Quinn, Bob Metcalfe, Chris Valentine, Electric Power


50 on Fire Celebration on Oct 4 in Austin

The Forrest Four-Cast: October 1, 2017 A gathering of innovators, big and small, people and organizations, across multiple categories, 50 on Fire occurs at 7:00 pm on Wednesday evening, October 4 at Impact Hub Austin (5540 North Lamar, 78756).The 50 best-of-the-best Austin startups, organizations and individuals being honored at this event include 3 Day Startup, Central Texas Angel Network, Civitas Learning, Data.World, Div Inc, Ever Fest, EverlyWell, Flo Sports, GameSalad, Mubariz “Moby” Haya...
Tags: Startups, News, Startup, Austin, Innovation, Red Cross, Sxsw, David Carr, Hugh Forrest, Zoe Quinn, Electric Power, Austin Startups, Austin Startup, Impact Hub Austin 5540 North Lamar, Austin Entrepreneur, FinTech Austin Meet UpOctober


2018 Subaru Legacy To Debut In Chicago

( = || []).push({}); It’s better to call the “new” 2018 Subaru Legacy “refreshed,” because that’s what it is. A little nip here. A little tuck there. A trip to the beauty parlor and a little debutante ball action, and here she is, the “new” 2018 Subaru Legacy. The thumbnail sketch of what’s new breaks down like this: The 2018 Subaru Legacy has revised front and rear styling for a “sportier look.” The interior has also been gone over and redesigned with mo...
Tags: Feature, Chicago, Autos, Subaru, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Chicago Auto Show, Subaru of America Inc, Subaru Legacy, DOHC, Car News, Electric Power, Ferrari Lusso, Lineartronic CVT, Magellan NAVI, Pièce De Résistance


Disempowered (Limerick)

We lost power. It’s fixed, but I gird For another bad outage. My word! It’s a jerry-rigged mend! Will it break, or just bend If descended upon by a bird? Author’s Note: We lost power last night, shortly after midnight, and were the first to call Con Ed. (Apparently our neighbors go to sleep early.) Con Ed came quickly to assess the situation and then sent back a larger crew. And 9 or 10 hours later we had a temporary repair — a couple of wires tied to trees, stretched precariously from one ho...
Tags: Humor, Limerick, Power Outage, Limericks, Seasons Humor, Weather Humor, Winter Humor, Winter Limerick, Electric Power, Bird Humor, House & Home Humor