And then the lights went out. Again. The loss of electrical power in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria churned across the islands in September 2017 was already the second-biggest blackout in the history of power on Earth—3.4 billion lost customer-hours. But in recent weeks, various agencies were touting their success in restoring Puerto … [Read more...] about Why Can’t We Fix Puerto Rico’s Power Grid?
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CAYEY, Puerto Rico — Norma Ramos and Helga Marrero stood outside, chatting, as a Thursday afternoon dusk diluted the last bits of blue sky and sunshine in La Merced.Nearly every cement-block house along their meandering mountain road flickered to life as indoor lighting flashed on. A girl ran through the barrio and yelled, “Luz!” Power had returned. But … [Read more...] about In Puerto Rico’s ‘last mile,’ power is still elusive as next hurricane season looms
A two-year budget deal was approved by the House and the Senate this morning and signed by President Trump a few hours later. The budget (PDF) included a slew of tax credit extensions that will affect how the energy industry plans its next two years. Most notably, the deal extended a $0.018 per-kWh credit for nuclear power plants over 6,000MW—a tax credit that is … [Read more...] about Budget deal has tax credit extensions for nuclear, fuel cells, carbon capture
Why doesn’t a consumer electronics store work this way, in the age of the Internet? You walk into the digital photography section. On a slanted shelf sit 15 different cameras, each tied to its stanchion for security. But there’s a big screen behind the row of compact devices. And a keyboard in front. You lift up a camera which interests you and the wired system … [Read more...] about Brick and Click Stores: How Circuit City Could Re-Open Its Doors
posted on 02 May 2014, 14:51 12 1. JunitoNH (Posts: 1941; Member since: 15 Feb 2012) Two words, thank Goodness. posted on 02 May 2014, 14:56 3 4. Kishin (Posts: 706; Member since: 30 May 2013) U beat me to it. posted on 02 May 2014, 16:19 3 13. alouden (unregistered) My thoughts exactly! posted on 02 May 2014, 18:56 2 22. fzacek (Posts: 2486; … [Read more...] about Comments for : Source: Sprint doesn’t stand a chance getting regulators to agree to T-Mobile deal
A recent comment on the blog of a fellow MVP struck a chord with me: "Hangin' with friends and they too have switched over their home phone from traditional phone to VoIP with their cable company."My first thought was: The cable company? Why would anyone get their VoIP service from the cable company?In my area, at least, the local cable company's VoIP service costs … [Read more...] about Will cable companies and telcos take over the VoIP market?