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Is Television Ownership on the Decline?

Televisions and their peripheral equipment account for about 6% of total electricity consumption in U.S. homes. But, the average number of televisions in U.S. households is on the decline, according to the DOE’s most recent Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS)...

February 28, 2017 — Melissa C. Lott

Can We Power the World with Waves? [Podcast]

In a new episode of the BBC World Service’s podcast “CrowdScience,” listener Michael in Kingston, Jamaica, asks the question, “Why can’t we use energy from the waves of the sea to create all the electricity we need?”...

January 31, 2017 — Melissa C. Lott

2 Bipartisan Paths Forward on Energy and Climate Policy

Despite the rancor of the U.S. presidential election and transition, supporting nuclear power and streamlining transmission line and pipeline construction could provide a bipartisan path forward on energy and climate...

January 21, 2017 — Robert Fares

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