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When an electric water heater begins to produce lukewarm water, replacing it is an obvious choice. The simplest solution is to replace it with a new electric unit that will be more efficient and consume less energy than the old one. A good place to start is Energy Saver, the U.S. Department of Energy's consumer resource on saving energy at...

Some Michigan residents faced a fourth straight day in the dark Sunday as crews continued working to restore power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses in the Detroit metropolitan area following last week’s ice storm. 

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You have a lot of options when it comes to strip lighting, also called tape lights and ribbon lights. You’ ll find choices in the color of lights, how to control them by a light switch or remote, and how to use them. It included a plug-in driver, terminal and coaxial and jumper connectors and a GE power switch for $210. A handyman would charge $300, which includes labor and...

Lawmakers in at least two states that have seen recent attacks to electrical infrastructure are proposing new legislation to improve security around substations and increase the penalties for damaging utility equipment.

Residents of an eastern Bosnian town that survived a brutal siege during the country’s 1992-95 interethnic war jumped at a recent opportunity to join an EU-facilitated effort to help Ukraine generate power amid Russia’s brutal attacks against its energy infrastructure.

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Light up your door entrance using the power of the sun, and provide security and safety in an earth-friendly way with a solar-powered light. At night the light is powered by the sun and three rechargeable batteries that have an estimated life of two years. It turns on and off automatically as the sun rises and sets, and it can provide up to 12 continuous hours of light...

Around some of their precious transformers — the ones that still work, buzzing with electricity — the power plant workers have built protective shields using giant concrete blocks, so they have a better chance of surviving the next Russian missile bombardment.

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Rolling blackouts after coal and natural gas units went offline during dangerously cold conditions have intensified questions about the Tennessee Valley Authority's recent decision to double down on fossil fuels.

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Churches have joined in Germany’s efforts to save on heating costs this winter, forcing their congregations into ever more layers of clothing. But at the same time, they are providing warm spaces for the homeless and for people who are struggling to pay their bills.

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Federal regulators have ordered a review of security standards at the nation’s far-flung electricity transmission network. The review follows shootings at two electric substations in North Carolina that damaged equipment and caused more than 45,000 customers to lose power.

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