Could Terrorists Cause a National Blackout By Attacking Our Power Grid?

Last April, an unknown number of gunmen, armed with what were likely AK-47s, crept through the dark near San Jose. Their target? A power station that provides electricity to Silicon Valley. Phones lines were cut from a manhole and more than 100 rounds were fired, knocking out 17 transformers. » 2/05/14 4:00pm 2/05/14 4:00pm

$1 Billion Electric Car Charging Grid Planned For San Francisco

In keeping with its progressive reputation, San Francisco is looking to pave the way for widespread electric vehicle adoption in the US. A Palo-Alto start-up called "Better Place" has received the green light from all three of the Bay Area's big city mayors to begin carrying out an ambitious plan to build a network of… » 11/21/08 5:40pm 11/21/08 5:40pm