Utilities

money brain

How to Talk About Money with Your Roommates

Paying bills and having roommates for the first time is fertile ground for awkward situations and strained conversations.
Marco Margaritoff
7.12.18
climate change

Big coal used to admit climate change is bad, documents show

Alex Lubben
7.25.17
russia

The Ukrainian Power Grid Was Hacked Again

Experts say the country appears to be a “testbed” for cyber attacks that could be used around the world.
Kim Zetter
1.10.17
Quick Hits

Quick Hit: Roma Fight Russian Police Over Energy Access

Riot police in southern Russia clash with members of a Roma community near the city of Tula over unauthorized use of the local energy supply.
VICE News
3.17.16
environment

Flint Residents Paid the Highest Rates in the US for Their Lead-Contaminated Water

A Food and Water Watch survey of the 500 largest water utilities in the United States found that Flint, Michigan charged the highest rates in the nation, with residents paying $864.32 on average in 2015 for undrinkable water.
Jake Bleiberg
2.18.16
Weed

Another Way the Feds Punish Legit Cannabis Growers: Electricity Rates

At least in Skamania County, WA.
Michael Byrne
8.23.15
News

The Town Erin Brockovich Rescued Is Basically a Ghost Town Now

There's still hexavalent chromium in the water, the town's houses are being knocked down, and the only place to buy beer is about to close.
Mike Pearl
4.15.15
environment

The Future of America's Solar Industry Could Be Very Bright

The amount of electricity generated by solar energy has been on the rise — but an important federal incentive to invest in the technology is at risk of being phased out.
Peter Rugh
3.26.15
environment

There's a Big Energy Story Unfolding and It's Not About Cheap Oil

US solar production has exploded in the past several years as panel prices have plummeted, but the government policies that have supported the sector's growth are under attack, say industry observers.
Matt Smith
12.9.14
Stuff

How Privatization Screwed Over Britain, According to Author James Meek

His new book argues that we must stop believing that naked self-interest is the only thing that gets people out of bed in the morning and that commerce is the only solution to all our problems.
James Pallister
10.2.14
earth

A Laser Fence Is Being Built to Stop Hawaii's Endangered Birds From Crashing

These birds just want some squid, man.
Ben Richmond
7.2.14