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Smart Meters are First Step to a Smarter Energy Grid

Everything's getting smarter these days, from our homes to the electric grid. And all of it promises to save us a lot of energy.

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West Virginia Czech Émigré Off the Energy Grid

John Prusa hasn't paid an electric bill in almost nine years.  And with a tank of cooking oil in the bed of his diesel truck, he says he can drive from his home in Barbour County, West Virginia to Florida and back.

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Is The Grid Ready for Electric Cars?

Some people are worried that lots of plug-in electric cars will cause brownouts or blackouts. At least two automakers will have plug-in electrics on the market next year. But utility companies say, don't worry. They're ready.

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