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How to Put Your Electric Bill on Ice

The refrigerator is the second-biggest electricity hog in most homes, so if you want to trim your power bill, it's a great place to start. The best solution is to ditch your old one for a new, energy-efficient model, but if that isn't in your budget, there are still things you can do to cut your fridge's power bill right now.

Can the U.S. Tap the Hot Geothermal Market?

American companies have a golden opportunity to expand the country's leadership in the global market. Industry leaders meeting this week in New York laid out the huge opportunity but also warned that red tape and a relative scarcity of personnel with the right know-how threaten to stifle efforts to expand this clean-energy source.

GE-Hitachi Nuclear: A Global Sales Push

Hitachi and General Electric's nuclear power unit will open five new sales offices around the world by the end of this year. Target markets include the U.S., Vietnam, the U.K., Spain and Poland.

Despite Summer Heat, Electricity Demand Cools

Heat waves in the summer usually bring high electricity usage as consumers and companies crank up the air conditioning. Not so this year. In spite of record heat and humidity in some places, electricity demand has fallen from last year.

A Promising Future for Tiny Windmills

Larger government subsidies, rising electricity costs, fewer regulatory burdens and lower prices for these small systems are all converging to generate demand. More access to favorable financing may create the most powerful tailwind.