Electric Power Research Institute

This combination of photos shows Switch75 light LED bulbs in clear and frosted (top) and a 100-watt incandescent light bulb. (AP Photo/File)

Home electricity use in US falling to 2001 levels

NEW YORK (AP) — The average amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes has fallen to levels last seen more than a decade ago, back when the smartest device in people’s pockets was a Palm […]


Power grid control center (AP Photo)

US power grid costs rise, but service slips

NEW YORK (AP) — America’s power grid is like an old car. It gets the job done, even if its performance is slipping. But the repair bills go up every year and experts say only a major overhaul will reverse its decline.



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