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  • Electricity electric grid

    Consensus is growing that the U.S. electricity grid is vulnerable to both hacking and physical attacks, but protecting it remains a work in progress.

  • Cyclists and bikers stop at a traffic light, as buildings are faintly seen, rear, shrouded in a haze of smog in Beijing. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    A choking smog across much of northern China threatens major coal projects globally that are still on the drawing board.

  • Breakneck consolidation among utilities is unlikely to cause them to cut back on investments in infrastructure, analysts say.

  • National Grid working with MIT to predict future storms

    Steve Holliday, National Grid CEO, discusses what his company has done to secure power service and protect customers from storms like Superstorm Sandy.

  • Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station

    French utility EDF and the British government have signed an agreement to build two nuclear reactors for a total cost of 16 billion pounds, EDF said in a statement on Monday.

  • Duke Power recently emailed this fraud alert to residential and business electric customers to warn them of the ongoing scam.

    In the latest "despicable scam," fraudsters threaten to shut off your power unless you fork over cash.

  • Officials at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in northern Japan

    Radiation near a tank holding highly contaminated water at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has spiked 18-fold, the plant's operator said on Sunday.

  • Blackout: 10 years later

    The massive Northeast blackout that left 50 million people in darkness occurred 10 years ago today. Generac has soared 235 percent since then. Its CEO Aaron Jagdfeld, discusses whether the U.S. is better prepared for something like this today.

  • Battery technology gets better

    CNBC's Scott Cohn looks at electricity storage and a new battery technology that could actually power entire neighborhoods.

  • New York's Times Square on Tuesday.

    With electricity demand in places like NYC flirting with all-time highs, power prices are reaching staggering levels.

  • Modems and routers are bigger energy hogs than laptops and cell phone chargers. On a national scale, it’s pretty staggering: $1 billion a year in electricity.

  • Regulators used sharp words to accuse JPMorgan Chase of manipulating energy markets, in language similar to that which buffeted -- and eventually took down -- bankrupt energy giant Enron.

  • If you've noticed your utility bills falling, there's a good reason. Surging natural gas production in the U.S. has had one benefit already: curbing or even cutting power costs.

  • BP has put its U.S. wind farm operation, one of the largest in the country, up for sale, marking the continued retreat of big oil companies from renewable energy investments.

  • One of China's largest private companies is quietly rolling out plans to establish a network of natural gas fueling stations for trucks along U.S. highways.

  • Using Solar Power to Reduce Blackout Risks

    David Crane, President & CEO of NRG Energy, discusses the technology behind keeping the lights on at the stadium during the Super Bowl, including using solar panels as a backup.

  • Gov. Christie: Sandy Is And Was Above Politics

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's State of the State Address.

  • Sandy Aftermath Creates Opening for Utilities: Pro

    A Northeast region punch-drunk from powerful storms could create opportunities for a handful of utility companies, as governments move to rebuild battered infrastructure, an analyst told CNBC on Thursday.

  • An Indian diner waits for his meal in candle light at a hotel during a power cut in Siliguri on July 31, 2012. A massive power failure hit India for the second day running as three regional power grids collapsed, blacking out more than half the country in a crisis affecting over 600 million people.

    First it was corruption of staggering proportions, then an ill-conceived tax to claw back capital gains from foreign companies; that was followed by slowing growth and a swooning rupee. Now a power blackout in India has left 700 million people without electricity.

  • Stop Trading! Listen to Cramer

    Nick Akins, CEO of American Electric Power, tells Cramer about the state of the energy industry.