Energy consumption, Energy conservation, Prices, Electricity, and Traffic congestion
Comments on the energy crisis in the public networks of power lines and highways. Details of a peak/off-peak pricing plan; Example of an option for smarter management of electricity with two-way telecom capabilities built into electric meters to push prices up during peak hours; Criticism of the plan; Suggestion for efficient use of resources.
Solar energy industries, Prices, Paperwork (Office practice), Electricity, and Solar thermal energy
The article reports on ways to lower the price of solar power systems in the U.S. According to the author, it is not true that solar power is costly, given that in states like California, Hawaii and New York, solar power costs less compared with utility power. He states that the biggest factor that increases the cost of solar electricity is the installation. He asserts that this cost can be cut in half by eliminating the excessive paperwork associated with installing solar thermal systems.