The proposed grid promises to provide a “localized source of power that would be more energy-efficient and resilient,” one that will lower delivery costs, making energy cheaper for customers, according to a press release from Gov. Cuomo’s office.
Michigan, Minnesota and Polytechnique Montreal finished first, second and third Monday in the American Solar Challenge, a solar car race that gives engineering students an opportunity to put their studies to a practical, real world test.
Texas was one of six states to earn an "A" when it comes to making executive orders accessible to the public, according to a report by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates for open government.
Though analysts see more posturing than certainty in the announcements, it's clear that online video watchers, technology start-ups and financial companies might see a dramatic upgrade in Internet speeds by the end of the decade.
Tech industry advocates say those are no simple hires, requiring thousands of dollars in legal fees and at least six months of lead time, with no certain payoff as companies nationwide share 85,000 visas allotted in a lottery each April.
The Pennsylvania utility touted itself as a pioneer when it installed 1.3 million meters. But those devices proved obsolete in just four years, failing to meet the minimum performance requirements of the state's new regulations.