ClimateWire headlines —

SPOTLIGHT

1. ENERGY EFFICIENCY:

Edison vs. Westinghouse -- rematch of the titans

A new front in an old feud is being opened in the push for greater energy efficiency. In the late 19th century, two competing electricity systems jostled for dominance in electric power distribution in the United States and much of the industrialized world. Alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) were both used to power devices like motors and light bulbs, but they were not interchangeable. The rivalry was fraught with acrimony and publicity stunts, but AC eventually won out as the standard for transmission. Now comes the EMerge Alliance, a consortium of agencies and industry groups that thinks DC will make a comeback.

TODAY'S STORIES

E&ETV's OnPoint

Climate Digest: Top climate stories from E&E's newsroom&nbsp

Advertisement

E&E Interactive

E&E's Power Plan Hub

Compiled Coverage by Issue

Fiscal 2017 Budget and Appropriations
Drought
Global Climate Debate
Oregon Standoff
Nuclear Crisis

E&E Special Reports

A Tale of Two Coal Towns
Deep Underground
Sports at Risk
People To Watch 2016
Greater Expectations: The New Geopolitics of Climate Change
Energy Scions

E&E Services

Learn More About E&E
Start a Trial
Receive Email Alerts
Staff Directory
Employment Opportunities
Announcements

Advertisement

Latest Selected Headlines

More headlines&nbspMore headlines

More headlines&nbspMore headlines

More headlines&nbspMore headlines

More headlines&nbspMore headlines

Latest E&ETV Videos