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Sharpness: The worst control on your TV

The Sharpness control on your TV doesn't actually add Sharpness. In fact, it actually reduces it. Learn about this misleading control, and turn it down, to get your TV looking its best.

By August 12, 2015


Beyond basic TV settings

Once you’ve got the basics (contrast, brightness, color, etc.) set, there are still dozens of adjustments on your TV. What do they mean, and what’s the right setting? I’m glad you asked.

By April 15, 2014


Clusters of plug-in cars will tax local power grids

Utility executives are most concerned about neighborhoods with many electric cars maxing out local circuits, says the CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric.

By October 20, 2009


California utility PG&E buys big into solar power

Utility plans to build 500 megawatts worth of solar energy--enough to power 150,000 homes--by 2015 by putting solar-electric panels on rooftops in Northern and Central California.

By February 24, 2009


Tendril opening its 'smart grid' to other companies

Taking its cue from IT vendors, smart-grid start-up Tendril looks to speed up electricity grid modernization by allowing outsiders to create technology that will easily work with its products.

By February 3, 2009


Financing woes shrink Ausra's big solar plans

The financial crisis is making it hard to build massive solar-power plants in the U.S. desert, with once high-flier Ausra shifting its strategy to make smaller solar plants.

By January 29, 2009


California utility PG&E to open wallet for solar

Pacific Gas & Electric plans to shift its renewable energy strategy by investing directly in solar power plants and rooftop panels, a move that could firm up stalled solar projects.

By January 21, 2009


Will PG&E give rebates for old air conditioners?

PG&E CEO Pete Darbee speaks out on energy efficiency, solar power and nuclear. He likes them all.

By April 29, 2008


Solar concentrator collects $63 million in new funding

SolFocus is designing solar power plants that use mirrors and lenses to concentrate light onto high-efficiency solar panels.

By November 20, 2007


Big price hikes for peak power likely for Californians

Peak power is costly, so you are going to pay for it, says PG&E's CEO. Also, he analyzes wind power.

By October 24, 2007