Posts by: Rebecca Beachy


Why doesn’t the U.S. bury its power lines?

Hurricanes Michael and Florence have knocked power out for millions of people. Burying power lines could help but the costs are high. Read Dr. Ted Kury's complete article on The Conversation.

Nuclear reactors in hurricanes: 5 questions answered

Lessons learned from Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and the Fukushima disaster in 2011 have changed how utilities brace for big storms. Read Dr. Ted Kury's complete article at The Conversation.

Russians hacked into America’s electric grid. Here’s why securing it is hard.

It's easier to see how customers benefit from increased grid security than it is to justify making them pay for it. Read Dr. Ted Kury's full article at The Conversation.

Why Trump may usher in the biggest gas tax hike ever

Despite all their anti-tax sentiments, Republicans from Hoover to Trump have embraced this levy on sales at the pump. Read Dr. Ted Kury's full article at The Conversation.

Should the U.S. put power lines underground?

Would putting power lines underground avoid hurricanes knocking out electricity service for millions of people? The answer is not as straightforward as it seems. Read Dr. Ted Kury's full article at The Conversation.