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Andy Herscowitz, Coordinator for Power Africa, USAID

Nearly a year ago, the White House promised it would help sub-Saharan Africa turn the lights on. More than two-thirds of people there live without electricity. The Power Africa initiative includes a dozen federal agencies, six African countries and corporate partners. Andy Herscowitz coordinates the effort on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the initiative.

Tags: Andy Herscowitz , Power Africa , USAID , Federal Drive , Africa ,

Friday - 05/16/2014, 01:52pm EDT

Causey: Telework is great, except when...

Mike Causey outlines some of the hurdles to telework.

Tags: Mike Causey , telework , snow , ROWE , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 03:00pm EST

Using poop to power lights, homes

A few new inventions are making sure nothing goes to waste, even if it means using dog or human waste.

Tags: poop , Bob Kur , Energy ,

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 01:40am EDT

ACs running strong, electric records broken

In June, the region used more electricity than Switzerland does in a year. Electric demand in July broke an unusual record.

Tags: PJM Interconnection , electricity use , Paula DuPont-Kidd , hot weather , hot weather tips , air conditioning , Michelle Basch , Colleen Kelleher

Thursday - 08/12/2010, 07:42am EDT

Md. wants 20 percent of electricity from renewable sources

Gov. Martin O'Malley has made the advancement of Maryland's renewable energy industry a top priority this legislative session, stressing the potential of widespread job creation to promote development. He's working closely with the Maryland Energy Administration to attract energy companies that could make the state a national leader in renewable energy production.

Tags: renewable energy , Maryland Energy Administration , alternative energy , wind farms , George W. Della Jr. , Naval Air Systems Command's Patuxent River Headqua , Solvida Energy Group , C. Sue Hecht , Susan L. M. Aumann , Garrett County

Friday - 03/19/2010, 07:08pm EDT

Squirrel shorts out power to thousands

About 6,000 homes and businesses lost power Friday morning.

Tags: squirrel , power outage , Virginia Power , Dominion , Springfield

Friday - 03/12/2010, 10:27am EST