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Issue 5: Rethinking the Grid

21 October 2014

Articles

21 October 2014

In the United States, the growing share of renewable resources over the last decade has contributed to operational challenges in several regions, including the Pacific Northwest, Texas, and H

21 October 2014

This article is adapted from the following, with the author’s permission: Nelson (2014), Roadmap to a Low Carbon Electricity System in the U.S. and Europe.

21 October 2014

“I spent two summers building improved cookstoves in the highlands of Peru.

21 October 2014

Superstorm Sandy was arguably one of the most significant storms in the history of the U.S. power sector. It was not a worst-case scenario. It was not the most expensive.

21 October 2014

The past 75 years of U.S. infrastructure development has pushed toward large, centralized utilities through policy treating electricity, sewage, and water as public goods.

21 October 2014

The smart grid is advancing at a rapid rate. A nascent market at the beginning of the 21st century, as of the end of 2013 over 310 million smart meters have been installed globally.

21 October 2014

“We’re a superpower, but we have a third world grid,” said Bill Richardson, Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Energy in the wake of the Northeast Blackout of 2003.

21 October 2014

The scientific evidence is now overwhelming that anthropogenic climate change is not just something that will impact us in the future, but it is 

21 October 2014

The integration of large quantities of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, requires changes in how the electric transmission system operates.