Tag: electricity grid

Electric, Energy Consumption

A Better Way Of Paying For A Reliable Electricity Grid

February 23, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

Last spring, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), which operates the electricity grid serving 45 million people across the central United States, found out it was at a higher risk of power outages than it believed. The result, as I […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Energy justice and local solar go hand-in-hand

December 10, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Local energy resources have the potential to equitably distribute the benefits of clean energy in a way that provides jobs, resilience and savings to communities left out of our century-old electricity grid. These resources – like rooftop and community solar, […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Does Solving Energy Poverty Help Solve Poverty? Not Quite

March 13, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

The head of Swedfund, the development finance group, recently summarized a widely-held belief: “Access to reliable electricity drives development and is essential for job creation, women’s empowerment and combating poverty.” This view has been the driving force behind a number […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

The Inexorable Shift of the U.S. Power Sector

March 8, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

While the U.S. Supreme Court’s temporary stay on enforcement of the Clean Power Plan has grabbed headlines recently, it’s important that we read deeper, and consider the broader context, of which the CPP is only one part. In recent years, […]