Do you care about our energy future? The transmission system is widely misunderstood and it is time to dispel the myths that have grown up around this critical backbone of our nation’s economy, delivering electricity to virtually everyone. Join Americans for a Clean Energy Grid and WIRES for a discussion of long-distance transmission—and the importance
By John Jimison, Executive Director of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid September 4th marked a barely noticed anniversary of one of the most significant achievements in human history: the birth of the modern electric grid. In 1882, Thomas Edison started generating electricity at Pearl Street Station to power 400 “electric lamps” for 82 Manhattan
Texas has a remarkable approach for bringing clean energy to the grid that should serve as a model for other jurisdictions around the nation. Their approach to transmission system planning was recently outlined during a Clean Energy Solutions Center webinar, Transmission Planning for a High Renewable Energy Future: Lessons from the Texas Competitive Renewable Energy
This article was originally published on March 06, 2016 on PRI and written by Adam Wernick. A new study from NOAA shows that, by building new high-tech transmission lines, the US could slash energy sector global warming emissions by 80 percent within 15 years, while keeping consumer costs low and meeting increased demand.
Rooftop solar is without question the poster child of the clean energy revolution, with good reason: it’s visible, increasingly affordable, and growing explosively. Dubbed “power to the people” by leading environmental author and activist Bill McKibben, rooftop solar now symbolizes green commitment for the left and bootstrap self-reliance for the right. It would be hard
Powering everything in America with renewable energy by 2050 – including transportation – is economically and technically feasible using existing and proven technologies, according to a new study by Mark Jacobson and colleagues at Stanford University. As scientific evidence grows that avoiding catastrophic climate change impacts might actually require the U.S. and other countries around
This post was contributed by Stephanie Dula, Community Manager at SaveOnEnergy. June 10, 2014 For more than a century, Texas has practically had its own energy infrastructure. In fact, it’s the only state that has its own power grid, the Texas Interconnected System. The rest of the country shares power resources on two different power
A new study from the Michigan Energy Office and Public Service Commission—ordered by Governor Rick Snyder—shows the state can triple its renewable portfolio standard, achieving 30% renewables in the state’s portfolio by 2035. Michigan’s two key utilities – DTE Energy and Consumers Energy– are on track to meet the current 10% renewable target next year.