There is evidence that bigger isn’t necessarily better when it comes to solar energy projects. Economies of scale suggest large projects would be more cost-effective than small ones. But recently, … Continue Reading The Distribution Grid Has Room for More Solar
We recently added a new member to our family. Since I have a tendency to look at the world through an energy lens, I’ve being wondering, what is the likely … Continue Reading Our Newest Energy Consumer
Three years ago this week, Hurricane Sandy began forming in the Caribbean Sea. It went on to wallop several Caribbean islands and the Eastern Seaboard. In the US the storm … Continue Reading Could Microgrids Be Big in the US?
Today’s release of the final Clean Power Plan by President Obama ushers in an exciting period of change on US power grids. Wind and solar energy will get a big … Continue Reading What We Can Learn from Germany’s Windy, Sunny Electric Grid
Policies that subsidize the demonstration of large-scale technologies make economists queasy. Severin explored this topic in a recent blog. In retrospect it’s easy to point to failures, including the United … Continue Reading Is Clean Coal Too Expensive?
Carbon dioxide has received the bulk of policymakers’ attention as the villain of climate change. Now, its henchman methane is facing scrutiny. Methane is an attractive target. It is much … Continue Reading Better Ways to Stop Natural Gas Pipeline Leaks