A thought experiment suggests how much rooftop solar could reduce transmission and distribution costs. California and other locations are moving to renewable energy at high speed. But even in these … Continue Reading What Can Distributed Generation Do For the Grid?
The U.S. cannot afford four more years of pandering to coal. Never has climate change felt so real as waking up two weeks ago to orange skies, darkened by the … Continue Reading Time to Vote Out Coal
Let’s get the electricity sector ready for a world with a very different climate. My phone has been ringing off the hook this week. Well, my phone does not have … Continue Reading It’s Climate Change, Stupid
Smart load limits could help to keep the lights on through California’s wildfire season. Today’s post was co-authored with Duncan Callaway. California’s 2020 wildfire season is off to a blazing … Continue Reading Smart Meters, Dumb Blackouts?
Rising electricity demand from air conditioning will exacerbate problems during heat waves. The Bay Area has definitely felt dystopian recently. Our Covid cases are high, we’ve had heat waves and … Continue Reading Are There More Blackouts in California’s Future?
Customers can help avoid blackouts if they are given better information and prices. Even if you don’t live in California, you probably heard about the rotating power outages we had … Continue Reading Why Don’t We Do It With Demand?
Electrification mandates for new homes take a long time to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. New housing construction has fallen sharply around the world due to COVID-19. Housing starts are down … Continue Reading Electrification Mandates and Slow Housing Growth