Tag Archives: smart grid

  • Blog
    Green New Deal

    Deconstructing The Green New Deal

    Despite serious flaws, it sparks a needed conversation
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:28 AM


    The Green New Deal (GND) is important as a starting point to have a long, long overdue conversation about energy. Specifically: How are we going to eventually transition away from fossil fuels?

    As such, the proposal — while (very) far from perfect — should not be ignored and deserves our attention. 

    It's also important because it represents the sorts of zig-zags our social and political paths are inceasingly likely to take in the coming future as we're forced to face our looming economic, ecological and energy-related predicaments.

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    Combating Peak Oil with Wind and Smarter Electric Power

    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, January 8, 2011, 8:07 PM


    We spend a lot of time on this site discussing the risks posed by Peak Oil. It’s important to us that you understand the magnitude of our national/global predicament and take appropriate preparations.

    But in addition to tracking the gathering stormclouds (of which there are many), our info scouting efforts also look for developments with potential to change the situation positively.

    In the podcast below, Chris and Willett Kempton explore the potential of wind power to reduce the energy pinch threat posed by depleting fossil fuels. Dr. Kempton is an electrical engineering professor at the University of Delaware and director of the Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration. Turns out, while still early in the game, there’s action going on in wind and electricity-management that offers real promise.

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    Daily Digest 12/7 – Spain on Verge of Breakdown, Debunking Bernanke, Students Take On Smart-Grid

    by DailyDigest

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 4:00 PM

    • Multiple Simultaneous Games of “Chicken”; China Declares Shift to “Prudent” Monetary Policy
    • Fact, Fiction And Finally The Fix
    • Spain on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
    • Geen Enkel Bewijs Voor Speculaties Tegen Eurolanden
    • Debunking Bernanke’s Myth
    • Tax Cut Deal and Surprise Stimulus – The Cost
    • The Smart Grid: A Primer
    • Students Take On Smart-Grid Challenges

    Ready yourself for any future, whatever the 3E’s may bring—read our ‘What Should I Do?’ guide today!

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