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Before the Lights Go Out – Alternative Energy and America’s Grid

Book Review, climate change, Natural Science, ScienceApril 25, 2012

Fossil fuels, photovoltaics, clean coal, wind turbines, hydroelectic dams, nuclear reactors, hydraulic fracturing. For all the discussions of energy independence, sustainable energy, renewable fuels, one word is often painfully absent: grid. America’s electrical grid has evolved from Edison electric generators and a few, uninsulated, wires in New York and Wisconsin to a massive, and massively┬áinefficient, […]

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