POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Oct. 13, 2014

Modernizing the electric grid; Encouraging talk about nuclear energy; Renewable generation not enough to solve climate change


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • The nation’s electric grid “will need almost to be redesigned from scratch to get the full benefit of the new types of transformers, the capability to sense problems and solve them automatically, the ability to essentially have little power plants on millions of rooftops as solar prices keep coming down, and so on,” Fast Company writes, suggesting that coordination among utilities, regulators and others will be key.
  • Nuclear energy has a small, quiet constituency, which means there are few serious political discussions about nuclear power, Forbes says. But a bipartisan group of political leaders has formed to raise awareness of the benefits the power source provides.
  • Renewable energy generation will be built at much lower rates in the coming years and won’t solve climate change, a Bloomberg analysis of the Obama administration’s climate plan finds.
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