by Meredith Angwin
Oliver Stone has a new movie, “Nuclear Now,” about a positive energy future. Robert Hargraves and I will lead the discussion at a showing in Montpelier on May 1.
A recent FERC meeting looked at the fragile New England electric grid in winter. We need LNG imports and we will continue to need them. They will be expensive and electricity will be expensive. Many people commented, but the facts remained in place.
Inspired by the problems of the Australian grid, some have suggested two grids: One for “as-available” power (such as wind) and one for dispatchable power. A complex system, sure to fail.