by Meredith Angwin
A Blizzard of LNG
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.
Reality and Possibilities in Australia. Do renewables need their own grid?
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.
When is a Breakthrough Not a Breakthrough
All research groups have a limited amount of money, and they need to put that money where it will be most effective.