If the grid system is the backbone of a low-carbon economy, then transmission lines are the nervous system.
We need a dramatic build-out of the transmission system to connect renewable energy to the places that need it, while managing a wider range of local resources. How do we build it quickly, cheaply, and in a respectful way?
In our third episode of season 3, Dr. Melissa Lott explores the role of transmission in decarbonizing the grid system.
We’ll explore how Texas used transmission to encourage rapid uptake of wind power, and revitalize rural communities in the process. We’ll also look at the role of the grid system during extreme events, like Texas’ recent winter grid disaster.
The Big Switch is produced by Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy in partnership with Post Script Media. Our producers are Daniel Woldorff, Dalvin Aboagye and Stephen Lacey. A special thanks to Kirsten Smith, Genna Morton, Artealia Juilliard and Kyu Lee.
In this episode, a former oil-and-gas man named Efrem Jernigan catches the solar bug. Inspired…
This commentary represents the research and views of the author. It does not necessarily represent...
State-owned enterprises (SOEs) play a major role in the production of goods and services across many of the world’s largest economies, particularly in electricity generation, oil and gas, and heavy industry.
Corporate pledges to purchase renewable electricity have led to significant new solar and wind capacity investments and driven down the carbon intensity of the power sector in the United States.
Read the Article Abstract Energy efficiency is seen more often as a means of reducing...