Wednesday, April 29, 2009

"Re-Envisioning Electricity in the United States:" Special NPR Report

For the United States -- and all other energy-hungry countries for that matter -- successfully integrating more renewable sources into national electricity portfolios will require improved and more flexible electricity grids.

Put another way, it doesn't make a great deal of sense to generate vast amounts of wind power in say North Dakota or solar power from Arizona if there is no way to transport it to where it is needed (i.e., the population centers).

Recently, National Public Radio broadcast a series of reports on the challenges related to improving the American grid.  "Re-Envisioning Electricity in the United States" is a multi-part series that reports on the challenges and related opportunities.  It is well worth a listen if you are interested in this topic.

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