Local governments and policymakers are anxious about the U.S. grid’s ability to withstand ever-increasing demand. Consumers could hold the key to an untapped resource.
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Given the essential role of the power grid, electric utilities are in a unique position to lead disaster mitigation and preparedness.
FEMA’s $9.6 billion funding for electric system work in Puerto Rico presents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the energy system, making it healthier for residents and more resilient against future disasters.
Award-winning investigative reporter Russell Gold discusses his new book, Superpower, in the latest episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange podcast.
A recent lecture offered an optimistic forecast for wind and solar energy, showing a glimpse into a future that doesn’t depend on fossil fuels.
Putting the lights back on in Puerto Rico was the most challenging mission of his career, says Carlos Torres in a new episode of the Columbia Energy Exchange podcast.
In a new podcast episode, Bruce Walker from the U.S. Department of Energy discusses lessons learned from the devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico, the Trump Administration’s support for coal and nuclear plants, and more.
New York’s lessons from Hurricane Sandy can help in the wake of Harvey and Irma.
Peak demand for electricity is expected to shift from winter to summer, and from Northern Europe to the South—changes that could strain the region’s infrastructure.
As shocking as the coastal devastation caused by Mega-Storm Sandy was, the prolonged electrical blackouts in the region were much more troubling. They never should have happened, and if any did, power should have been restored sooner.