Microgrids: All that Glitters is not Gold

…Microgrids: All that Glitters is not Gold… Organizations and people who are promoting a product or idea, frequently overstate and embellish the benefits of what they are promoting. There are many examples of this, from the snake-oil salesman of yesteryear Continue reading Microgrids: All that Glitters is not Gold

Grid Reliability and Resilience

…Grid Reliability and Resilience… Reliability is well defined and understood. Basically, it measures how often, and how long electricity is unavailable for users. (This assumes that the quality of electricity meets established criteria, e.g., Voltage that is within prescribed limits Continue reading Grid Reliability and Resilience

Herschel Recognized it First

…Herschel Recognized it First… An early proponent of the Sun’s effect on the Earth, its temperature and climate, was the astronomer Herschel, 1738 – 1822. Among his many achievements, Herschel discovered infrared radiation from the sun. Now, with the CERN Continue reading Herschel Recognized it First

Storage with Baseload Power

…Storage with Baseload Power… Howard Hayden, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Connecticut, recently published an article in The Energy Advocate analyzing the use of storage with various power generation alternatives, i.e., wind, solar, nuclear, coal and natural gas combined Continue reading Storage with Baseload Power

Lawsuits to Force Climate Regulations on US

…Lawsuits to Force Climate Regulations on US… New York State’s Attorney General has generated headlines with his lawsuit against Exxon-Mobile. But the real action is now just emerging as environmental extremists begin to use the courts to force their view Continue reading Lawsuits to Force Climate Regulations on US

German GHG and Renewables Update

…German GHG and Renewables Update… Germany’s energiewende program has been touted as an example for all to follow in efforts to cut CO2 emissions. This begs the question: What have been the results of energiewende in the power sector? Specifically, Continue reading German GHG and Renewables Update