- Jan 21, 2021 8:58 pm GMT
This post covers three subjects related to using microgrids to mitigate Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS): (1) a bill on its way through California’s Senate that hopes to help achieve this, (2) a recent ruling by the California PUC that “facilitates commercialization of microgrids across California, and strategies for procurement of backup power in advance of the wildfire season…”, and (3) how microgrids and distributed power might operate cost-effectively.
In my writing on climate change, I frequently point out that the complexity of the Earth’s climate greatly reduces our ability to understand the future effects that we will see from secondary, tertiary and higher-order effects of climate change...
Mr. Burns of Simpson’s fame — the personification of utility greed and political power — is happily rubbing his hands together as California roasts in the dark. And this situation will get much worse in the coming years.
Economic constraints and public acceptance remain two of the biggest challenges to mass deployment of carbon capture technologies in Europe. A unified CCS strategy in Europe could change this.
I frequently post papers on moves that California is making to mitigate climate change. However if California is the only government doing this, mankind will lose this war. I am happy to report on some new efforts that the U.S. Federal Government..
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