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Visionary and innovator in the utility industry and grid modernization Burns & McDonnell

I have a broad background in utilities and energy. I worked for Capgemini in the Energy Practice for more than 15 years. During that time I rose to the position of CTO of the 12,000 person...

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This is an interesting take on President Biden and the environment from the Detroit News...Seldom do I just post an article, but this one caused me to think hard.

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Audra Drazga on Aug 26, 2021

Doug - thanks for sharing - personally I think the issue is that we are trying to do things too fast and that comes at a cost.  You can't just shut down all oil production overnight and switch to all EV's in a year.  I also see that sometimes lofty goals are set for hitting zero carbon emissions by set dates.  There is no perfect answer.  

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Bob Meinetz on Aug 26, 2021

"We can't wean ourselves from fossil fuel and still have cheap, plentiful energy. At least not today."

France couldn't do it in a day, either, when OPEC shut down French electricity in 1974.

It could, however, do it in only twelve (12) years - after Prime Minister Pierre Messmer, by parliamentary decree, ordered the construction of nuclear plants to replace the oil-powered ones upon which its electricity grid relied.

Frustrating, beyond belief, that we permit the idiocy of "renewable energy" to prevent us from achieving a goal so clearly and demonstrably achievable - especially when the electrification of transportation, and other fossil-fueled requirements on which a prosperous society depends, are just as achievable.

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