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The Grid Reliability Myth

Carl Pope | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

Why do we keep reading about unreliability as the problem with a 100-percent clean power future? The media confuses intermittency with unreliability. A full moon is intermittent -- and so are eruptions of Old Faithful. But we would not describe either of them as "unreliable."

Congress Ignores Scientific Reality, Kills National Climate Service Proposal

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

Given what scientists now know about the link between climate change and heat waves, floods, droughts and heavy downpours, the time for a national climate service is now. But unfortunately Congress is moving in the opposite direction.

After a Scorching Week, Wind Power Lessons From the Texas Heat Wave

Denise Bode | Posted 10.11.2011 | Green
Denise Bode

For three straight days in the real world last week, wind made the difference between keeping the lights on and the air conditioners running -- and rolling blackouts.