Clark GellingsLet's Build a Global Power Grid" Outstanding proposal from Clark Gellings, a Fellow at the Electric Power Research Institute and an IEEE Life Fellow. This is his second article for IEEE Spectrum. His first, published in 1981, introduced the idea of demand-side management—a now common smart-grid practice that allows electricity customers to manage their own usage. “People thought it was heretical, but the idea eventually took hold,” he says. “I hope that happens with this, too.” More info here.

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  • November, 2015 
  • 11.30.15 What utilities should watch for at the Paris climate talks 
  • 11.29.15 Bay Area communities gearing up to create their own power systems
  • 11.29.15 Dubai to make rooftop solar mandatory in 2030   
  • 11.28.15 Dubai to spend billions on clean energy push 
  • 11.27.15 UN counts climate’s human cost in new report for #COP21
  • 11.27.15 Bill Gates preps biggest clean energy fund 'in history' 
  • 11.27.15 New 'invisible' nano-wires hide from the sun for increased solar cell efficiency
  • 11.27.15 What YieldCo Managers Are Saying About the Market Meltdown
  • 11.25.15 Sonnenbatterie Launches Solar-Plus-Storage Storage System for $10,645 
  • 11.25.15 MISO, SPP, ERCOT all hit new wind energy records in November 
  • 11.25.15 Proposed Oregon offshore wind project too expensive, utilities say
  • 11.25.15 SolarCity leaves TASC, denies split with advocacy partner Sunrun
  • 11.24.15 Church Fights Duke Energy for Third Party Solar Energy Rights 
  • 11.24.15 CEOs of 78 major firms call for carbon pricing COP21 deal 
  • 11.24.15 Portland General Electric joins CAISO energy imbalance market
  • 11.24.15 Prince Charles points to link between climate change and Syrian conflict
  • 11.24.15 12 charts that show the state of the US clean energy revolution
  • 11.24.15 Despite green outcry, CPUC approves SoCal Edison gas & storage plans 
  • 11.23.15 15 Billion Gallons Of Water Could Be Saved By Solar Power In Arizona
  • 11.23.15 China’s State Grid set to snare Australia's TransGrid
  • 11.23.15 How Virtual Power Plants Can Help Replace Dirty Peaker Plants
  • 11.23.15 National Community Solar Partnership: 68 Cities, States, & Businesses To Expand Solar Access
  • 11.22.15 Wind from Britain, solar from the Sahara, geothermal from Iceland
  • 11.22.15 Mercedes Is Proposing A Novel Solution To Meet Energy Storage Demand
  • 11.20.15 Solar net metering is not a subsidy
  • 11.20.15 NY Gov. Cuomo pushes closure of Entergy Indian Point nuclear plant in NRC filings
  • 11.20.15 Toronto utility unveils novel underwater energy storage system
  • 11.20.15 Ohio regulators to probe submetering companies reselling energy in apartments, condos 
  • 11.19.15 Failure to Reach Net Metering Deal Could Kill 100MW of Commercial Solar in Mass. Next Year 
  • 11.19.15 Morocco Will Soon Become the World's Solar Energy Superpower
  • 11.19.15 How solar will grow through the ITC sunset and beyond
  • 11.19.15 The future of rate design: Why the utility industry may shift away from fixed charges 
  • 11.18.15 Proposed wind-energy transmission line hits a roadblock in Iowa 
  • 11.18.15 United Illuminating plans 2.2 MW microgrid for Connecticut town
  • 11.18.15 Stanford designs underwater solar cells that turn captured greenhouse gases into fuel
  • 11.18.15 Enphase Aims to Reduce Microinverter Cost by 50% in Two Years
  • 11.18.15 Massachusetts House approves solar "net metering" bill
  • 11.18.15 California’s Chief Utility Regulator: The Future Grid Is All About ‘Distributed Decision-Making’
  • 11.18.15 Solar Stocks Continue to Plummet in a ‘Bizarre Confluence of Contradictory Events’
  • 11.17.15 In California, a Campaign to Take Transmission Charges Out of Distributed Energy
  • 11.17.15 Solving the Conundrum of Community Microgrids  
  • 11.17.15 Here’s What It Would Take for Solar Installers to Adapt to a World Without the ITC
  • 11.17.15 Sierra Club's Ameren shareholder resolution seeks 30% renewables by 2030
  • 11.16.15 Greenspan admits Iraq was about oil, as deaths put at 1.2m
  • 11.13.15 Illinois approves Grain Belt Express transmission line
  • 11.12.15 Beyond fixed charges: 'Disruptive Challenges' author charts new utility path 
  • 11.11.15 Boulder may build distribution assets to push through municipalization 
  • 11.11.15 Feds grant two offshore wind leases off New Jersey coast  
  • 11.11.15 Utilities spend $1.6M to influence Michigan energy policy on solar   
  • 11.10.15 Germany Could Make Additional $2 Billion By Exporting Electricity   
  • 11.10.15 DOE approves $1.2B transmission line for Canadian wind and hydro 
  • 11.09.15 Mercedes Second-Use Battery Project Underway In Germany
  • 11.09.15 Investigation Finds World’s Largest Coal Company Misled Public On Climate Change 
  • 11.09.15 Empower Energies Announces First-Ever Solar Lease for Businesses in South Carolina  
  • 11.08.15 A Texas Utility Offers a Nighttime Special: Free (Wind) Electricity
  • 11.06.15 California solar advocates bring wheelbarrows of petitions to net metering fight 
  • 11.06.15 Marijuana grow houses trigger 7 summer outages for Pacific Power
  • 11.06.15 Arizona utility TEP wants to add solar fee, reduce net metering credit
  • 11.06.15 NY attorney general wields powerful weapon in Exxon climate case  
  • 11.05.15 Total Renewable Energy Supply in 8 Major Economies to Double by 2030
  • 11.05.15 Could Europe Be Powered by African Solar Energy?
  • 11.05.15 Enphase Microinverter Course Correction Includes Layoffs of 7% of Staff
  • 11.05.15 Solar Buries India/U.S. Nuclear Deal with Lower Energy Costs
  • 11.05.15 How to decarbonize the US energy system, in 14 charts
  • 11.04.15 Oregon ballot initiatives to eliminate coal power by 2030 clear first hurdle 
  • 11.03.15 Mercury News: PUC must help solar energy forecast to stay sunny
  • 11.03.15 Melting ice in west Antarctica could raise seas by three metres, warns study
  • 11.03.15 The day after: How solar can thrive in the post-net metering era 
  • 11.02.15 Duke Energy urges regulators to fine advocates in solar case 
  • 11.02.15 Arizona gears up for full cost-benefit solar value proceeding
  • 11.02.15 New Enphase solar-storage product combines monitoring, control in a single device
  • 11.02.15 DC Circuit will wait until after Paris climate talks to rule on Clean Power Plan stay    
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