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The Big Switch

I’m only halfway through the book I’m reading, so this week I’m writing about a podcast instead. The Big Switch is a terrific podcast about how we switch to a net zero carbon economy to help slow down climate change. … Continue reading

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The Grid: The Fraying Wires between Americans and Our Energy Future

The Grid: The Fraying Wires between Americans and Our Energy Future By Gretchen Bakke Bloomsbury, New York, 2016 A PhD in cultural anthropology might seem like an odd background for someone writing a book about our national electricity grid. But … Continue reading

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State-wide Blackout in South Australia

Yesterday the entire state of South Australia, about 1.5 times the area of Texas, suffered an electricity blackout due to a severe storm that knocked out major transmission lines. Photo: Electranet Network Services Here’s an interesting report on the causes … Continue reading

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