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As you have all heard me say (probably to excess) utility networks are going to a redundant ring architecture on the long haul and metro rings and mesh in the local, mirroring advanced telecom networks and distributed generation and storage nodes will look just like an Internet for electrons instead of digital bits.
I was very happy to see that this guy agrees:
“We have a system which is energy-inefficient because it was never designed to be efficient,” said Richard L. Kauffman, the state’s so-called energy czar, who is leading its plans to reimagine the power grid. ”It’s like a
mainframe computer in the age of cloud computing”, he added, “and with climate change, the state has to “rethink that basic architecture.”
SOURCE, 2017 New York Times: Richard Kauffman, Chairman of Energy & Finance for New York (Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo),
Chair of the NYSERDA Board in 2017 New York Times.
PPAs are becoming the primary mechanism corporations use to procure large amounts of clean power and add new renewable energy to the grid. Looking at aggregate renewable PPA deals signed by commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) organizations, it is clear that Tech and Telecom sectors have been major players; in 2015, 2/3 of non-utility renewable energy PPAs were executed by IT companies.
Train corridors in and out of NY are already powered by electricity. Adding fuel cell generation along the ROWs could accomplish same without having to carry and refuel pressurized fuel tanks on board the rolling stock.https://www.mbtmag.com/news/2017/11/hydrogen-powered-trains-run-german-rails-2021?cmpid=verticalcontent&__hstc=97553472.86dd36bfe76874bc17b7ae13acad081e.1489096093739.1512593742258.1512598911670.156&__hssc=97553472.1.1512598911670&__hsfp=3986090372
call Congress today!
Monty,The tax bill that the Senate passed late Friday night will have huge ramifications for America's future, and renewables are no exception.The tax bill was passed with a provision that would undermine renewable investments (link), significantly harming America's ability to keep repowering the country with clean, low-cost solar. Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of solar and wind workers whose livelihoods are at stake.House members and senators are now reconciling differences between the two versions of the bill. There is a lot at stake, including America's solar and wind job-creating industries.Call your lawmakers to say NO to a tax plan that is bad for solar energy, bad for the local jobs it's creating, and bad for the healthier future it's building.Dial 202-224-3121 to be patched through to your representative. Once you tell them that you oppose the tax plan and its impact on renewables, hang up and dial again to send both of your senators the same message.Your elected officials work for you, the American people - and the vast majority of Americans support clean energy progress. Don't let Congress take that away.Onward,Adam + the Vote Solar teamP.S. Already make the called? Forward this action alert to friends, family, and colleagues. Every voice counts.
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