28 Nov '11, 10pm

America’s Energy Future a Battle Between Entrenched Utilities and Clean, Local Power

But the transition to a clean energy future is not just technical, it’s political. With electricity consumption relatively flat, achieving clean energy goals rapidly will mean curtailing output from existing fossil fuel power plants. It becomes a battle between the established financial interest of utilities and clean energy producers. That’s because incumbent utilities own coal and nuclear plants and find it more financially attractive to operate them than to buy power from independent wind and solar producers. Maximizing clean energy production means a transformation in the technology powering the grid but also the entities who control the grid.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/11/28/americas-energy-futur...

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