27 Jun '12, 3pm

How the smart grid clamps down on climate change

How the smart grid clamps down on climate change

While reactions from last week's Rio+20 range from disappointment at the lack of national governmental consensus to optimism at the range and success of local governmental and corporate actions, none of this alters the fact that climate change is a slow-moving disaster that is going to change our economies and lifestyles. Fortunately, smart grid technologies and policies can address both developed and developing world challenges in reducing greenhouse gas emission (GHG) while eliminating energy poverty with green energy sources. Let's first examine the impacts of climate change in one state, California, which is the ninth largest developed economy in the world. The California Energy Commission (CEC) produces the annual Integrated Energy Policy Report to "develop energy policies that conserve resources, protect the environment, ensure energy reliability, enhance the state's...

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