29 Mar '12, 9pm

How can a smart grid help with peak oil? | Energy

Now, in most developed economies, oil is no longer a major fuel source for generating electricity. Instead, most of our electric power comes from a combination of other fossil fuels — coal or natural gas — and from renewables like wind, solar, hydro and biomass. (There’s also nuclear, the not-exactly-fossil-or-renewable energy source.) The trick, especially if we increase our use of renewables, is keeping the lights on even when the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining. And that’s where a smart grid can help.

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