My new book, Clean Electricity, “A practical path to zero-carbon buildings”, is now available in both paperback and eBook format from Amazon. Click here to order.
Summary: Electricity produced by wind and solar is the most viable path to addressing global warming and climate change. This book is about the transition taking place in the electric industry and the choices we have as consumers.
- The first part begins with a brief history of our existing electric grid; how it evolved; the pollution it creates; and the challenges faced by balancing authorities and utilities. It describes the renewable energy technologies that are emerging at the utility-scale and how these are replacing legacy coal and gas power plants.
- The second part focuses on what each of us can do to use less dirty electricity, and for the electricity we have to use, how we can acquire renewable energy from the grid or make our own electricity with on-site solar systems.
- Part three looks at the pressures for change on the electric utility industry and speculates on what these big companies might look like in the future.