Electricity Generation

Could wind power ever meet the world’s energy needs?

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Brad Plumer
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At the moment, wind power supplies about 4.1 percent of electric power in the United States. Still a bit player. Yet there's a whole lot of untapped wind left in the world. Wind whipping through the Great Plains. Wind gusting off the shores. Wind circulating high up in the sky. So what would happen if we tried to harvest all of that wind?

 

Horns Rev 2, the world's largest wind farm, 30 km (19 miles) off the west coast of Denmark (Reuters). ... Read more about Could wind power ever meet the world’s energy needs?

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Japan Building World's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

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http://spectrum.ieee.org/ - John Boyd
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Kyocera Corp. has come up with a smart way to build and deploy solar power plants without gobbling up precious agricultural land in space-challenged Japan: build the plants on freshwater dams and lakes. ... Read more about Japan Building World's Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

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Geodesign session 4 Sustainable Practices: Water and Energy Brazil

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Geodesign Team

There are several different directions that our planet can take to address the ever growing need for water and energy. This will involve integrating technologies of a large and small scale into our grid and into our homes as well. There are two main technologies in which to address large scale water sustainability: desalination and ‘pure water’ recycling. As the California dries out, it is increasingly important to adopt proven strategies to maintain the current standard of living. ... Read more about Geodesign session 4 Sustainable Practices: Water and Energy Brazil

Bill Powers

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Bill Powers

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Powers Engineering

Bill is one of the country's most respected engineers in utility and energy resource management. He has shaped strategy to achieve renewable energy objectives for the country's leading public and investor-owned utilities. Bill Powers is the principal of Powers Engineering, an air-quality-consulting engineering firm established in San Diego in 1994. He is a respected analyst on issues relating to electrical transmission, power plant emissions, and permitting. ... Read more about Bill Powers

Rob Anderson

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Robert B Anderson

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Director of Resource Planning San Diego Gas & Electric Co.

He has spent over 30 years at San Diego Gas and Electric Company. He has held a range of positions involving power plant engineering, resource planning, strategic planning, and generation development. In his current position, he oversees the development of the long-term electric resource plan that determines the resources needed to meet the growing electric demand in San Diego over the next ten years. ... Read more about Rob Anderson

Energy: Challenges with Becoming More Sustainable

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Energy: Challenges with Becoming More Sustainable

Robb Anderson
Director – Resource Planning
San Diego Gas and Electric Co.

Key future opportunities for utilities and customers

•Use technology and improved business processes to reduce energy costs•Increase customer engagement through innovative programs and services, including an online energy marketplae
•Advocate for a more streamlined regulatory process to provide greater flexibility and transparency
•Use programs and technology to optimize use of the grid

 

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