Kevin O'Beirne has been with San Diego Gas & Electric for twelve years, spending ten years doing regulatory case management work for the utility. Recently, he has been working on residential rate reform and the challenges of integrating the growth of electric vehicles into the distribution grid. Kevin is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in public policy. ... Read more about Kevin O'Beirne
KRAFLA, Iceland — Soon after work began here on a power plant to harness some of the vast reserves of energy stored at the earth’s crust, the ground moved and, along a six-mile-long fissure, began belching red-hot lava. The eruptions continued for nine years, prompting the construction of a stone and soil barrier to make sure that molten rock did not incinerate Iceland’s first geothermal power station. ... Read more about Iceland Looks to Export Power Bubbling From Below
Around the world, more than 1 billion people lack access to electricity, concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Improving access to clean and affordable energy services for these populations will be a critical driver for poverty reduction as well as improved health and social outcomes.