Revolutionizing the Transmission System

Sept. 19, 2008
Energy Efficiency Markets Podcast interviews Kurt Yeager, co-author of the new book “Perfect Power: How the Microgrid Revolution will Unleash Cleaner, Greener, More Abundant Energy.” The electric transmission grid in the US is outdated and overloaded and is not sufficient for the addition of new, intermittent, renewable energy sources. He argues that we need to […]

Energy Efficiency Markets Podcast interviews Kurt Yeager, co-author of the new book “Perfect Power: How the Microgrid Revolution will Unleash Cleaner, Greener, More Abundant Energy.” The electric transmission grid in the US is outdated and overloaded and is not sufficient for the addition of new, intermittent, renewable energy sources. He argues that we need to use smart technologies and implement new policies at the local and national level to solve this problem. His plan would put consumers in control of their energy usage.

About the Author

Lisa Cohn | Contributing Editor

I focus on the West Coast and Midwest. Email me at [email protected]

I’ve been writing about energy for more than 20 years, and my stories have appeared in EnergyBiz, SNL Financial, Mother Earth News, Natural Home Magazine, Horizon Air Magazine, Oregon Business, Open Spaces, the Portland Tribune, The Oregonian, Renewable Energy World, Windpower Monthly and other publications. I’m also a former stringer for the Platts/McGraw-Hill energy publications. I began my career covering energy and environment for The Cape Cod Times, where Elisa Wood also was a reporter. I’ve received numerous writing awards from national, regional and local organizations, including Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Willamette Writers, Associated Oregon Industries, and the Voice of Youth Advocates. I first became interested in energy as a student at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, where I helped design and build a solar house.

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