Discussion thread: what should I cover next?Subscribers: what would you like to see me cover next? I’ve got a bunch of topics on my to-do list, but I’d like to hear what you’re curious or confuse…
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Lessons from the Texas messA few thoughts on what the Texas deep freeze and blackouts mean for for the future of the state's power grid -- and all power grids. (If you don't feel…
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Transmission month: everything in one placeLinks to all the transmission posts and a two-hour mega-podcast in which I read all of them to you.
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Transmission month: two more ideas to quickly boost the transmission gridToday, we look at a few final ideas to boost the performance of the existing transmission grid: storage-as-transmission and converting AC lines to HVDC…
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Transmission month: how to make the existing grid work betterToday we look at a set of technologies that can boost the performance of the existing grid, relieving congestion and making room for new renewables rel…
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Hitting the road in search of sanity.
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Transmission fortnight: burying power lines next to rail & roads to make a national transmi…Today we examine a clever idea to bypass conventional transmission siting hassles by running HVDC power lines along rail & roads. One company's actuall…
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Biden has begun his presidency with a flurry of executive orders. Here's a list of everything he's done so far -- and what a list!
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Transmission week: how to start building more high-voltage power lines Today, we walk step-by-step through the process of how high-voltage power lines are planned, financed, permitted, & sited, show how it's f'd up, and sh…
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Transmission week: why we need more big power linesIt's going to be a whole week of transmission content here at Volts -- get excited! Today we go over the basic reasons the US needs more transmission. …
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Arguments over nuclear power too rarely focus on policy differences. What exactly should the Biden administration do about nuclear power?
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A few interesting bits of newsThe Biden administration vows to come out swinging, a federal court strikes down one of Trump's key climate rollbacks, and Manchin is being Manchin aga…
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