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Death by Grid

00   It should be called the Dumb Grid. Remember the General Electric TV advertisement from the 2009 SuperBowl? It showed a scarecrow dancing from line to line on Power Towers without getting scorched? Don’t try it at home. This guy … Continued

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Gridlock on the Grid

00   People wonder why the power grid goes down, causing massive outages with tens of millions of homes cut off. Is it the antiquated generating systems, or the inadequate transmission systems? No to both of those. Its the trading in … Continued

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Grid can’t handle mass solar

00   Further evidence in favor of Micro-grids and against the so-called Smart Grid. The runaway take-up of rooftop solar panels in Australia has undermined the electricity supply system, feeding so much power back into the network that it is causing … Continued

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Smart lobbying for the Smart Grid

National Grid plc will be one of the principal beneficiaries of the 200 billion investment it is calling for in the national power infrastructure

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Smart Grid doubts grow

Smart Grid not living up to its name – costly upgrade will likely increase profits of Utilities without saving customers money or energy

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Smart Grid – the pain begins

00   Only the rich will be able to afford energy for heating/cooling when the Smart Grid goes nationwide. At least, that is the logical conclusion to be drawn from an early example of the Smart Grid – in Colorado, where … Continued

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How Big Power will keep control

00   The man who runs one of the largest Energy retailers in America (and Britain) has signalled the death of the traditional utility company. He is typical of a new breed of Energy executive which will try to take the … Continued

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Big Energy hand-outs

The stimulus billions are going to fund big grid-tied corporations instead of a myriad local and micro energy projects