The Next Frontier and the 6th National Microgrids Conference

Date: 5th April 2017 – 7th April 2017 Location: Boston – Massachusetts – USA

The Microgrid is the next frontier in the transformation to a 21st century energy infrastructure.

Solar and Wind energy are now fast becoming commonplace and are experiencing massive deployment.  Load management using Time of use (TOU) and demand response (DR) resources is now common practice for many utilities in the United States and around the globe.  Energy storage and electric vehicle adoption are also seeing a greater market share as prices continue to plummet.

The next step is to tie this Menagerie of resources together into microgrids Continue reading

Panel: wind, solar and other clean energy sources could supply all of our power

“My colleagues have exhaustively proven, in infinite detail, that we can put together an electric power supply that’s all renewable,” said David Freeman, author of All-Electric America and longtime utility CEO. “Their studies prove that beyond any reasonable debate.”

Read the press release at Environment America website

See also the related article at the Solar Industry magazine

Rice Policy and Legal Dimensions of Climate Energy Forum: Tandem Talks on Unleashing Our Home and Country from Fossil Fuels 

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Innovative Rice Air, Climate, and Energy Education found here

Tandem Talks on Unleashing Our Home and Country from Fossil Fuels can be found here.  Additional expert talks can be found here.   Student talks can be found here.


I had the great pleasure of being asked to give a tandem-talk with Assistant Professor Daniel Cohan at the Rice Policy and Legal Dimensions of Climate Energy Forum.  The forum, held on February 9th and 10th, 2016, was the first of a series of forums led and developed by Professor Cohan. Continue reading