A Greenhouse Gas 23,500x More Potent Than CO2 May Lurk
In Infrastructure Needed
For Clean Energy Transition—But There
Are Alternatives and Regulatory Solutions
By Katie Waters, ReGrid Intern
The federal government is projected to invest $100 billion in the next four years on power infrastructure. In building a leaner, cleaner electricity system, we must not only use more efficient technologies that result in lower energy loss, but also consider less harmful alternatives to the potent greenhouse gases commonly used in large-scale infrastructure today ... (read more).
Today’s technologies could empower electricity customers to cut harmful emissions and contribute to a reliable grid while reducing bills—with a few taps on a smartphone. Some barriers to this vision are being eliminated as the agency overseeing the U.S. electricity grid recently finalized a framework that will help modernize a regulatory system built around last century’s power plants. Meanwhile, recent outages in California from a perfect storm of extreme conditions highlight the importance of these reforms and needed complementary actions ... (read more).