Electricity generation is the single largest source of CO_2 emissions
in the U.S. with almost 40 percent of total CO_2 emissions. A transition
towards a more sustainable electricity supply is therefore critical,
yet it will require both a significant increase in renewable energies
and the adoption of highly integrated, efficient transmission grids
equipped with smart technologies. As nations on both sides of the
Atlantic shape their responses to the global financial and economic
crisis, stimulus programs offer a unique opportunity to catalyze
this transformation. How can full access to transmission grids be
ensured for electricity generated from renewable energies? How can
smart grid technologies address the challenges of base and peak
load management? What lessons can be learned from renewable energy
policies in Europe, and what institutions have been successful in
promoting large scale deployment of renewable energy sources?
In addition to addressing these questions the new report
the 21st Century Transmission Super Grid" [pdf, 1.25 MB, English] by the Heinrich Böll
Stiftung and the American Council on Renewable Energies will be
launched at the event. A light lunch will be served.
Please find the programme here.
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