The U.S. Energy Grid

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737756029
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 4/13/2012
  • Series: At Issue Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 A Smart Energy Grid Will Revolutionize Energy Production and Distribution Chioke Harris Jeremy P. Meyers 12

2 A Smart Energy Grid Will Gradually Impact Energy Production Lawrence J. Makovich 20

3 New Energy Transmission Lines May Not Increase Use of Renewable Energy David Morris 29

4 The US Electric Grid Should Be Underground Patrick Maas 39

5 The US Electric Grid Should Mirror the US Interstate System in Scope Edward Krapels Stephen Conant 44

6 Security Concerns Must Be Addressed for the Smart Grid to Be Successful Jude Clemente 52

7 Social, Not Technical, Issues Will Determine Smart Grid Acceptance David Alan Grier 63

8 Remote Energy Management Systems Can Help to Control Energy Sarah Reedy 71

9 Electric Car Batteries Could Provide Energy Storage for the Smart Grid Ethan Goffman 76

10 The Smart Grid Must Be Adopted or Global Civilization Will Fail Laurent Liscia 82

11 Energy Solutions in Developing Countries Bypass the Traditional Grid Model The Economist 86

12 Living off the Grid Reduces Impact on Plants and Increases Independence Cam Mather 93

Organizations to Contact 99

Bibliography 104

Index 109

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