New Grid for Renewable Energy Could Be Costly

The Wall Street Journal Reports on a study that indicates a new grid could cost $100 billion.

This article says that 15,000 miles of new transmission lines would be required and that federal intervention might be used due to lawsuits.

New Grid for Renewable Energy Could Be Costly – WSJ.com.

My feeling is that we might want to consider other models before plunging headlong into this decision.

KC


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  1. Brooke Funk Avatar
    Brooke Funk

    Definitely need to think of ways to lower that number, too bad we just spent 700 Billion…..

  2. Salle Avatar
    Salle

    Well,
    Then there’s this article that I stumbled on this morning:

    http://www.trib.com/articles/2009/02/09/news/wyoming/b8a1247511630375872575560075f3eb.txt

    With this and the western govs getting together in the ext week or so to discuss this topic, we should probably all be talking to them about how we see it.

  3. JimT Avatar
    JimT

    This link is to a report on transmission lines by Western Resource Advocates that offers some thoughts on how to meet the transmission line issue in an environmentally and economically efficient manner It is a PDF file, so you will need Acrobat to read it. It is too long to post here.

    http://www.westernresourceadvocates.org/media/pdf/SmartLines_Final.pdf

  4. steve c Avatar
    steve c

    Its sad that 100 billion doesnt sound like a huge number anymore.

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