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Energy, Negawatts and Smart Grids

Posted on 04 December 2009 by editor

By Julio Godoy

BERLIN (IPS/TerraViva) – Electricity is indispensable to modern life, but its generation is responsible for 40 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming and climate change.

While wind and solar energy are carbon free, they are heavily dependent on weather conditions. No wind blowing or no sun shining means no electricity – and this simple equation becomes more apparent as the use of wind turbines and solar power plants grows. Continue Reading

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