True Grid

The following article appeared in The Optimist Magazine Fall 2015 and is just as relevant to this moment in time. The solution to our overburdened, outdated power grid? One word: microgrids—localized power networks that are cheaper, cleaner and more reliable. What’s not to like?  By Greg Nichols In late 2000 and early 2001, rolling blackouts swept … Continue reading True Grid

Power to the People

Why the rise of green energy makes utility companies nervous. From the June 2015 New Yorker Magazine article by Bill McKibben Mark and Sara Borkowski live with their two young daughters in a century-old, fifteen-hundred-square-foot house in Rutland, Vermont. Mark drives a school bus, and Sara works as a special-ed teacher; the cost of heating … Continue reading Power to the People