Archive for November, 2008


We have updated the articles page to include testimony given before the Hearings of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on 31 July 2008, as well as responses to questions from NM Sen. Pete Domenici about that testimony.

We have also updated the courses page with information on the Plain Talk Courses we offer through the IEEE Power and Energy Society.

We’re going to keep adding material and information in the coming weeks…

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 Uncategorized No Comments


Beam me up, Scotty…

“Such a system would be a high-capacity inter-regional network of high-voltage [345kV and higher] transmission lines that would augment but not supplant our existing lower-capacity networks…. Today, by comparison, we have some high-voltage lines in some areas, but they are not integrated into a network.”
Sec’y. of Energy Samuel Bodman, Sept. 24, 2008

“Al Gore group urges Obama to create U.S. power grid.”
Reuters, Nov. 6, 2008

“No truly national transmission grid currently exists…. ”
Manhattan Institute Report, Oct. 14, 2008

…there’s no intelligent life here…

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 Uncategorized 2 Comments


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