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10/11/2011

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Between 2006 and 2010, the biomass share of renewable energy consumption increased from 49 percent to 53 percent;  wind's share increased from 4 to 11 percent; and conventional hydroelectric's share decreased from 43 to 31 percent.  (Source: US Energy Information Administration)
Between 2006 and 2010, the biomass share of renewable energy consumption increased from 49 percent to 53 percent;
wind’s share increased from 4 to 11 percent; and conventional hydroelectric’s share decreased from 43 to 31 percent.
(Source: US Energy Information Administration)

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Alexander Wolfe
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Grid of the future
Alexander Wolfe   11/15/2011 4:05:41 PM
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Smart grid is going to top all the "top 10" predictions lists we'll soon see regarding which technologies are going to be coming to the fore in 2012. It's firing on multiple economic cylinders, as far as encompassing innovation, efficiency (ROI), and infrastructure. The build-out of the smart grid will be an economic engine as much as a technological one.

Rob Spiegel
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What costs are involved?
Rob Spiegel   10/11/2011 10:49:14 AM
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A lot of the advances in automation in manufacturing have been driven by cost savings. Does this apply to the smart grid as well? If so, I would imagine the advances would come fairly quickly.

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