Striding Towards The Global Energy Grid  

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Dave Roberts at Vox has an article on the Plains and Eastern Clean Line, a high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) power line that will extend from western Oklahoma to western Tennessee, enabling abundant wind power to be sent the populated east - This new transmission line will help unleash wind energy in the Great Plains. One down, dozens to go.

Expanding the grid to better interconnect renewable energy rich producing regions with energy poor consuming regions is the aim of Bucky Fuller's Global Energy Grid proposal, so it's good to see some of these connectors slowly being put in place.

Dave's article includs links to 2 newer global energy grid proposals - one at Renewable Energy World and another at IEEE Spectrum.

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