Meredith Angwin

Energy Analyst & Author

Thinking about Energy on Memorial Day

Thinking about Energy on Memorial Day

In Vain? When we talk about American’s wars, there is a phrase that we often use. The phrase was used in the Gettysburg Address, though I doubt that was the first use. “That these dead shall not have died in vain.“ We don’t want the bravery and the suffering to be...
Maginot, Ukraine, and Sun Tzu

Maginot, Ukraine, and Sun Tzu

Helpless As I write this, the city of Kyiv is being encircled by Russian forces. As Mike Lillis wrote in The Hill yesterday, the Ukraine siege leaves (U.S.) lawmakers horrified, unified—-and feeling helpless. Why are they feeling helpless? Lillis quotes Biden,...
New England Was Barely Ready for Winter

New England Was Barely Ready for Winter

Connecticut Legislature Holds A Hearing On February 1, the Connecticut General Assembly sponsored the hearing  “Staring into the Storm” through their Energy Committees. The legislators wanted to know whether the New England electric grid was ready for a...
What Surprised You About the Grid?

What Surprised You About the Grid?

What Surprised You? Eric Meyer of Generation Atomic has started a new on-line book club. Eric starts the conversation with a very important question:  “In this book, what surprised you?” Great question! The club meetings started with my book, Shorting the Grid.  I...
Electricity is the Mother Network

Electricity is the Mother Network

A reliable electric grid What kind of grid do we want? That can be a huge question. Nuclear energy: yes or no? Renewables: yes or no? In considering the grid we want, there are many areas for disagreement. In contrast, most people will agree that the lights should go...