Distributed Power in the United States: Prospects and Policies
Offers recommendations for ensuring the security and sustainability of the US electricity system now and for future generations through the greater deployment of distributed power systems (DPS). This report provides a comprehensive survey of the current technology and policy land... read full description below.
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Scholars from the Brookings Institution's Energy Security Initiative and the Hoover Institution's Task Force on Energy Policy offer recommendations for ensuring the security and sustainability of our electricity system now and for future generations through the greater deployment of distributed power systems (DPS). Their report provides a comprehensive survey of the current technology and policy landscape of DPS and offers suggestions for its most effective use, along with warnings on its possible pitfalls.
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Jeremy Carl is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy, whose work focuses on energy and environmental policy, with an emphasis on energy security, climate policy, and global fossil fuel markets. In addition, he writes extensively on US-India relations and Indian politics. George P. Shultz is the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and has had a distinguished career in government, in academia, and in business. He lives in San Francisco. Strobe Talbott is a foreign policy analyst and a diplomat. He is a former Deputy Secretary of State and a former journalist with Time magazine, and he is the president of the Brookings Institution think tank. He lives in Washington, DC.