I want to invite you to listen to two podcasts with Saul Griffith. They will address most questions you have about electrifying America. At least they addressed most of my questions and provided a very pragmatic vision of the future and how we can get there. I found them both fascinating in the breadth of what they cover.
The first podcast, ‘How to solve climate change and make life more awesome‘ focuses on the technical and practical aspects of rewiring America.
The second podcast, ‘How to decarbonize America — and create 25 million jobs‘ focuses more on the social or political side of this challenge.
The vision of how we do this should be helpful to all of you. The bottom line is that Griffith – who should know what he is talking about – is convinced we can do this with existing technology and financial systems. He paints the picture we all need to have in our heads in order to work together to make this happen.
Who is Griffith? He is a Mac Arthur Genius Fellow and has been working on energy systems for over 40 years. You can also download his latest book, Rewiring America Handbook.