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Beyond batteries: an examination of the benefits and barriers to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) transition
This paper explores both the promise and the possible pitfalls of the plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) concept, focusing first on its definition and then on its… Expand
Technology and Transformation in the American Electric Utility Industry
Preface Acknowledgment of financial support Introduction Part I. Progress and Culture: 1. Managerial and technological foundations 2. Establishment of a management culture 3. Manufacturers and… Expand
Creating Green Chemistry: Discursive Strategies of a Scientific Movement
Creating Green Chemistry: Discursive Strategies of a Scientific Movement Jody A. Roberts In this dissertation, I examine the evolution of the green chemistry movement from its inception in the early… Expand
PURPA: The Spur to Competition and Utility Restructuring
- R. Hirsh
- 1 August 1999
Abstract While free-market advocates seek to repeal the 1978 law, they should not forget that it helped create a system in which deregulation and competition became possible in the first place.
Electricity Consumption and Economic Growth: A New Relationship with Significant Consequences?
The growth rate of electricity consumption has important implications for business and public policy. This article describes altered trends in the relationship between growth in economic activity and… Expand
Marginality and Innovation in Science
Sociologists and historians of science have frequently used the concept of the `marginal man' to describe those most likely to contribute major scientific innovations. An examination of X-ray… Expand
History's contributions to energy research and policy
Abstract Historical research can assist those analyzing contemporary energy systems or designing energy policies. While history does not directly repeat itself or offer powers of prediction, studies… Expand
Island wind-hydrogen energy: A significant potential US resource
Islands offer the advantages of notional deep ocean wind stations without the problems of mounting wind turbines in a hostile marine environment. In principle, island wind-power stations could take… Expand
Teaching about values and engineering: the American electric utility industry as a case study
- R. Hirsh
- Proceedings Frontiers in Education 25th Annual…
- 1 November 1995
Engineering students are often forced to take courses in the humanities and social sciences. Even so, they rarely learn how to bridge the gap between the technical and nontechnical world. As a… Expand
Power Switch: Will the Restructured Electric Utility System Help the Environment?