NDN in New York - Electricity 2.0: Unlocking the Power of the Open Energy Network.

Clean energy has captured the imagination of people from Silicon Valley, who invested $5.4 billion in the sector last year, to President Obama, who highlighted it in his State of the Union Address. However, it has yet to fulfill its economic promise and displace legacy fuels in America’s electricity sector, especially when compared with the significant progress made in other countries. Today, non-hydro renewables account for just 3.5% of electricity in the US.

On May 21st, NDN and New Policy Institute Green Project Director Michael Moynihan will host a presentation in New York, examining the electricity industry and why the uptake of renewables has been so slow. He argues that the answer lies in the outdated and complex structure of Electricity 1.0, a closed, highly regulated network created a century ago, fundamentally incompatible with clean technology and renewable power. Michael will argue that America must upgrade to Electricity 2.0, an open, distributed network capable of fostering innovation and a clean technology revolution.  

We hope that you will be able to join NDN in New York.  Please RSVP if you can attend. 

Electricity 2.0 paper available here.

Electricity 2.0: Unlocking the Power of the Open Energy Network

Friday, May 21st
8:30 AM, breakfast will be served

Michael Moynihan, Green Project Director and Electricity 2.0 author

Event Date: 
Friday, May 21, 2010 - 4:30am


The Harvard Club of New York
The Mahogany Room 35 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
United States