The Swell

What The Pawnee Fire Tells Us About California Grid Vulnerability

Anna Gretz
Sustainability
June 28, 2018
The Pawnee wildfire in California is still blazing as we head into a warm, windy weekend.

Babcock Ranch: The First American Solar Powered Town

Anna Gretz
Sustainability
May 3, 2018
Rooftop solar is powering households all over the United States, and wider world, but Babcock Ranch is taking solar power to a whole new level.

Here’s What 100% Renewable Energy Looks Like

Anna Gretz
Sustainability
April 5, 2018
Google set a goal to hit 100% renewable status… and they nailed it. Here’s what the tech mogul did to reach their goal, and what we think they can do to move up to the next level.

California’s Grid: Decentralized And Strong

Anna Gretz
Sustainability
March 15, 2018
Let's start pulling it all together, so distributed energy can compose a powerful, sophisticated, energy grid.

Energy Storage Can Protect The Earth From Bitcoin

Anna Gretz
Sustainability
January 4, 2018
The energy threat of Bitcoin crept up on us stealthily, but environmentalists have now spotted it looming in the corner (in a ninja costume), and it can’t be ignored.