Episode 41

A Brief History of the American Electricity Grid From the 1920s to Closure of Indian Point ft. Edgardo Sepulveda


June 1st, 2021

1 hr 7 mins 13 secs

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Emmet sits down with economic historian Edgardo Sepulveda to talk about the history of the electrical grid in America from the 1920s until the closure of Indian Point. They talk vertical integration, the dawn of public utilities, the rise of monetarism and neoliberalism, the birth of the RTO system, and whether or not it's feasible to reform this precious infrastructure in an age of diminishing expecations and possibilities.



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Closing Song: "OK FM DOA" by the Dillinger Four