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The U.S. needs a supergrid

Transitioning to ecological sustainability

Different parts of the U.S. are facing increasing damaging weather, and their infrastructure is vulnerable to different kinds of extreme weather. Each region, though, also has different strengths when it comes to generating power. There’s a way to bring all those assets together to boost energy resilience across the U.S.: creating a national supergrid.

“Texas is not a isolated incident,” Johanna Bozuwa, co-manager of the Climate and Energy Program at the Democracy Collaborative, said. “This is a pervasive problem across the U.S., and our private and antiquated utility system is not up for the job.”

Publication date: 2021-02-24
Parent publication: Gizmodo
Publication URL: https://gizmodo.com/the-u-s-needs-a-supergrid-1846309765

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