Friday, July 12, 2013

Record Heat Waves, Sea Level Rise, Superstorms, and Wildfires Endanger Electric Grid

A worker repairing power lines in New York after Hurricane Sandy. A Department of Energy report says severe weather is a growing threat to the power supply. (Adrees Latif/Reuters  )
The nation’s entire energy system is vulnerable to increasingly severe and costly weather events driven by climate change, according to a report from the Department of Energy to be published on Thursday.

The blackouts and other energy disruptions of Hurricane Sandy were just a foretaste, the report says.

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