America’s Emerging Energy Crisis

For decades two factors have conspired to wreck the grid. On one side network, operators don’t want to expand or build new lines partly for the activist backlash they get but also because this costs money. It’s much cheaper and easier to squeeze what you have and for a long while that has worked because of copious fat in the system, courtesy of our forefathers who built it. But every good thing comes to an end and when you slap unreliable energy onto this situation with gusto, you have a recipe for grid failure. Something will have to give.

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