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Millions of American lives could be at stake as North Korea threatens to attack power grid

By Hollie McKayPublished September 05, 2017

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North Korea may very well have the ability to kill millions of Americans, without directly firing on U.S. 1,058 more words

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Renewable energy's mismatch with the grid

The existing U.S. electrical grid can’t handle too much solar and wind energy.   They’re too variable.   They can’t be counted on when they’re needed most. 1,095 more words

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America's electrical grid is extremely insecure

Electricity gives us Americans a material standard of living that, a century ago, would have seemed like a utopia imagined by H.G. Wells.

Most of us have access to air conditioning, thermostat-controlled heat, electric clothes washers and dryers, electric dishwashers, cable television,  home computers, cell phones and Internet access. 1,041 more words

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Earth Ground And The Grid

The electrical grid transmits power over wires to our houses, and our Bryan Cockfield has covered it very well in his Electrical Grid Demystified series, but what part does the earth ground play? 79 more words

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Rick Perry: Grid Study for National, Economic Security

Energy Secretary Rick Perry said the upcoming Department of Energy study on power grid’s reliability is needed to address the facts after the Obama administration placed a premium on politics—but green energy is reportedly ready to push back. 51 more words

Here Comes the Sun

Rooftop solar panels, smart thermostats, residential batteries, and other tech may help you manage your energy use, generate electricity, and lower your utility bills. For example, homeowners can use solar systems to generate clean electricity to power their home and electric car. 521 more words

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