Green Energy push leaving the US Power Grid vulnerable

Wind turbines in Vermont. (AP)
  • Rush toward green energy has left US ‘incredibly’ vulnerable to summer blackouts, expert warns
  • At issue are blackouts that could become widespread across the country this summer as grid operators struggle to meet the increased demand, a problem that has plagued some states for years but now could threaten much of the country.
  • The potential outages come as many states have moved to quickly take plants that produce traditional sources of energy such as coal and natural gas offline and switch production over to renewable energy sources, which currently do not have the capacity to keep up with the demand of a hot summer.
  • Regulators in Illinois have warned of controlled outages that could occur this summer
  • Grid operators in Michigan have also been bracing for the possibility of blackouts this summer
  • Texas, California, New Mexico, New York, all of New England. These are areas whose policies and political decisions have weakened their electric grid.”

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