This is a first for this blog. We have never posted an “OP/ED” piece before, but Ms. Granholm knows what she is talking about. So listen up!
Extreme weather keeps knocking out America’s power. Here’s what we must do
Jennifer M. Granholm is the 16th United States Secretary of Energy. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own.
The image of a collapsed electrical tower and power lines that Hurricane Ida tossed into the Mississippi River illustrated a fundamental challenge facing the nation: Our power systems weren’t built to withstand extreme weather events. Without major investments to reinforce, modernize and clean our grid, the question will not be whether it fails, but when.
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