Sunday, March 23, 2014

More insight on grid vulnerability

"Seven U.S. government departments and agencies have now concluded that if our national electric grid is not upgraded to ensure its continuity in the event of a massive solar event — which happen about every hundred years,– or of an attack, we could face a blackout lasting four to 10 years, costing countless lives and potentially bringing cataclysmic damage to U.S. society as we know it. It could emerge as the most severe crisis in modern history." - Congress members Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and Trent Franks (R-AZ), writing at Politico in 2011.

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