Feeling cool despite the August heat? As we depend on air conditioning ever more, this is also the season for blackouts and brownouts -- witness the massive energy outage in India, which happened after I wrote my latest What Matters Now column for Manufacturing Pulse, A long, hot summer stresses global energy networks.
I’m sure it nags at the back of your mind, like it does mine, that the U.S. energy grid infrastructure is in such precarious condition, as the American Society of Civil Engineers says.
Read my article for some words of hope, as innovation makes a strong grid more attainable, if only we would act.
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