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Posts Tagged ‘electric grid’

Exposed: How America’s Electric Grids Are Becoming Greener, Smarter — and More Vulnerable

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
U.S. GDP Associated with America’s Transportation and Information Sectors

MANHATTAN INSTITUTE
Electric grids have always been vulnerable to natural hazards and malicious physical attacks. Now the U.S. faces a new risk—cyberattacks—that could threaten public safety and greatly disrupt daily life.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding the Grid

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Infographic: Understanding the Electric Grid

Ever since Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla battled it out during the War of the Currents in the late 19th century, electricity has been a central part of life in America. We are constantly connected to the power grid, which keeps our food refrigerated, our homes heated, our computers running and our rooms lit. Power lines, transmission stations and power plants have become a part of the landscape — to the point that we hardly notice them.

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Plug-In Electric Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
Plug-In Electric Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities

AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT ECONOMY Introduction Internal combustion engine vehicles running on petroleum fuels have dominated the vehicle market for a century. Global demand for petroleum has increased dramatically over that period, and this demand, coupled with geo-political volatility in many oil-producing regions, has resulted in high oil prices and uncertainty in the market. […]

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