Al Gore electric pylons

Gore warned that the U.S. electric grid needs to be modernized and expanded. "We do not have a unified national grid that is sufficiently advanced to link the areas where the sun shines and the wind blows to the cities in the East and the West that need the electricity." "Our grids are antiquated, fragile, and vulnerable to cascading failure," he said. "Power outages and defects in the current grid system cost US businesses more than $120 billion dollars a year." More... • Gore sets energy goal for next president to heed • Politics A-Z: Al Gore
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