US Power Grid Needs Trillions in Upgrades to Accommodate Renewable Energy Demands
In August, California announced the end of fossil fuel-powered car sales by 2035, prompting green energy advocates to celebrate.
However, flex alerts followed the announcement just days later, asking Golden State residents to avoid charging their electric vehicles during peak hours. Lack of compliance with the measure meant widespread blackouts due to the additional strain on the electrical grid.
The ironic turn of events underscores a massive problem facing renewable energy as demands for green technologies continue taxing the antiquated U.S. power grid.
Even using nuclear energy as a crutch, the cost of upgrades needed amounts to $4 trillion, according to a WoodMac estimate. Without nuclear power, that price tag bumps up another half a trillion dollars….
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