Study Claims Climate Change Will Cause More Energy Breakdowns and Blackouts


 blackoutThe nation’s entire energy system is vulnerable to increasingly severe and costly weather events driven by climate change, according to a report from the Department of Energy to be published today.

The blackouts and other energy disruptions of Hurricane Sandy were just a foretaste, the report says. Every corner of the country’s energy infrastructure – oil wells, hydroelectric dams, nuclear power plants – will be stressed in coming years by more intense storms, rising seas, higher temperatures and more frequent droughts. Read a report here.

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