MIDDAY POSTER: Our Electricity Grid Isn’t Ready For Climate Change

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MIDDAY POSTER: Our Electricity Grid Isn’t Ready For Climate Change
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After a winter storm last month left more than 3.5 million energy customers in Texas without power, it was clear the electricity grid wasn’t prepared to handle the sort of extreme weather events that will become ever more frequent with climate change. Now a new government report suggests the country’s power infrastructure might be even less capable than most people realize to adapt to a changing climate.

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