Presently, 32% of carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. come from power generation, primarily from utilizing fossil fuels. Fossil fuels like coal and natural gas are burned to produce electricity. The country’s transmission network needs to be updated and designed to handle the expected increase in demand for renewable energy sources like wind and solar. This creates vulnerability, as per the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Energy.
The lack of modern infrastructure has caused:
- Power cuts for long periods
- Increased environmental disasters
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