Daily Archives: May 24, 2012

Rising Temperatures Expose Cities’ Vulnerable Electrical Supplies

Extreme summer heat drives up electricity demand  for cooling. This can strain electrical supply, transmission, and distribution systems and thereby increase the risks of very costly and disruptive blackouts.  An analysis released by Oak Ridge National Laboratory cites two examples in … Continue reading

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