We simply cannot afford to hold on to this path.
To keep the American people safe, we need to increase resilience to these powerful storms – which first require more transmission lines to transmit electricity over long distances. This will reduce the likelihood of a local power plant being shut down during a storm that will leave communities without electricity.
Approved, additional lines, strong poles, and strategic undergrounding can not prevent every weather disaster from being pushed to the power plant or from going offline – but when we can reduce the barriers through a distributed clean energy system.
The grid challenge can be daunting, but the decision we face is not difficult. We can pollute the atmosphere and pay billions to recover from extreme weather disasters as they continue to grow রেখে leaving us in a never-ending cycle of destruction, disruption, and reconstruction. Or we can now invest in building more resilient, clean energy power systems that will help us tackle the climate crisis, creating millions of jobs in the process. The exact choice may not be clear.