Can the U.S. energy system survive climate change?

07/12/2013 | National Geographic News

The Department of Energy is seeking new ways to make America's energy infrastructure more resilient to the kinds of challenges posed by climate change. That means upgrading the electrical grid to make it better able to weather extreme storms, "hardening" wiring systems to allow them to survive floods and wildfires, and developing drought-proof power plants that don't need as much water to function.

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