Sunday, November 11

Brittle Power

In 1982, Armory B. Lovins, chairman of  the Rocky Mountain Institute (devoted to sustainability and energy efficiency), prepared a report for the Pentagon explaining why the U.S. domestic energy infrastructure is very vulnerable to disruption, by accident or malice, often even more so than imported oil. In 2001 after the 11th of September, this report was published under the name of 'Brittle Power'.

The book explains why the US grid is so fragile and vulnerable by external attacks. It defends the creation of distibuted and spread energy production centers to avoid the dependence over the large production centers, that in case of suffering an attack, would unserve a high percentage of the population.

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