25 Aug '11, 12pm

Oil Spills and Meltdowns Highlight the Need for Energy Resilience

Oil Spills and Meltdowns Highlight the Need for Energy Resilience

"Watch out for emergencies. They are your big chance." - Fritz Reiner After the BP oil spill in the spring of 2010, President Obama ordered a moratorium on off-shore drilling, and millions rallied in support of a cleanup effort. Following the dual disasters in Japan a year later, pundits were seen and heard debating the future of nuclear energy, with some spelling its demise. And with the cross-country heat waves sending most Americans into the shelter of air conditioning, speculation on the health of the electricity grid abounds. What is almost entirely missing from the discussion is a healthy, sober and realistic discussion about the possibility of a resilient energy future. With every new emergency comes a raft of discourse, policy change and political posturing that combine to give the impression that Something is Being Done. Re-Examining BP In the wake of the Spring 2...

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