America’s Coming Electricity Shortfall


Like sailors dying of thirst when surrounded by an infinite supply of seawater, North Americans are facing a potentially crippling shortage of electricity. How can this happen to a region with nearly inexhaustible supplies of natural gas, coal, petroleum, and nuclear fuel, as well as some of the world’s most favorable conditions for wind, solar, and geo-thermal generation?

Much of the problem comes from panicked, f.....
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