2012 has been a year of blistering heat, wildfires, and drought throughout much of the United States. With the specter of climate change looming, experts believe such extreme weather events will only become more common. As temperatures increase and population grows, demands on the already strained power supply will lead to increased occurrences of brownouts and rolling blackouts. With fossil fuels having fallen out of favor, nuclear increasingly viewed as risky, and renewable energy nowhere ...

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