Power Plants in the United States – Gas, Coal, Nuclear, Hydro, Wind
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Power Plants in the United States – Gas, Coal, Nuclear, Hydro, Wind

The modern world is entirely dependent upon, and fueled by, electricity from several power generation sources. Electricity power generation is primarily sourced from natural gas, coal, nuclear, hydro, wind, solar, oil. The following maps show where each power plant location is in the United States. They also illustrate the power plant’s relative size with respect…

Nuclear Power Plants: When Backup Systems Fail
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Nuclear Power Plants: When Backup Systems Fail

The 104 U.S. nuclear power plants are some of the most sophisticated and complex energy systems ever designed. However any complex system, no matter how well it is designed and engineered, cannot be deemed failure-proof. The emergency power supplies of a nuclear power plant are built with several layers of redundancy such as diesel generators…

2 Weeks Without Electricity
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2 Weeks Without Electricity

2 weeks without electricity? How many times throughout our modern history have natural disasters damaged the electrical grid infrastructure of a region? Lots! While it’s not the normal circumstance, 2 weeks without electricity can certainly occur, and you can survive it. Let me say this though, today’s modern way of life and infrastructure depends on…

Without Electricity Most Of The Population Will Not Survive
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Without Electricity Most Of The Population Will Not Survive

It really is incredible when you start to think deeply about our reliance upon electricity and the terrible disastrous consequences of being without it for a long period of time. Heck, even a relatively short period of time without electricity will likely result in people “losing it”… How long will it take without electricity until…

If The Lights Went Out In America
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If The Lights Went Out In America

You may have plans for power outages of a few days, but if you were without electricity for a period of months or even weeks, “there is no master plan for the civilian population” says Ted Koppel, author of “Lights Out” (describing how a cyberattack on the nation’s power grids could paralyze our infrastructure). While…

Lights Out For A Nation Unprepared  As Cyberattack Downs Power Grid
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Lights Out For A Nation Unprepared As Cyberattack Downs Power Grid

Ted Koppel, the anchor of ‘Nightline’ from its inception in 1980 until his retirement in 2005, is now buying freeze-dried food for his family as a result of recent ominous conclusions spelled out in his book, “Lights Out”, revealing the great dangers that we are facing from a debilitating and potentially very deadly ‘grid-down’ cyberattack….