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Natural Resources & Environment: Bob Lambrechts on the U.S. Electrical Grid

5/13/2011

The U.S. Electrical Grid: Surviving Cyber-Terrorism and Solar Flares

In celebrating the beginning of the twenty-first century, the National Academy of Engineering set about identifying the single most important engineering achievement of the twentieth century. The Academy compiled a list of twenty impressive accomplishments that have affected virtually everyone in the developed world. The Internet took thirteenth place on this list and “highways” the eleventh. At the top of the list, as the most significant engineering achievement of the twentieth century, was electrification made possible by the grid. Read more …