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The Grid

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Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory, October 2021; EIA, Electricity Data Browser; “Deep decarbonisation: the multi-trillion-dollar question,” Wood Mackenzie, June 27, 2019; “The $7 Trillion Cost of Upgrading the U.S. Power Grid,” Hyman L., Tilles, W., OilPrice.com, February 25, 2021; Aldhous, P., Lee, S. Hiriji, Z., “The Graveyard Doesn’t Lie: The Texas Winter Storm and Power Outages Killed Hundreds More Than The State Says,” BuzzFeed News, May 26, 2021; EIA, Annual Electric Power Industry Report; Freeman, G.M., Apt, J., Blumsack, S., “Could on-site fuel storage economically reduce power plant-gas grid dependence in pipeline constrained areas like New England?” The Electricity Journal, June 2021; “Methane: A crucial opportunity in the climate fight,” Environmental Defense Fund; “State of the Grid: 2018,” ISO New England, February 27, 2018; Blackmon, D., “New England’s ‘Clean Energy Transition’ Seems Heavy on Fuel Oil,” Forbes, January 17, 2022; McFall-Johnson, Morgan, “Over 1,500 California fires in the past 6 years — including the deadliest ever — were caused by one company: PG&E.” Business Insider, November 3, 2019; Singer, S., “New England’s power system is at ‘heightened risk’ heading into winter. Grid operator warns of possible power outages if an extended cold snap hits the region.” Hartford Courant, December 6, 2021.