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  1. Pingback: Powerlessness & Gratitude: Message from post-Sandy NJ

  2. A.M. Whittaker (reply)

    November 9, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I work with a company developing environmentally benign energy storage that can be hooked up to alternative power sources, so when the grid goes down one could be totally independent; a wind turbine would have been generating electricity and/or storing it at the same time during the storm. Seeing the photos of people patiently standing in line to get fuel for their exhausted generators was sobering. Considering many gas stations had no back-up, or no backup for an extended period, should make people aware that energy storage backed by wind and solar makes the difference in a crisi situation.

  3. Kiva (reply)

    December 8, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Localization of utilities is a step in the right direction, but this is also another good reason to go off-grid.

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