Do we want to build a secure and resilient system for powering . . . our country? And do we want to attack the biggest challenge of collective action in the course of human civilization? And those are the two questions that we have to answer.
— Michael Wu
Michael Wu is the founder and CEO of Converge Strategies. In this interview we discuss how thoroughly the power grid permeates every aspect of contemporary life. Michael describes the array of threats facing the power grid today — both familiar one and those that we can only imagine. He explains the difficulty of allocating resources to counter high-risk, low-frequency threats, and what we must do to build a more resilient, clean-energy power grid.
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Books Michael recommends:
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power, Daniel Yergin
The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future, Gretchen Bakke
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Nassim Taleb
Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, Andrew Zolli & Ann Marie Healy
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