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Energy: Calling For A Modern Electrical Grid

February 12, 2009

Susan Eisenhower spoke to the West Virginia Roundtable about the need for a modern electricity grid. She was quoted in the Charleston Daily Mail:

Susan Eisenhower, a noted consultant on energy matters, said a modern electricity grid would boost the nation’s economy in numerous ways, just as the Interstate highway system, which was conceived by her grandfather – President Dwight D. Eisenhower – changed the country.

“The Interstate highway system is the pride of this country,” Eisenhower said Tuesday at a gathering of business leaders in Charleston. “It is the talk of the world. I don’t think any other country has a system quite like this. The interstate aspect is analogous to the system we’ll need for electricity.”

….The nation’s electric grid is rightfully called “the backbone of the economy,” Eisenhower said.

….Eisenhower said she believes the need for a modernized grid can be fairly characterized as an economic security issue.

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