Where were you when the 2003 black out hit? I was working at a local grocery store when the lights went out. You wouldn't believe the mayhem that took place once people knew that the power would be off for. . . awhile. People were buying can goods and water like it was gold.
Will it happen again?
I guess a more accurate question would be; when will it happen again? With populations increasing and power consumption always on the rise, power grids are having a more difficult time compensating when a grid goes out.
What can you do about it?
The only thing you can do is to be prepared. Having a renewable source of energy to run your home off of will put you ahead of 90% of the population. We have access to energy everyday for free but don't use it.
Renewable energy is future energy.
Let's face it, energy prices are going up and will continue to go up due to external forces like population growth and non-renewable resources such as fossil fuels. Alternative energy (renewable energy) will someday be the number one form of energy used by people all over the world. Why?
My wallet likes green - money that is.
Using renewable energy will save you thousands of dollars in energy costs. Buildings your own renewable energy system doesn't have to cost you thousands of dollars. You only have to know where to look in order to get a bang for your buck.
Running your home off renewable energy is the wave of the future. With environmental concerns on the rise and energy costs surging through the roof, running your home off renewable energy just makes sense. Don't go and spend thousands of dollars on a system when you can make your own system for under $200. Make the change and start saving money. Feed your wallet, visit Renewable energy