China Is Both Supplier and Saboteur of US Electric Grid: Joe Trotter in The Epoch Times

Experts say that the U.S. electric grid is an Achilles heel

Joe Trotter, ALEC Energy, Environment, and Agriculture Task Force Director, tells The Epoch Times how the US energy infrastructure is vulnerable to Chinese companies operating as suppliers for our green energy infrastructure projects.

Simultaneous with efforts by the Biden administration to make the United States’ energy infrastructure “green,” Chinese companies have become key suppliers of hardware to the U.S. electric grid that analysts fear could give China the ability to crash the grid if hostilities were ever to escalate.

Americans have become so used to an uninterrupted supply of electricity that our degree of dependence on the grid for the most basic necessities, such as food, water, heat, medical care, communication, and increasingly, transportation, often goes unnoticed. But experts say that the U.S. electric grid is an Achilles heel.

“If they’re able to knock the grid out, basically modern society is going to fall,” Joe Trotter told The Epoch Times. “The modern grid runs our whole infrastructure, and without power, we don’t have refrigeration, our food supply goes down, our water supply goes down. If the power went out across the entire United States for a month, people would die. There’d be widespread looting. Two to three months and you might actually have a full societal collapse.”

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