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Reliable power might be a negotiating point from now one - from The National Pulse:

Biden Rescinds Trump Order Banning Chinese Communist Involvement In US Power Grid
President Biden has revoked a Trump-era executive order that sought to keep foreign countries and companies out of America’s bulk power systems – principally entities associated with the Chinese Communist Party – as part of his “Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.”

The executive order, which executes key tenets of President Biden’s climate change agenda, was released on the former Veep’s first day in office.

Section 7 of the massive order, which includes the revocation of the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, also revokes several climate and energy-focused executive orders penned by the Trump administration.

Subpoint C notes that “Executive Order 13920 of May 1, 2020 (Securing the United States Bulk-Power System), is hereby suspended for 90 days.”

The Trump-era order sought to ban, replace, and set new criteria on bulk-power system (BPS) electric equipment coming from a foreign country or national that poses a national security threat.

Not only does this give China access to the Big Red Switch - the ability to shut down our grid with a few keystrokes, this also give China access to our power technology. Something they need for their own infrastructure. Win/win for Bejing but nothing gained for the USA except some political contributions. Disgustingly venal.

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