this is malfeasance in office and justification to sack the entire government. seriously this will kill a lot of people because of government ineptness.
I wonder to what extent they use compact fluorescent bulbs and Energy Star appliances?
Power revolutionized industry and living standards - the combustion engine, lighted factories, sewing machines, tractors to harvest (more land could be planted) - our national security (military) runs on energy....on and on..
The green Nazis are de-developing human advancement.
The US is not far behind Britain in this respect. We may even be ahead.
The EPA is forcing the power industry to close many old coal fired electric plants.
These old plants were used for extra power during peak demand periods. But these old plants are small and inefficient compared to modern plants and so it is not cost effective to retrofit them with pollution controls to meet new pollution regulations.
So the US is just a heat wave away from rolling black outs. The EPA uses fear mongering about air pollution killing people all based on unsubstantiated statistical analysis. Well there is nothing theoretical about heat waves killing people with out air conditioning. Some one stuck in their home during a blackout with out the AC may die.
Also scarcity of a commodity makes the price go up. The unavailability of these older plants means they are not available to generate power when needed for their owners. This means their owners must buy replacement power at market rates when the rates are highest. This means power may be priced out of the ability of some consumers to pay. That means some people will not run their AC when they need it and some of those people will die.
I’ve been to England on several occasions. If you travel around in the fall or winter...what you tend to find is that the hotel/motel rooms are unheated until you check into the room...so it take an hour or two after you walk into the room for it to be “warm”. I doubt if it ever gets above 70 degrees, and most likely sits near 65 degrees for most of the time.
You tend to notice everyone is dressed in sweaters and wool. Most pubs are heated to the bare minimum. I think because of the enormous cost already for electricity or heat...they’ve done just about everything to just get by.
The British are a hearty people and probably could scrap by for a couple of days where power was only twelve hours a day, but they’d likely blame it on some political party in the end.
Its coming to America unless obama loses.
I have seen this and have a standby generator installed as I no longer trust any govt agency.
Add the government "healthcare" to the mix and you might see a trend in what happens when the government runs "businesses". I was glad to hear Romney speak what had been reserved for Conservative pundits: The government doesn't run anything as cheaply or efficiently as the Private Sector...