• NPR -- "Offline Nuclear Plant Squeezes Energy Access In Calif.":
With summer here — and increased energy use with it — the state is bracing for the possibility of rolling blackouts in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County. L.A. Times reporter Abby Sewell talks with Melissa Block about what's being done to stave off an energy calamity.
• Your Houston News -- "Summer: a time for blackouts and droughts":
When the Texas power grid demand hit about 65,000 megawatts last summer, [it] issued emergency conservation requests. For comparison, the grid hit about 56,000 megawatts on Monday.
Once the grid hits capacity, rolling blackouts can occur. That is when targeted areas have electricity cut off for a short period. Hospitals and other emergency or essential places are normally exempt from such blackouts.
...We don’t have to live in the dark ages, but we don’t need to run every electrical component we have in the house/office.
I would have a lot more faith in the EPA if their thousands of highly paid bureaucrats lived as they would have us live. That is, they forego all of the wonders offered by fossil fuels -- food, clothing, and travel by air and car, for starters.
They should be the guinea pigs for their own policies. And we'll see how they like living in the third-world country they seek.