Wednesday, July 26, 2006


By Randal C. Archibold
The New York Times
Posted July 25 2006

LOS ANGELES · Days of tropical heat and humidity have driven demand for electricity to record highs in California and other states. If people can't take the weather anymore, neither could transformers and other equipment, which sputtered and shorted out and left tens of thousands of people without power.

Authorities issued a warning Monday that the high demand could lead to rolling blackouts, a dreaded term in California that brings reminders of widespread blackouts in 2000 and 2001 during an energy supply crisis.

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Tell me why it is we pay the utility bills that we do, and we have an "energy supply crisis" at all???? Does not compute.....

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