Bloomberg has an article pointing out that California residents are facing rolling blackouts and there will be no way to stop it. What is not being reported is this will be the result of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant that is being closed. In theory, renewable energy is expected to pick up the slack. However,… Read More Rolling Blackouts in California Thanks to Nuclear Plant Closing
A major power outage has occurred in New York City tonight. According to The New York Times, a segment of the West Side of Manhattan was affected resulting in thousands of people in subways and even elevators trapped, and drivers having to use their own judgement when crossing intersections since traffic lights were also out.… Read More The Irony of the New York Blackout
In the 1950s, Americans were worried about nuclear weapons and over-population. In the decades since we’ve feared invasive species, the ozone hole, energy shortages and climate change. In his provocative book about the U.S. environmentalist movement, A Climate of Crisis, Emory University historian Dr. Patrick Allitt argues that technology and innovation have helped us avert… Read More Dr. Patrick Allitt lecture on “A Climate of Crisis”
Watts Up With That? Guest essay by Eric Worrall During the recent statewide blackout in South Australia, there is no doubt that unstable output from wind farms triggered the cascade of events which caused the power outage. The question is – are wind farm operators liable for the economic harm their “product” caused? Lawsuit looms… Read More Victims of the South Australia Statewide Blackout to Sue Wind Farm Operators
Back on September 20th, 15,000 San Diego Gas & Electric customers experienced a blackout in which the power company blamed power generators giving out due to peak usage. The only thing is, as the below video points out, the generators in question are built for peak usage. Instead, Suspicious Observers posits it may have been… Read More Did the Sun affect the San Diego blackout?