Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Grid

If you close your eyes tight enough, maybe the monster under the bed won't eat you...

That's the level of thought put into the infrastructure that provides the United States with electricity. Thank you Baby Boomers.

Strain on U.S. grid to make blackouts common
by Timothy Gardner

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most people in the United States only think about where electricity comes from when the lights go out suddenly.

But unless the antiquated transmission grid is fixed, expensive blackouts that bring modern life to a grinding halt will become ever more common, according to "Lights Out", a new book by Jason Makansi.

Nothing much else to say. If we in the U.S. don't address this, we won't need global guerrillas to take down our infrastructure. Criminal negligence will have taken care of it.

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