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April 24, 2014

America’s Power Grid at the Limit: The Road to Electrical Blackouts

by CJ Orach - peopleneedpower

Even though temperatures have not risen in years (despite the rise in CO2), the EPA appears to be on a suicide mission to impair America’s ability to secure her energy future by imposing the use of renewable energy that:

Provides a fraction of the energy fossil fuel does;

Is weather dependent and will not work in severe weather

Is intermittent and unreliable;

Causes great harm to the environment;

“Skyrockets” fuel prices that harms poor people the most and

Does nothing to mitigate Climate Change.

Watts Up With That?

Powerlines, CA Article Caption By Steve Goreham

Originally published in Communities Digital News.

Americans take electricity for granted. Electricity powers our lights, our computers, our offices, and our industries. But misguided environmental policies are eroding the reliability of our power system.

Last winter, bitterly cold weather placed massive stress on the US electrical system―and the system almost broke. On January 7 in the midst of the polar vortex, PJM Interconnection, the Regional Transmission Organization serving the heart of America from New Jersey to Illinois, experienced a new all-time peak winter load of almost 142,000 megawatts.

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