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  • JUST IN: Power Out for 170,000+ in California — As New Report Predicts Power Outages To Increase 4 Fold Over The Next 30-Years

    09/08/2020 7:32:06 AM PDT · by wrrock · 33 replies
    TG ^ | 9/8/2020 | Evan
    Power out for 170,000+ in California as extreme heat stokes wildfires. Outages expected to grow. REPORT: “.. PG&E cus­tomers should ex­pect a dou­bling of sus­tained power out­ages in 15 years and a 4-fold in­crease in 30 years, ac­cord­ing to analy­sis by Na­tional Elec­tric Test­ing, Re­search and Ap­plications Cen­ter, Geor­gia Tech Read more...
  • Rolling outages begin in Glendale (3rd World Los Angeles County)

    09/07/2019 3:07:45 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 49 replies
    Fox LA ^ | Sep 7, 2019 | Glendale City News Service
    Rolling power outages began Saturday in Glendale and were set to cycle through two different areas in the city. The outages - employed to ease strain on the electricity distribution system amid high temperatures -- began as early as 12:45 p.m., Glendale Water & Power reported. They are formulated on an as-needed basis, and anyone experiencing an outage will have power restored an hour after service was disrupted, according to the utility. The Pacific Community Center at 501 S. Pacific Ave., is available as a cooling center until 9 p.m. Saturday, and the Adult Recreation Center at 201 E Colorado...
  • Electrical Explosions Spark Power Outages in Kenner, La.

    12/27/2018 10:23:10 PM PST · by murron · 23 replies
    WWL-TV New Orleans ^ | 12-27-2018 | Staff of WWL TV New Orleans
    It was a spectacular display of light that left thousands of Kenner residents in the dark on Thursday. Dramatic cellphone video from WWL-TV viewer Giovanni Bommarito showed several large electrical explosions and power lines sparking up and down Williams Boulevard.
  • Florida will be hotter than hell after Irma turns off AC

    09/11/2017 1:47:17 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 51 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 09/11/2017 | Max Jaeger
    First the squalls, then the swelter. Nearly a million Miami-area residents lacking electricity and air conditioning are bracing for oppressively hot weather on the heels of Hurricane Irma. Almost three-quarters of Florida Power and Light’s 1.1 million customers in Miami-Dade County have no power, and officials are warning it could be weeks before electricity is restored, according to a Sun-Sentinel report. And temperatures are set to soar: Sweltering air and humidity are expected to broil Miami with a heat index as high as 108 degrees over the next four days, according to AccuWeather...
  • Could The Power Outages Of April 21, 2017 In SF, NY, and in NJ Possibly Have Been Terror Related?

    04/22/2017 5:42:30 PM PDT · by davikkm · 71 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    I am in acceptance at this time that the power outages of April 21, 2017 in San Francisco, New Jersey, and New York were terror related. Think about this first and foremost: San Francisco’s power supply is controlled by Pacific Gas and Electric, most of Los Angeles is controlled by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power while other areas are controlled by Southern California Edison and much of New York City is controlled by ConEdison. In other words, the power systems of the three cities, all of which are either far or very far from one another are...
  • Production of Coke halted in Venezuela for lack of sugar

    05/23/2016 3:32:18 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    May 23 (Reuters) - The Venezuelan bottler of Coca-Cola has halted production of sugar-sweetened beverage due to a lack of sugar, a Coca-Cola Co spokeswoman said on Monday. Venezuela is in the midst of a deep recession, and spontaneous demonstrations and looting have become more common amid worsening food shortages, frequent power cuts and the world's highest inflation.
  • Dangerous Winter Storm Jonas to Bring Crippling Snowstorm, Major Ice Threat; Blizzard Warnings

    01/21/2016 9:56:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 192 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 21, 2016 | Weather.com
    Blizzard warnings have been issued for the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metro areas, and blizzard watches extend northward to the Philadelphia and New York City metro areas as Winter Storm Jonas begins to take shape. The storm is expected to deliver heavy snowfall to at least 15 states, and heavy ice accumulations, strong winds and coastal flooding will add to the storm's impact as it carves a path from the nation's heartland through the South and onward to the East Coast now through Sunday. As of Thursday morning, just over 73 million people – or roughly one in every four...
  • EPA uses Jonathan Gruber tactic to impose harmful regulations

    12/12/2014 5:35:52 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 11, 2014 | Paul Driessen
    “Lack of transparency was really critical to getting it passed,” former Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber explained. The Democrats cleverly exploited the American voters’ “lack of economic understanding.” Now President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency is using secretive, duplicitous science, and exploiting people’s lack of scientific understanding, to impose punitive regulations cleverly labeled the “clean power plan.” The agency claims the clean power plan will prevent “dangerous manmade climate change” by reducing carbon dioxide and “encouraging” greater use of renewable energy. Its real goal is forcing coal-fired power plants to reduce operations significantly or shut down entirely. The EPA also claims that...
  • Britain’s lights could go out next winter! EU green directives have left grid ‘close to limit’

    10/17/2013 8:52:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:11 EST, 17 October 2013 | Tamara Cohen
    Britain could be hit by power cuts next winter because the electricity supply is already “close to its limits”, experts warn. Capacity is so stretched that a cold spell, combined with routine problems at one or more plants, could overwhelm the system and see blackouts in 2014-15, their damning report claims. A major pressure on the National Grid is the forced closure of coal-fired power stations to meet European green directives, the Royal Academy of Engineering says. …
  • Europe threatened by power outages this winter (thanks to “renewables”)

    10/14/2013 5:43:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 14 October 2013 | (EurActiv France)
    Renewable energy is blamed for jeopardizing Europe’s energy security this winter, a new study has found. EurActiv France reports. The French multinational company Cap Gemini warned in their European Observatory of Energy Markets that energy security in Europe was under threat and that the region could soon be exposed to massive power outages during the winter, due to a lack of production capacity. They blame wind turbines. …
  • A Simple Statement That Shows How Ridiculously Wrong Global Warming Fanatics Are...

    06/25/2013 3:55:54 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-25-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Obama has declared war on coal in a new push to combat the one thing people believe in even less than his leadership...global warming.I made this design a couple of years back, looks like I/we need to dust it off and shove it in a liberal Democrat's face as they prepare to genuflect before the fake church of science once again...
  • Obama Set To Announce Historic Climate Change Plan, With New Regulation Of Power Plants

    06/25/2013 5:58:50 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 73 replies
    BI ^ | 6/25/2013 | Josh Lederman
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking climate change efforts into his own hands, President Barack Obama is proposing sweeping steps to limit heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants and to boost renewable energy production on federal property. Obama, in a speech Tuesday at Georgetown University, was to announce he's issuing a presidential memorandum to launch the first-ever federal regulations on carbon dioxide emitted by existing power plants, moving to curb the gases blamed for global warming despite adamant opposition from Republicans and some energy producers.
  • WH Climate Adviser: 'A War on Coal Is Exactly What’s Needed'

    06/25/2013 8:06:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jun 25, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    Daniel P. Schrag, a White House climate adviser and director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, tells the New York Times "a war on coal is exactly what's needed." Later today, President Obama will give a major "climate change" address at Georgetown University.  “Everybody is waiting for action,” Schrag tells the paper. “The one thing the president really needs to do now is to begin the process of shutting down the conventional coal plants. Politically, the White House is hesitant to say they’re having a war on coal. On the other hand, a war on coal is exactly what’s needed.”Obama's speech today...
  • Obama orders new rules on coal-fired plants, sets condition for Keystone pipeline

    06/25/2013 11:56:46 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 58 replies
    Fox ^ | June 25, 2013
    President Obama pressed ahead Tuesday with his climate change agenda, calling for new regulations on coal-fired power plants and setting a strict condition for the approval of the controversial Keystone pipeline. "We need to act," Obama said, in an address at Georgetown University. Even before he spoke, the president's proposal drew condemnation from the coal industry and lawmakers whose states rely on that industry for jobs. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican from West Virginia, said the proposal "could deliver an unrecoverable blow to coal-rich states" like hers. But Obama claimed climate change is having "profound impacts" on the planet...
  • Obama declares a War on Coal

    06/25/2013 10:56:12 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 99 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/24/2013 | Phil Kerpen
    So much for the denials. An administration that throughout its 2012 election campaign denied it was waging a War on Coal has now come out and publicly declared its intention to shut down coal-fired power plants – putting hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work and sending electricity prices skyrocketing. This is not what the American people voted for. Responding to a White House petition to end the War on Coal, the administration said: “The President has made clear that he understands that coal has played a critical role in our country’s energy portfolio for decades and will continue...
  • Democrat Running for VA Gov Terry McAuliffe "As Governor, I never want another Coal Plant Built!"

    06/25/2013 2:02:52 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 24 replies
    http://www.rpvnetwork.org/ ^ | 6-25-2013 | F.R. Newbrough
    Democrat Running for Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe "As Governor, I never want another Coal Plant Built!" - RPVNetwork
  • Wind causing numerous power outages around Central Texas

    02/25/2013 2:22:12 PM PST · by bgill · 53 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Feb. 25, 2013 | Julie Chang
    About 10,000 Austin Energy customers are without power Monday afternoon because of high winds, utility spokesman Ed Clark said.... About 1,700 customers are without power Monday afternoon in Pflugerville... Wind has knocked out power for about 1300 customers across Bastrop, Lee and Caldwell counties... San Marcos The city’s Electric Utility and Transportation Departments are responding to numerous calls about power outages and six reports of downed trees
  • Sandy's death toll climbs; millions without power

    10/30/2012 2:30:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | October 30, 2012 | Allen G. Breed and Tom Hays (AP)
    NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without electricity, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain. The U.S. death toll climbed to 38, many of the victims killed by falling trees. The full extent of the damage in New Jersey, where the storm roared ashore Monday night with hurricane-force winds of 80 mph, was unclear. Police and fire officials, some with their own departments flooded, fanned out to rescue hundreds.
  • Pepco boss got megawatt pay boost despite problems

    07/04/2012 6:09:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 3, 2012 | Jim McElhatton
    Pepco’s chief executive, Joseph Rigby, didn’t get a salary increase last year because of “customer reliability issues,” but he still managed to double his overall compensation, regulatory filings show. Thanks mostly to an employment deal and supplemental executive retirement plan, Mr. Rigby’s overall compensation rose to nearly $7.2 million last year, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. With hundreds of thousands of Pepco customers in the District of Columbia and Maryland left without electricity for days in sweltering temperatures after a violent storm Friday, Mr. Rigby’s compensation is likely to get a closer look as questions emerge about the...
  • Storms leave 9 dead in Md., Va. and D.C.; 4 in N.J., Ohio and Ky.

    07/01/2012 7:36:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2012 | David Sherfinski, Tom Howell Jr. and David Hill
    Devastating thunderstorms Friday left nine people in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia dead and hundreds of thousands without power in the region as residents across the area face more extreme temperatures and the possibility of additional thunderstorms this weekend. According to the Associated Press, the storms were blamed for the deaths of six people in Virginia; two in New Jersey; two in Maryland; one in Ohio; one in Kentucky; and one in Washington. More thunderstorms were expected in the D.C. area heading into Saturday night, and triple-digit temperatures were forecast for Sunday with highs expected to reach 100....