It's the Environment, Stupid.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Power drain

It never ceases to amaze me that we're shocked by our collective actions: "Electrical Use Hits New Highs in Much of U.S." says the NY Times. Well, no kidding. What'd you expect was going to happen - a decrease in power usage?

"Experts say demand is rising faster than the ability to meet it, which over the long run could pose the risk of both local and regional failures... Power demand has climbed much faster than predicted across the country since 2004, raising concerns about whether efforts to build new plants and transmission lines, and encourage conservation, will satisfy the nation’s appetite for electricity."

It's not like we haven't seen this coming. Now we're faced with the problem again of having to scramble for remedies, instead of preparing for future calamaties. Will we never learn?

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