July 22, 2005
No blackouts yet
Posted by James Hamilton at July 22, 2005 01:19 PMdigg this | reddit
I thought for a minute there about getting up and turning off my air conditioner.
But it's too hot.
Posted by: Hal at July 22, 2005 03:28 PM
Air and computers on, but that's it. Any cooking tonight will be outside on the grill....
Posted by: donna at July 22, 2005 05:01 PM
Unfortunately, the longer range plans to continue to power California's economy and homes will rely increasingly on imported liquefied natural gas. Of course, the terminals have yet to be built and the gas fields have yet to be drilled...
What we need to do is start immediately on four new nuclear reactors (in two plants), one in the northern Central Valley and one in the SE desert.
Since we've screwed our IOUs, private ownership seems unlikely due to credit problems. It pains this rock-ribbed Republican to no end, but I think the new nukes will need to be publicly owned, perhaps by the state.
See my article in Energypulse.net for more details.
Posted by: Joseph Somsel at July 27, 2005 06:51 AM