Conservation can only do so much. People need the power, and the inability to provide it safely has led to these recurrent problems in parts of the area. The power distribution companies must do better in upgrading their systems to handle the loads, or else we're facing a situation whereby we'll continue to see scattered blackouts due to transmission and distribution failures.This sort of tactic is pretty typical for a lot of environmental extremists. They complain about high prices for oil and natural gas, but then turn around and oppose drilling in ANWR and the Outer Continental Shelf. I'm not surprised that the anti-Indian Point crowd is scarce now.
Meanwhile, isn't it curious that we don't hear much about wanting to shut down Indian Point nuclear power plant right now? Guess someone realized that the area doesn't have sufficient power generation capabilities, and a shutdown would mean much of the area going dark.
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