Energy

Blackout Warning: Energy Policy Failures May Lead To Summer Blackouts


This episode of What’s Ahead lays out why we are in for serious power outages this summer.

The problem isn’t that we’ll be experiencing an unforeseeable surge in electricity; it’s that bad government policies have created shortages. Chief among these are the mandates that utilities use more and more so-called renewable sources of energy—primarily from windmills and solar panels—while pressuring them to shut down fossil-fuel-fired generating plants and to decommission nuclear facilities.

The trouble is that alternative energy sources are expensive and pose their own serious environmental hazards. And they are not replacing the output of power that those closed traditional facilities produced.

It’s more than high time we had an unemotional examination of how we will realistically meet our energy needs.

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