Watermelon Induced Electricity Shortage

It's stuff like this that makes me think it's time to invest in a permanently installed generator.

As the envirowackos and their progressive brethren in the rogue EPA force ever more generating capacity off-line with nothing else to replace it, the possibility of blackouts rises. How this is of benefit to anyone (except the watermelon environmentalists) escapes me.

Americans take electricity for granted. Electricity powers our lights, our computers, our offices, and our industries. But misguided environmental policies are eroding the reliability of our power system.

Last winter, bitterly cold weather placed massive stress on the US electrical system―and the system almost broke. On January 7 in the midst of the polar vortex, PJM Interconnection, the Regional Transmission Organization serving the heart of America from New Jersey to Illinois, experienced a new all-time peak winter load of almost 142,000 megawatts.

Environmental policies established by Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are moving us toward electrical grid failure. The capacity reserve margin for hot or cold weather events is shrinking in many regions. According to Philip Moeller, Commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, “…the experience of this past winter indicates that the power grid is now already at the limit.”

And how do the watermelon activists expect us to make up the shortfall?

They don't. They want us to suffer from shortages of cheap energy as they see it as a means of Saving The PlanetTM, even though it doesn't need saving, even from us. But that doesn't stop them from pushing their agenda, that being by controlling our energy supplies they control us, for that is their real aim. They really don't care about the environment because they say one thing but do something else. And again, as more than a few folks on the blogosphere have stated (and it bears repeating) we won't believe it's a crisis until they start acting like it's a crisis. We're all still waiting.

In the mean time it behooves the rest of us to prepare for the artificially created energy shortage by making sure we have our own supplies not under their control.