Tuesday, April 18, 2006

blackouts rollings like tumbleweeds

Record Heat Prompts Rolling Blackouts
About 15 percent of Texas' power supply was already offline Monday for seasonal maintenance, NBC 5 News reported. The heat triggered unseasonable energy demands and by late afternoon, Texans were using more energy than utility companies were prepared to produce. The Texas Electric Regulatory Board ordered electric utility providers across the state to reduce their loads, prompting rolling blackouts across the area.

Not enough power in Texas? Guess they'll all be downsizing to 7 gallon hats.


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