Two-Thirds of the Country Face the Prospect of Blackouts this Summer

We have written about the disasters of the green energy vs fossil fuels policies of the Biden administration and Democrat Party. We have written that green energy alone cannot power America’s current needs let alone its future needs. We have written that Biden’s policies are have a major impact on gasoline and diesel prices. We have written that Biden’s efforts to build 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations will put an even greater strain on our energy industry and give government complete control of your car. We have written that all electric vehicles are not green and have their own issues in polluting the environment and cost more to refuel than gasoline driven cars. We have written how green energy benefits the rich. We have written that green energy is not clean energy.

QUESTION: Why is this happening?

ANSWER: Because Biden and the Democrats simply don’t care!

Now we are learning that if Biden and his administration do not do a 180° turn around we will be facing massive brown and black outs across our nation.

A brownout is:

An intentional or unintentional drop in voltage in an electrical power supply system.

A blackout is:

A power outage is the loss of the electrical power network supply to an end user.

In a June 2nd, 2022 article titled “These States are Most Likely to Get Blackouts This Summer. Here’s How to Prepare” CNET’s Andrew Blok reported:

Much of the US and Canada faces a higher than normal risk of blackouts this year. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation warns that above-average temperatures (which drive up demand for electricity) and an ongoing drought (which decreases supply of hydroelectric power) could cause problems for chunks of the grid from June to September 2022. When supply and demand aren’t in balance, blackouts can occur.

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The potential for blackouts isn’t evenly spread, NERC reported. In a May report, the nonprofit identified two risk levels for blackouts — elevated and high — for the regional organizations responsible for operating the grid. An elevated risk means there’s a chance that demand could exceed supply during periods of higher-than-normal demand. NERC identified an elevated risk of blackouts for the western North America, from Washington south to northern Baja California, east to Texas and north to include most of North and South Dakota. Saskatchewan has an elevated risk, too.

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On June 1, 2022 Power The Future wrote:

The tough news keeps coming for Americans struggling with high energy prices. Not only have gas prices broken records for the past several weeks, now a good portion of the country is being told they should expect rolling blackouts, as we enter the hot summer months. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) officially released its summer report last week and almost two-thirds of the country should prepare for a possible blackout.

The report from NERC includes a harrowing map that shows most of the nation should stand ready for possible blackouts this summer.

The reason for these coming blackouts is clear: a mandated transition to clean energy. The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes:

“Welcome to the “green energy transition.” We’ve been warning for years that climate policies would make the grid more vulnerable to vacillations in supply and demand. And here we are. Some of the mainstream press are belatedly catching on that blackouts are coming, but they still don’t grasp the real problem: The forced transition to green energy is distorting energy markets and destabilizing the grid.”

One of the chief proponents of forcing a transition to clean energy has been Richard Glick, the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In February, he and the other Democrat commissioners at FERC tried to force through a policy that would have made building new natural gas pipelines and infrastructure almost impossible. Thankfully, the leadership of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee blasted the move. Senators Joe Manchin and John Barrasso made clear they wouldn’t stand for it. FERC pulled back the rule, for now.

Glick has been renominated as the chair of FERC. The Journal editorial board continues: “His renomination is a clear and present danger to the U.S. electricity supply. The war in Ukraine and surging energy prices haven’t deterred Democrats from their anti-fossil fuels campaign. Will widespread power outages?”

The Biden administration’s policies are resulting in a hot, dark summer for millions of Americans. With the summer heat just getting started, there is no relief in sight.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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