Tag: power grid

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The coronavirus epidemic has led to much discussion of the fact that a globalized world can greatly facilitate the spread of such plagues; see for example Spiegel International, also Richard Fernandez. But a highly-connected world also enables the spread of many other kinds of bad things: political and religious terrorism and telephone-based scams, to name […]

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The New York Post wrote that Con Ed, so far, has not been able to determine what caused the recent power outage in Manhattan. They originally thought it was caused by a fire, but confirmed it wasn’t. The “thorough” investigation is ongoing. Power was out for hours and brought the city to a halt. Think […]

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A few questions, only loosely related: Do we still rely on Middle Eastern nations to produce oil and natural gas? The US now has access to plenty without them. Also, the region has been in turmoil for years and yet I’m paying less than $2 per gallon, so even their impact on the world market doesn’t […]

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