Spencer, Peter L., Consumers' Research Magazine
If the economy picks up as expected, we might have shortages in our electricity supply by the end of the decade--simply because we won't have enough power plants to make enough power. The effects of declining capacity, including so-called brownouts and blackouts in densely populated, energy-intensive areas such as the East Coast, could appear even sooner.
These concerns are not new among energy analysts. CR reported nearly three years ago that a leading power-supply forecaster predicted "power shortages and blackouts would be |unavoidable' along areas of the East Coast and more likely throughout the rest of the country within the next two years."
The slow economy since the appears to have reduced …
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Publication information: Article title: Electricity Shortage?. Contributors: Spencer, Peter L. - Author. Magazine title: Consumers' Research Magazine. Volume: 75. Issue: 12 Publication date: December 1992. Page number: 38. © 1999 Consumers' Research, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1992 Gale Group.
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