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Quite a diary. I have my fingers crossed for the continuation and expansion of solar in Germany, but more than that in the USA, which is lagging behind so woefully. Power interruptions are so regular and ubiquitous over there, it's absurd that people haven't tarred and feathered the people in charge.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher
by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Thu Feb 21st, 2013 at 06:31:02 PM EST
We have so many power interruptions that we can't keep the tar hot.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Feb 21st, 2013 at 11:33:35 PM EST
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Where were you living? They've never been common in the places I've lived - Minneapolis, Boston, and San Francisco. There were often a few per summer in Minneapolis due to thuderstorms, but they were otherwise rare.

you are the media you consume.

by MillMan (millguy at gmail) on Fri Feb 22nd, 2013 at 06:59:31 PM EST
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Small town Arkansas. Ice storms are the worst. Survived this one with no outages, but the above ground electric distribution leaves the system vulnerable. At least once a year a neighborhood or more goes dark for hours because of a traffic accident. Or a drunk hits a power pole, etc. As I recall, we had fewer outages in Whizbang, Oklahoma while I was a schoolboy. We have Entergy.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Feb 23rd, 2013 at 02:26:30 AM EST
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