When the Lights go Out: Powerless

Gail Marcus offers a useful post on the future that Greenpeace is selling.


A couple of weeks ago, the Washington area had what I hope is a wake-up call on the importance of a reliable supply of electricity in our lives today.

As was widely reported, a severe thunderstorm left a widespread power outage in its wake, and the ensuing recovery was slow. I myself was without electricity for about 50 hours–and some of the aftermath of the outage lingered several weeks longer, which is why I haven’t written about this sooner. In any event, it reminded me of how totally dependent we are on electricity today, as if I needed such a reminder.