The Blackout, Nimbyism and the US Energy Infrastructure

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Last week-s blackout has renewed calls for upgrading America-s electric grid and developing alternative sources for generating power. Windmills are favored by environmentalists, including the Kennedy family, Walter Cronkite, and others with homes on Cape Cod and the islands off shore, but a windmill farm in Nantucket Sound is quite another matter. Is it just Nimbyism, or do some -alternatives- create more problems than they solve? We speak with environmentalists, consumer advocates, electrical and alternative energy developers for a look at some of the trade-offs that might-or might not-be required to keep the electricity flowing.
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PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST THE SOBIG.F VIRUS. Be wary of opening files with the following attachments:

Advisory on Sobig.F and other viruses

US Department of Energy

DOE-s spotlight on northeast power outage

Little League

Little League World Series

Jeremy Derfner-s Slate article about the bogus nostalgia for the lost days of Little League



Warren Olney