Gov Gavin Newsom Struggles To Stay In Control As California Goes Dark, Wildfires Spread, And Gas Prices Spike

From The Daily Caller Chris White Tech Reporter October 26, 2019 10:35 PM ET Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom is warning citizens that they could be in for a long weekend as the state’s public utility announced Saturday plans to shut down huge sections of the electric grid. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s move…

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SA blackout blows wind farms into court

From The Advertiser Tim Dornin, Australian Associated Press August 7, 2019 2:27am The Australian Energy Regular will take four South Australian wind farm operators to court accusing them of failing to perform properly during SA’s statewide blackout in 2016. The action in the Federal Court will allege AGL Energy Ltd, Neoen SA, Pacific Hydro Ltd…

Transport chaos across England and Wales after major power cuts

From The Guardian Failure on National Grid network affects train services and road users Large parts of England and Wales have been left without electricity following a major power cut, electricity network operators have said, with a serious impact reported on rail and road services, including city traffic lights. Passengers were shut out of some…

Venezuela returns to ‘Middle Ages’ during power outages

Via Yahoo News Maria Lorente AFP•March 28, 2019 Caracas (AFP) – Walking for hours, making oil lamps, bearing water. For Venezuelans today, suffering under a new nationwide blackout that has lasted days, it’s like being thrown back to life centuries ago. El Avila, a mountain that towers over Caracas, has become a place where families…