Electricity

Price of Electricity Hit Record High in U.S. in 2014

CNS News () - Even as gasoline prices plummeted and the overall energy price index calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics declined, electricity prices bucked the trend in the United States in 2014. Data released today by the BLS indicates that the electricity price indexes hit all-time highs for…
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The Supreme Court helps the EPA shut off electricity in America

CFACT by Alan Caruba April seems to be the month in which the Supreme Court devotes itself to decisions that have no basis in real science and can do maximum damage to the economy. Invariably, the cases are brought against the Environmental Protection Agency and are decided in its favor. In…
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Government Agency: If 9 Substations Are Destroyed, The Power Grid Could Be Down For 18 Months

The Economic Collapse Blog by Michael Snyder What would you do if the Internet or the power grid went down for over a year?  Our key infrastructure, including the Internet and the power grid, is far more vulnerable than most people would dare to ; These days, most people simply…
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Obama’s war on America Killing coal to kill U.S. electrical power

CFACT by Alan Caruba President Obama, supported by the Environmental Protection Agency, is seeking to deprive America of the use of its enormous reserves of coal in coal-fired plants that produce the electricity on which the economy and all life in America depends. This isn’t just a “war on coal”…
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Electricity Price Index Soars to New Record at Start of 2014; U.S. Electricity Production Declining

The electricity price index soared to a new high in January 2014 with the largest month-to-month increase in almost four years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, data from the Energy Information Administration, a division of the Department of Energy, indicates that electricity production in the United States…
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Illinois Electricity Customers Forced to Get ‘Smart Meters’ or Pay Fine

The Weekly Standard BY MICHAEL WARREN In the early days of the Obama administration, “smart power” was all the rage—and not just on the foreign policy scene. In April 2009, National Public Radio reported how one Allentown, Pennsylvania, mother was saving more than a hundred dollars each month on her…
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Report: Power Plant Attack: “Most Significant Incident of Domestic Terrorism Involving the Grid That Has Ever Occurred”

SHTFplan by Mac Slavo Chances are you didn’t hear about it when it happened or the investigation that followed. Last April just outside of San Jose, California the grid system came under direct attack. Investigators have yet to identify any suspects, but the attack seems to have been well planned.…
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Smart Grid Technology, Now Spreading Across U.S., Will Raise Energy Prices to Reduce Demand

CNSNews By Susan Jones The Obama administration is spending billions of dollars to modernize the nation’s power grid, with the goal of changing the way Americans use energy. Your electric bill will go way up, unless you allow the utility to control your energy load at times of peak demand.…
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Stock up: Final phase-out of traditional light bulbs begins in January

BizPacReview by Michael Dorstewitz Thanks to an overreaching federal government, the American public will soon be forced to purchase a product that’s severely overpriced, hazardous to our health and doesn’t live up to all its hype — and I’m not talking about Obamacare. We now have a mere six shopping…
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Map: Areas Of Probable Power System Collapse: “130 Million Lacking Power For Several Years”

SHTFplan by Mac Slavo In just the last twelve months Congressional members and top level administrators at the Department of Homeland Security have warned of threats to the national power grid so serious that should they occur life in America as we have come to know it would change almost…
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A Real Turn-off: Last Phase of Light Bulb Ban Takes Effect Jan. 1

The New American by Michael Tennant As Americans watch 2013 fade away, they must also bid a fond farewell to Thomas Edison’s most famous invention courtesy of Uncle Sam. Beginning January 1, Edison’s classic incandescent light bulb will essentially be banned in the country that gave it birth — all…
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Price of Electricity Hit Record for October; Up 42% in Decade

CNSNews By Terence P. Jeffrey The price of electricity hit a record for the month of October, according to data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That made October the eleventh straight month when the average price of electricity hit or matched the record level for that month.…
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GridEx II: News Media Quiet Ahead Of November 13-14 National Power Grid Emergency Drills

| WTF News | GridEx II, the set of national emergency drills designed to simulate massive outages and related problems from varied threats is scheduled to begin Wednesday, November 13 and will extend to the following day. The media, mainstream and alternative alike has been relatively quiet about the drills.…
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The Facts About the 2013 Gov Drill on US Power Grid

Occupy Corporatism by Susanne Posel The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) will be involved in a nationwide drill later this month. NERC will be joined by utilities corporation executives, stakeholders, National Guardsmen, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) antiterrorism division and international partners from Canada and Mexico to prepare…
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DHS and FEMA Prepare for Power Grid Drill

InfoWars by Kurt Nimmo The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will participate in GridEx II, an international electric system security exercise that will be held between November 13-14. “The scenario will build on lessons learned from GridEx 2011 and include both cybersecurity and physical security…
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Watch: Massive Fireball Roars Through Suburban Power Lines, Blows Out Electricity

SHTFplan by Mac Slavo If you’ve ever wondered what a massive electrical surge from an electro-magnetic pulse weapon, solar flare or cyber attack might look like, then take a look at this footage shot in Montreal. (Watch at Youtube - Hattip Michael) In this instance the surge caused a cascading electrical…
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What Are You Going To Do When A Massive EMP Blast Fries The U.S. Electrical Grid?

The American Dream by Michael Snyder It is only a matter of time before a massive EMP burst fries the electrical ; What that happens, how are you going to survive?  In the United States today, we are completely and totally dependent on electrical ; Unless you are Amish (or…
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Power Outage Wreaks Havoc in NYC: “There Appears to Have Been No Plan for This Type of Catastrophic Failure”

SHTFplan by Mac Slavo (Pictured: Thousands of commuters at Grand Central Station try to figure out how to get home amid power outage) Outgoing Department of Homeland Security Head Janet Napolitano has repeatedly warned of the imminence of a widespread power outage originating from a rogue attack on the nation’s…
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You’ve Been Warned: Why You Need To Be Ready For Total Grid Failure

Alt-Market by Daisy Luther If you haven’t been in a bubble cut off from all forms of media lately, it would be impossible to have missed all of the warnings being issued about the impending loss of our electrical grid. This isn’t just coming from so-called “gloom and doom” sites…
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San Francisco: Nearly 38,000 people left without electricity in 31 separate unexplained outages

Thousands of San Francisco residents were briefly left in the dark after the power went out in a series of outages across The City early Wednesday. A PG&E representative confirmed a “large outage” in San Francisco to SFBay around 12:45 but made no further details available. A message left for…
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New bill aims to make ‘smart’ meters mandatory for entire nation

Natural News by Jonathan Benson There is a sinister agenda underway to forcibly convert every standard electric meter in the to the "smart" variety under the guise of promoting renewable energy interests. And one of the latest pieces of Trojan horse legislation pushing for this ominous transformation is the Smart…
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Former Electric-car Engineer: Electric Cars Pollute More Than Gas

The New American by Selwyn Duke Is the only “green” aspect of electric cars the money some companies make off them? If former plug-in advocate and General Motors engineer Ozzie Zehner (shown) is correct, this is exactly the case. Author of the book Green Illusions, Zehner once built his own hybrid…
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