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Electricity shortages in the third world of the U.S.A.
August 2012 "Rotating outages" of electricity happen routinely in third world countries. Now parts of the U.S., including Southern California, are in danger of periodic loss of electricity for extended periods of time. Southern California Edison is notifying its customers to "start planning now for potential rotating outages can occur whenever SCE is urged by state officials to reduce the energy load." Between 1980 and 2010, according to the U.S. Census, the population of the U.S. grew by 36%. However, over that time self-described "environmentalists" have been active politically in blocking the development of new electrical generation and transmission capacity. Southern California and the northeastern U.S., and perhaps other parts of the country, depend on importing electric power from elsewhere within America to supplement locally generated power, so for such areas inadequate transmission facilities are just as big a problem as inadequate electricity generating capacity. The time