British/New Zealand study - More Frequent And Severe Blackouts In The Coming Years

A redorbit article came out a few days ago talking about a joint British/New Zealand study.  Interesting article notes:  

- three quarters of American transmission lines are more than 25 years old.  

- The study said American household electrical power usage is up by 1,300 percent from 1940 to 2001.  

- “It is estimated that energy demand for air conditioning in 2100 will be 40 times greater than it was in 2000, and alongside this, there is also an ever-increasing market for electric vehicles. Western societies therefore face a significant social problem,” Byrd said.