Where-as we tend to bumble blindly and ineptly into our man-made disasters, 'the cousins' do it properly after much detailed discussion and planning. And, of course, being American they do their man-made disasters so much bigger and better than us. Happily, given that Hollywood seems incapable of producing any good films nowadays, we can all sit back and watch and be entertained over the next few years by the gradual blacking out of New England. Such fun!
You can read all about it in The American Spectator in an article written by William Tucker. He tells us that the 'Greenies' of New England are determined to follow the earlier example of California despite the fact that in 2000 California was facing blackouts and in desperate attempts to set matters right they are now hugely reliant on natural gas and Californians now pay twice the national average for electricity. Needless to say, industry can't get out of the State fast enough!
As an indication of the looming crisis in New England, the Governors of the six States have already held their first emergency meeting:
Last week the governors of the six New England states met in an emergency session at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, to discuss what to do about the pending crisis. Significantly, they asked the premiers of five of Canada’s provinces to attend. That makes sense because if the region is going to get electricity from anywhere it is probably going to be from north of the border.
The Canadians are there because they are the likely suppliers of the natural gas, or they would be if the 'Greenie' democrats would allow pipe-lines to be dug. These, of course, are virulently, sometimes violently, opposed by the 'Greenies'.
In a hell-bent campaign to rid itself of any form of dirty, messy “non-renewable” energy, New England has been closing down coal and oil plants for the last decade. In 2000, 18 percent of New England’s electricity came from coal and 22 percent from oil. Today it’s 3 percent coal and 1 percent oil. Meanwhile, natural gas — the fuel that everybody loves until you have to drill for it — has risen from 15 percent to a starkly vulnerable 52 percent, just behind California.
There’s only one problem. New England doesn’t have the pipelines to bring in the gas. Nor is anyone going to allowed to build it, either. Connecticut and Massachusetts are only a short distance from eastern Pennsylvania, where fracking for natural gas has leapfrogged the Keystone State into third place for overall energy production. Yet a proposal by Sempra Energy of Houston to expand its existing pipeline from Stony Point, New York, has already met fierce resistance from people who want nothing more to do with fossil fuels and construction is highly unlikely.
It has often been said that the real aim of the 'Greenies' is to introduce socialism by reducing the entire population to stone age conditions. It certainly looks as though they are giving it a go in New England!