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Rolling Blackouts, Once a Third World Problem, Loom for America as Summer Heats Up


“Extreme temperatures” could cause America’s “power grid to buckle,” the North American Electric Reliability Corporation warns, and if it does, President Biden won’t be able to shift the blame from where it belongs: environmental extremists who have cut energy production to the bone.

NERC writes that millions of Americans are at risk of experiencing rolling blackouts this summer “to prevent long-term damage to the grid.” Recall that President Obama in 2009 and President Biden earlier this year spent billions of dollars for “infrastructure” with promises to create cure-alls like a “smart grid.”

Where did that money go if not to ensure that we can handle the demands of running air conditioning, refrigeration, and all the other features of our First World lifestyle, so we can protect the vulnerable from heat?

The answer is that it went to quixotic, left-wing corporations like Solyndra, which cashed in on promises of a green future but ended up in bankruptcy. Or take the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, which supplies electricity to 42 million people across 15 states and one Canadian providence.

The New York Times celebrated inflation in a column last week for just this reason, writing that it “has the potential to drive welcome change for the planet if Americans think differently about the way they eat,” singling out meat-eaters for scorn.

Climate Depot’s Marc Morano said, “This is more evidence that economic calamity, debt, inflation, supply chain issues, and skyrocketing meat and energy costs are not the unintended consequences of the climate agenda, but the intended consequences.

“Chaos conditions the public to accept more centralized control of their lives. Vladimir Lenin reportedly once said, ‘worse is better’ or ‘the worse, the better,’ to cheer on chaos and the destruction of the existing order to impose his ideology.”


Mr. Karayanis worked for the king of talk radio, Rush Limbaugh, for over 25 years with stints in TV news, on campaigns, and ghost/speechwriting for a variety of newsmakers. He is the creator/host of the History Author Show on iHeart Radio, producer of its documentary-style video specials, and a contributor of political and social commentary for various news organizations. He is a producer for the Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show.