OK, I said it before. But here a very nice piece noting that in Connecticut, every big storm that cuts the power for long, expensive, uncomfortable periods of time reflects prior identical problems. Check it out here
Point is, we could end this madness of 19th Century power distribution. Huge savings in money and inconvenience.
Put the returning vets on the case!
Feb 2 (what? 2008?
Bury Them! UnderGrounding
So how much did that Kentucky ice storm cost?
Millions of people without power, plus of course, their factories, shops, offices, banks, government installations, plus the call-up of the whole Kentucky National Guard... on and on, the costs skyrocketed.
Main problem? Power lines. Wires on top of poles, the way we have distributed electricity since the first days of the telegraph set the standard. Power line wires run by and through trees. They not only collect unsupportable ice weight during bad ice storms, but the trees arou…