This time around, it occurred in Italy
at 3:30 in the morning. As they say, pictures
are worth a thousand words. As of this writing, power is still being restored, but the familiar pattern of finger pointing
-- the kind we saw on August 14th in North America -- has begun. Does it seem as though a pattern is emerging? First it was North America, then the UK, then Sweden and Denmark, now Italy -- all in the span of 6 weeks. Spend all the time you want blaming the grid, but maybe it's time we started seriously looking at consumption patterns (or perhaps, something more insidious
). If you haven't already, it might be an idea to read our White Paper
on the implications of the August 14th blackout. Come to think of it, it might be a good idea for me to stop here and help out directing traffic -- that is, directing Italian authorities to this paper on the Gill website.