ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 15, 2003
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(Studio: Claire Shipman) Map shown of the nation's three power grids.
(New York: Ned Potter) Why the nation's electrical power system broke down resulting in yesterday's blackout examined; details given about the interconnectedness in the grid system & about how deregulation undercut the creaky system. [Former Secretary of Energy New Mexico Governor Bill RICHARDSON - says our grid system is third world.] [Oxford Inst. of Energy Studies John BOWER- says people don't want power plants nearby, but want electricity.] [Cambridge Energy Research Assn. Larry MAKOVICH- says the system has not kept up with demand.] How blackouts are handled in poor countries noted.
(Studio: Claire Shipman) A Moslem cleric's denouncing of the electrical power shortages in Iraq noted.
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