The New York Sun
It will happen again. The mayor, the governor, and congressional committees will all hold hearings, and point fingers, while the engineers will, soon enough, find a technical explanation for what caused the massive August 14 black-out. There will be all sorts of sonorous pronouncements about how utilities ought to be regulated differently, and a raft of truly silly calls for more solar and wind power, and more conservation to take the strain off the grid. Very few people, however, will get around to acknowledging the few key realities.