Lafferty, Elaine, Schwarz, Benjamin, MacKenzie, John P., Wasserman, Harvey, and Simurda, Stephen J.
Nation. 6/28/1999, Vol. 268 Issue 24, p3-8. 6p.
KOSOVO (Republic) -- Politics government, NORTH Atlantic Treaty Organization, MILOSEVIC, Slobodan, 1941-2006, ELECTRICITY, ECONOMIC competition, KOSOVO (Republic), and SERBIA
The Kosovo, Serbia settlement negotiated by the G-8 countries is cause for relief but not celebration. The provocative withdrawal of humanitarian observers and North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) bombing enabled Prime Minister Slobodan Milosevic to accelerate the Kosovar expulsions radically. The new arrangement confers only a vague promise of "substantial autonomy," and Yugoslavia retains sovereignty over Kosovo indefinitely. The state-by-state battle over the nation's $206-plus-billion-a-year power business reached critical mass when California brought competition to its electricity markets in 1998. Ohio has proven unexpectedly ferocious in resisting this utility blackmail.
THEATER, FESTIVALS, MELODRAMA, ELECTRICITY, EVICTION, and COMEDY
The article presents information about theater. For half its twenty-four season span of existence, the Actors Theater of Louisville has been home annually to the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Several plays have been shown in this festival. "The Queen of the Leaky Roof Circuit," limits itself to the threat of eviction, and does not deal with its consequence. Amazingly, even with this standby of melodrama, Breslin generates something less than fifteen watts of theatrical electricity. "Alone at the Beach," is a perfectly crafted light romantic comedy by dramatist Richard Dresser.
SCIENCE society, SCIENTISTS, RESEARCH, ELECTRICITY, SOCIETIES, and GREAT Britain
The article presents information on demand for science in the Great Britain. The demand for electricity in Great Britain has doubled every nine or ten years since 1900, in other words, it has increased at about 8 per cent compound interest for more than sixty years. Such doubling and redoubling in equal intervals of time is termed by mathematicians and scientists an exponential growth. The number of practicing scientists in the world seems to double every ten years or so. In fact, of all the scientists who have ever lived, three-quarters are alive and practicing their today.
ELECTRIC power production, ELECTRICITY, POWER plants, COST effectiveness, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, and POWER resources
This article focuses on solving water shortage problem. In this article, the author presents a case of large-scale nuclear-power plants, which would produce both low-cost electricity and fresh water from the sea. Since considerable opposition has developed even to the medium-sized nuclear powered electric generating stations that have been projected for a number of locations around the country. In every technological development, and likewise in the opposition to it, different intellectual levels can be discerned.
NUCLEAR industry, NUCLEAR power plants, ELECTRICITY, METROPOLITAN areas, APPELLATE courts -- United States, SAFETY, HEALTH, and UNITED States
The article focuses on the atomic-energy power industry of the U.S. The Enrico Fermi atomic-power plant originally erected as a technical showcase for the nuclear-power industrial and scheduled to bring electricity to the Detroit metropolitan area in 1960. But three AFL-CIO unions have filed a court action blocking its completion and threatening to disrupt development of the entire atomic-power industry. Last June the U.S. Court of Appeals agreed that the plant might prove a menace to the health and safety not only of its employees, but also to residents of nearby Detroit.
PRACTICAL politics, WORLD War I, COAL reserves, ELECTRICITY, UNITED States, and EUROPE
This article focuses on various issues related to politics. The coal shortage which confronts the U.S., and which threatens to bring on a fuel famine next winter for more than one community and even for large sections of the country, is only the American phase of a problem which is staring in the face every country in Europe and bids fair to interfere seriously with the conduct of military operations. As far back as August 20, 1918, the Coal Controller Guy Calthrop, in an address at the conference of the British Miners' Federation, stated that he was faced with a shortage of 36,000,000 tons a year.
ENERGY consumption, RESTRICTIONS, THEATERS, ELECTRICITY, SCARCITY, and FRANCE
The article focuses on various restrictions due to power shortage in France. Theatres, concert halls, and moving-picture houses, with a few permitted exceptions, are open only on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. There are virtually no evening lectures or meetings of any sort, save a few on the evenings on which the theatres are open. If one goes out to dinner, he must get home by ten, or else walk, for cabs are hard to find at night after that hour. The supply of gas and electricity is rigidly limited, and any excess consumption of gas is charged for at a rate which amounts to a prohibitive fine. According to the author, the prime reason for these various restrictions is the scarcity of coal, in itself a matter of great importance.
UNITED States -- Politics government, ELECTRICITY, CONSUMER behavior, INTERNATIONAL relations, CUBA, and UNITED States
This article presents information about political developments in the U.S. as of April 19, 1933. The public is becoming aware of the power problem. The restricted use of electric power due to its high cost has been--in large measure responsible for--the supleness of the consumers. Here is at present every reason to suppose that the Black bill, instituting a thirty-hour week, which has passed the Senate by a vote of 53 to 30, will be enacted into law. The American government extended substantial aid in the establishment of the new government and by granting tariff reciprocity, which, while benefiting the Cubans somewhat, was decidedly advantageous to American sugar producers.
ELECTRICITY, SCARCITY, ELECTRIC utilities, CONSUMERS, CALIFORNIA, and UNITED States
The article comments on the present muscle-bound condition of the U.S. From the northern tip of Maine to San Diego, California, the country is suffering from a shortage of electricity for light and power. Power companies know this shortage may have political consequences. That much is obvious from their desperate efforts to keep the facts from the public. The great California utility network of Pacific Gas and Electric had said early in 1947 that its customers had nothing to worry about, the company could take care of the demand even in the driest year. The new emergency power director immediately announced power cuts of 20 per cent along with various forms of rationing, including orders that housewives must not put hot food into refrigerators.
GENES, RADIOACTIVE fallout, COALING, ENGINES, ELECTRICITY, and RADIOACTIVE pollution
All the major sources of power which man has tapped--coal and steam, electricity, the internal combustion engine--have also brought society up against new dangers. Atomic energy for the first time faces man with dangers which affect not only the present population of the earth but also their remote descendants, who must inherit their biological characteristics through genes which are liable to be permanently damaged. The radioactive dust liberated in experimental explosions is only one such hazard, but it is perhaps the most difficult to handle.