September 29, 2003

ENERGY FOR ITALY

Things got so bad in Italy that the trains didnít even run on time. But thereís a silver lining to this powerless cloud:

Some Italians have worried that new power plants could damage the environment ó a position that has slowed new plant construction. Also, national demand has shot up in recent years, prompting energy officials to warn of possible blackouts.

"I would like my fellow citizens to know that we must build new plants and networks on our territory or the situation will remain the same," Enel chief Scaroni said.

President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi urged that "we must not slow down the construction of new power plants."

Si.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 29, 2003 03:49 PM
Comments

Not to worry. A seasoned electricity manager, and California golden boy, Gray Davis, will soon be available to solve Italy's power problems.

Posted by: Perfectsense at September 29, 2003 at 04:13 PM

"I would like my fellow citizens to know that we must build new plants and networks on our territory or the situation will remain the same," Enel chief Scaroni said.

Gee, I would have never thought of that!! This must be some of that European "sophistication" we're always hearing so much about???

Posted by: TreeHuggingHippyCrap at September 29, 2003 at 04:57 PM

Well, we certainly hear enough about the great Berlusconi. How sophisticated is *that* dude?

Posted by: Frank at September 29, 2003 at 05:49 PM