The Newest Member of the Third-World

“NV Energy is urging its electric customers in both northern and southern Nevada to conserve electricity today and tomorrow between 6 and 9 p.m. in order to offset energy supply issues caused by record-breaking heat and wildfires affecting electric transmission lines throughout the western United States,” reads the press release.

It goes on to offer measures to conserve energy during this period include:

  • Turn off lights.
  • Turn off pool pumps.
  • Unplug appliances, not in use.
  • Avoid using large electrical appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, and electric clothes dryers.
  • Adjust the thermostat to 78 degrees or higher to reduce the use of air conditioning during this time, barring any medical issues, and use ceiling fans to cool people and pets. Pre-cool your home before 6 p.m.
  • Keep the refrigerator and freezer closed as much as possible.
  • Draw curtains, shades, or blinds to keep out the heat.
  • Do not charge electric vehicles between 6 and 9 p.m.

Does anyone besides myself remember when the U.S. was considered the most prosperous nation in the world?

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