The California Blackouts (2/1/01)
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Californians are reeling from the effects of power outages and rolling blackouts caused by the shortage of electricity in their state. Businesses, schools, consumers, the elderly and sick are feeling the impacts of rising power costs and uncertain electrical supplies. Will California's energy crisis spread to other states? What is being done to curtail the blackouts? And does the real solution lie in alternative energy sources?