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2013-04-09 Africa North
Egypt eyes rising electricity prices as potential cure for summer power cuts
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Posted by trailing wife 2013-04-09 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [441 views ]  Top
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#1 Ain't no cure for the summertime blues.....
Posted by Alaska Paul 2013-04-09 00:26||   2013-04-09 00:26|| Front Page Top

#2 Officials hope increases in household electricity prices will take some pressure off national power grid this summer

So they are 'fixing' infrastructure problems by making electricity unaffordable. Tune in next week when they fix the food shortages with massive famine.

Someone should give Morsi a copy of SimCity for Christmas so he can practice.
Posted by SteveS 2013-04-09 09:12||   2013-04-09 09:12|| Front Page Top

#3 The idea sounds like a socialist solution to me.
Posted by DarthVader 2013-04-09 09:27||   2013-04-09 09:27|| Front Page Top

#4 Works for California...

Posted by Pappy 2013-04-09 11:07||   2013-04-09 11:07|| Front Page Top

#5 "If nobody can afford electricity, there'll be no shortages. Quota met."
Posted by Frank G 2013-04-09 14:08||   2013-04-09 14:08|| Front Page Top

#6 They're seriously trying this in the UK. The higher the price, the lower the demand, the more power plants they can close, which will lower the supply and raise the prices (loop while N < infinity).
Posted by AlanC 2013-04-09 15:12||   2013-04-09 15:12|| Front Page Top

#7 "If nobody can afford electricity, there'll be no shortages. Quota met."

From an engineering point of view, the question is not half full or half empty, but why the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
Posted by SteveS 2013-04-09 16:14||   2013-04-09 16:14|| Front Page Top

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