Expert discusses effects of electricity on global economy

07/31/07 Mitch E. Perry
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Electricity plays a vital part in everyone’s life. But in the U.S., and especially here in Florida, most people never pay attention until a storm knocks out local power. In the summertime, that means no air conditioning, which means misery.

But electricity industry expert Jason Makansi says Americans – who are only 3 percent of the world’s population but consumer 25 percent of the world’s electricity - should begin to start paying attention.

WMNF interviewed Makansi today in the first of a two-part interview about his new book, “Lights Out: The Electricity Crises, the Global Economy, and What it Means to You.”

We’ll hear more from him later this week.

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