[Marxism] Energy and El Niño, Venezuela and Colombia

Les Schaffer schaffer at optonline.net
Thu Nov 12 12:39:09 MST 2009


S. Artesian wrote:
> So Venezuela is losing an excessive amount of transmitted energy, and is 
> running up against capacity limitations?
>
> Yes?  No?


yes, and so is at least Brazil, IF the losses are transmission losses 
and not "theft". am not yet convinced temperature explains non-theft 
losses. according to the IEA data, S. America overall is around the same 
efficiency as rest of world. so a contradictory portrait remains until 
better data is available. No?

the quote on Seneca mentions installing 45k power measuring devices: not 
clear if this is to track down and eliminate transmission losses, or is 
neo-liberal/privatized attempt to track down energy "theft".

Les




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