Thursday, October 19, 2006
Ayatolla Bush Combats Global Warming In Bagdad. Electricity Levels Lowest Since U.S. Invasion.
But three years later, electricity levels in Baghdad are at an all-time low. Residents of Baghdad are receiving just 2.4 hours of electricity this month, compared to an average of 16-24 hours of electricity before the U.S. invasion. The lowest level prior to this month was 3.9 hours/day.
According to our chart — using data compiled by The Brookings Institution — electricity levels have been steadily going down in the past two years (data for parts of 2003-2004 were unavailable) and are now at their lowest point since the U.S. invasion:
Doesn’t look like “so many lights [are] shining brightly” right now.