With the entire USA into temperatures over one hundred degrees in the sun, people will cope one way or another in order to continue their routines or simply stay alive. Offices and many residences run air conditioners at temperatures too low to maintain the power and electrical sources fail. So far shortages have occurred in some metropolitan areas. But not many.
We are beginning to understand our environment and realize we do not have to live in 68 degrees inside during the hot summer. Just as we understand we do not always have to turn our heat sources to 80 degrees in the winter. But stress on the electrical generation facilities is going to continue unless populated areas figure out some way of producing electricity close by the user instead of relying on grids and networks from hundreds of miles away. Small nuclear reactors could solve that problem once folks realize there in not always deathly danger from radionuclides.
Better yet, let’s develop new technology. People readily accept brushing up against or welcoming isotope technology when they suffer from illness or want immunization from disease, or longer shelf life for foods. Technology is already providing those amenities. So let’s perfect our electrity transmission. Somebody must invent or discover a better way to transmit the helpful little atoms or whatever those active ions are that run all the wonderful applicances I rely on every day.
There must be a more elemental way to physically deliver 120 volts than put it on board wires above or below ground. It actually does not flow inside the copper wire, it rides along the surface as if the wire was a rail, not a tube.
So come on, Scotty, beam it across from generater to user. I know you can do it.