electricity realities in Iraq & infrastructure decline

Article in today’s Guardian about the latest electricity challenges in Iraq.  The challenges stem from a decline in the overall infrastructure from Saddam’s reign to post-war looting to ongoing destruction, and the difficulty that regional utilities are having in cooperating when they feel ripped off and so rarely plug their plants into the larger grid.

Thanks to Eli Rabbett and Tim Lambert, here’s a striking plot of declining daily electricity in Iraq and why the US govt decided to no longer report these figures. Hmmm….

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