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June 02, 2005

Electricity in Iraq

Jim Henley notes:

Unqualified Offerings: Tim Lambert's tabular history of the "good news" on the [Iraq] electricity front is a useful contribution to the field. His summary:

Due to lack of maintenance, electricity production fell from 9000 MW in 1991 to 4400 MW before the war. Since then, there have been many announcements of improved generating capacity and production has fallen further to 3560 MW.

Sadly, Dana Gioia's poem, "News from 1984," is not online.

Posted by DeLong at June 2, 2005 10:20 AM