John Oliver discusses the way electric grids are being tested to their limits, especially with increase usage of electric cars, air conditioning, and more time being spent indoors. He highlights the way outages do not just affect the immediate unit home but also sewage or water purification systems. We are living in a country with power lines expected to have a life of 50-60 years, but many are being pushed way beyond that. The prior means households who need power for their devices face constant threats to their health.
Anonymous, "John Oliver on the US power grid: ‘It’s not failing us, we are failing it’", contributed by Briana Leone, The Energy Rights Project, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 21 July 2022, accessed 17 August 2022. https://energyrights.info/content/john-oliver-us-power-grid-‘it’s-not-failing-us-we-are-failing-it’