If current events and connecting dots intrigues you, you may enjoy the read. For others, the last section brings all "surge" experiences together.
Last weekend, the phone rang. The east coast number surprised me. It was from a long lost friend. With a smile on my face, I picked up. As we finished catching up, I asked him what urged him to call. He was candid, “I am stranded at home, the historic snow storm and intermittent Internet made me contemplative, I picked up the phone to catch up.” I chuckled. First time, extreme weather played good sport in reconnecting friends.
My last memory of weather and a chuckle was when I first moved to Houston. My grandfather, living in his familiar environs in a village in South India, wanted to know about Houston weather. I thought for a moment and told him, “Air conditioned Chennai.” Chennai, like Houston, is a coastal city.
My grand father chuckled - he could imagine the mix of heat, humidity and full- fledged air-conditioner blasting cool air practically everywhere you move.
And those air-conditioners were in full throttle on a hot Texas day in August 2011. What was unusual about that day, there was no cloud cover across the state. The power plants were cranking up at their full capacity, the heat was blistering and supply was tight. Surge pricing, made famous by Uber, was in effect for electricity. It had a less fancy name, super peak pricing. The nuanced difference from Uber, there was a price cap like Lyft. The major difference,
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The low price elasticity of demand for household energy given the lack of easy alternatives means that consumers will continue to purchase it even when prices rise drastically as we can see from extract A they did over the three year period. Furthermore the complex pricing structures in the energy market make it difficult for consumers to exercise any consumer sovereignty because they lack the information or indeed don’t know how to interpret it, to make a decision which is in their best interest.
a. According to the SCE website, the commission’s decision to increase rates is structured to “… more closely aligned with the actual costs of providing electric service and provides many customers living in high-temperature areas long-overdue relief from high electric rates”. .
Resistance in Modern Europe was a very common occurrence and took many forms depending on the identity and background of the individual or group that wished to resist. Some factors that influenced the forms of resistance were race, class, and gender. Some instances of resistance that demonstrate the influence of identities in these situations are the workers’ revolt in Paris in the late 1730s, a recount of a man who was kidnapped from his country and forced into slavery, a woman who wrote about being born into slavery, a Jewish man who wrote a diary while he lived in Fascist Germany and witnessed the rise of Adolf Hitler, and the story of a man in Alsace Lorraine who was sent to a concentration camp for being homosexual. All of these accounts
I hear the cars before I see them. Their honks add even more chaos to the never silent city, as they interrupt each other like impatient children arguing over a toy. But I love the chaos of New York. It reminded me of Bangalore, my old home; it almost puts me to sleep for chaos was my lullaby eons ago. My nostalgia washes away though, once I’ve taken a peek at the skyline. Waves of awe engulf me, as i take in the soaring skyscrapers glittering in the sunlight, and the orangey-pink water of the New York Harbor in the evening. The World Trade Center memorial catches my eye as i take in the world. I’m filled with chilly sorrow as the memories of the 9/11 memorial we visited earlier that day return to me. But now is not the tie to be somber. I
It was a rainy afternoon, and I was running on the treadmill. The house was hot - no- humid, so I was gross and sweaty. I had finished 15 minutes done, then the phone rang…. I stopped the machine, then took off my earbuds. My mother grabbed it, and nods and questions the caller, scratching the back
my grandpa was ready to move the boat.” Ok there is not much here so let's move,” is what he said , and we didn’t, when the motor whom was working before was broken. We drifted to an island in the middle of the lake, and we thought nobody might see us. Boats drove by and we yelled and tried to get their attention, while they drove by, but after a while my had a great idea and we were dumbfounded that we hadn’t thought of it quicker. Call my dad. That would have been great, but as my grandpa checked his pocket, he realized he had left his phone in the cabin. We yelled for help, we waved to get attention, and we realized that this was going to take longer than we had hoped. Then we waited for what seemed like an eternity when we finally flagged down a boat. In reality it was only about two hours. They tied our boat to theirs and pulled us in. that had effectively ended our fourth
To pass the time and distract myself, I went to my friends house but I eventually had to go home. It was getting late already, it was around 9:00 PM and I still hadn't received any call. I gave up and I started to feel the knot in my throat and the tears coming because I knew I didn't make it. No more than 10 minutes passed by when I receive a call from a random number. I answered faster than the speed of light.
It was a hot summer day. My dad and I were getting ready to go out for a ride on the boat with my friend Katie and the dog. That’s when the phone call came, the call that made that bright, beautiful day a cold, dark, gloomy one.
In the story Thank You Ma’am, A lady named Mrs. Jones was walking home from work. It was very late when a boy named Roger tried to steal her purse. When that happened she took the situation very well. She actually took him home fed him and cleaned him up. Mrs. Jones noticed that he needed help because he wasn’t cleaned up and his hair wasn’t brushed. I honestly this might just help me if I ever get in a situation like this.
Two years ago, I received a call from my close friends Julia Yurchenko and Sami Isom. I had just woken up and was still disoriented while they were talking to me. After I got up some more, they asked if I wanted to hangout. Of course I said yes, we always went on some sort of adventure when we three hung-out. When they ended the call, I dressed myself and went outside into the snowy world, completely unaware of what we were going to get ourselves into that day.
Our group decided down to earth mostly pertaining stereotyping in everyday life and exploiting what people think. Our lesson plan is going to start off by us reading the story “Down to Earth” by Sue and Allen Gallehugh. First, we are going to have each group roll a number dice, the group that rolls the highest number will determine which group will go first. The groups will then roll a color dice to conclude which balloon they will pop to receive their category fairly. Once each group receives their category we will introduce the game “Heads Up” as our group activity. Our categories consists of varieties of stereotypical situations such as stereotypes that occur in school, diverse cultures around and the different accents around the world,
Uber took advantage of the protest by continuing operations throughout the strike. After the NYTWA had ended their one hour of protest, Uber alerted users that its surge pricing had been shut off.
Air conditioning is an important part of any home, especially those that are in very warm or dry and humid humid areas. In some states, air-conditioning and rental properties as required by law, because of the dangerous effects it can have if you allow the heat to rise out of control. There are many benefits to having an air conditioner, that you might not think of.