Balkan Energy Spat Hits Europe’s Power Grid, Slowing Clocks
The clock isn’t ticking. That what some Europeans discovered during the last month, when the Continent’s electric timepieces slowed by nearly six minutes. On Wednesday, ENTSOE, an association of European electricity suppliers, said a feud between Serbia and Kosovo over energy pricing had reduced power for a 25-nation grid, causing all non-quartz electric clocks, which calibrate themselves by their energy supply, to slow down. ENTSOE urged a prompt end to the conflict and suggested that in the meantime Europeans should manually adjust their clocks.