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California urged to
assess energy reform

San Francisco Chronicle, by David R. Baker

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Posted By:Ribicon, 12/4/2012 2:41:46 PM

California officials need to add up the costs of all the state´s clean-energy policies before adopting any more, according to a report issued Monday by a government oversight agency. The state has adopted a series of far-reaching energy reforms - boosting the use of renewable power and reining in greenhouse gases - without considering how each policy affects the others, the Little Hoover Commission argues in the report. Even worse, state officials have no clear idea how much all of those reforms, taken together, will cost. Californians could soon face a "rate impact bomb" of exploding electricity prices as a result

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Wet blanket realists want to kill the green unicorn before it eats them alive.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bill the Cat, 12/4/2012 2:51:50 PM     (No. 9048320)

FTA. "Californians could soon face a "rate impact bomb" of exploding electricity prices as a result...."

Gosh!! I sure hope so.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/4/2012 2:53:12 PM     (No. 9048322)

Her`s a clear assessment - businesses who can flee ARE fleeing, idiots! The rest of us get stuck with super high home energy prices for no good reason other than it makes the enviro- earth lovers/human haters happy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/4/2012 3:25:54 PM     (No. 9048387)

Amen.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/4/2012 3:31:02 PM     (No. 9048393)

But if they stop won´t the ocean soon cover the state?

That´s what some guy told me. He said he was green.

He didn´t look green.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: boomerak, 12/4/2012 3:40:58 PM     (No. 9048410)

Couldn´t happen to a worse state. CA certainly validates the definition of pure insanity.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mackrand, 12/4/2012 3:41:55 PM     (No. 9048413)

The "Little Hoover Commission" has been in place since 1962. That´s fifty years of ineffective results. Time to abolish it and let the politicians have a crack at it. After all, the politicians have always blamed the state of the state on everybody but themselves so let them have a go. Can´t hurt... After all, there´s nowhere to go but up at this point. (And I live here!) s/o

By the way, Pat Brown was the Governor then in 1962 and ran against Richard Nixon and won for another four years. Now we continue the downward spiral with his infamous democrat son who has been the 34th and now the 39th Governor of California. If there is anyone who has set the overall tone of politics in California, it is democrat Governor Jerry Brown.

Like Chicago and Detroit and the rest of the failed major cities, California has seen the worst of failed initiatives and disastrous environmental green laws and failed socialist programs. (The only good one in all my years in California has been Prop 13.)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 12/4/2012 3:57:41 PM     (No. 9048437)

Well when you spend all your money chasing false dreams that MAY give you a maximum of 5% of the energy you need and trash the 95% opportunity, what could possibly go wrong?

I´m going to make a recommendation to the Texas Governor and Legislators to cut off all Blue States of any energy. You will have to drill/refine it yourselves. Consider youselves to be CUT OFF!


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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/4/2012 4:37:56 PM     (No. 9048513)

California should shut the energy off, raise taxes on the rich, and increase business regulations. That way, just the democrats will be left in California.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/4/2012 5:23:36 PM     (No. 9048593)

No! Calif, should go on with their "save the planet" reforms. Go, Calif. Keep it up! Do more stupid idiotic stuff until you fall to total ruin and the state is sent back to where the libtards want it- the Stone Age! Everyone should sear hemp sacks for clothes, ride bikes to work, wear sea weed shoes and eat soy for every meal. No fire, no warmth, just live like the fabled mind dead Eloy.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 12/4/2012 5:27:02 PM     (No. 9048597)

Drove Hwy 62 through Morongo Valley onto the I-10 last Sunday - all those wind turbines were sitting idle. Occasionally, a few blades would spin a radian or two but nothing more.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: texaspast, 12/4/2012 7:02:33 PM     (No. 9048720)

Great. Texas will get the backwash of idiots running from the California debacle. Seriously, why is any sane, conservative person still in California? Sell out, get out and start over. ANYWHERE (even Mexico) would be better, and you can still sell your over-priced Cal. real estate for enough to get a good place elsewhere. Leave it to the green and vapid losers. But please, don´t let them out of the state!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mackrand, 12/4/2012 7:49:02 PM     (No. 9048770)

Just for that, #11, I´m moving to Texas.....

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