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California's renewable-heavy grid vulnerable
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Posted By: Ida Lou Pino, 6/4/2023 5:04:52 PM

California appears to be presenting the green movement with yet another reality check. Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom has set forth arguably the country's most ambitious state-level plan to transition from fossil fuel to renewable energy. However, when California's almost inevitable heat waves come in the summer and residents crank up their home air conditioners, officials turn on massive diesel-powered generators to make up for the state’s energy shortfall and to avoid rolling blackouts.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 0658 6/4/2023 5:14:24 PM (No. 1484578)
Entirely predictable. The environmental wacko section of the country is getting exactly what they voted for. I have little sympathy for them, especially San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MHR 6/4/2023 5:14:33 PM (No. 1484579)
Thank you for the warning poster
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Omen55 6/4/2023 5:17:49 PM (No. 1484582)
Sure, Gav. We'll sell you energy. How much $$$ you got?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: czechlist 6/4/2023 5:27:09 PM (No. 1484589)
Please hurry!! Redouble your efforts!! Demonstrate what a failure "green" energy is before other politicians destroy their States!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 6/4/2023 5:44:15 PM (No. 1484591)
Predictable and predicted by any sane, intelligent, honest technical person. All of their "renewables" are also 1) extremely undependable and 2) extremely expensive. Electricity costs to the consumer in many states have quadrupled in the last 8-10 years, due to the massively higher costs of all of their 'magical' new "energy sources". And costs WILL be higher, and your electricity WILL be cut off much more frequently. Reaching third world status under the econazi Dems. Watch for regular, guaranteed-to-happen, randomly timed, and never ending power shutdowns and brownouts. Solar power puts out exactly zero, at least half of time, guaranteed, and actually, it's more like 70% of the time when clouds and early morning and late evening sun angles are considered. Wind puts out power about 1/3 of the time....or more clearly, puts out 1/3 of the rated nameplate power averaged over a long period - with unpredictable periods of low to zero outputs for unpredictable times and durations.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mr Clean 6/4/2023 5:46:16 PM (No. 1484593)
No soup for you! You pulled the plug on what works and replaced it with what doesn't. Stupid has consequences, Gov. Hair Gel.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: mc squared 6/4/2023 6:04:23 PM (No. 1484598)
California has 'deep pockets', who knew?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Luandir 6/4/2023 6:45:57 PM (No. 1484613)
"[T]he state's purchasing power, or deep pockets" - what's the projected deficit again?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: scottj 6/4/2023 7:00:08 PM (No. 1484616)
It is unbelievable how stupid liberals are. It won't be long before California is living in the stone age.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Highlander 6/4/2023 7:23:09 PM (No. 1484620)
Texas suffered the same way last year when its renewal/heavy grid couldn’t meet the energy demands for heating. My niece and her husband had to have roaring fires in their fireplace and heavy blankets on their bed to keep warm.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: seamusm 6/4/2023 7:24:45 PM (No. 1484622)
Mr. Guvnor, cash no credit.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 6/4/2023 7:57:54 PM (No. 1484638)
Enjoy the suck, Californians. Maybe you should take this into consideration the next time you vote.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ChattyCatsSusan 6/4/2023 7:58:59 PM (No. 1484639)
Last time California begged for excess energy from Oregon during the Kitzhaber era, the residents of this state saw their own utility bills go up triple, and a lot of seniors on fixed incomes had a real problem paying for their utility bill. But hey, Prince John's virtue signaling and looking compassionate outweighed the problems he caused the residents of Oregon.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Gordon Mills 6/4/2023 8:01:27 PM (No. 1484640)
Sell him dirty energy
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Reply 15 - Posted by: john56 6/4/2023 8:03:09 PM (No. 1484642)
Fortunately, most of Texas is on its own power grid. We do need to expand that grid. At least that keeps leeches like California from grabbing our power as they want to do their neighboring states.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 6/4/2023 8:24:32 PM (No. 1484654)
I’m a conservative living in the SF Bay Area (your pity for me always welcome). PG&E is my energy provider. In January 2021, when Brandon came into office, was paying 24 cents per KWh. Currently paying 35 cents per KWh.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: mean Gene 6/4/2023 8:32:39 PM (No. 1484660)
Utah built one giant solar power plant just for exporting energy to CA. But Utah has a growing population, not a shrinking one. Someday they will have to close that spigot so Utahans have the energy we need.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: JHHolliday 6/4/2023 9:46:14 PM (No. 1484688)
It’s not really the EVs that Newsome is trying to mandate that is stretching the grid. It’s the closing of the nuke plants and coal plants that have caused the now and future blackouts. At least the homeless encampments don’t use much power plus they defecate in the streets relieving the stress on the sewage infrastructure.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: formerNYer 6/4/2023 10:39:02 PM (No. 1484707)
Crap, now more of them will move out a contaminate another state.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: mifla 6/5/2023 4:46:13 AM (No. 1484759)
Green energy that is not reliable, so use energy from fossil fuels. Sanctuary cities that don't want immigrants. Not sure which bathroom to use. I am liberal, hear me whine.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Trigger2 6/5/2023 5:06:57 AM (No. 1484763)
Newsomb is just as stupid as NY's Hotchul.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: avital2 6/5/2023 5:13:56 AM (No. 1484766)
Gruesome continues to spend way beyond our means here in Cali. i am a lone voice in this mental asylum.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: franq 6/5/2023 6:52:40 AM (No. 1484799)
Based on #16's comment, our 9 cents per KwH seems pretty good! This is central NC.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Strike3 6/5/2023 8:57:15 AM (No. 1484875)
Already? What are they going to do when the coal mines are closed?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: genius 6/5/2023 10:03:11 AM (No. 1484940)
I like my 7.7 cents per KWH in Louisiana. 2 miles from a nuke and 5 from a natural gas/coal plant.
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