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How California's Environmental Mandates Led to Blackouts

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"It speaks to the delusion of California policymakers," says Michael Shellenberger, the president of Environmental Progress, which advocates for greater reliance on nuclear power as a way to reduce CO2 emissions and provide reliable energy. "They really convinced themselves that they could manage all of this increased demand on renewables, which are fundamentally unreliable."

California banned the construction of new nuclear reactors in 1976 and has been incentivizing companies to close older plants by piling on burdensome regulations ever since.

Shellenberger says this loss has made California more susceptible to blackouts.

"It would have just provided the energy that we didn't have," says Shellenberger. "The nuclear plant, unlike the solar farms or wind, is reliable like 92 percent of the year."

Yup. Green energy is an expensive, unreliable scam.
 

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Yup. Green energy is an expensive, unreliable scam.

It's amusing that this most populace state that cannot produce enough electricity to support the current infrastructure is mandating that all cars be electric by 2035.

They seem to love to fact-check out there. Do they ever sanity-check anything?
 

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It's amusing that this most populace state that cannot produce enough electricity to support the current infrastructure is mandating that all cars be electric by 2035.

They seem to love to fact-check out there. Do they ever sanity-check anything?
CA went to the dogs by the end of the 80's. It used to be a great place to live until the progressive lefties overran it.
 

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CA went to the dogs by the end of the 80's. It used to be a great place to live until the progressive lefties overran it.

I don't know about all that. I was transferred out there in the last half of the 80's and hated it. it was like being an ant living on hill with too many other ants.

When it slid over the edge is just a bit of trivia. That it's sliding down the hill like mud soaked in a monsoon from a burned out hill with no vegetation is the current state of affairs.

I find it amusing that they proclaim they can control and direct the climate of the planet and can't stop fires that are literally in their own back yards.
 
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