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After California Suffers Crippling Blackouts, The Blue State Is Forced To Reconsider Its Green Policies
By Adam Casalino|August 26, 2020
After California Suffers Crippling Blackouts, The Blue State Is Forced To Reconsider Its Green Policies

What’s Happening:

California is having a rough summer. High heat and wildfires have contributed to rolling blackouts.

Of course, liberals won’t admit this has anything to do with their green policies, which minimize forest clearing and push a change to green energy whether or not it is affordable or works for the state.

Instead, they are satisfied with blaming climate change.

(Funny how Texas isn’t having blackouts, huh?)

But it looks like even their most precious green policies might have to change… if they want to keep the lights on:

California may allow four gas plants to continue operating after the state was poised to close them, citing future blackout threats, according to the Los Angeles Times…

Blackout concerns, however, may allow the companies to receive extensions of up to three years to continue their operations after California saw rolling blackouts on Aug. 14 and 15 following a heat wave that caused failures within its electrical system, the Times reported.

Gov. Gavin Newsom admitted the state might have to roll back some of its strict green policies thanks to rolling blackouts hitting California.

Four gas plants were set to close over the next few years, being replaced by wind, solar, and other “green” energy sources.

But the staggering and sudden blackouts from earlier in the month convinced the governor that was a terrible plan.

He said the state cannot “sacrifice reliability” in order to embrace “green” technology. That’s code for: “I know wind and solar stink, so we need to keep using something that actually works.”

California is often praised as a center for innovation and technology, thanks to Silicon Valley.

How pathetic is it, then, that they can’t even keep the power going?

The “holier than thou” attitude of green activists lead the state to push radical energy policy—rejecting traditional (and reliable) sources of power like gas, coal, or oil.

But now they are faced with a future of rolling blackouts, limited power, and (big surprise) mass exodus.

Why stick around California, when you can’t even charge your phone!?

If you think this has forced the state to see the light, don’t be fooled. This is compelling Newsom to delay their plans, not scrap them.

I don’t see them opening up any coal-fired plants or oil plants anytime soon. They may keep those gas plants around for a bit longer.

But considering they had the blackouts with those plants, they need a miracle to provide enough energy moving forward.

Key Takeaways:

  • California suffered rolling blackouts over the Summer.
  • The crisis forced the governor to reconsidered some radical, green plans.
  • Four gas plants might stay open longer, thanks to these blackouts.

Source: Fox Business

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Adam Casalino
Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal. Find his other work: www.talesofmaora.com
Adam Casalino is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal. Find his other work: www.talesofmaora.com
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