We are in 3rd night of blackouts b/c of our over-reliance on unreliable renewables & the closure of nat gas & nuclear plants
Genuine question: why should the rest of the U.S. follow our lead? https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1295175011611938817
But won't most of those good jobs in renewables be manufacturing solar panels in China?
Won't the US jobs mostly be the same low-skill and low-wage installation & weatherization jobs California created?
Don't economists on the Left and Right broadly agree that making energy more expensive is highly regressive — even more so than making food expensive? https://twitter.com/ShellenbergerMD/status/1294690780808753157
Why, then, do you want to ban fracking?
Why, then, didn't you follow-through on the glaring evidence of criminal activity leading to the closure of a Calif. nuclear plant, which spiked emissions & prices?
Why didn't you investigate potential criminal activity as SF's D.A., Attorney General, or U.S. Senator? https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/04/18/mystery-surcharge-taxes-fees-gasoline-california/
A University of California, Berkeley professor is drawing attention to a gasoline “mystery surcharge" in the state - unexplained price increases in gasoline which have cost drivers $20 billion since...https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/04/18/mystery-surcharge-taxes-fees-gasoline-california/
It's costing the average Californian family an astonishing *$1,800* per year https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/10/03/editorial-california-ag-should-investigate-unexplained-gas-surcharge/
Now, @GavinNewsom wants to close Diablo Canyon, which provides power for 3M Californians, in 2024/5
Do you support or oppose closing Diablo? https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2019/09/03/why-california-may-go-nuclear/#27ac3c3cae02
Which do you favor? https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2020/08/15/why-californias-climate-policies-are-causing-electricity-black-outs/#3324b81c1591
Four million Californians were denied electrical power and thus air conditioning last night during a heatwave, raising the risk of heatstroke and death, particularly among the elderly and sick....https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2020/08/15/why-californias-climate-policies-are-causing-electricity-black-outs/#3324b81c1591
Its blackouts say otherwise.
My latest for @Forbes — please share! https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2020/08/17/democrats-say-california-is-a-climate-model-but-its-blackouts-say-otherwise/#6d75e5ae6fc8
California’s big bet on renewables, and its shunning of natural gas and nuclear, is directly responsible for the state’s blackouts and high electricity prices.https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2020/08/17/democrats-say-california-is-a-climate-model-but-its-blackouts-say-otherwise/#6d75e5ae6fc8
"We loathe cutting off power and do so as a last resort. It risks lives and health."
In 2017, we had a peak of 50, 150 MW
In 2006 was a very similar weather event to what we are facing now. Very hot, very expanded throughout the entire west"
California’s big bet on renewables, and its shunning of natural gas and nuclear, is directly responsible for the state’s blackouts and high electricity prices.https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2020/08/17/democrats-say-california-is-a-climate-model-but-its-blackouts-say-otherwise/#5594265e6fc8
After last October's black-outs he said, “I own this" and “It’s on me to make sure this doesn’t happen again.” https://www.kusi.com/california-governor-gavin-newsom-takes-responsibility-for-blackouts/
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With hundreds of thousands of Californians again in the dark amid high wildfire danger Thursday, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom had a message: “I own this.” Newsom again...https://www.kusi.com/california-governor-gavin-newsom-takes-responsibility-for-blackouts/
But head of @California_ISO said he told the PUC commissioners appointed by Newsom “over & over & over again that imports were drying up &... was rebuffed.”
@thejdmorris @sfchronicle https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Newsom-says-California-rolling-blackouts-are-15489717.php
Power cuts remain possible Tuesday afternoon and evening, but California avoided dire blackouts on Monday, thanks partly to lower-than-expected temperatures and energy conservation.https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Newsom-says-California-rolling-blackouts-are-15489717.php
@paulrogers @mercnews https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/08/17/newsom-scolds-regulators-demands-investigation-into-rolling-blackouts/
More blackouts are expected with state urging residents to conserve power as heat wave stretches into the week.https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/08/17/newsom-scolds-regulators-demands-investigation-into-rolling-blackouts/
"'I don’t think most people understand the extent to which wind and solar aren’t the same as nat gas and nuclear generation.'” https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/08/17/california-blackouts-expose-problems-in-states-transition-to-clean-energy/
The most recent power crisis — the first rolling blackouts on California’s grid since 2001 — has exposed a dangerous vulnerability.https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/08/17/california-blackouts-expose-problems-in-states-transition-to-clean-energy/