“Go West, young man” is no longer but perhaps when a climate denier is running the show it will be again!!!! One can only hope!
By Katie Tubb ~
California may be a trendsetter or bellwether in many ways, but after 10 grid alerts and emergency declarations in as many days, let’s hope that’s not the case when it comes to energy and climate policy.
A photo illustration depicts electric power infrastructure and a phone showing an emergency alert notification from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services urging the public to conserve energy to protect health and safety as the electricity grid was strained by a heat wave in Los Angeles on Sept. 6. (Photo: Patrick Fallon/AFP/Getty Images)
Over the past two weeks, shortly after state bureaucrats finalized a regulation banning sales of gasoline-powered cars after 2035, Californians received emergency notices from the state’s regional grid operator (the “referee” responsible for grid reliability) to curtail electricity use in hopes of avoiding blackouts.
Record high demand during a heat wave strained the electric grid to…
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