Bummer: California May Allow Gas Power Plants To Continue

I’m shocked. I thought that solar and wind could provide all they needed

The lights went out. Now California might let these gas plants stay open

State officials are poised to decide whether four gas-fired power plants along the Southern California coast should keep running past 2020, in the first major energy decision for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration after this month’s blackouts.

The aging, inefficient facilities are being required to close under a policy meant to end the environmentally damaging use of ocean water for power plant cooling. But energy regulators have been pushing since last year to delay the retirement deadlines, warning that insufficient power supplies could cause Californians to lose electricity on hot summer evenings — the exact situation millions of people found themselves in during two evenings of brief rotating outages.

Even before the blackouts Aug. 14 and 15, the debate over how and when to close the coastal gas plants offered a preview of challenges California will increasingly face as it accelerates its transition away from planet-warming fossil fuels.

This could have been avoided had California allowed nuclear power plants. Too late for that now. Let California suffer. Maybe the hardcore leftist Cult of Climastrology members reap what they sow.

Meanwhile in the People’s Republic Of California, wildfires are apparently the new normal

California’s new normal: How the climate crisis is fueling wildfires and changing life in the Golden State

The orange glow from wildfires in the evening sky is a new way of life in the Golden State.

A lightning siege of over 12,000 strikes in 10 days ignited over 600 wildfires. Two of which have exploded into two of the top three largest wildfires in California history.

More than 1 million acres have already burned. That is an area five times the size of New York City.

Vast forests of dead trees have become tinderboxes, the result of years of warming temperatures, droughts and beetle-infestations.

Yes, the same state which refuses to allow brush and dead trees to be cleared, and has always had problems with wildfires. Apparently, there was no lightning prior to 1850.

Hotter temperatures mean drier land. A parched atmosphere. It’s that simple.

Yeah, a whole 1.5F hotter over 170 years.

“The clearest link between California wildfire and anthropogenic climate change thus far has been via warming-driven increases in atmospheric aridity, which works to dry fuels and promote summer forest fire,” the report said.

That’s not a link, that’s imparting a cultish belief on a mostly-natural occurrence for the Earth. But, this is CNN, so, no proof is actually offered. And, perhaps the mostly state controlled power companies could stop having accidents with power lines, starting fires.

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6 Responses to “Bummer: California May Allow Gas Power Plants To Continue”

  1. Kye says:

    The debate is over. Time to close the old plants down and replace them with 14th century technology. Pinwheels and mirrors, what a vision for the future. Cali has got to be tossed out of the union. Now.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Kye Kancel wants to cancel (kill) all Dems and Libs and kick California out of the US.

      • formwiz says:

        Kye Kancel wants to cancel (kill) all Dems and Libs and kick California out of the US.

        Really> You mean Cancel Culture, which is a Lefty thing, wants to kill all Rs and Conservatives?

        And I don’t think there’s a provision in the Constitution to unadmit a state.

        Seems like you’re as wrong as you say Kye is.

        Doubly so, in fact.

      • Kye says:

        Once again Elwood you immediately dial it up to eleven. You have a hard time not being triggered by the smallest tings and by overreacting in the most absurd way. It’s your talent, I guess.

        Can you produce the date and time stamp of the comment(s) where I stated I “wants to cancel (kill) all Dems and Libs”, please? Didn’t think so.

        And as far as kicking California out of the US, as formwiz noted there is nothing in the Constitution that forbids it therefore it can be done. If the federal government can force states to stay (see American Civil War 1861-1865) then we can throw these very unAmerican and undesirable cluster of commies out.

        Trump 2020 Toss out the commies.

        America is NOT divided by race, color, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. America is divided into wise people and fools. And fools divide themselves by race, color, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Throw the fools out.

  2. David Kendrick says:

    Active fault zones are not the place for nuclear, now if you based them at sea – its another matter. For some reason – the safest locations were ignored for the worst. Ideally you would remove the UK population and put the worlds Nuclear generators there and pipe the power to the US etc.

  3. Est1950 says:

    California Governor Newsome Closed down all the wineries in Napa valley EXCEPT:

    Except his own 4 and they are thriving and booked solid.

    California Governor Newsome received a gift of a 3.2 million dollar home and then another 2.7 million dollars cash. He brushes it off. The Marxist media covers for the dictator.

    This is what the face of communism looks like. Their are elites in every social order. Those with and those without.

    The governors of all those blue states ruining lives are still getting paid both above and below the table. They are still eating and thriving while half their citizens are in bankruptcy.

    The face of communism.

    I could go on and on. The left talks about how evil Capitalism is and perhaps it is. But in the grand scheme of things in America you can rise up and join them instead of being crushed by the boot of Gavin Newsome and Cuomo and Witmer etc. etc.

    You are not in chains. Yet.

    You are not in a housing project. Yet.

    You have not lost your free speech. Yet.

    All 50 states matter in this union and 45 states are not ruled by 5 states. Yet.

    You have not lost freedom of religion. Yet.

    Continue voting for these tin pot communist Democrats and you will.

    You will. Rolling blackouts are only a symptom of something much deeper. Pols can dictate to you and so in states like CA. They do. They can demand that gas fired power plants can stay and you will not challenge them.

    The Marxist Media will make sure of it.

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