Climate Cult Fail: California Predicts Blackouts This Summer

This is what happens when you let a cult run your energy policy, replacing affordable, dependable, reliable, abundant energy with the opposite

California says it needs more power to keep the lights on

California energy officials on Friday issued a sober forecast for the state’s electrical grid, saying it lacks sufficient capacity to keep the lights on this summer and beyond if heatwaves, wildfires or other extreme events take their toll.

The update from leaders from three state agencies and the office of Governor Gavin Newsom comes in response to a string of challenges with the ambitious transition away from fossil fuels, including rolling blackouts during a summer heat wave in 2020.

California has among the most aggressive climate change policies in the world, including a goal of producing all of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2045.

In an online briefing with reporters, the officials forecast a potential shortfall of 1,700 megawatts this year, a number that could go as high as 5,000 MW if the grid is taxed by multiple challenges that reduce available power while sending demand soaring, state officials said during an online briefing with reporters.

Supply gaps along those lines could leave between 1 million and 4 million people without power. Outages will only happen under extreme conditions, officials cautioned, and will depend in part on the success of conservation measures.

Well, that sounds fun. It would have made sense to slowly work towards “clean” energy, keeping the “dirty” energy around until there was enough “clean”. But, nope.

In 2025, the state will still have a capacity shortfall of about 1,800 MW, according to officials from the California Energy Commission, Public Utilities Commission, California Independent System Operator and Newsom’s office. They also projected annual electricity rate increases of between 4% and 9% between now and 2025.

Hey, you voted for this, Californians, you deal with it. Enjoy.

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22 Responses to “Climate Cult Fail: California Predicts Blackouts This Summer”

  1. James Lewis says:

    When you prevent new generating stations from being built while plugging millions of new devices into he grid don’t be surprised when the lights go out.

  2. alanstorm says:

    And just last week, they were bragging how the entire state was run on “renewables” – for about 5 minutes on a temperate spring day.

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    At this rate it appears that California may not have to increase electrical capacity after all.

    https://www.californiafamily.org/2022/01/why-californians-are-fleeing/

    #LetsGoBrandon
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  4. Elwood P. dOwd says:

    The leak in Mx Teach’s “reasoning” is ignoring the impacts of global warming on the energy supplies and demands. For example, Mx Teach accidently averted posting:

    California’s electricity planning has been challenged as devastating wildfires have cut off transmission lines and extreme heat events and drought have hampered hydropower supplies.

    See the conundrum? Drought caused by global warming, caused by fossil fuel based energy production, hampered hydropower! Devastating wildfires, promulgated by global warming, caused by fossil fuel based energy production, cut off transmission lines! Mx Teach advocates for MORE fossil fuel based energy production!!

    So rather than displaying right-wing denier cult asshattery, how about reasonable discussion? Mx Teach’s hateful ignorance is not a good look! It’s easy to DENY reality. Fun too!!

    At the same time:

    many solar farms and energy storage projects the state has commissioned over the last two years were delayed due to supply chain challenges during the pandemic and a recent federal trade probe into solar imports.

    This is a result of Mr DonJon tRumPutin asshattery (note: we refer to the disgraced ex-president as “Mr” based on a description of his mushroom-shaped “tallywacker” from Stephanie Clifford and also testified to by a 13 year old girl and E. Jean Carroll who both allege they were raped by DonJon and his deformed “tallywacker”).

    Who will be held responsible as the dire predictions of global warming continue to come true?

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Again Rimjob’s commentary lacks any logical reasoning or proof.

      #LGBFJB
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      • Elwood P. dOwd says:

        Again CumBreath has nothing to add to anything! Why is that? It’s almost as if Porter rewards CumBreath for just being an arse. Sad.

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    • Jl says:

      J Must get his climate news the same place John does-from the back of a box of cereal. Sorry, but droughts and wildfires are no worse than the used to be.

      https://phzoe.com/2021/02/17/trend-in-global-fires/

    • Jl says:

      And the climate cults bed wetting aside, periods of droughts are completely normal in California, with some in the past lasting over 200 years. But the cults crack research team apparently missed this. Shocking, right? https://realclimatescience.com/2017/12/science-distinguishing-between-natural-and-man-made-california-droughts/

    • Facts Matter says:

      It is sad that Dowd and Hairy need fact checkers when they post anything trying to put forth evidence blaming the ORANGE MAN instead of themselves.

      Solar crisis hits Maine as investigation into Chinese panel manufacturers puts projects on hold
      Maine Public | By Fred Bever
      Published May 7, 2022 at 8:10 AM EDT

      Hundreds of large-scale solar power projects are on hold in the U.S., while federal trade officials investigate whether Chinese manufacturers and affiliates in Southeast Asia illegally avoided duties on solar panels. Some see the situation as a threat to President Biden’s climate agenda.

      BIDEN’s own federal agencies are probing this. NOT THE ORANGE MAN. Trump played no part in California currently facing rolling blackouts because of their inability to create solar famrs in the midst of a pandemic and A Chinese investigation.

      …..https://www.renewableenergyworld.com/solar/seia-survey-warns-of-devastating-solar-industry-impacts-as-federal-trade-probe-begins/?msclkid=5121097dcec411ec99b71ce16c96fc90……

      CLOWARD AND PIVEN IN ACTION BY THE DEMOCRATS WITH AN ATTEMPT TO PUT THE BLAME ON TRUMP.

      CUTE.

      As for the pandemic. It was Governor Newsome who locked down the state for two years not Trump. It was The democrats in California who diverted funds from many projects to

      California, Illinois, New York deceptively diverted COVID relief funds to push CRT in schools…NOT SOLAR PANELS OR GREEN ENERGY OR HELPING TO FIGHT WILD FIRES……

      Gov. Gavin Newsom rolled back a more ambitious wildfire prevention plan set by his predecessor, and this week his administration nixed more than half a billion dollars in promised fuel reduction spending, an investigation by CapRadio and NPR’s California Newsroom has found.

      Trump claimed that California had not been handling federal funds for forest fires correctly and that they were not utilizing proper forest management. He said unless the state gets “their act together” he would order FEMA to stop sending money. “It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money!” the President tweeted.

      and to the chagrin of Facutally Challenged Dowd:

      For instance, California’s large and heavily regulated public utilities—PG&E, SDG&E, and SCE—prioritize wind and solar power, leaving little for powerline maintenance and upgrades. Simply put, the utilities are doing exactly what the regulators tell them to do. They make money for their investors on wind and solar; they don’t on powerline maintenance.

      Meanwhile Newsome has admitted he failed at his duties to fight wildfires.

      GAVIN NEWSOM: We are stepping up our game. I hear you. I get it. We need to do more and do better. These last two years have been devastating.

      BUT….Wildfires Caused By Bad Environmental Policy Are Causing California Forests To Be Net CO2 Emitters……FORBES.

      this goes on and on. Newsome even slashed the budget after Biden was elected knowing the US government led by someone not named Trump would PAY FOR CALIFORNIA’s stupidity. This is one of the MANY reasons why California attempted and almost succeeded in forcing a recall election of Newsome. Something we all know was bound to fail in the great state of California.

      So attempting to blame rolling blackouts on Trump, the weather, global warming or the pandemic is ludicrous but it makes for good reading among the left until facts rear their ugly heads.

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Mx Jill gets his/her climate news from The No Tricks Zone, Tony Wuwt, Tony Heller/S Goddard and Zoe. Science skeptics all.

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      So according to Qdowd anyone who challenges the man made climate change propaganda is a science skeptic. Good. All intelligent people are science skeptics. That’s actually the scientific method. Buying all the political propaganda surrounding the subject is anti science. Refusing to read Tony Heller and others is the sure sign of a closed mind, and ignorant mind. QdOwd is the epitome of a closed mind on every subject from climate to Covid and abortion to elections.

      FJB

      • Model 870 P. Dowd says:

        We called the science deniers “skeptics” to be polite. We recognize that science deniers prefer to be called “skeptics”, but actual skeptics evaluate all information, not just deny contrary evidence.

        Our apologies. We will call them science deniers from now on.

        Election deniers, pro-birthers, science deniers, Covid deniers… all stupid just like Lying Groooomer Brenda.

        • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

          Your emotional and insane outbursts are becoming more frequent. Are you off your meds again or just gone raving mad?

          FU and FJB

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Oops. Sorry. Tony Heller?? LOL.

    • Jl says:

      If J could refute the data, he would. He can’t attack the message, so he deflects by attacking the messenger.
      By the way, with a little elementary reading skills one could find that in the case of Heller, the graph wasn’t his, but from a previous study. If Tony Heller didn’t exist, that graph of historical data would still exist. In the case of Zoe, it plainly says the data is from NASA. Debate 101

      • Elwood P. dOwd says:

        Neither Jill, nor his/her “sources” supply credible “data”, so what’s to refute?

        If one has a tumor they wouldn’t go to a tree surgeon just because she tells you want you want to hear. In the same vein don’t patronize science deniers when you need scientific data.

        Tony Heller is a scammer, slick, but still a scammer. Google Heller against, Arctic Ice, frozen CO2, NASA “changing” data, Jakobshavn Glacier, etc.

        Conveniently for Jill, “all climate scientists are frauds”, so that he/she can cherry pick from agenda-driven climate non-scientists such as Heller, Watts, Gosselin and Zoe.

        • Jl says:

          Nice try again, J.-“Google Heller at Arctic ice, frozen CO2, ect….”. Too bad for you the source of the at graph at Heller’s site is E.R. cook et al. The source of Zoe’s data is, if you could read, NASA. The beauty of science is that it’s all about facts and evidence, and not about the qualifications of the person presenting the facts. But if you have any evidence to refute the data shown above, by all means step up to the plate and present it. If you could have, you would have

  6. Zoe Phin says:

    The data is from NASA. All I did was plot it with the presented code. You can see there is no shenanigans in the code. If the data showed an increase in fires … no doubt your sources of info would all be using it. But reality is reality.

    You don’t think that depopulationists and artificial scarcity mongers have an agenda? That’s weird.

    What is your problem with Heller? I don’t think he got everything right, but being wrong (if you can show it), doesn’t make you a scammer.

    It is a fact that that pre-1979 arctic satellite photos show more ice.

    As for adjustments … it’s obvious what has happened, and the explanations (excuses) for it are blatantly transparent.

    It’s safe to say that the sparse data before 1979 is problematic even without the adjustments. You can’t have 1 station accurately describe a 75,000 sq mi area, and yet it’s done in many places. And this is just one problem.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Mx Phin,

      Thank you for your efforts. We’ll take your word for it.

      Mx Heller has a long history of misinformation, no doubt based on their belief/feeling that global warming is a scam.

  7. Jl says:

    “Misinformation”. The over-generalized term alarmists use when they can’t refute something. Also known in polite company as “a person with a difference of opinion”, but of course that doesn’t sound so negative. If you want to argue over Heller, or anybody, you’d have to do it on a case by case basis.

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