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California Using 36% Renewable Power & Despite Blackouts They want 60% Renewable by 2030.

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posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 03:34 AM
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Mish

Aug 19, 2020

California cannot meet air conditioning demand. The root cause goes beyond the heat wave.

Self Inflicted Blackout
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Since Friday, millions of Californians have been abruptly plunged into darkness with little notice, reminiscent of the mass blackouts that the state’s utilities carried out less than a year ago to keep their electrical lines from sparking fires during unusually strong windstorms.

Part of the problem is California’s rapid shift away from natural gas. About 9 gigawatts of gas generation, enough to power 6.8 million homes, have been retired over the past five years as the state turns increasingly to renewables, according to BloombergNEF. That leaves fewer options when the sun sets and solar production wanes.

Normally, California can import enough power from neighboring states when supplies are tight. But the sprawling heat wave blanketing the U.S. West is pushing power plants to the hilt across the region.
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Green Energy Failed Leaving Millions in California Blackout

Despite the fact that California is fighting a heatwave, and fighting forest fires, and despite the fact that with only about 36% of their power coming from renewable sources. Authorities/democrats in California want renewable power in California to get to 60%, when right now they have rolling blackouts.

Remember when left-wingers were claiming "we are not going to turn the U.S. into Venezuela?" It seems that they are closer to making their wish come true of turning at least parts of the U.S. into Venezuela.

Under Chavez blackouts were enforced because "to fight climate change." Which is what democrats/authorities in California want by 2030 if not before.

California’s Green Blackouts
If you eliminate fossil fuels, power shortages are inevitable.


But you get the left/and the renewable sources moguls lying about the reason for the blackouts.

Clean energy is not to blame for California blackouts, state agencies tell governor

Despite the fact that democrat governor Gavin Newsom admitted it was time to wake up to reality.



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California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that the state had to “sober up” about the fact that renewable energy sources had failed to provide enough power for the state at peak demand, and needed “backup” and “insurance” from other sources.

Newsom addressed journalists and the public in the midst of ongoing electricity blackouts that began on Friday, as hundreds of thousands of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) customers in northern and central California lost power.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom: Time to ‘Sober Up’ About Green Energy’s Flaws

Many wealthy people have already fled Calihellfornia, and as a response the authoritarians in Calihellfornia are calling to tax wealthy people even if they left California.



California legislators want a wealth tax on the rich, even if they flee.
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The proposed wealth tax would add a .4 percent tax on a taxpayer's net worth for net worths that exceed $30 million, which Bonta estimates will affect fewer than 31,000 Californians. From this proposed wealth tax, he estimates the state will raise $7.5 billion per year. The state currently faces a $54 billion budget deficit due in part to economic downturns from the coronavirus pandemic.

You don't even need to ask whose bright idea this was because Bonta is actually quite happy to reveal that the bill's co-sponsors are the California Federation of Teachers, the California Teachers Association, and the Service Employees International Union.

Blatant Theft

A wealth tax is blatant theft that would likely not stand a legal challenge.

Yet,higher and higher taxes are exactly the kind of thing one can expect more of.

In states like California, Illinois, and New Jersey, the call for higher taxes will never stop.
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California Seeks Wealth Tax to Soak the Rich, Even Those Leaving

What do Californians expect will happen? Some of the wealthier citizens/residents will continue fleeing that hellhole of a state, meanwhile the poor, and whatever is left of the middle class will become poorer to the point of not being able to leave Calihellfornia.

But as you can see, there are still calls to continue the "renewable race" to have 60% of all power in California to come from renewables when even Europe has abandoned, at least for now, similar goals.


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posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 08:15 AM
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It's Cali.
No amount of ignorance shown should surprise anyone .

They talk about water shortages.
Gov. Brown set em up in the 70s with brand new reservoirs.
Unfortunately a newt , not native to Cali, stopped it all.
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posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 11:29 AM
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Intresting. I did not know that, but am not suprised.California and its policies are ridiculous. Severe water shortaged every year. People outside at 10:00 at night watering their plants and grass because they are trying to not let the neighbors know they are wasteful.

originally posted by: Gothmog
It's Cali.
No amount of ignorance shown should surprise anyone .

They talk about water shortages.
Gov. Brown set em up in the 70s with brand new reservoirs.
Unfortunately a newt , not native to Cali, stopped it all.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 06:18 PM
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Is this post in rejoice for the failings and suffering of the people of California?

Renewable energy is a must if we are to avoid another world war.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 06:58 PM
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originally posted by: Psilocyborg
Is this post in rejoice for the failings and suffering of the people of California?

Renewable energy is a must if we are to avoid another world war.


i am not rejoicing anything... I am posting facts which you apparently want to ignore.

If states/countries like California continue with this BS they will turn into Venezuela. That's a FACT. You are just too brainwashed and dumb down to realize.

Blackouts were introduced in Venezuela by Chavez "to combat climate change..." And because of this policy many Venezuelans have died waiting for operations in hospitals because of a lack of power and resources. Venezuela has become a third world nation because of "climate change policies," meanwhile the people go hungry and don't have the basic staples they need to survive. Not to mention the fact that Maduro/Chavez also armed their loyalists/Chavistas meanwhile disarming everyone else, like the left wants to do in the U.S.

Wars will always exist. Look at what's happening with the communists/socialists/anarchists and the left-wing leaders and media in the U.S. claiming they are just "protesting peacefully" meanwhile they destroy people's small businesses, they destroy public property, attack and even ambush police officers, they keep beating up, robbing, and killing people just if the Antifa/BLM thugs think those people are not in favor of the communist goals of Antifa/BLM.

If wars are not fought over resources, they will be fought over ideals, or for some other reason. You can't stop wars, just as you can't stop nature.

California's blackouts will become worse the more they keep trying to use renewable energy. At the stage we are in renewables cannot provide power for countries to function. Not to mention the fact that plastic, asphalt, etc whether you like it or not, are necessary for many reasons including healthcare.

Asphalt itself is a by-product of oil, how will we repair roads without oil?

What we must focus on is finding ways to recycle plastic, asphalt, etc. Then we won't need to make so much more by-products of oil.

Societies cannot function without oil and it's by-products unless some VIABLE new source is found. Wind, solar, etc are not viable. Maybe when technology gets better years or decades in the future we will find better replacements for oil and it's by-products. But as it is, even Europe is slowing down in it's integration of "renewables" as a power source.




edit on 23-8-2020 by ElectricUniverse because: add comment.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 06:59 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse
Sounds like a good plan for driving people out of state.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 07:02 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: ElectricUniverse
Sounds like a good plan for driving people out of state.



I wonder how they will implement their taxes on people who have left, and will leave California. Unless the state they move into agrees with these policies left-wing authoritarian fascists in charge of California won't be able to enforce their tax on people moving to other states.



edit on 23-8-2020 by ElectricUniverse because: add comment.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 07:03 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse
Maybe a departure tax.. A BIG ONE.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 07:10 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: ElectricUniverse
Maybe a departure tax.. A BIG ONE.


Then expect a lot of lawsuits if they do that. You can't tax people just because they want to escape the lunacy of left-wingers.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: Psilocyborg
How many more Guinea pigs do we need to show that wind and solar can not power economies. They want to keep being sacrificial lambs so be it.



posted on Aug, 23 2020 @ 07:19 PM
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originally posted by: ElectricUniverse

originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: ElectricUniverse
Maybe a departure tax.. A BIG ONE.


Then expect a lot of lawsuits if they do that. You can't tax people just because they want to escape the lunacy of left-wingers.


If you go over to Indiana and buy a car, in order to avoid the 11% tax, you have to pay the 11% Illinois rate anyway.




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