Oct. 12, 2019
You could see this coming from miles away
Politically correct, green California has egg all over its collective face.
The latest winds in central and northern parts of the state saw its bankrupt utility having to curb electrical supply.
People without power in this "wealthy" state.
And what do they have to do? According to the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board they have to buy oil lamps, and fossil fuelled generators. The Editors of the paper say:
‘Suddenly, Californians are learning to love fossil fuels. Stores have experienced runs on oil lamps — yes, those still exist — and emergency generators fueled by gasoline, propane or diesel. Napa County wineries and even the tunnel connecting San Francisco with the East Bay are operating on generators."
And those solar batteries — can they help ? Well the Paper says:
"Most batteries that store solar power can’t keep homes charged for more than a day during a blackout, and most electric-car owners won’t have enough juice to escape the power outage. Still, liberals in Sacramento want to abolish fossil fuels."
Oh, and the utility, in an effort to please the green lawmakers in the capital of Sacramento, got into the green business too.
As the paper goes on to say:
"For years the utility skimped on safety upgrades and repairs while pumping billions into green energy and electric-car subsidies to please its overlords in Sacramento. Credit Suisse has estimated that long-term contracts with renewable developers cost the utility $2.2 billion annually more than current market power rates."
Surely this is a warning to all those climate emergency people. Be careful what you wish for and protest against. You might just have to use that oil lamp!