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California's clean grid may lean on oil, gas to avoid summer blackouts


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California's clean grid may lean on oil, gas to avoid summer blackouts

 California, struggling to balance its clean energy push with the need to boost tight power supplies and avoid rolling blackouts, will lean more on fossil fuels in coming weeks to keep the power on if scorching heatwaves stretch its grid.

The Golden State, which has among the world's most aggressive environmental policies, faces a potential supply shortfall of up to 3,500 megawatts during peak demand hours in the coming weeks. That is about 2.6 million households worth of electricity supply.

Governor Gavin Newsom plans to fill that gap in part by allowing industrial energy users to run on diesel generators and engines, according to a recent emergency proclamation. The state says it is devising a plan to offset additional emissions through investments in air quality improvements.

"We're getting additional reliability at the cost of additional environmental impacts from emissions," Seth Hilton, an attorney with Stoel Rives who represents energy companies in regulatory proceedings in California, said in an interview.

California's predicament demonstrates the challenges electricity grids face by moving away from natural gas and coal power while incorporating large amounts of wind and solar energy that only run when the wind is blowing or the sun is shining.

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California is going to have electric cars running on stinky coal and diesel, which is what people told them would happen years ago. Any PC state that follows this will get the same result.

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3 hours ago, MovieMadness said:

Almost 70 million Americans are still not vaccinated in the U.S. because Democrats lied all last year about the safely of the vaccine. That is why so many are still dying, meanwhile Trump has been out of office for many, many months now.

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15 hours ago, cigarjoe said:

Clean Gas, Wind, Solar, lots of sunshine out there, we are a "can do nation" - remember

Where did all this pessimism come from ?

but are we can do with stupid short-sighted methodologies? you liberals want things to work even if they show themselves flawed in the long run.

you all hate gas, coal and oil no matter what the cost to all later on.

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14 minutes ago, NipkowDisc said:

but are we can do with stupid short-sighted methodologies? you liberals want things to work even if they show themselves flawed in the long run.

you all hate gas, coal and oil no matter what the cost to all later on.

liberal hatreds are too pricey. liberals love their hatreds more than people...certainly innocent unborn babies.

GODLESS FIENDS!

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