On a dark desert highway–after the Green New Deal…
“You can check out any time you like, But you can never leave.”
Eagles – “Hotel California” (2013 Remaster)
RealClear Energy–This past week, the nation has watched California experiencing its first intentional rolling blackouts since the state’s 2001 energy crisis. Governor Gavin Newsom, pointing out that solar panels don’t work at night and acknowledging the unusually calm winds which don’t move turbines, called the situation “unacceptable.”
That situation, the one created by government leaders supplanting reliable, inexpensive, domestic, abundant fossil fuels for the en vogue yet inadequate green energy, isn’t getting better, either, as the energy demand is only increasing and likely to exceed the record reached in 2006. The Wall Street Journal’s Editorial Board referred to this as “California’s green new normal.”
Los Angeles Times–Newsom pledged a full investigation into the cause of the power shortage.
“We’ve always maintained that, a golden oldie, you can’t control the weather, but you can prepare for the weather events,” he said. “And let me just make this crystal clear: We failed to predict and plan [for] these shortages, and that’s simply unacceptable.”
He framed the shortage as a consequence of the state’s transition from polluting gas plants to cleaner sources of energy and said the high demand placed on the grid due to the record heat over the last few days has exposed “gaps in terms of that reliability.”
Journey – Lights (Official Video – 1978)
Elon Musk Plans To Replace “The Toyota Pickup Truck, the War Chariot of the Third World.”
The humble Toyota has fought — and won — in some of the world’s worst places…
**/sarc ‘n /snark
If the Green New Deal Democrats win the 2020 Elections, as God is my witness, it will be a 10 year slide into ‘turnip-ville’.
Gone With The Wind – “As God is my witness…”