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August 02, 2022



I'm glad I put in solar when I did....from today's WSJ:

It was bound to happen. After skating through the summer without rolling blackouts, Californians on Wednesday were told to raise their thermostats to 78 degrees and avoid charging electric vehicles during peak hours as a heat wave grips the state. Good thing new gas-powered cars won’t be banned until 2035.

Heat waves aren’t unusual, and not long ago California and other states were able to manage through them without having to resort to emergency measures. No more. Californians last summer were repeatedly asked to conserve power to prevent blackouts. The state has also extended the life of several gas-fired power plants that were set to close, but this hasn’t been enough.

So the state has been procuring power at exorbitant prices to keep the lights on. California’s residential electricity prices surged by 25% in June over the prior year—about twice as much as they have increased nationwide. Many Californians have seen their electricity bills shoot up by hundreds of dollars a month.

Paloma Ave

Newsom finally decided to do something that makes sense.

Diablo Canyon will stay open at least five more years.

Just when I finally resigned myself to believing democrat politicians cannot do anything correctly...

Peter Garrison

And in the meantime build another one.

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