Saturday, 11 September 2021

ELECTRICITY EMERGENCY FOR CALIFORNIA

 California declares energy emergency, seeks to avert blackouts by burning more fossil fuels

Bloomberg, 9 September 2021

California is asking the federal government to declare an “electric reliability emergency” so the Golden State can lean more heavily on fossil fuels to avoid blackouts.

The emergency request highlights the conflict between California’s green aspirations and the physical reality that wind and solar thus far haven’t been able to cover power shortfalls exacerbated by the shuttering of gas-fired generators. The California Independent System Operator has warned of looming electricity shortages several times this summer.
 
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