In the past five years, in order to protect the environment, California has shut down 9,000 MW of natural gas capacity – enough to power 6.8 million homes

By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)

August 23, 2020

In the past five years, in order to protect the environment, California has shut down 9,000 MW of natural gas capacity – enough to power 6.8 million homes.

I can understand shutting down the natural gas plants – if they were being replaced by new nuclear plants.

But instead of building new nuclear plants, California has been shutting down its already existing nuclear plants, and is planning to close the very last last one in 2025.

Solar power doesn’t work when the sun isn’t shining.

Wind power doesn’t work when the wind isn’t blowing.

Anyone in California who opposes both fossil fuels and nuclear power, but also complains about electricity blackouts, is a hypocrite.

August 23, 2020. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Environmentalism.

3 Comments

  1. Albert Barnett replied:

    I was wondering, does California allow private generators? If they do, during these brown outs is it possible gasoline generators are producing more pollutants than allowing nat gas power plants? People are not just going to swelter or freeze if they can do anything about it!

  2. Dave Huff replied:

    No sympathy for Californians, you get the what you vote for…..

  3. Gil Bismuthe replied:

    You cannot possibly know, how little I care.

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