Plenty has been going on this past week. Perhaps the biggest story, of course, is the ongoing DNC, featuring liars, cheaters, deceivers, rapists, a young socialist who hilariously endorsed the guy who was not made the nominee that same night, and, of course, the Democrat nominee and Joe Biden’s husband: Joe Biden.
However, a story that has not really been reported on a whole lot, largely because it completely craps all over the Green New Deal and heavily exposes its many flaws, is the story of the California blackouts happening as a result of the state’s insistence on using “renewable energy” to power itself up but with those sources failing to meet the demand of Californian residents.
Over the last week, California had been experiencing a series of blackouts that make the state look like Venezuela, likely because socialists run both places, as a result of renewable energy sources failing to meet demand. Officials said that the blackouts came due to the “unexpected loss of a 470-megawatt power plant Saturday evening, as well as the loss of nearly 1,000 megawatts of wind power.”
The state’s overreliance on wind and solar has led to these blackouts, because there is little wind currently blowing and solar panels have a hard time collecting power from the sun when there are clouds in the sky or when it’s nighttime.
According to Breitbart: “On Friday, Newsom said, the state had fallen about 1,000 megawatts short; on Saturday, it fell 450 megawatts short. Sunday saw only ‘modest or minor’ interruptions. But on Monday, he said, the state would be 4,400 megawatts short of ‘where we believe we needed to be.’”
It doesn’t help California’s residents either that they are currently experiencing a massive heat wave, record-breaking temperatures, and wildfires in their forests.
Now, even despite this, Newsom still insists on continuing the “transition” to “100% renewable” energy, clearly not having learned the lesson that these other energy sources cannot, as currently constructed, meet the demand of the entire state. If they could, we wouldn’t even be talking about blackouts NOW.
Still, he did admit that “we cannot sacrifice reliability as we move forward in this transition” and that they need to be “more sober” about renewable energy, which is extremely rare for any Leftist to do.
I don’t imagine the Left would be all too happy to hear this (provided anyone does hear it, considering this story exposes the flaws of green energy as being insufficient and leading to a series of blackouts and no proponent of these communist policies would dare share a story which would expose these things).
The reason I say this is because any semblance of a thought that green energy is in any way flawed or with drawbacks must be shut down. Michael Moore was lambasted for releasing a film which EXPOSED the inefficiencies of “green” energy, being extremely dependent on the very fossil-fuels they claim to be trying to replace.
I’ve already written a little about this movie, more specifically, in a rebuke by another Leftist environmentalist wacko who was among the people who lambasted Moore for the movie, so there is not much point in me going too far into it. But the point remains that even MICHAEL MOORE, who was, for a long time, a Leftist sweetheart who was always reliable for attacking and “exposing” Republicans with documentaries, was attacked for straying from the hive mind surrounding green energy.
Moore was essentially tried as a traitor to the Left for that documentary, even as in that very movie, he still espoused the same Leftist beliefs about climate change he always did and ultimately argued in favor of population control to keep the amount of people who are “able” to “affect” the climate to a minimum.
So for Gavin Newsom to even slightly suggest that there are flaws the Left has overlooked in terms of the reliability of green energy, I can’t imagine many people would be too happy with him over this. Though, I have hardly heard anything about it, once again, because the entire story hurts the Leftist narrative surrounding green energy, so I doubt Newsom will experience much falling out with other Leftists over this admission.
Not that he’s wrong, of course. There definitely are PLENTY of flaws regarding so-called green energy, not only in terms of economic price but also in terms of practicality. It is IMPOSSIBLE for green energy to produce the amount of energy required to power up the entire state of California. And California is among the best-suited to try this sort of green energy tactic anyway!
They have a lot of natural advantages for using renewable energy. They get plenty of sun and nice weather, they get good wind flow, which is why they even have those wind farms in the first place, they are next to the biggest ocean in the world to try hydro and the state is very rich in natural resources.
California has all the advantages it could possibly need to try using so-called green energy sources, but the fact remains that the technology is not available for these sources to completely replace fossil fuels. Not only can they not produce the same output of energy as fossil fuels, but as Michael Moore’s documentary pointed out, they REQUIRE fossil fuels to even be used at all.
Solar panels require the mining of quartz and coal and fusing them together. This process requires the use of fossil fuels. Wind turbines have to be constructed with tools that require the use of fossil fuels. The two also require the mining of rare earth metals, again, a process which requires fossil fuels. Even ethanol requires fossil-fuel-based agricultural systems to produce corn, which fuels ethanol.
This is without even mentioning that wind and solar power plants take up a lot of arable land and often require terraforming, which also requires machinery which uses fossil fuels.
Green energy cannot output the same amount of power as fossil fuel can, and it requires fossil fuels to even be constructed and functional. There is ZERO logical reason to use solar, wind or whatever else in the stead of fossil fuels. The ONLY environmentally-friendly alternative to fossil fuels which can produce a good amount of power is nuclear, but the Left sees it as just as evil as coal and gas.
For Gavin Newsom to admit that there are shortcomings to green energy sources is quite surprising, all things considered. Even when faced with blackouts, I wouldn’t put it past Leftists to pretend nothing is wrong, or at least, ignore the actual reason for the blackouts. I mean, he’s even routinely blamed the California wildfires on CLIMATE CHANGE despite the many other actual reasons such wildfires start, such as lightning striking a tree and catching it on fire, or the heatwaves drying the leaves, making them easily-flammable, etc.
For him to make this admission is honestly surprising, though, again, as few people are talking about it, I doubt he would be tried as a heretic by the cult of climate change for saying what he said.
Still, to try and continue the transition to “100% renewable”, which is an outright myth as renewable energy requires fossil fuels to be created and operated, will only lead California to face more blackouts and power problems.
I just hope the people of California come to the realization, at some point or another, that Leftist policies lead not to prosperity but struggle, and will begin voting these communists out of office forever.
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