California’s electricity problems offer insight into a green energy nightmare

“Well, they’re out there having fun / In the warm California sun” (song by The Rivieras, 1964).

California has become an example of what a state looks like when one party controls it—in this case, the Democrats, who are trying to impose Green energy is a secular religion on their people.

State officials have banned the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035, but a nightmare preview is underway in the near future.

In the face of this week’s heat wave and the high chances of blackouts, Californians have been asked to turn up the temperature of their air conditioners to at least 78 degrees and not charge their electric cars on Sunday afternoons and evenings. If there isn’t enough electricity to charge the current number of electric cars in California (the office of Governor Gavin Newsom estimates it as “one million electric cars, vans, SUVs, and motorcycles), how confident should Californians be in where electricity will be available in a year? 2035 and beyond?

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Californians have been asked to stop charging their electric cars as the state faces blackouts.
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The state has nearly 29 million cars, light trucks and motorcycles. According to some estimates, it will take 15 years to fully transition to all electric vehicles. Currently, the Associated Press reports, California has about 80,000 recharging stations in public, “well below the 250,000 it wants by 2025.”

CalMatters columnist Dan Walters gets to the heart of the problem for electric car enthusiasts: “Let’s say someone living in San Francisco wanted to drive to Lake Tahoe to ski. A 150-mile range wouldn’t even cover a one-way trip. The solution might be a lot of re-stations. Charging along interregional highways, but while filling up with gasoline may take 10 minutes, recharging electric cars is now taking longer.Is California ready to build the hundreds of thousands of recharging stations it would take to completely convert battery cars? Californians to lead their mandate [zero-emission vehicles] To other countries without running out of juice? “

There are other concerns, such as the cost of electric vehicles, the life of batteries, the high cost of replacing them, the source of lithium from human rights poor countries, as well as where all the new electricity needed will come from. (Fossil fuels are mainly now, although green plants think windmills are expensive and ugly, wind and solar sources can produce enough power, which is unlikely.) There is little interest in increasing the availability of nuclear power, again due to the left’s dislike for a clean energy source.

Then there is the hypothesis thatClimate changeIt’s more political than logical. With China and India still producing the most carbon dioxide, will electric cars in America solve the perceived problem? Not according to David Kelly, academic director of the Master of Science in Sustainable Business Program at the University of Miami: “You have to Thinking about the least expensive way to get where we want to go. So, if the goal is to reduce carbon emissions or other pollutants, then electric cars are unlikely to be either.” Kelly drives a Tesla.

California is ordering its people to forego choice when it comes to transportation in favor of expensive electric vehicles that are unlikely to provide the freedom they now have with their petrol cars, all because of a secular faith that claims to know best what is good. Our.

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