(Natural News) As wildfires continue to rage in California and rolling blackouts plague its residents, Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris pledges to convert every state’s power grids to be like California’s.
California is currently experiencing some of the worst wildfires in its history. For the first time since 2001, the current rolling blackouts in the state are due to a lack of power, not because of the raging infernos. In fact, the state’s lack of energy would be a lot worse if not for the gas and coal energy being imported by Canada from other states in the western United States.
If President Donald Trump loses the upcoming election, every American can expect similarly drastic power shortages as Harris and former vice president Joe Biden export California’s energy policies nationwide by destroying the country’s ability to generate a lot of cheap gas and coal power in favor of unreliable wind and solar energy.
The only way Biden and Harris’ renewable energy plan would work is if they fill up hundreds of thousands of acres with solar panels and massive wind turbines and store some of the excess energy they produce in hundreds of millions of pounds of lithium-ion batteries. All of this would cost trillions in taxpayer dollars.
Around 33 percent of California’s energy comes from renewable sources. It plans to make it to 44 percent renewable by 2024. By law, the state is required to generate 60 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, with an ultimate goal of having all of their power needs generated by renewable energy by the year 2045.
Despite the state’s commitment to producing renewable energy, it has not committed itself from not importing energy from other states and from Canada and Mexico. In 2018, around a third of the retail electricity used by California came from other states, which produced it using more reliable energy generation methods like coal, gas and even nuclear power – which the state explicitly prohibits under law, despite it being a safe and renewable form of energy.
In order for California to store enough energy for just 24 hours, it needs to invest in over $300 billion worth of battery storage. If Biden and Harris’ energy plan pushes through, the whole country will need to cough up $4.5 trillion just for a day’s worth of battery storage. (Related: Kamala Harris shamed Brett Kavanaugh over made-up sexual assault claims, now praising Jacob Blake for raping ex-girlfriend.)
Summer heat making the blackouts feel worse for Californians
Unfortunately, the lights aren’t the only thing affected by the blackouts – heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems also require a lot of electricity. When a blackout comes during the summer, the health of Californians is jeopardized as they can become affected by the high temperatures.
As Charlotte Whelan of Townhall pointed out, all of this was caused by the state’s overly-aggressive push to quickly convert all of its energy to renewable, despite not having the required technology that will make renewable energy systems more reliable than coal or gas power.
“The blackouts are the result of a difficult-to-manage power grid. In the evening, as the heat peaks and people come home from work, people turn on their air conditioning and other devices. Throughout the state, electricity demand surges just in time for the sun to set and solar power to stop, reducing the amount of state-generated energy available… This is an extreme example of the difficulties posed by the intermittent nature of many renewable energy sources.”
While this usually doesn’t become a problem since California can easily import extra energy, the heatwave is making the states that California relies on have less excess power available to support it. As the state converts more of its infrastructure to produce renewable energy, these blackouts will be more likely to happen.
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Harris has history of promoting California-style power grids
Sen. Harris has a long history of upholding and supporting the exportation of California’s disastrous energy policies nationwide. In 2016, she tweeted about how California “ensures that a third of electricity is from renewable sources. Here’s how we can make it a model nationwide,” followed by a link to a statement on “environmental justice” from Biden.
In 2017, she followed up on this with another tweet about how California is on track to get around 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources by the end of 2020.
California is on track to get 50% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2020, a decade ahead of schedule. We will continue to lead even when this Administration won’t. https://t.co/4gPBO6sHJ3
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 16, 2017
During her tenure as the District Attorney for San Francisco, Harris created an “environmental justice unit” that supposedly brought lawsuits to protect low-income residents from “environmental crimes.”
Back in September 2019, when Harris was still running her failed campaign to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for president, she released a climate plan that supported ending fossil fuel extraction, fossil fuel subsidies and moving towards making more of the country rely on renewable energy.
If Kamala Harris becomes vice president, there’s no doubt that she will try her best to get the rest of the country to follow California’s current disastrous renewable energy model. Learn more about the senator and vice-presidential candidate by reading the articles at KamalaHarris.news.