Progressives’ push for reduced emissions through government mandates and subsidies has collided with reality.
The most recent example is Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent ban on the sale of gas-powered vehicles in California starting in 2035, then only seven days later asking Californians to avoid charging their electric vehicles due to grid reliability problems. The irony is at once laughable and tragic.
The fact is, environmental justice warriors are soberingly incapable of understanding how their own policies are hurting the ones they purport to help. Their mad dash to 100% renewable energy has left the state unable to deal with temperature changes and has instead been reduced to asking consumers to limit electricity use when “there is less solar energy available.” This happens to be between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. — when most families are home from work or school and having dinner.
California has been on this disastrous trajectory for some time. Read more…