Energy Reality Coming at California Fast

“Life comes at you fast,” said the insurance company ad campaign earlier this century. In California, energy reality is coming fast and it doesn’t inspire confidence in the future. With a few exceptions, official Sacramento, its groupthink mélange of elected officials and unelected bureaucrats who wield great political power, have …


Rea Hederman, Jr. – How Much More Will You Pay for Electricity Under Revived Clean Power Plan?

Buckeye Institute Vice President of Policy Rea Hederman Jr. joins us.


New Green Mandate Would Increase Electricity Costs

The EPA’s California Dreamin’ would be a nightmare for the country

By Rea S. Hederman Jr. and Wayne Winegarden The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released new emissions rules for coal- and natural gas-fired powerplants. Again. The new rules target greenhouse gases and requires electric utility companies to cut emissions “by 90 percent — or shut down.” The Biden Administration, eager …


CA banking on offshore wind for energy goals

Gavin Newsom’s Carbon-Neutral Grid Plan Looks To Be Going The Way Of The Bullet Train To Nowhere

California’s planned transition to a carbon-neutral electricity grid by 2045 relies heavily on offshore wind power. It might take a miracle to get there. The growth of offshore wind will have to accelerate faster than a Tesla Model S, which goes from zero to 60 in less than two seconds. …


How Are We Going to Build New Transmission Lines for Renewable Energy Transition?

The ​​California Independent System Operator recently released its 2022-23 transmission plan, in which it outlines “new transmission infrastructure needed to reliably and efficiently meet California’s clean-energy objectives over the next decade.” It “identifies additional transmission and resource capacity” and “recommends 46 transmission projects costing an estimated $9.3 billion.” “But getting …


Latest Anti-Nuclear Lawsuit Threatens Progress on California’s Clean Energy Goals

An agreement to pull the plug on the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant in San Luis Obispo County was settled in 2016. But plans to close it in 2025 were delayed last year when California was hit in the mouth with an extreme heat wave that threatened the power grid. The …


U.S. Progressives Would Be Wise to Learn from Europe’s Shift Away from Socialism

The political progressives in the U.S. look to Europe for much if not most of their policy ideas. Be more like the Europeans, they say, adopt their welfare state models and their green energy programs, push the masses into cramped housing and set taxes and regulation so that they consume …


CA wants to assess residential utility bills by household income.

From Each According to His Means

Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, and San Diego Gas & Electric have asked the California Public Utilities Commission for approval to charge customers a flat rate based on household income. The flat fees would be in addition to charges based on consumption, which, for San Diego Gas & …


State energy mandates impose a more than $2,000 burden on every Californian

Lessons From California: Electric Vehicle Mandate Is Costly, Unrealistic

New automobile emission limits announced by the Biden Administration will force a massive increase in U.S. electric vehicle (EV) sales that, by 2032, will require at least two out of every three cars sold in the U.S. to be electric vehicles. This mandate is another instance of the Biden Administration …


The British Model For Nuclear Energy – Is California Watching?

Twenty-two years from now, when the only electricity allowed in the state will be that sourced from windmills or solar farms, how will Californians cope? The odds that those two, along with miniscule contributions from small dams and ​​geothermal, will produce enough power to meet demand are long. It would …

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