The California challenge is
that more than 18 million (45 percent
of the 40 million Californians) represent the Hispanic
and African American
populations of the state, and
the more than two million undocumented
As electricity demand is increasing faster than
renewables can fill the gap of shuttered natural gas power
plants and nuclear power plants, adding new all-electric buildings and EV charging loads onto
the grid that is becoming more unstable is like putting salt in the
wound. Power outages are now commonplace in California and Texas
with more to follow throughout the nation as we adjust to a life
dependent upon the time of day and the weather.
California already has among the highest
costs for electricity and fuels, and the Scoping Plan to meet the
AB 32 emissions mandate, will further INCREASE both for its forty
million residents. Those huge regressive costs have not boded well
for the bottom half making less than $20 an hour.
The Scoping Plan to meet the AB 32
emissions mandate will be beneficial to India and China, two of the
largest polluters in the world, and place financial burdens on all
Californians, as a cost for “leaking” emissions to
poorer developing countries.