Skip to comments.Did Obama endorse rolling blackouts? ( Remember Gray Davis...Gov of California...Yikes!)
Posted on 08/05/2008 3:49:43 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Barack Obama repeated his call for a 15% reduction in electrical demand in Youngstown, Ohio, and held California up as a model for the rest of the nation to follow. Claiming that the Golden State made great strides towards efficiency, Obama apparently forgot the travails California went through:
Finally, I will call on businesses, government, and the American people to meet the goal of reducing our demand for electricity 15% by the end of the next decade. This is by far the fastest, easiest, and cheapest way to reduce our energy consumption and it will save us $130 billion on our energy bills. One report found that right here in Ohio, improvements in energy efficiency can help save homes and businesses $1.5 billion in energy costs by 2020.
The state of California has implemented such a successful efficiency strategy that while electricity consumption grew 60% in this country over the last three decades, it didnt grow at all in California. There is no reason we cant do the same thing all across America.
Lets emulate California? First, California didnt cut their demand; they only kept it from increasing. Next, people may remember how well Californias energy policy worked over the last two decades. The aging infrastructure, price mandates, and botched privatization led the state into years of rolling blackouts, where utilities simply cut off supply in order to compensate for an inability to meet demand. Governor Gray Davis got recalled from office over the issue, but the blackouts continued for years afterward.
And again, California never did reduce demand, not even by 5%, let alone 15%. Im not sure Californians would feel like a great example of an energy policy that worked, and I doubt the rest of the nation feels differently.
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Good find. Bump
Obama really does want to make the USA into a Third World country like North Korea. What a putz. I can’t believe he’s thisclose to becoming POTUS?!?!?
Yep...those rolling blackouts; a taste of Third World America that looms.
Just posted this like 2 seconds before you did. It happens.
“Rolling Blackouts”=extremely racist
"Which I will sieze from you as excess savings."