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Calif. sets nation's highest renewable power goals
Associated Press ^ | April 12, 2011 | ADAM WEINTRAUB

Posted on 04/12/2011 1:10:54 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

MILPITAS, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation requiring California utilities to get one-third of their power from renewable sources, giving the state the most aggressive alternative energy mandate in the U.S.

California utilities and other electricity providers have until the end of 2020 to draw 33 percent of their power from solar panels, windmills and other renewable sources.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ca; green; moonbeam; renewable

1 posted on 04/12/2011 1:10:59 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Subsidized energy that only works at about 20% of capacity in a good year. Yeah... that ought to get California out of their financial hole!


2 posted on 04/12/2011 1:14:47 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, At least now we know when the lights will go out.


3 posted on 04/12/2011 1:15:22 PM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...and subsequently sets the record for the state that goes bankrupt the fastest.


4 posted on 04/12/2011 1:15:29 PM PDT by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It won’t be met, but I guess that depends on the actual wording of the legislation. I live in California, so I’m just waiting for it to split in two.


5 posted on 04/12/2011 1:15:40 PM PDT by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "President Government" is here)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Jerry needs to take a drive from Frisco to Livermore, and take a nice, long look at all those Square Miles of Shut Down renewable energy windmills, which were shut down by the same idiots who got them put up, because migratory Birds were flying into them.


6 posted on 04/12/2011 1:15:52 PM PDT by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Double no, triple no, quadruple down on stupid


7 posted on 04/12/2011 1:17:14 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There are political goals/realities/results and then there are engineering goals/realities/results. In this case I suspect none will converge in a finite amt of time or space. So, KA needs either a very very good spin machine or an equally effective shoe horn or both.


8 posted on 04/12/2011 1:18:09 PM PDT by 556x45
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To: To-Whose-Benefit?

Hey Jerry, “NO ELECTRICITY FOR YOU!”


9 posted on 04/12/2011 1:18:38 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Rick_Michael
"I live in California, so I’m just waiting for it to split in two."

The split must be east/west, otherwise the US Senate gets two more uber-liberal Senators

10 posted on 04/12/2011 1:20:30 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This should send even more businesses fleeing to Texas and Nevada. Will the last person to leave California please turn out the lights and leave a plate of tacos.


11 posted on 04/12/2011 1:20:49 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Free ThinkerNY

>have until the end of 2020 to draw 33 percent of their power from solar panels, windmills and other renewable sources.

You cannot legislate a physical delusion - this cannot be done unless the demand for electric is slashed about 65% and that is a conservative estimate.

Will they simply shut down all power production in Ca?


12 posted on 04/12/2011 1:21:05 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How much of California’s electricity comes from renewable sources now? I believe it is a lot less than 5 percent. I saw the statistic on an insert that comes with my San Diego Gas and Electric bill. Those idiots in Sacramento are truly nuts.


13 posted on 04/12/2011 1:23:08 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now everyone knows there is not a dime difference between brown and our last gov arnold.


14 posted on 04/12/2011 1:23:42 PM PDT by edcoil (Democrats doing to America what Reagan did to russia. Driving it to bankrupcy.)
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To: bill1952

No, they will buy it from out-of-state and at a hefty premium.

California is doomed. However, they also seem to be trend setter for the rest of the country, so...


15 posted on 04/12/2011 1:24:37 PM PDT by SargeK
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To: Free ThinkerNY

California is so screwed, and provides a great illustration of where the rest of us are headed.


16 posted on 04/12/2011 1:26:55 PM PDT by east1234 (Cut, Kill, Dig and Drill!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, California
Should be all but abandoned
By 2020.

So 30%
Of a collapsed power grid
Is very little...


17 posted on 04/12/2011 1:40:41 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you can read this / (To paraphrase on old line) / Thank a TAXPAYER!.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Of course, there will be emergency executive orders to exempt the power producers when energy gets really short in California. The media will not make much of it. It will happen quietly.


18 posted on 04/12/2011 2:02:41 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Shemp was the Fourth Stooge of the Apocalypse.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They should have little trouble meeting the goal. By 2020 67% of California’s current manufacturing base will be located in Texas and 100% of their current employees will be huddling in unheated and unairconditioned homes, unable to pay their utility bills on what’s left of their paychecks after deduction of California taxes and paying for food and gasoline.


19 posted on 04/12/2011 2:03:18 PM PDT by Spartan79 ("We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a feather-bed." ~ Ths. Jefferson)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The California Legislature should be prosecuted for false advertising. Renewables will not be required to generated 33 percent of power by 2020. At most, renewables will generate 10 percent. Although the details of the legislation indicate the meaning of the requirement, the claim is highly misleading. Any business making such a claim would be prosecuted and sued for false advertising.


20 posted on 04/12/2011 2:29:10 PM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Just because government mandates it doesn't mean it'll happen, or if it does, that it'll happen efficiently. You can CALL spirits from the vasty deep ... but will they come?
Glendower:
I can call spirits from the vasty deep.

Hotspur:
Why, so can I, or so can any man;
But will they come when you do call for them?
Instead, of course, what will happen is two bad things for the state:

1. Power companies will spend all sorts of money to get largely unreliable "renewable" energy sources online in time. To the extent they don't get up to 33% "renewable" generation by 2020, they'll just have to ration power. In any event, higher rates (compared to what would have been) are GUARANTEED.

2. Many businesses, graced with this foreseeable hike in already-high power rates in already-expensive California, will join the mass exodus to other states that do not choose to punish job creators.

21 posted on 04/12/2011 2:36:57 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Way to go Monnbeam, lefty goals are terrific, until their fantasies run head on into brutal reality.


22 posted on 04/12/2011 3:25:01 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Being an autodidact, I happily escaped the bureaucratization of intellect)
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