Skip to comments.Diablo Canyon Closure Has a Crony Problem
Posted on 06/28/2016 11:53:53 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony
Cronyism in Energy Production
Diablo Canyon produces twice as much power as all of Californias solar panels, 24 percent more than all of its wind, and 40 times more than its largest solar farm. Also, Diablo Canyon provides power to 3 million Californians on a patch of land the size of three football fields. Achieving the equivalent from a solar farm would require 145 times more land; from wind, 500 times more.Michael Shellenberger, Breakthrough Institute co-founder, and Peter Raven, former Missouri Botanical Gardens head
The announcement last week from PG&E that it was closing Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, rudely came on the same day there were rolling blackouts in Los Angeles amidst sweltering temperatures.
If they all die from the heat, normal people can retake the beautiful state of California. Nothing wrong with the land, just the squatters. My dad worked building Diablo Canyon back in the 70s.
Renewable sources will never replace the base electrical load currently being provided by Coal & Nuclear. Rolling blackouts will commence and become more frequent. The EPA MUST be reigned in or better, eliminated completely. This will not happen under ANY future DemonRat regime.
Wind and solar are extremely but extremely wasteful of land.
And, not that I care, but nukes produce zero but zero carbon emissions.
And I can attest from experience that environmentalists hate wind and solar every bit as much as they hate nukes and coal and natural gas. The rank and file environmentalist is a crank. The leaders are shake-down artists.
in the opinon of many, there is nothing more corrupt or illegal than Jerry Brown’s Public Utilities Commmission
California major utilities are already short of power generating capacity... indeed, they have called for a “don’t use your lights” day TODAY (as well as yesterday) because they cannot supply enough juice anymore
and that’s WITH Diablo Canyon operating. Note that DC is that state’s largest power generating plant... closing it will only cause blackouts....not just Brown-outs
just saying. you can steal other people’s money for only so long befure the power goes out
californians continue to elect and reelect DIM losers and the mentally ill. I guess they deserve the consequences. Too bad...so sad.
The story you posted, such as it was, bears absolutely no relation to the headline.
Texas will be most happy to sell our excess power to California. We have a lot. It will not be cheap. Thank you California.
one of the hipocritical shuckAndJives the California regulators are using already is to buy a lot of power from out of state including at least as far away as Utah )
so... Texas is welcome to sell California power
just make sure the dinosaurs fueling your oil and gas were not homophobic or Christian or conservative or gun-lovers or anti-IslamoNazi or against transgender bending in the public schools or did they boycott Target for letting dirty old men in the little girls’ rooms? If so, Californication
s political hacks will refuse to buy your power..... preferring instead to shut the entire Golden (ha ha~!) state down instead
And bet none of those shuckand jive artists will never ask what the losses would be for transmission of Utah power.
There seems to be a serious disconnect to have to buy two megawatts of power and have only one actually delivered.
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