California Governor Gavin Newsom will soon sign into law a slew of new climate change bills that will further damage the state’s electric grid and raise costs.
But Newsom did decide not to close down the state’s last remaining nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon. The plant was given a five year extension.
It speaks volumes of how lunatic the enviro groups are that the National Resources Defense Council and others who lobbied to close the plant even though it provides about 10% of the state’s electricity – and it emits no greenhouse gases. These green groups aren’t for a cleaner environment. They are for deindustrialization. They are against prosperity.
Despite Diablo’s stay-of-execution, California will still struggle mightily to keep the lights on. Newsom wants a ban on fracking, has announced a ban on the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035 and has joined Oregon and Washington in opposing new gas pipelines.