On Wednesday, the California State Legislature voted to postpone the closure of the state’s last nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon. The Golden State’s energy crisis forced green ideologues, like Gavin Newsom, to backtrack from cutting off 6% of the state’s current power supply.
The vote came after Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and even Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) urged state legislators almost at the last minute to approve a $1.4 billion loan to the Pacific Gas & Electric Company so that Diablo Canyon would close in 2030 and not 2025 as planned.
The Los Angeles Times correctly noted the reality of the situation:
California’s inability to avoid rolling blackouts during 2020 heat waves prompted Newsom to reconsider closing Diablo, the state’s single largest power source. The plant generated 6% of California’s electricity last year.
Best of all, environmentalist groups were not happy with the news since they’d rather Golden State residents suffer and die. No doubt a similar situation will occur with electric vehicles.
PHOTO CREDIT: Diablo Canyon Power Plant, 2008. – By Tracey Adams – https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikracer/2542010478/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=87029660