As Electric Grid Strained, California Activates 4 Gas-Powered Generators For The First Time

California’s electric grid teeters on the brink of collapse resulting from heightened energy demand due to recent triple digit temperatures. For the first time since they were installed last year, the Golden State’s Independent System Operator has ordered the usage of four emergency generators powered by (you guessed it right) fossil fuels (i.e. natural gas) located in Yuba City and Roseville to avoid potential rolling blackouts.

KMPH reports that the state’s Department of Water Resources will work in conjunction with Pacific Gas & Electric to install similar generators around California down the line. So much for renewables as the future of energy policy. Fossil fuels for the win!

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