California's power is expensive and polluting - but doesn't have to be
- Jun 13, 2022 10:40 am GMT
Here's a piece published by an LA friend of mine, Carl Wurtz, regarding CA power prices:
The State of California plan is to replace Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) mostly with Wyoming coal-fired generation but to obscure the nature of the replacement power until Californians can't stop the state. On a 24/7 basis, the replacement power must be as reliable as DCPP to power the state's life-sustaining infrastructure for pumping and treating water, powering hospitals and first responder infrastructure, and the state's 39 military bases, etc. (DCPP has the unique ability to provide rivers of desalinated water.)
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