California Issues ...

Kyle

ULTRA-F###ING-MAGA!
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SamSpade

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Strange how, in just one year, California wasn't able to provide enough power based on what they HAVE.
Leads me to doubt how extensive was the study - was it a "study" based on a couple calculations a grade school kid might have done?

The problems they are having are because renewables of all kinds are highly susceptible to WEATHER - including hydro, which is way down.
High heat and low water levels means, hydro isn't abundant and AC use will go up.
They will have to accept what we already know - renewables aren't ready yet.
 

SamSpade

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I was just watching something yesterday which said, look, nuclear will seriously help their shortfalls - but one, they really only have ONE plant. Still, it can ADD four more reactors to the two existing ones.

California's energy woes are still - BAD. They don't just import WATER, they import electricity too. So this "LA can run on renewables" is crap. They can't currently even run on what they have AND import.
 

Sneakers

Just sneakin' around....
Still, it can ADD four more reactors to the two existing ones.
It takes, according to a quick google search, 5-7 years to build a plant, then more years for turn-on, testing, regulatory approvals.... could be 15 years before a nuke could be turned on and be productive. A lot can and will happen in those 15 years.
 

SamSpade

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It takes, according to a quick google search, 5-7 years to build a plant, then more years for turn-on, testing, regulatory approvals.... could be 15 years before a nuke could be turned on and be productive. A lot can and will happen in those 15 years.
I don't think it took Calvert Cliffs that long just to add another reactor. I mean, for a NEW plant, you're dead right. But for an existing plant, not so much.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
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Human Composting Is Now Legal in California, Leading the Way to 'Soylent Green'









It comes to mind, because this 1973 futuristic movie was set in 2022.

Let that sink in.

It also comes to mind because thanks to Biden’s economic agenda (or lack thereof), much of the dystopian ethos of that world is being baked into our everyday lives. The World Economic Forum keeps pushing new forms of insect protein on us, and it was only a matter of time before cannibalism was happily presented as an idea whose time had come.

For the sake of the environment, even our death traditions are being restructured to fit the paradigm of you will own nothing and you will be happy with it. It’s wasteful to plant a headstone to memorialize your loved one, not to mention selfish. The land should belong to everyone, and you can contribute to its flourishing by composting your loved ones remains.

Save the planet, and save some space.





You know if Cristina Garcia is attached to it, there’s a kickback in the middle of the human compost, especially since there is a five-year stretch between the signing of the law and the actual implementation (2027).

Garcia is the genius behind California bills which dictated the non-binary Target aisle, “period poverty,” and “stealthing.” She is also one of the most corrupt members of California’s Assembly; and that’s saying a lot. After supposedly championing the whole #MeToo in the California Assembly in 2018, she was accused of sexual harassment, along with making racist comments.

Quite the package, and totally on brand for the face of the Democrat Supermajority.

Garcia’s 58th District, between SouthGate and Santa Fe Springs in Southern California, is part of the infamous corridor of corruption—elected officials and bureaucrats within the public utilities make it an art form to rape the taxpayers while feathering their nests. So, bet you dollars to donuts that if we dig into the financial records of Recompense, or whatever company will be handling this new boondoggle, we will probably find Garcia’s dirty hands all over it.

The ethical considerations behind it are also questionable. The Catholic Church, for one, is none too happy.

The idea of composting human remains has raised some ethical questions. Colorado’s version of the law dictates that the soil of multiple people cannot be combined without consent, the soil cannot be sold and it cannot be used to grow food for human consumption. The California bill bans the combining of multiple peoples’ remains, unless they are family, but unlike Colorado, California is not explicitly banning the sale of the soil or its use growing food for human consumption.
The process has met opposition in California from the Catholic Church, which say the process “reduces the human body to simply a disposable commodity.”
 

glhs837

Power with Control
I'm not against it as long as its voluntary. And keeping from being used to grow food seems easy enough. Plenty of non food planting projects always going on.
 

herb749

Well-Known Member

Human Composting Is Now Legal in California, Leading the Way to 'Soylent Green'









It comes to mind, because this 1973 futuristic movie was set in 2022.

Let that sink in.

It also comes to mind because thanks to Biden’s economic agenda (or lack thereof), much of the dystopian ethos of that world is being baked into our everyday lives. The World Economic Forum keeps pushing new forms of insect protein on us, and it was only a matter of time before cannibalism was happily presented as an idea whose time had come.

For the sake of the environment, even our death traditions are being restructured to fit the paradigm of you will own nothing and you will be happy with it. It’s wasteful to plant a headstone to memorialize your loved one, not to mention selfish. The land should belong to everyone, and you can contribute to its flourishing by composting your loved ones remains.

Save the planet, and save some space.





You know if Cristina Garcia is attached to it, there’s a kickback in the middle of the human compost, especially since there is a five-year stretch between the signing of the law and the actual implementation (2027).

Garcia is the genius behind California bills which dictated the non-binary Target aisle, “period poverty,” and “stealthing.” She is also one of the most corrupt members of California’s Assembly; and that’s saying a lot. After supposedly championing the whole #MeToo in the California Assembly in 2018, she was accused of sexual harassment, along with making racist comments.

Quite the package, and totally on brand for the face of the Democrat Supermajority.

Garcia’s 58th District, between SouthGate and Santa Fe Springs in Southern California, is part of the infamous corridor of corruption—elected officials and bureaucrats within the public utilities make it an art form to rape the taxpayers while feathering their nests. So, bet you dollars to donuts that if we dig into the financial records of Recompense, or whatever company will be handling this new boondoggle, we will probably find Garcia’s dirty hands all over it.

The ethical considerations behind it are also questionable. The Catholic Church, for one, is none too happy.


CA is creating their own Walking Dead .? :faint:
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member

Gavin Newsom Tells a Whopper During Discussion About Massive California Exodus



During an interview he did with Vox Media’s Kara Swisher and former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara at the Code Conference in Los Angeles in early September, Newsom was asked by Bharara “are more people leaving California for Texas, or are more people leaving Texas for California?”

After a short back and forth about exactly how many have left the state, Bharara asked Newsom if he could explain the reason behind the mass exodus.

His answer? Blame former President Donald Trump because of course:


 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member

LA City Councilwoman Nithya Raman Tells Business Owner to Stop Sending Graphic Photos of Destruction Wrought by Violent Homeless



Scrivano sent photo and video proof of this indecent and illegal behavior to Nithya Raman, who is the Los Angeles District 4 City Councilwoman where Scrivano’s business is located. Scrivano is practically begging her to do something about this untenable situation.

With Scrivano’s permission, colleague Bob Hoge supplied the images, along with the email exchanges between Scrivano and Councilwoman Raman’s office.

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Part 1-Email from Paul Scrivano to Nithya Raman re Emergency Criminal Homeless situation in Sherman Oaks (Credit: Paul Scrivano, Owner of Blue Dog Beer Tavern)


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Part 2-Email from Paul Scrivano to Nithya Raman re Emergency Criminal Homeless situation in Sherman Oaks (Credit: Paul Scrivano, Owner of Blue Dog Beer Tavern)


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Part 3-Email from Paul Scrivano to Nithya Raman re Emergency Criminal Homeless situation in Sherman Oaks (Credit: Paul Scrivano, Owner of Blue Dog Beer Tavern)



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Part 4-Email from Paul Scrivano to Nithya Raman re Emergency Criminal Homeless situation in Sherman Oaks (Credit: Paul Scrivano, Owner of Blue Dog Beer Tavern)


The response from the councilwoman’s office is nothing short of tone deaf, not to mention dismissive, as The N.Y. Post further reported:

Scrivano, for his part, has repeatedly sent videos of unhoused people making threats and relieving themselves on Ventura Boulevard to the office of Councilwoman Nithya Raman, who represents Sherman Oaks.
But Raman’s office responded by telling him to stop sending graphic material.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member

State Will Consider Banning The Sale Of New Diesel Trucks



Draft guidelines from the California Air Resources Board would also mandate that all medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks entering ports and railyards must be zero-emission, with state and local government fleets reaching the standard by 2027.

“A number of policies to reduce pollution from engines and their fuels have made significant progress, but more needs to be done, especially considering the long-life of trucks and the urgency of climate action,” the document argued.

Leading automakers, however, have not yet brought electric semi-trucks to the market. Although production was originally slated to begin in 2019, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced last month that the Tesla Semi would start shipping by the end of 2022. Diesel semi-trucks can travel 2,100 miles on a single tank, according to an analysis from logistics company Schneider, while Tesla’s electric version will have a range of 500 miles.
 

Sneakers

Just sneakin' around....
Draft guidelines from the California Air Resources Board would also mandate that all medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks entering ports and railyards must be zero-emission, with state and local government fleets reaching the standard by 2027.
You know... I hope they do. And listen to them all cry when commerce comes to a complete standstill, nothing in, nothing out.
 

Kyle

ULTRA-F###ING-MAGA!
PREMO Member
Diesel semi-trucks can travel 2,100 miles on a single tank, according to an analysis from logistics company Schneider, while Tesla’s electric version will have a range of 500 miles.
500 miles. That's about 10 hours if you stretch it. Then spend, what, about 12 hours charging it for the next 500. :lmao:

Thats gonna make a lot of Truck Drivers happy. :rolleyes:
 

Sneakers

Just sneakin' around....
500 miles. That's about 10 hours if you stretch it. Then spend, what, about 12 hours charging it for the next 500. :lmao:

Thats gonna make a lot of Truck Drivers happy. :rolleyes:
Aren't they limited to 8 or 9 hours now anyway?
 

Hijinx

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State Will Consider Banning The Sale Of New Diesel Trucks



Draft guidelines from the California Air Resources Board would also mandate that all medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks entering ports and railyards must be zero-emission, with state and local government fleets reaching the standard by 2027.

“A number of policies to reduce pollution from engines and their fuels have made significant progress, but more needs to be done, especially considering the long-life of trucks and the urgency of climate action,” the document argued.

Leading automakers, however, have not yet brought electric semi-trucks to the market. Although production was originally slated to begin in 2019, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced last month that the Tesla Semi would start shipping by the end of 2022. Diesel semi-trucks can travel 2,100 miles on a single tank, according to an analysis from logistics company Schneider, while Tesla’s electric version will have a range of 500 miles.
Maybe a range of 500 miles running Bobtail, but hook a loaded trailer behind that bad boy and they might get 200 if they are lucky and that is with a tractor that has a battery that weighs more than the load they are pulling. That ought to do the roads a lot of good and make the police at the weigh station crap their pants.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member

Diesel Powered Trucks Are Now Racist, According to California



CARB believes that the large freight trucks should be banned because the diesel emissions that are excreted from them “disproportionately affect low-income and minority communities due to racist zoning policies.”

This is yet just another example of Democrats playing the race card.

Not only that, they are ignoring the downsides to the economic loss by implementing the new rules.

"Decades of racist and classist practices, including red-lining and siting decisions, have concentrated heavy-duty vehicle and freight activities in these communities, with concomitant disproportionate pollution burdens… CARB has legal and moral obligations to lessen these burdens,” the regulators stated.

CARB also claimed that Black and Latino communities are most at harm since the trucks give off a significant amount of pollution.

“Black and Latino populations experiencing significantly greater air pollution impacts than white populations,” CARB said, adding “communities in and around ports move much of the nation’s freight, and so experience pollution on a national scale in their neighborhoods.”


https://townhall.com/tipsheet/sarah...earing-people-n2613464?utm_campaign=inarticle
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Some parties will be required to retrofit their buildings with electric heat pumps to replace gas-fueled heaters and furnaces, according to CARB. However, the state will not force all individuals and businesses to immediately retrofit or replace their systems.

California’s proposed standard is part of a larger effort to cut household emissions by phasing out gas-powered appliances such as heaters and stoves as space and water heating account for almost 90% of all building-related natural gas demand, according to CARB estimates. The proposed ban would also make California the first state to ban gas-fueled furnaces and water heaters in homes.

The move comes after Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom of California signed 40 climate bills on Sept. 16 to achieve statewide “carbon neutrality” by no later than 2045 by cracking down on oil drilling and accelerating carbon capture projects. California will also invest $54 billion to cut carbon emissions and develop “clean energy technologies,” according to the California Climate Commitment.







:killingme


Where is all of this Electricity Coming From
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member

California is learning that solar doesn't work without battery storage




Wednesday the Washington Post published a story arguing that the real lesson Newsom and others should have learned from barely avoiding blackouts this summer is that solar without battery storage really doesn’t work very well.


The state has built up so much renewable energy production in recent years that it can rarely use it all during peak production hours. But it also doesn’t have enough storage capacity to hang onto it for when it might be needed…
…on Sept. 6, the state set a record for power consumption — and came perilously close to imposing targeted blackouts to safeguard the energy grid, something that hasn’t happened in two years. State officials say they avoided blackouts that evening only by blasting an urgently worded emergency text message to residents, who responded by quickly curbing their energy use.
Yet just hours earlier, California had been awash in energy. Solar production was booming by midmorning as the sun beat down on hundreds of solar panel plants all over the state. By 10 a.m., the California Independent System Operator, the state’s electric grid manager, was rejecting hundreds of megawatts of solar energy power — unable to use it in the moment, make room for it on the state’s congested power grid or save it for later when consumer demand would peak.
By 5 p.m., with massive consumer demand straining the grid, officials had turned down more than 3,000 megawatts of solar power energy. Customer demand was soaring, but solar production declined as evening fell, and officials no longer had access to that overabundant solar power from earlier in the day.

This is exactly what happened when the state had to order rolling blackouts in 2020. Demand for energy peaks just as solar generation is fading. And no matter how many more solar panels you install on the grid that is not going to change. In fact, more solar probably makes the problem worse because as the sun goes down, operators will be struggling to replace a larger portion of the overall demand.
 
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