Donald Trump’s election sent shock waves through the American liberal, progressive (code for European Socialists), and global Elite fraternities. Within days of Mr. Trump’s election a concerted, well organized and funded assault began to render Mr. Trump and his administration ineffective, and even impotent to change the Socialist Agenda seductively introduced since Bush, Sr. took the reins from Ronald Reagan. The percolating socialist/Marxist minions of the Democrat Party have boiled over into a spectacle of considerable venomous hatred since the national elections this past November. No longer even maintaining an appearance of civility, the progressives across America are in full speed ahead mode implementing their agenda; which agenda, is not remotely similar to the beliefs and values of the America many of us have known and loved. The State of California is such an example.
Over the past five months, I have been involved with multiple and complicated dimensions intrinsic to the energy industry; not on the technical side, but bringing together elected and appointed officials, as well as First Nation leaders – all with a common purpose: Save the economies, employment, community fabric, and energy production across the western states. The bullseye is the Navajo Generating Station in Page, Arizona. The environmental cabal targeted the largest coal-fired energy producing plant west of the Mississippi for a total shutdown. Upon closure…five additional plants in Arizona, and then across seven western states are targeted for quick shuttering. The mantra is the same from east coast to west; “coal is bad…coal is a severe pollutant…coal is criminal.”
The answer according to whacked-out environmental ideologues is natural gas, and throw in some solar for good measure. Do NOT concern yourself with the falsehoods of such reason and language just do it, and do it now! This is part of the movement to collapse America’s economy and relocate Americans. These well-funded and rabid environmentalists seek elected officials of the same mind-set to process their agenda through legislation and the governmental system. Do NOT confuse me with the facts of true science and double blind studies, simply listen to my rage and see my tears, and then do it!! Shut down the mines, the coal fired energy producing plants, and all other facets of conventional energy production. These same near out-of-control ideologues shout, “We want gas…we want natural gas…throw in some solar and wind power, and enjoy what we have created!”
Well…look at what now has emerged in California. This is not a laughing matter; although, some of the protesters are quite a site. California elected officials are following a socialist/Marxist script in so very many ways running that once magnificent state into the abyss. Shutting down energy production is one more example of the out-of-control, ideologue only focus, and lack of reasoning people who have gotten their hands on the levers of power.
Pray President Trump is successful returning America to her foundational beliefs and principles. Pray he is able to ride the political storms and withstand the character assassination diatribes, and help make America Great Again! The alternative is way too unimaginable, and we were well on our way to the abyss as a nation, as a people.
Debra Kahn, E&E News reporter
Energywire: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
A wave of regulatory reconsiderations of natural gas-fired power plants in California has renewables advocates cheering.
The state’s grid operator is expected to release a study next month on whether the Puente Power Project, a gas-fired plant planned for the Southern California coast 60 miles west of Los Angeles, might be supplanted by solar panels, energy storage or demand response.
The California Public Utilities Commission approved Southern California Edison’s contract with NRG Energy Inc. to build the 262-megawatt plant in June 2016 as a replacement for a larger plant on the same site. The Puente plant fit into the state’s goal to boost renewables to 50 percent; as a fast-ramping facility, it could smooth out intermittent wind and solar power, which has a tendency to produce choppy resources.
Now, as politicians are considering moving to 100 percent “zero-carbon” resources by 2045 — as a bill being considered this week in the state Legislature would do — regulators are tapping the brakes on Puente and a number of other gas-fired plants planned for the Southern California region.
Since the state has no coal-fired plants and is already planning on shutting down its remaining nuclear plant, natural gas is the next resource in line to be phased out in favor of renewables.
“In general, it’s going to be renewables in, gas out, so you’ve got that sort of long, slow good-night of lots of gas,” said Jim Caldwell, a senior technical consultant with the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies, a Sacramento think tank that has been advocating for regulators to reconsider their grid policies to better account for renewables and climate change. “We think Puente is right at the tip of that spear. … The gas industry and the gas generation industry is facing a big problem, and they know it.”