The real California blackouts cause revealed!
This week millions of homes in California experienced rotating blackouts as the hot weather led to more demand than the state’s energy system operator, California Independent System Operator (CAISO), could meet.
California Governor Gavin Newsom said that the state’s transition away from fossil fuels is a contributing factor to the state’s rolling blackouts.
Indeed, there was a loss of nearly 1,000 megawatts from wind power during the heatwave.
But why was there so little wind?
Our researchers here at the Cee can reveal the real California blackouts cause is due to the governor’s own policies aimed at reducing greenhouse emissions have had the knock on effect of reducing the wind.
Since it is well known, by those supporting the Green New Deal, that cows farting is one of the major causes of green house gas emissions, measures have been taken by Gov. Newsom to tackle these.
Such measures include reducing the 2.38 million cows in the state, genetically selecting cows in order to breed low-emission cattle and just using rather large corks.
As a consequence of these actions, there is less wind in the state to turn the turbines, which is why so many stood still over the last week during the peak demand.
California now faces a tricky choice: accept that it’s wind turbines will not generate anywhere near the megawatts required by the state or accept increased wind from the cows or some other source.
It’s too early to tell what will happen, but markets are already betting on companies that sell beans – assuming that each Californian will do his or her duty to help out the beleaguered state.