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California Declares Grid Emergency

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California officials declared a statewide grid emergency to cope with surging demand for power amid a blistering heat wave, raising the prospect of rolling blackouts.

The California Independent System Operator issued a level-1 energy emergency alert around 3:10 p.m. local time Wednesday after tapping all of its available power supplies. The notice, which comes after officials asked homes and businesses to conserve, is a warning that the state is anticipating power shortages.

It’s the biggest test for California’s grid since the summer of 2020, when rolling outages engulfed portions of the state. It comes as Russia’s war in Ukraine triggers an energy crisis in Europe and as record temperatures driven by climate change tax grids around the globe.

“It’s pretty clear Mother Nature has outrun us,” Governor Gavin Newsom, who issued an emergency proclamation Wednesday to free up extra power supplies, said during a news conference. “The reality is we’re living in an age of extremes — extreme heat, extreme drought.”

Newsom’s order temporarily loosens environmental regulations on gas-burning power plants, allowing them to run full-tilt during the heat wave, which the governor said could last for a week. It also allows businesses to use backup generators, rather than pulling electricity from the grid, and permits ships at the state’s busy ports to generate their own power while docked.

The order also warned that the grid operator, known as Caiso, forecasts potential electricity shortages of 3 gigawatts each evening from Sept. 4 through Sept. 6.

The worst dry spell in 1,200 years has gripped nearly every inch of California with drought this summer, leaving rivers and reservoirs perilously low. That has significant implications for a state that generates about 10% of its electricity from hydroelectric dams and has aggressively closed natural-gas power plants in recent years.

The grid operator reported that about 9 gigawatts of power-generating capacity wasn’t available Wednesday, including a 480 megawatt natural-gas unit in Southern California. A gigawatt is enough to power about 750,000 homes in California.

Officials asked residents to conserve power on both Wednesday and Thursday between 4 and 9 p.m. local time as temperatures soar above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius).

California’s electricity demand is forecast to build over the next week and top 48 gigawatts on Monday and Tuesday, which would be the highest on the state grid since 2017, according to Caiso. Officials are projecting a shortfall of contracted reserves — excess supplies kept on hand as backup to prevent blackouts– during some of the tightest hours starting Wednesday night.

“We’re seeing some supply uncertainties for later in the day, so we’re asking consumers to help stabilize the grid by conserving electricity,” Caiso spokeswoman Anne Gonzales said in an email.

The call for conservation comes hours before state lawmakers are expected to decide the fate of the state’s largest power-generating facility: the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. The two atomic reactors — the last remaining ones in the state — are scheduled to close by the end of 2025. But Newsom is pushing legislators to extend their lives by five years to shore up the grid against blackouts as the state transitions to renewable energy.

“This is critical in the context of making sure we have energy reliability going forward,” he said Wednesday.

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25 Comments on "California Declares Grid Emergency"

  1. makati1 on Thu, 1st Sep 2022 4:28 pm 

    Californication deserves all that its megalomaniac governor Newsom decrees. As he is a brainwashed servant of the WEF, more shit is on the way. Fun to watch. Every circus has its sideshow of freaks.

    Maybe the San Andreas Fault will take it all into the Pacific and save the world from its insanity? We shall see.

  2. when it comes to 911 i dont care about elite whitey supertard judy wood elite whitey supertard controlled opposition prof steven jones found elemental composition of thermate at WTC compound and thats conclusive to me on Thu, 1st Sep 2022 7:24 pm 

    it’s basic tard science.
    chemical reactions don’t destroy elemental compositions, only nukular reactions do that

    elite whitey supertard prof steven jones was forced to retire cuz he knows science, he does tard sciene

    please feel at ease among friends, we’re all lovers of supremacist muzzies here

  3. AmberMirror-IsGay on Thu, 1st Sep 2022 11:07 pm 

    Not surprising.

  4. The_Forbin_Project on Fri, 2nd Sep 2022 5:21 am 

    another example of the “Green Dream” , you have ot be alseep to beleive it .

    More kindergarten leaders , no adults in the room

  5. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 2nd Sep 2022 12:53 pm 

    “The current 2021-2022 surface mass balance anomaly over Svalbard is incredible: close to 2 times larger than previous record, 4 times larger than the 1981-2010 interannual variability [In simple terms, its glaciers are melting like crazy]…

    “…out of any statistically likely anomaly without global warming”

    https://twitter.com/xavierfettweis/status/1564343425633337353

    In simple terms, its glaciers are melting like crazy

    In simple terms, its glaciers are melting like crazy

    In simple terms, its glaciers are melting like crazy

  6. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 2nd Sep 2022 1:09 pm 

    Arctic lakes are vanishing in surprise climate finding

    “The Arctic is no stranger to loss. As the region warms nearly four times faster than the rest of the world, glaciers collapse, wildlife suffers and habitats continue to disappear at a record pace.”

    “Our findings suggest that permafrost thaw is occurring even faster than we as a community had anticipated,”

    https://phys.org/news/2022-08-arctic-lakes-climate.html

    In a decade or less, if you’re still alive, all these screeching political monkey people
    will too busy trying to survive to push retard agendas they were compelled to push. Monkey puppets on the end of oligarch’s strings.

    I like to imagine he was terrified in his final moments. Trash of the worst kind. I’m no believer, but if there is a hell this great deceiver is currently burning in it.

    https://i.redd.it/3v84gkss87i31.jpg

  7. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 2nd Sep 2022 1:16 pm 

    Summer nights in the South are getting hotter, quicker

    “Hotter overnight temperatures mean less ‘cooling off’ time for people, increasing risks for heat-related illness
    Nighttime temperatures have risen faster than daytime temperatures across the Southeast during the region’s warmest decade on record, creating unrelenting heat waves that can have serious consequences for vulnerable people, farm animals and crops — including death.

    For Atlanta and other cities, the misery is compounded by high humidity, which boosts heat indices, and the urban heat island effect, in which pavement and buildings generate and trap heat, making cities significantly warmer than rural areas.

    In July, Atlanta’s average minimum temperature, or overnight low, was a torrid 73.5 degrees, a full 4.6 degrees higher than the 20th century average. The contiguous U.S. overnight low was 63.6 degrees, 3 degrees above average for the month, making it the warmest July on record for nighttime temperatures.”

    https://archive.ph/p57PY#selection-1641.0-1697.66

    https://youtu.be/ratQlft_G5c

  8. Hello on Fri, 2nd Sep 2022 2:25 pm 

    >>> In a decade or less, if you’re still alive,

    Finally some good news. So far climate change has been a dud. World population still rising. I was hoping this climate stuff will do some damage, especially to the negro/raghead population.

  9. Cloggie on Fri, 2nd Sep 2022 2:35 pm 

    With the developing energy crunch in Europe, you can wait until somebody brings up UCG as a temporary solution:

    https://deepresource.wordpress.com/?s=ucg

    UCG = underground coal gasification

  10. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 2nd Sep 2022 3:21 pm 

    Klaus has yet to order one of his evil tech minions to enter the code that will activate my genetic reprogramming that was inserted into my body along with my mRNA Vaccine.

    OMG they can now change my DNA? mRNA Vaccines can totally change my DNA…totally. mRNA Vaccines are gene changing bio control. Totally true.

    How do I know this you ask? Am I a geneticist or some other closely related biology scientist? No. Was gene therapy a hobby of mine long before Covid hit? No. I “know/believe” mRNA Vaccines are a form of gene therapy because it’s the party line. Don’t question it. Don’t google it. Except it as fact, blind, on faith. Do repeat it….ad nauseam….like a good little slave.

    Most of you ignorant cunts knew fuck all about gene therapy pre Covid & are just as ignorant about gene therapy today.

    Copying & pasting these 3 words, “experimental gene therapy” one or more times in the body of your text-rant is ‘good boy’ tribal signaling. Those 3 words used in that self assured manner is the effect the right-wing spin doctors working at think tank central intended it to have.
    You know what they do when they see millions of you copying and pasting their propaganda memes? They laugh at how easy it is to get you to speak with supreme certainty about a topic you know SWEET FUCK ALL about. They are the organ grinder, you dance monkey.

    Because politics is emotion based it’s no problem making fools and liars of yourselves for the cause. Any other context you would not pretend to know shit you don’t know to spare yourself embarrassment.

    The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. -Bertrand Russell

    “experimental gene therapy” right wing fools

    “our democracy” left wing fools

    Combined you have a nation of fools who throw retard simple think tank memes back and forth at each other.

    Since I got vaxxed, I have indeed had a change of health. I quit smoking 15 months ago. 41 years smoking 1.5 packs per day. So far that is the only significant change, but I’m optimistic that my vaxx will make my head explode any day now or Klaus will haul me away to a FEMA mind control space lazer, HAARP NWO, Globalist, Great Reset, neo Commie, neo Nazi, Work-Death camp.

    My only hope is for Alex Jones to come out of retirement for one last mission leading a rag tag team of Proud Boy misfits to rescue me from a secret FEMA black site – only the Health Ranger knows it’s location. Unfortunately, The Health Ranger hates me, but he hates FEMA even more because of that time FEMA operatives roughed up his grandma & stole her jewellery after hurricane Katrina. Health Ranger is in – Hoorah! Hoorah! Go get em Seal Tard Team 6

  11. makati1 on Fri, 2nd Sep 2022 4:37 pm 

    When I was a boy, (50s-60s) 100F was a normal August day. Minus 20F was also not unusual in the winter in Pennsylvania. The MSM wants to make every temporary abnormality an example of the bullshit they are pushing.

  12. during the last ice age of the Laurentide Ice Sheet period the world was tiny and overpopulated with 80 billion people all supremacist muzzies on Fri, 2nd Sep 2022 6:24 pm 

    if you were living in America, without planes, trains, or cars, the best you could travel North is up to the northern Tennessee border. It is too cold after that with treacherous ice. The northern US states bordering Canada are under two miles of ice.

    All that ice was melted thanks to supremacist muzzies.

    Where did the water go? The ice was so heavy it carved out the grate lakes and Minnesota is called land of 10k lates.

    That water spilled over to the other flat realm of the flat earth.

    We’re in for new ice age because the rise of supremacist muzzies globally is getting intense.

    supertards please change ur undies after 3 days

    please feel at ease among friends, we’re all lovers of supremacist muzzies here.

  13. FamousDrScanlon on Sat, 3rd Sep 2022 1:10 pm 

    mak, surely you have a link to the temperature data from when you were young?

    Because if another trip down memory lane, from grandpa’s mushy foggy brain, is all you have, then fuck off.

    0 ZERO evidence is what you have again.

    What’s it feel like being a denier who is 100% wrong? Oh well, you are still learning. It’s never too late & I’ll always be here to help you along.es I promise.

    Night-time heat is killing crops. Scientists are rushing to find resilient plants
    Wenceslao Larazo, left, and Cherryl Quiñones measure rice crops that will be heated at extreme temperatures at nightfall at Arkansas State University. Photograph: Ariel Cobbert/The Guardian

    Night temperatures are rising fast, and that’s a problem for rice and other critical crops, which have fewer defenses at night

    “Because while the climate crisis is pushing daytime temperatures to record highs, those at night are rising significantly faster. This is a big problem for humans and animals, who struggle to cool their bodies at night. But it’s also a crisis for plants, which have fewer defense mechanisms available at night, posing a huge threat to the global food system.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/01/heat-resistant-crops-hotter-night-temperatures-climate

    Well at least the humans will solve their obesity epidemic before they exit the evolutionary stage.

  14. FamousDrScanlon on Sat, 3rd Sep 2022 1:16 pm 

    Do Mormons believe in A/C?

    Non stop records at Salt Lake City, Utah.

    “After its hottest summer on records and lots of records set throughout summer, it didn’t waste any time and just recorded its hottest September day with 101F/38.3C.”

    https://twitter.com/extremetemps/status/1565455708077772803

  15. makati1 on Sat, 3rd Sep 2022 4:28 pm 

    “mak, surely you have a link to the temperature data from when you were young?

    Because if another trip down memory lane, from grandpa’s mushy foggy brain, is all you have, then fuck off.”

    If you stop the drugs you might be able to think, Famous. My memory is obviously better than yours. Are you a relation to Davy, the Missouri Mule? LOL

  16. Wood Furnitures on Tue, 6th Sep 2022 1:29 am 

    “It’s pretty clear Mother Nature has outrun us,” -She actually did a long time ago. lol

  17. FamousDrScanlon on Tue, 6th Sep 2022 3:02 pm 

    Take a day off every now & then why don’tcha?

    Be more like me. I deal doom, but not every day like before.

    Doomscrolling linked to poor physical and mental health, study finds

    The tendency to be glued to bad news can spark a ‘vicious cycle’ that interferes with our lives, researcher says

    “Doomscrolling is the tendency to “continue to surf or scroll through bad news, even though that news is saddening, disheartening or depressing”, a practice researchers found has boomed since the onset of the pandemic.

    The study, published in the journal Health Communication, found 16.5% of about 1,100 people surveyed showed signs of “severely problematic” news consumption, leading to greater levels stress, anxiety and poor health.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/sep/06/doomscrolling-linked-to-poor-physical-and-mental-health-study-finds

    Lol just kidding. Fuck those libtard snowflake pussies at the Guardian. It’s them who can’t take reality. Green dreams & climate fighting NGO’s exposed – 35 years of going 180 degrees in the wrong direction. I know!, lets us climate fighters jet off to the next high dollar swanky climate conference. Fuck all those phony cunts and their phony concern. They have lost the fight long ago, so every once in a while they roll out stories about doomers and how it makes people give up hope even though they know it was hopeless 20 years ago. This is why they are deniers too. Like all of us they have bills to pay and reputations to maintain so they will play this charade for as long as they can. All these phony green NGO’s should send back the donators money and tell them the truth so they can spend it on beer or give it away.

    Me? I can eat, sleep & shit DOOM 24/7 while maintaining a rock hard erection for hours at a spell.

    It’s my duty, as the King of Doom, to be prepared to service the Queen at a moments notice.

    Long live the king…bitches.

  18. FamousDrScanlon on Thu, 8th Sep 2022 5:07 pm 

    Some people say they get tired of saying, “I told ya”. I’m not one of those people.

    World on brink of five ‘disastrous’ climate tipping points, study finds

    Giant ice sheets, ocean currents and permafrost regions may already have passed point of irreversible change

    “These include the collapse of Greenland’s ice cap, eventually producing a huge sea level rise, the collapse of a key current in the north Atlantic, disrupting rain upon which billions of people depend for food, and an abrupt melting of carbon-rich permafrost.

    At 1.5C of heating, the minimum rise now expected, four of the five tipping points move from being possible to likely, the analysis said. Also at 1.5C, an additional five tipping points become possible, including changes to vast northern forests and the loss of almost all mountain glaciers.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/08/world-on-brink-five-climate-tipping-points-study-finds

    I’ve had a long battle with climate despair. Now I’m leaving the ‘denial machine’ to their demons
    Clive Hamilton

    As those most responsible for the crisis recede into history, our energy is better spent responding to the world we have created

    “In 2010, I argued in my book Requiem for a Species that the world was on a path to a very unpleasant future, that it’s too late to stop it, and that climate scientists themselves are in a state of barely suppressed panic.

    The message was met with a wall of silence. Even committed environmentalists didn’t want to hear it.

    At a writers’ festival, a well-known scientist took me behind a tent and berated me for taking away people’s hope. “So,” I asked, “are you saying we should lie?”

    It was a time when the climate science “denial machine”, imported into Australia from the United States, was just hitting its stride. Its work would give us another lost decade.”

    “but it could not douse the burning anger I felt towards those who were responsible for preventing any effective response to the scientific warnings.

    I knew about the psychological coping strategies we used to manage feelings of anxiety, despondency and grief (I wrote about them in 2010). But how does one cope with the fact there are people in our community who worked doggedly to stop Australia responding to the unfolding crisis and are still at it?”

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/sep/07/ive-had-a-long-battle-with-climate-despair-now-im-leaving-the-denial-machine-to-their-demons

    A pissed scientist. Pissed at deniers. Of course he can’t say what he really really thinks about deniers. He’s a working scientists on his best behavior and still needs to get paid.

    How about tens of millions of environmentalists pissed at deniers? BLAME BLAME!

    Think they are going to forgive and forget as the new climate tears apart their lives and families? These people believe in free will and thus do blame the deniers for runaway climate change. I don’t.

    If just a tiny fraction of the environmentalists gets it in their head that deniers must pay, it’ll be bad for whatever denier crosses their path or that they target.

    Perhaps the Koch bros denial super pac will come rescue deniers without resources. The rich do that don’t they?? Help out the peasants that have been repeating the party line? Wide spread denial helped them get richer, so when an angry murderous mob starts hunting down deniers and executing them in the public square, just press *181 on yur smart fone and a Koch Bros security team should arrive shortly to rush you to safety. The rich love you and care about you and yours…yes they do.

  19. queen elizabeth 2 on Thu, 8th Sep 2022 11:17 pm 

    please feel at ease among friends
    we made england muzzies with a supremacist muzzies mayor and now muzzie in australian senate

    we’re lovers of supremacist muzzies

  20. peakyeast on Fri, 9th Sep 2022 12:24 am 

    I am so happy for QE2 to finally have been embraced by gods good will…

  21. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 9th Sep 2022 11:18 am 

    OMG I just heard London has a supremacist muzzies mayor, Sadiq Khan since 2016.

    That means I have 6 years of paranoid hysterics to make up for.

    I wish you people would warn me ASAP about these things. I feel like I’m shirking my duties if my hair is not on fire from dawn to dusk.

  22. On This Day... Sep 09, 2003: Jerusalem, Israel A suicide bomber blows up patrons at a coffee shop: 7 Killed on Fri, 9th Sep 2022 12:00 pm 

    thereligionofpeace
    dot
    come

    supertards please change ur undies after 3 days

    please feel at ease among friends, we’re all lovers of supremacist muzzies here.

  23. FamousDrScanlon on Fri, 9th Sep 2022 3:34 pm 

    I lives in duh great state of Georgia and I luvs my white family. To save America and MAGA we all must vote for Herschel Walker. Dat what Prez Trump said to do. Trumps said vote for the dumbest nigger in US history Herschel Walker cuz he B smart-N-stuff and can fix da MAGA.

  24. Hello on Sat, 10th Sep 2022 5:49 am 

    >>> World on brink of five ‘disastrous’ climate tipping points, study finds

    what does “on brink” mean?
    1 year? 10 years? 100 years? 1000 years?

    So far climate change is a dud. Still increasing population. I wish climate change had some bite. But it doesn’t. Just like PO before or covid or ukraine war. Nothing. Still increasing population.

  25. Drunken sailor on Sun, 25th Sep 2022 11:33 am 

    On the brink of too much drink!

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