So these inconvenient articles of fact are very relevant to the future of California and the rest of the country.
Because the same people who would argue against sensible forest management are the same people insisting we decarbonize our lives by electrifying our homes, our hospitals, our schools, and our businesses.
Unfortunately, the electrifying the radical greens are pushing for, something they call electrification, means converting all existing natural gas end uses in buildings to electricity.
Electrification means no natural gas, or nuclear power, or oil, or coal allowed. It means what it means...100% reliance on renewable sources, primarily wind and solar for our electric grid.
Here is another area where the need for debate is nonexistent. Where the economic science is settled,
electrification will inevitably drive-up utility bills
in California to the point where only affluent people will be able to afford to live here.
Moreover, notices from utility companies such as the one many of us received yesterday will become a common occurrence and not only when the risk of fire damaging the electric system is the risk.
There's simply no way, per the law of physics, to generate sufficient (24-hours a day) uninterrupted power for California's 40 million residents by relying 100% on renewable sources for our energy supply.
What California's businesses and working families need is a balanced energy portfolio consisting of renewables but also reliables. Solar is renewable, but natural gas is reliable.
Therefore, natural gas is California's most logical primary energy choice because it is not only safe, reliable, and plentiful; it is also very affordable.