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(Some Guy)   California is nearly 100% renewable   (renewablesnow.com) divider line
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2022-06-12 11:39:29 PM  
6 votes:
Not even close. We have hit 100% renewable on some temperate mid-mornings at peak solar generation in the spring, but we have a long way to go before we can claim sustainability on that. We are still pulling a lot of terawatts during peak demand from imports (fossil fuels) and natural gas (fossil fuel).
 
2022-06-12 11:58:56 PM  
6 votes:

make me some tea: Not even close. We have hit 100% renewable on some temperate mid-mornings at peak solar generation in the spring, but we have a long way to go before we can claim sustainability on that. We are still pulling a lot of terawatts during peak demand from imports (fossil fuels) and natural gas (fossil fuel).


It's a good start though. And better than say, to choose a state at random, Texas
 
2022-06-13 12:16:14 AM  
4 votes:

Gubbo: make me some tea: Not even close. We have hit 100% renewable on some temperate mid-mornings at peak solar generation in the spring, but we have a long way to go before we can claim sustainability on that. We are still pulling a lot of terawatts during peak demand from imports (fossil fuels) and natural gas (fossil fuel).

It's a good start though. And better than say, to choose a state at random, Texas


I'm pleased with the progress California has made, don't get me wrong. We still have a lot of unrealized solar capacity and battery storage to build out before we can really claim victory over this thing. We should ultimately be a net exporter of power to our neighbors during extreme heat events in the West.
 
2022-06-12 11:58:53 PM  
3 votes:
And didn't even count all the ICE-generated power consumption. Still, hard to complain. It's a fine start
 
2022-06-13 10:34:28 AM  
2 votes:

make me some tea: TW


Sorry, GW, not TW
 
2022-06-12 11:20:52 PM  
1 vote:
What a socialist hell hole.
 
2022-06-13 5:58:36 AM  
1 vote:
Correction subby, the california iso, which is 80% of the grid, is almost 100% renewable


Biiiiiiiiig difference
 
2022-06-13 7:03:34 AM  
1 vote:

make me some tea: Not even close. We have hit 100% renewable on some temperate mid-mornings at peak solar generation in the spring, but we have a long way to go before we can claim sustainability on that. We are still pulling a lot of terawatts during peak demand from imports (fossil fuels) and natural gas (fossil fuel).


It's better than you might expect. I read recently that the average carbon intensity for California power is nearing 100gCO2/kWh. That's farking fantastic. I have you Farkied as an iD4 driver. You're getting more than 300mpge assuming your mileage is 333wh/mi.
 
2022-06-13 9:15:24 AM  
1 vote:

make me some tea: Gubbo: make me some tea: Not even close. We have hit 100% renewable on some temperate mid-mornings at peak solar generation in the spring, but we have a long way to go before we can claim sustainability on that. We are still pulling a lot of terawatts during peak demand from imports (fossil fuels) and natural gas (fossil fuel).

It's a good start though. And better than say, to choose a state at random, Texas

I'm pleased with the progress California has made, don't get me wrong. We still have a lot of unrealized solar capacity and battery storage to build out before we can really claim victory over this thing. We should ultimately be a net exporter of power to our neighbors during extreme heat events in the West.


These are really the right attitude. Between the rah rah media puffing things up and then disappointing everyone, and the luddites who claim it will never work, etc., there is so much polarization.

California has made good progress and difficult progress. It is way too early to claim 100% and wave a flag on the summit.

I totally agree that California should keep going and be a reliable exporter. If its policies and budgeting and capital allow it to keep building renewable, it should do it to show Nevada and Arizona the way ahead. That is what a revolution looks like. Instead of overbuild and curtail, California can overbuild and spread the surplus.

One more thing is that California, if it goes to, say, 150% percent capacity in the Southland, can send a lot of that electricity east to light up Phoenix and Las Vegas and charge their cars in the early evening. There is considerable value to solar the farther west you go.
 
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