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California's grid leaning heavily on natural gas to survive energy crisis, despite green push
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Natural gas-fired power plants are generating the bulk of California's electricity amid an ongoing energy crisis despite the state's aggressive push to phase out fossil fuels.
California has leaned heavily on natural gas this week even as the state continues to invest in and push renewable power sources like solar. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the state's grid operator, has issued several "flex alerts" to consumers in recent days, warning that high temperatures will lead to increased demand and likely cause rotating outages.
"This is a man-made energy failure and the blame lies squarely with President Biden, Gov. Newsom and every other proponent of this green failure," Daniel Turner, the founder and executive director of energy group Power The Future, said Wednesday. "California is the poster child of the green movement and the state’s struggling families are paying the price."
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