California dumps millions of dollars of unusable renewable electricity to other states

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin


California’s renewable energy policy pushing huge mandated increases in wind and solar so the state’s globally irrelevant greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets can be met has it’s citizens providing and paying millions of dollars for unusable renewable energy to be sent to other states – and this problem will likely only grow in the future.

An article in the L A. Times headlines:



Nor does the Times article expect such renewable energy dumping to stop in the future:

“Solar and wind power production was curtailed a relatively small amount — about 3% in the first quarter of 2017 — but that’s more than double the same period last year. And the surge in solar power could push the number even higher in the future.”


The Times article suggests one reason for this bizarre outcome is as follows:

“The answer, in part, is that the state…

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