A new study shows that the left-wing state of California will not be able to produce the amount of electricity needed for the state to go 100 percent electric vehicles by 2035 when the state’s gas-powered car ban is supposed to kick in.
According to the Pacific Research Institute, California will far short by its needed amount of electricity by 20 percent.
Per Just the News:
“California’s green energy mandates will require more energy from the electricity grid instead of fossil fuels, making it less likely that the grid can generate the necessary power,” Dr. Wayne Winegarden and Kerry Jackson, the study’s authors, said in a press release. “These policies jeopardize California’s energy security and, without a miracle leap in technology, are setting us up for future energy shortages.”
Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order in 2020 mandating that all new passenger cars and light trucks sold in California starting in 2035 must be zero-emission vehicles.
The report argues that the mandate will create energy shortages in California.
It found that nearly two-thirds of the state’s electricity comes from sources the state does not consider renewable. It also found that the state will need to increase its electricity generation by 20.2% to comply with the EV mandate.
However, the state may actually need more, as the report does not factor in prohibitions on the sale of different gas-powered items.
Additionally, the report said that the state must increase its alternative energy supply by 86% to comply with the electric vehicle mandate.
This also means that electric costs will soar for the people of California, a state where electric rates are already some of the highest in the nation.
But this is not a bug, its a feature, as far as liberals are concerned. You see, the goal is not to create a world where everyone can have an electric car instead of cars that run on gasoline. The goal is to create a world where there aren’t enough resources for everyone to own a car and, therefore, to make sure large numbers of people are kept from owning a vehicle at all.