California is asking state residents to hold up on charging their electric vehicles, according to The Daily Wire.
— California ISO (@California_ISO) June 19, 2021
“If there’s one thing you would think Texas would be able to do, its keep the lights on,” Tucker Carlson said.
“Most electricity comes from natural gas and Texas produces more of that than any place on the continent.”
“There are huge natural gas deposits all over the state. Running out of energy in Texas is like starving to death at the grocery store: You can only do it on purpose, and Texas did.”
From The Daily Wire:
By collectively taking a few simple actions, electricity use can be reduced enough to keep power on for everyone. Last August and September, for instance, Californians heeded multiple Flex Alerts and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s call for a concerted response to emergency condition and reduced electricity use by 1,000 to 3,000 megawatts. That is enough electricity to power up to 3 million homes, and the conservation likely prevented subsequent and more severe rotating outages last August and September.
As California’s ability to store solar and wind energy with batteries or other technology continues to increase, the crucial evening hours will be less challenging. But for now, concerted action to conserve is our most effective way of keeping the grid working for everyone.
The state requested that residents voluntarily avoid using power for five hours on the evening of June 17, as well as three hours on the evening of June 18.
California’s beleaguered energy grid has a long history of outages during high-stress periods — largely due to its heavy reliance on green energy.
NPR reported in August 2020: