FACTS FROM SAC: How Can Easing Renewables Mandates Actually Cut Emissions?

The cost of the State policy mandating energy companies buying “renewable” energy is $800 million a year.  That money could have gone to forest maintenance—if it had we would not had the massive fires.  What does this mean for the environment?

“ FACT: Over the last decade, California’s renewable mandate for utilities cut 40 million metric tons of GHG emissions.

 FACT: Those GHG savings were completely wiped out by the 2018 wildfires.
 

BOTTOM LINE: If California wants to cut GHG emissions, it needs to stop the wildfires. The Republican plan from Gallagher and Nielsen can provide more than $800 million per year to stop fires, protect property and most importantly, save lives.”

Read that carefully, the facts are clear—problems with the quality of our air is not because of factories, but because of government.  Government policies are killing our Earth.  Ready to roll this back in November?

FACTS FROM SAC: How Can Easing Renewables Mandates Actually Cut Emissions?

Assembly Republican Caucus, 1/22/20 

Republican Assemblyman James Gallagher (Chico) and Senator Jim Nielsen (Tehama) have introduced legislation to curb greenhouse gas emissions by pausing California’s renewable energy mandates.

 Sounds crazy, but unlike some critics of this plan (lookin’ at you, Sierra Club), the numbers don’t lie.

 FACT: The Gallagher/Nielsen plan could free up more than $800 million for vegetation management and grid hardening by pausing the requirement that utilities buy overpriced renewable energy.

FACT: The California Air Resources Board has determined that vegetation management is THE SINGLE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE WAY TO REDUCE GHG EMISSIONS.

 FACT: Over the last decade, California’s renewable mandate for utilities cut 40 million metric tons of GHG emissions.

 FACT: Those GHG savings were completely wiped out by the 2018 wildfires.
 

BOTTOM LINE: If California wants to cut GHG emissions, it needs to stop the wildfires. The Republican plan from Gallagher and Nielsen can provide more than $800 million per year to stop fires, protect property and most importantly, save lives. And it does all that without taking an extra dime from consumers.

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.

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