Note: The print edition of the Los Angeles Times’ March 4, 2013 AA1 top front-page story posted below was “Spreading California’s green gospel.” The fact that this is ultimately an issue of religious belief for the left is thus reflected in my title.
I will bold face the part that admits the one thing that liberals despise the most – the truth – for your perusal:
Gov. Jerry Brown works to spread California’s green doctrine
California is a leader on the environment, but it needs other states — and nations — on board to keep down economic costs.
March 03, 2013|By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO — When Gov. Jerry Brown called on his fellow governors at a conference in Washington last week to embrace a California-style pursuit of cleaner air, he was doing more than reinforcing the state’s image as an environmental trailblazer. He was trying to protect its economy.
Brown needs other states and the federal government to adopt key elements of California’s environmental agenda, such as reaping more energy from renewable sources and capping greenhouse gas emissions, if those programs are to be successful here.
The state’s aggressive pursuit of environmental goals has provided a new impetus for green jobs and federal subsidies. But the programs are costly to businesses, raising the price of their energy and forcing them to upgrade to cleaner manufacturing technologies.
If others don’t go green, California could become an outlier, saddling businesses with costly new power while neighboring states continue to use traditional, cheaper energy, experts say. If the efforts under way in California spread to become the new normal, however, all will benefit from economies of scale.
If more states order power companies to limit their use of fossil fuels, for example, the incentive will grow nationwide for firms to develop cheaper alternatives, leaving California consumers less exposed to spikes in electricity rates.
Likewise, if greenhouse gas caps are widely implemented, the state’s landmark climate change law is more likely to be successful. Cleansing the air is “clearly not something California can do on its own,” said Severin Borenstein, director of the University of California Energy Institute.
The authors of California’s emissions law said as much in its text: The ultimate goal is “encouraging other states, the federal government and other countries to act.”
Brown has vowed to keep pushing to “decarbonize the economy.” He wants to advance the state’s mandate for renewable energy — already the most ambitious in the nation — further so California will receive as much as half its power from renewable sources within 20 years. In the courts, his administration is defending a state law, challenged by some oil and ethanol companies, that requires gasoline to contain 10% less carbon by the end of the decade.
In Washington, Brown pushed for others to join in. “We can’t do it alone,” he told state leaders gathered for the National Governors Assn. meeting. “We need other states…. We need China. We need India.”
You see, contrary to what “experts” have really been saying all along, liberals assured us that their “alternative” energy sources weren’t any more expensive than the “traditional” sources of fossil fuel that they despise so much and have tried so hard to literally criminalize.
Green energies are STUPIDLY more expensive than fossil fuels. Period. Thank you for pointing out at least one true thing in your paper today. And wait, they revealed an even bigger truth: they also pointed out that if everybody else in the world doesn’t agree with us that the emperor looks incredible in that brilliant outfit and of course he’s not parading around in his underpants, the entire liberal green energy boondoggle will fail BECAUSE OUR COMPETITORS AREN’T AS STUPID AS OUR LIBERALS ARE.
Californians are paying more for their electricity than anyone in America with the exception of the also-liberally dominated Hawaii and the Northeastern region of the country. North Dakota – a state that doesn’t criminalize fossil fuels – has residential rates of 7.97 cents per kilowatt hour, as opposed to California’s nearly double 15.3 cents. It’s not that simple, obviously, given regional phenomena, but that’s an in-your-face fact.
As California dives in to the incredibly inefficient and expensive green energies by criminalizing fossil fuels and tax-funding their green energy boondoggles, our rates our going to skyrocket. And even MORE actually-born-in-America citizens are going to flee this insanely stupid people’s republic.
Jerry Brown and California Democrats did what Obama is doing to the rest of America: they have bet their economy’s future on green energy. And either every other state does it so it doesn’t make California’s investment look stupid and evil, or California goes bankrupt. And as California goes, so goes the nation.
Either the entire world – including China and India which are actually building an average of four coal plants every single DAY in their countries rather than “going green” – goes Obama-stupid green worship - or America goes bankrupt. Those are your choices now.
Liberals gambled everything on this one – and the facts show that they are going to lose our bet for us. Obama made a bet, America got bit. Bit by a poisonous snake that is going to kill us.
It’s amazing. Even the Europeans who thought of this incredibly stupid green energy garbage in the first place are now beginning to flee this stupidity even as under Obama and Democrats we’re diving into it like no one ever has. The Europe that embraced this crap is bankrupt because of it and closer to complete fiscal collapse than we are only because we were never this stupid until now.
Spain led Europe in diving into green energy. It went bankrupt. And now Spain is one of the most bankrupt nations in the EU.
And that’s the model we’re following. Seriously.
One of the big reasons that our manufacturing fled to China is because the energy needed to manufacture something is dirt cheap. They are leading in the manufacturing of all the green energy gizmos that liberals promised would create American jobs because of their energy cost and labor cost and cost of doing business are so much cheaper. Chinese aren’t “pro-green” in the sense that they’re ever going to require their people to use it; they’re “pro-stupid” in the sense that they will build whatever stupid Americans want so they can take our jobs and our money from us. If Americans want to bankrupt themselves with idiotic green energy, China will be only too happy to build our suicide machines for us and create more jobs for China in the process.
I mentioned coal and the fact that that’s the energy source that China is using to economically bury us with our own stupidity.
Nearly half – 48.2 percent – of the electricity generated in America came from coal when Obama took office. And what was it that Obama said would happen to these producers of half of the nation’s electricity? He promised to bankrupt them.
Please understand, we voted for our suicide. Either we knew what we were doing and willingly chose suicide in voting for Obama, or we were so stupid that we proved ourselves unfit to survive by any Darwinian standard and voted for suicide by proxy. But we voted for national suicide in 2008 and we confirmed that decision in 2012.
It doesn’t matter that coal is an incredibly cheap and efficient power source. It doesn’t matter if America has more coal by far and away than any other nation on earth. It doesn’t matter if bankrupting coal production is a synonym for bankrupting America. We’re going to bankrupt coal producers and we’re going to bait and switch America to our green energy.
It is a truly amazing fact that three of your very most important elements to businesses – the cost of energy, the cost of labor, the cost of complying with government corruption and regulation – are THE most important things any employer bases business decisions on. Liberals make all three plus many other costs of doing business MASSIVELY more expensive. And then liberals are constantly shocked and appalled that businesses would respond to the middle finger that Democrats just gave them by taking their operations somewhere else.
So now you understand, as even acknowledged by liberalism: either the whole world decides to quit using cheap, abundant energy and chooses instead to only use expensive, production-intensive green energy boondoggles, or else America is going to go broke on the bet just as Europe went broke on pretty much the same bet.
But don’t worry about it, liberals. The one thing you slandering liars know how to do is blame other people for your disasters. You’ll get away with it again just like you got away with it in 2008.
Because the beast is coming. And evil must blossom like a corpse flower to make straight in the wilderness a highway for their god.
You secular humanist liberals will be able to take his mark soon.