Joe Biden’s incompetent Energy Secretary said the rest of the country should follow California’s radical ban on gas-powered vehicle sales.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm touted California’s ban on gas-powered cars even though the state issued a flex alert asking Californians not to charge their electric vehicles during a sweltering heatwave to avoid rolling blackouts.
“Do you think what California is doing could or would be a national model?” the reporter asked Granholm.
“Could be! Could be!” Granholm said.
Meanwhile in California…
The California Independent System Operator extended a Flex Alert into the weekend amid a sweltering heatwave in an effort to avoid rolling blackouts.
Last week, just days after passing a law banning new sales of gasoline powered cars by 2035, California urged residents to avoid charging their electric vehicles during peak hours to avoid power outages.
“During a Flex Alert, consumers are urged to reduce energy use from 4-9 p.m. when the system is most stressed because demand for electricity remains high and there is less solar energy available. The top three conservation actions are to set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, avoid using large appliances and charging electric vehicles, and turn off unnecessary lights.“
The company that manages the power grid in California extended the Flex Alert on Friday evening and once again asked people to reduce their energy use.
Temperatures soared into the triple digits in Southern California for Labor Day weekend.
Even the coastal cities in SoCal (which are usually cooler) were under a heat advisory all weekend.
“Californians are strongly urged to lower electricity use by setting thermostats to 78 or higher, health permitting, avoid using major appliances, and turning off all unnecessary lights,” officials announced Friday evening. “Tomorrow’s Flex Alert is the fourth consecutive call for conservation, as much of the state remains gripped in an extensive heat wave.”
This is what Joe Biden wants for all Americans, except for the elites.
The elites will be able to charge their EVs or still enjoy their gas-powered fleets while the peasants are unable to drive or travel.