Jose Mier is hot. That’s not hyperbole. On Sunday here in Sun Valley, CA it was 112 degrees!
The record temperatures over the past several days have put a strain on California’s pwer gird. Last night it almost broke. Almost. The power companies had to bring old (gas powered) generating plants online to handle the overload. It’s a no brainer and the government should know that we’re nto going to shut off our A/C especially when it’s 112 outside.
This leads us to question whether taking traditional electricity generators (hydro or nuclear) offline is a good idea. Wind and solar are nice, but they can’t gereate the needs of this most populous state in the union.
Here’s a short video I did about last night’s heatwave and my response to it.