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Old 08-21-2018, 01:18 PM   #2505 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
Facts show otherwise - California has the fastest growing economy while they are transitioning more quickly to renewable energy than most places. Moving to renewable energy will save us a lot of money, and save a lot of lives, and improve our quality of life.
CA has the fastest growing economy because it attracts the most innovators, and has a culture of materialism (more so than most other places in the country). Their economy is growing despite the high price of everything, including utilities, not because of it.

This might be fine for most Californians, but it has an outsized negative impact on the poor, which CA has plenty of.

Perhaps long term there will be some savings to be had by moving towards renewables, but that isn't evident yet. There will likely be no way to quantify the health impacts of going to renewables, other than the clear cases of technicians who fall to their deaths while installing solar roofs, or while working on wind turbines.
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