Power, or ""Power""

Regarding "California Steamin',"1 California politicians wrote an incoherent power regulation, regulators refused to license new power generators and lines for its transmission. The losses to the citizens, lowly humans, are being treated as inconveniences and explained away as unintended consequences of a "green" policy that had only the good of the planet in mind. Surely, of any body of thinkers, scientists are the most aware of "unintended consequences"; they plan meticulously to exclude them

Martha De Mey
Jul 22, 2001
Regarding "California Steamin',"1 California politicians wrote an incoherent power regulation, regulators refused to license new power generators and lines for its transmission. The losses to the citizens, lowly humans, are being treated as inconveniences and explained away as unintended consequences of a "green" policy that had only the good of the planet in mind. Surely, of any body of thinkers, scientists are the most aware of "unintended consequences"; they plan meticulously to exclude them from experiments. That takes brains and forward thinking.

Why then did the California scientific community leave its energy supply in the hands of politicians and cult members, the former who will lie, cheat, and steal to get elected, and the latter who rely on their emotions to point the way to salvation, both of whom are only interested in what feels good now. To say that "power failure... ruined those experiments" is to obscure the...

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