Before I post the comment, you may have read how Las Vegas has joined other cities in the USA and shifted to 100% renewables, which is is expected to save the city an annual $5 million in operating costs. It's the city that's shifted, not all of the strip. On the official Las Vegas blog, it was announced that:
This morning, Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and NV Energy Senior Vice President of Customer Operations Pat Egan announced that we are the first large city in the country and one of the first major customers in Nevada to be served exclusively with renewable energy. We are now one of the few cities of the world that can say all the power we use comes from a green source. In partnership with NV Energy, every streetlight, city park, community center, fire station, service yard and public building owned by the city, totaling 140 facilities, will be 100 percent powered by renewable energy.All the power used by the city itself now comes exclusively from renewable energy. While that doesn't mean that all the power used on the strip or in households come from renewable energy, it's a big step forward. On Snopes, it was pointed out that some businesses on the strip are following suit because it makes good business sense.
Below is the comment that prompted me to write this article. Ronald Abate wrote how people have moved to Las Vegas, presumably he thinks it's to get away from clean energy!
December 27, 2016 at 7:45 pmAs an aside, I recall the Enron scandal, and California's electricity crisis. This was caused by manipulation of the power supply by corrupt suppliers, following partial deregulation by a Republican governor and related to the changing Californian climate - to drought. It seems deniers have limited recall.
California’s loss will be other states gain. I meet many people here in Las Vegas who have migrated away from the insanity that is California. As long as the rest of the nation does not have to bailout the California’s stupidity, I’m fine with them doing whatever they want. That is why our federated republic must remain. New York State bans fracking. That’s OK, because it gives the other states more opportunity. The Left is absolutely great at wealth destruction. Just think what the NYS fracking ban has done to real estate values for those properties that contain the potential for hydrocarbon extraction. That is wealth destruction writ large.
Renewables create jobs
Eric tried, but failed, to link to an article in the New York Times. Renewables are creating jobs and are a boost to California's economy. It is reverting to a smog economy that would harm the USA. From the NY Times article:
"The clean-air initiatives here have become an intricate part of the economy and a source of growth and jobs. Federal cutbacks would no doubt hurt the state to some extent, but analysts say the very energy-efficiency policies that may soon come under attack by the new administration have been a significant factor in California’s economic reversal.
“If the president-elect and his administration work to undermine our climate leadership, they will hurt our economy,” Mr. de Leon said. “They will kill jobs. And ultimately, they will hurt the economy of the United States. We are 13 percent of the overall G.D.P.”
More thoughts from WUWT, and waging war
If you've not had enough, here are some more "thoughts" from empty-headed deniers and conspiracy theorists at WUWT.
I don't know what Scottish Sceptic was thinking. Anyone? It could look as if he might have finally accepted science, but I doubt it. Both Scotland and California, like the rest of the world, are "behind the science" and already accept it.
December 27, 2016 at 5:20 pm
Sorry to hear this Anthony, it seems that California like Scotland is a hotbed of climate madness and that both these areas will be dragged kicking and screaming behind the science – until some unknown date in the future, when they finally realise there is no choice but to accept it.
Many WUWT-ers thoughts are even less intelligible. fobdangerclose wrote:
December 27, 2016 at 5:49 pm
California to become the liberal democrat commie’s final solution to make California into one giant Detroit gang ruined combat zone!
MarkG wants Donald to build a wall around the state with the biggest economy in the USA. That's known as "cutting off your nose to spite your face":
December 27, 2016 at 7:12 pm
The problem is that Californians leave California too, and take their insane policy demands with them. Trump doesn’t just need to build a wall around Mexico, he needs to build one around California, too.
Curious George wants to send the Californian governor to Mars:
December 27, 2016 at 7:35 pm
Governor Moonbeam is entitled to his own climate. How about Mars? Not too hot. He should take a plenty of acolytes.
Walter Sobchak doesn't like democracy. He wants war:
December 27, 2016 at 8:21 pm
We should expel California from the United States, and then declare war on it.
Top photo from Southern Company, courtesy of SunPower.