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California extends “Flex Alert” and advises against charging electric vehicles from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.


California officials have extended a “Flex Alert” amid an energy shortage, advising residents to conserve power between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sunday, and to “[a]avoid using large household appliances and charging electric vehicles” during this time.

The current “Flex Alert” has been in place for five straight days, amid a heat wave that is expected to last through Labor Day weekend. California lacks energy due to its distance from nuclear power and natural gas, and the fact that renewable energy sources such as solar and wind cannot yet make up the difference during periods of peak of consumer demand.

The irony of not charging electric vehicles, just days after the state approved regulations banning the sale of gas-powered cars in 2035, has not gone unnoticed by many Californians, who noted that they might not be allowed to charge cars. they are forced to buy.

Additionally, gasoline prices are at an all-time high in California for a Labor Day weekend, despite prices steadily falling over the summer from their record highs in the late spring. California pays the highest gas prices in the country, thanks to taxes and regulations. The transition from passenger vehicles to electric vehicles will put an estimated 30% additional pressure on the electricity grid.

Joel B. Pollak is editor of Breitbart News and host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot Sunday nights from 7-10 p.m. ET (4-7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book Neither Free Nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His latest book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is the winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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