by Katy Grimes, E&E Legal Senior Media Fellow and California Globe Editor
As Appearing in the California Globe
200 cases of human rights violations found when renewable energy projects were imposed on poor communities
Coal. Oil and Gas. Solar. Wind. Nuclear. Biomass. Hydroelectric. These are all effective energy sources, but some are called “natural” and “clean,” while the others are called “dirty energy,” or “dangerous,” or just ignored.
Hybrid cars. Battery-Electric cars. Hydrogen Fuel Cell cars. Internal combustion cars. There are now many options of vehicles, and all are clean vehicles, thanks to technology.
Worldwide, coal and then gas, is the largest source of electricity production. Of the lower-carbon sources, hydropower and nuclear make the largest contribution. Wind and solar bring up the rear, but are prioritized by the proponents of controlling climate change.
With the heat wave in the Western United States, California Gov, Gavin Newsom signed an emergency proclamation last week to free up additional energy capacity, “in preparation for the extreme temperatures.” California already buys more than one-third of its energy from other states. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, California imports the most electricity from other states.