California Bill Would Mandate 100% Green Energy, Solar Panels on Every New Home

by Dave Blount | July 17, 2017 4:15 pm

You could watch a chilling science fiction movie about what would happen if certifiable lunatics achieved total control of a society. You could learn about the history of Cambodia under Pol Pot, whose schizophrenic dictates killed off up to 30% of the population. Or you could visit California:

The California Senate Majority Leader Kevin de León has introduced a new bill that would mandate the Golden State get all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045.

Note this is not some backbencher kook but the Senate Majority Leader in a state that effectively has only one party.

What has not been widely discussed in the press – and buried in the details of the bill – is that all new homes and all homes sold must have solar panels as their source of energy. All apartment buildings with more than four units must install solar panels by 2025, and all commercial and office buildings must do the same. As for farms, they must commit 25% of their acreage to windmills.

California has been known as the nation’s breadbasket — probably not for much longer though.

A Democratic member of the Senate told us “We cannot wait any longer to save the planet. The time is now.”

Reasonable people can disagree over whether there is such a thing as anthropogenic global warming and whether it is somehow a problem. But no reasonable person could believe that destroying California’s economy with lunatic regulations will “save the planet.”

We asked him about the economic effect of the bill. He stated, “This will be a huge economic stimulus for California. Now all my family members who are here as undocumented workers can get a job. It will take the burden off me of supporting them. Who do you think is going to climb on all those roofs and install those solar panels?”

Wonderful. It will employ the zillions of illegal aliens that California has lured in with its generous welfare benefits and sanctuary policies. But who will pay the illegals to install the inefficient solar panels? At some point wealth has to be created before it can be forcibly redistributed — a fact that is unaccounted for in liberal ideology.

Speaking of liberal ideology, there is more to it than using apocalyptic environmentalism to justify authoritarian micromanagement. There is also a profound hatred of America’s core population, generally expressed as special rewards for anyone who is not white and heterosexual.

On the subject of how people will be able to afford the mandatory solar panels:

He then said, “California has its own program and we plan on expanding that. The program, of course, will be income qualified and aimed toward identified minorities.” Expanding on that issue, he said anyone who can show they are Black, Hispanic, LGBTQ or disabled will get a special subsidy.

Others can qualify by convincing the bureaucrats that they are at least 1/16 American Indian. As for the rest of us, we get yet another kick in the teeth for having “privilege.” White Californians who cannot certify that they are perverts will pay for their own solar panels, and also the solar panels of those lucky enough to be “marginalized.”

A bill recently emerged in California that would provide free healthcare for everyone, with no way of paying for it. It would have literally bankrupted the state. It was shelved without being put up for a vote, to the vehement chagrin of Bernie Sanders and other leftists. If sanity prevails, the green energy bill will suffer the same fate. If not, it might pass. Surrounding states are advised to brace for large numbers of refugees.

On a tip from Steve A.

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