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Pleasanton, Dublin switch to renewable power plan under East Bay Community Energy

Original post made on Nov 24, 2021

Pleasanton and Dublin are among seven Bay Area cities to support combating climate change by switching their electricity supply to renewable solar and wind sources through East Bay Community Energy's (EBCE) Renewable 100 program.

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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 24, 2021 at 7:15 am

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If Biden had not shut down the Keyston pipeline he would be putting oil into the national reserve not taking it out. The fifty million barrels of oil he is releasing from the reserve will not impact prices here in the Bay area. Fifty million barrels of oil is a three-day supply in the US.

Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 24, 2021 at 8:24 am

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"In a statement, Pleasanton City Councilmember and EBCE Board Member Kathy Narum said the transition to 100% renewable energy "is an important step toward reducing overall greenhouse gas emissions in Pleasanton for the long-term benefit of our community," "

What long-term benefit? We are already subject to rolling blackouts because the state can't supply current energy needs due to mandatory renewable requirements. What happens when renewables are the only energy sources allowed and the wind isn't blowing and/or the sun is not shining? The "carbon neutral" plans and "combating climate change" claims are laughable considering nations such as China, India, and Russia are doing nothing to reduce their emissions.

More utopian silliness from so called "progressives" who foolishly think the city (or the world) is coming to an end - and only they can "save it" with more government control over/micromanaging behavior of the citizens (for managed decline). I can hardly wait for the next round of restricting anything in Pleasanton that is fossil fuel related (natural gas furnaces, gasoline engines, gas stations, fuel rationing, etc.), the corresponding cost increases/disruptions/fines to residents, and irritating lectures from city officials to either "do what you are told" and/or "use less".

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