We got to tell Greta about natural gas. Pretty simple. Half the carbon of coal. No ash. No particulate. Very little nasty chemical emission. All fossil fuels are not the same.
So the power plant companies would be responsible for the tax? Another advantage over coal.
Can you say "unplanned outages?"
California has decided to not use any power that is generated by coal in the near term future. Good for gas. My understanding about the current outage has to do with maintenance on lines and ROWs to protect against starting forest fires.
Point is the crazies have some people in a state of mind where power interruption is somehow acceptable. But the current CA leadership does not consider alternatives. To them turning off the power for several days is the way to go . . . . and the needs of the people be damned. That is precisely the same sort of thinking needed to support their renewables wet dream, in which power interruptions are more likely to happen but (to them) are no big deal because they are "saving the planet".100% malarkey.