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PG&E rates are highest in the nation

“PG&E rates are highest in the nation”, Santa Cruz Sentinel — March 30, 2022

PGE rates are 80% higher than the average state, chiefly due to the dramatic subsidies to wind and solar. California is closing its nuclear plants, which are zero emission and highly economically efficient, simply to “virtue signal.” The irony here is that solar panels are loaded with arsenic, and mostly made from coal burning in China, while electric vehicle batteries are the most environmentally harmful form of automotive transportation based on life cycle analysis. Shall we continue this expensive virtue signaling, or shall we elect new leaders, who are mindful of environmental goals, but not addicted to arbitrary outcomes that make no economic or environmental sense.

— Sharon Wood, Carmel