Oilpan4 wrote: ↑
Tue May 05, 2020 12:30 am
See California could have this all the time if they pushed way more electric vehicles and pollution exportation.
So your answer is that we should dump the local air pollution problem on someone else, rather than fixing it at the source? That's pretty much what the developed world has been doing for decades, by outsourcing most of our dirtiest jobs to poorer countries with limited environmental laws and enforcement. No, thanks.
We've been ending out of state contracts for coal for well over a decade, and prohibited new plants here while phasing out existing ones even longer. NG will go next, as we develop affordable storage for our ever increasing VR. The major IOUs are already required to have substantial amounts of storage, enough in some cases to handle the evening peak, although seasonal storage remains too expensive for now.
ZEV adoption rate remains constrained by the same three factors (price/range/charging) as have applied for the past decade, although those are slowly improving, and the state continues to provide subsidies and perks But the drop in people's incomes due to Covid-19 will slow the transition for at least a couple of years, IMO.