California Gov. Gavin Newsom urged Californians this week to turn their thermostats up to 78 degrees Fahrenheit, despite the 100 degree weather all week in California. Heat waves are a threat to the California power grids which are at risk of imploding.
According to Bloomberg, many parts of California are still under a warning for “excessive heat waves.” California’s largest power company, PG&E Corp reportedly said on Tuesday that 525,000 homes and businesses that they could lose power for up to two hours.
California has been one of the many states that has been toying with the idea of more of its citizens driving electric cars, but that might not be such a great idea. Best-selling New York Times author and UFC Fighter pilot Tim Kennedy called out Newsom via social media:
“Are you about to mandate all vehicles in California be electric? I’m fairly certain you don’t have enough electricity/power to supply the current citizens of your state that haven’t fled yet.”
It seems as if Californians had to experience an extra hot Labor Day Weekend with all the heat and thermostat spikes. As of now, California will continue to suffer the rest of the week until their actions save the planet.