California’s Green Blackout Economy

This is what happens when ideology meets up with engineering and physical realities. Rudyard Kipling’s “Gods of the Copybook Headings” is highly instructive.

When the power goes off, California does not have a green economy; it does not have any economy. I support use of ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 to improve efficient material and energy use, but these do not require reliance on unreliable and/or overpriced energy sources.

The ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems can and should (my opinion) be extended to all forms of material waste, and ISO 50001 addresses energy waste. Less energy waste improves business performance regardless of whether the energy comes from renewable or non-renewable sources. Application of these standards, and good engineering, work. Ideological experiments on real businesses, real workers, and real people is a (quack) prescription for disaster, and California is learning this the hard way.

Tiffany Madison’s explanation of The Gods of the Copybook Headings is highly instructive.
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