“Gov. Jerry Brown has made the regional grid plan a signature effort in the waning months of his tenure, pressing state legislators to enact it. California already receives power produced in other states, but Mr. Brown wants to create a single authority that would manage the flow of electrons across the region.
Critics, invoking the earlier fiasco, warn that the latest plan will again cost consumers and may even increase, not reduce, greenhouse gases.
They worry that the proposal will actually increase the use of coal and natural gas at a time when California and hundreds of cities across the country are working toward producing 100 percent of their electricity without carbon emissions.”
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