California spared blackouts Monday, reliance on renewable energy blamed for shortage

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“We all want to take care of the environment. We all want to have energy that’s reliable, affordable and is clean. Natural gas is reliable, affordable and it is burning exceedingly clean,” Patterson says. “The utilities have been doing what they’ve been told they have to do. As a result, they have purchased a lot of solar, a lot of wind and they have been caught, like the rest of us, with a grid that doesn’t have enough electricity on it at the times we need it to keep the light on.”