Don't gamble with reliability in the transition to a carbon-free future

A carbon-free future is now both a moral imperative and a legal requirement, but it is equally critical that the state moves toward this goal in a deliberate manner that does not sacrifice reliability.

Recent events in Texas and California demonstrate the pitfalls of failing to carefully manage the transition from fossil fuels to renewables. Yet a number of advocates and elected officials appear unwilling to heed these important lessons and are pushing for a moratorium on construction of any new fossil fuel facilities—including the repowering of existing plants.

While there is an understandable desire to speed up the state’s renewable energy investments, such a moratorium is bad

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