Boy is it hot outside.
As everyone around here knows… it gets HOT! That’s why we should all be concerned with Sacramento’s failing energy policies.
Imagine we’re having another one of our 100+ degree August days. It’s 3pm and suddenly – your AC goes out. You look around and you realize it’s not just your AC, but also your lights and refrigerator. You just went shopping. We are hearing this can start happening regularly over the next couple years.
Why? Because Sacramento decided we transition our energy grid to renewable energy without the supplies and resources to do it correctly. Now make no mistake, I support renewable energy and moving towards it.
But Sacramento’s failure to think ahead is going to make the transition more painful and dangerous than it needs to be. Sacramento needs leaders who plan for the long-term while ensuring short-term energy needs are met through an all-of-the-above energy approach.
Think about the huge power outages over the last few years. Think about the millions of dollars of food lost, the danger people reliant on electricity for health needs are put in, the misery in hot communities when the air conditioners stop working. This didn’t have to be.
This summer, we’re projected to have an energy shortfall equivalent to what it takes to power 1.3 million homes. A supply chain crisis that’s impacting our energy supply, a drought that lessens our ability to use hydro-electric power, and hotter than normal summers mean rolling blackouts are a threat once again.
That’s why I support additional tax credits and incentives for people and businesses to transition to renewable energy. That’s why I support significant investment in California’s electric grid so we can deliver renewable energy to residents across the state. The government has a place in helping us transition into renewable energy – but it’s by helping the market – not by putting a chokehold on our small businesses and families.
I don’t think it’s rocket science. It’s common sense. If you find my stance on energy policy reasonable, feel free to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn more about me and what I stand for at gregwallis.org. Lastly, if you’d like to help but don’t want to get directly involved with the campaign for lack of time – which I totally get – feel free to donate a couple bucks to my campaign. $5, $15, $25, or even $50 – every little bit helps towards bringing our state back.
Your Candidate for Assembly District 47