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SACRAMENTO, California (LifeSiteNews) — Californians are being asked to cut back on cooling their homes and using large appliances to prevent rolling blackouts as the state buckles under the weight of its outdated infrastructure and increasing reliance on unreliable “clean energy” sources.

The shift to green energy exemplified in the Golden State has been a key element of the global left-wing climate agenda.

This week, California residents received multiple statewide emergency alerts and a message from Gov. Newsom asking them to “do their part” to protect the state’s electrical grid from shutting down amid a late summer heat wave affecting the western United States.

On Tuesday, California’s Independent System Operator (ISO) upped its warnings by declaring an Energy Emergency Alert 3, cautioning that the state was “unable to meet energy demand” and that rolling blackouts (temporary power outages) were “very possible.”

The alert came after Californians struggled under six consecutive days of “flex alerts” urging residents to slash power consumption.

In response to the Tuesday emergency alert, Gov. Newsom took to Twitter to advise residents to “Set thermostats to 78, “Turn off unnecessary lights” and “Avoid using large appliances” in order to “conserve as much energy as possible during this record breaking heatwave.”

The California governor, who faced a 2021 recall election and received widespread condemnation for violating his own COVID-19 orders in 2020, drew backlash for recording a short video in which, while wearing a fleece jacket, he cautioned Californians to help prevent power shutdowns by pulling back on cooling their homes.

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On Tuesday night, the state’s predominant grid operator, California ISO, praised Californians for reducing energy consumption in response to the alerts, claiming that voluntary cutbacks helped stave off rotating outages.

On Wednesday, however, California ISO extended another “flex alert” from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Thursday issued a Level 2 Energy Emergency Alert.

Conservatives have been quick to blast the Golden State for asking residents to bear the brunt of the government’s inability to supply sufficient energy to meet demand.

Critics specifically pointed out that the emergency alerts came just weeks after Gov. Newsom signed legislation banning the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035, a move that would sharply increase strain on the grid as more Californians switch to electric vehicles.

Earlier this month, Californians were specifically asked to limit charging their electric vehicles just days after Newsom signed the landmark legislation making California the first U.S. state to ban sales of new combustion engine vehicles.

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California’s energy woes come as the state has led the way in adopting “clean energy” alternatives to traditional resources like natural gas and coal, and failed to maintain its overtaxed existing infrastructure. In May, the state made headlines for meeting 100% of its electricity demand from “renewable sources,” including solar panels and wind turbines.

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The G20 meeting this October will see the most powerful nations in the world - the U.S., Canada, the U.K., the E.U., Australia, India, China, Russia and Brazil among others - discuss climate policies that are already affecting billions of people around the world. 

This powerful cadre of international leaders wants the world to run on solar and wind power, forcing an end to the use of gas, oil and nuclear power, as well as crushing beef farmers because of supposed methane emissions.

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The harshest effects of energy shortages will be felt this winter in the west, when our leaders' decisions to cut oil supplies and reject Russian natural gas will:

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But threats of looming blackouts and requests that residents voluntarily curtail personal power usage despite paying hefty taxes and energy bills have led some to suggest that California’s “energy transition” may be less than a success.

Meanwhile, an image of a Californian’s Tesla being charged using a portable gas-powered generator went viral over the past week, leading critics to point out that California residents are actually being forced to rely on traditional fuel sources thanks to the state’s unworkable “renewable energy” shift.

“When you realize a battery is a storage unit instead of a power source, you realize EVs run on coal,” remarked California Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Mark Meuser.

The hard shift to “clean energy” exemplified in California has been a central plank of the global left-wing climate agenda and a major component of the WEF’s “Great Reset,” which “seeks to ‘push the reset button’ on the global economy” and “reimagine capitalism.”

According to the WEF founder Klaus Schwab, “[e]very country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed.”

The plan would obliterate the fossil fuel industry, destroy reliable access to electricity, implement a “universal basic income,” and replace traditional energy industry jobs with guaranteed government positions protected by unions, LifeSiteNews previously reported.

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