Monday, July 25, 2005

Nunez blames Governor for Weather

It's been hot in California the last few days, prompting Californians to use more airconditioning, bringing supply and demand for electricity closer to parity.

If you believe Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, it's all BushSchwarzenegger's fault.

It's darn hot in California, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez agreed yesterday as temperatures climbed to triple digits.

There the Republican governor and Democratic speaker diverged in their weekly radio addresses, as the speaker criticized the governor for not doing enough to boost electricity supplies after two days of power-shortage warnings in Southern California.

Núñez, of Los Angeles, evoked the rolling blackouts that hit the state in 2000 and 2001, and criticized the governor for vetoing his bill last year that would have reregulated the state's electricity market.

Of course, Nunez fails to explain how signing his bill would have made it any cooler in California or built one new power plant. In fact, it may have made things worse with its provisions against distributed generation--making everyone rely on the grid.