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Why Do Berkeley Leftists Love the 18th Century?

Why Do Berkeley Leftists Love the 18th Century?

By    |   Saturday, 17 August 2019 09:30 AM

The leftist politicians who run the city of Berkeley have evidently decided to double-down on making housing unaffordable. Already it is estimated that 50 percent of the cost of a new home in California is caused by government rules and regulations.

That share of the cost will increase even more next year when the latest state mandate takes effect. Every new home must include solar panels. That will raise the cost another $10,000. Berkeley is eager to add to next year’s increase.

Fresh off its victory over plastic straws, the city council has decided to ban the use of natural gas in new homes and businesses. Natural gas has been used for lights and heating in the Bay area since 1876 and Berkeley has decided it’s high time to put an end to that.

If whale oil and lumber were good enough for… well we were going to write Father Junipero Serra, but he’s been banished to Social Justice Warrior Hell… so let’s just say indigenous people, then they will be good enough for anyone who’s not rich or politically connected today.

Banning clean-burning natural gas is another way the light-weight ignoramuses on the council can prove their ‘green’ bona fides. To these whale-oil-intensity intellects banning natural gas will save the planet from evil carbon dioxide, which among other terrible things makes the plants grow.

Fox News tells us in the future new home and business customers will be forced to use electricity for both heating and cooking. Daniel Turner explains that’s bad for the wallet and cooking options. “Natural gas is typically half the price of electric heating. It’s even more efficient and heats up homes faster on average. There are major advantages to gas cooking. Those include finer temperature control, quicker temperature response times, easy cleaning, and reliability when the power goes out. Ask anyone who watches the Food Network or who works at a restaurant whether they’d like to use a gas range or an electric range.”

What the council is too foolish to understand is the electricity Berkeley residents will be using isn’t found on the ground like mana. It must be generated and since California doesn’t produce enough power to match demands in the state, much of the electricity must be imported “from neighboring states like Utah and Arizona where it is generated by coal. Somehow displacing the emissions from California to another state, and charging the taxpayers more, fulfills the criteria for being ‘green.’"

Evidently Berkeley politicos believe a lump of coal that’s burned in a red state doesn’t count against their ‘green’ halo at home.

The left claims to be the party of science. That would be funny if it wasn’t costing California residents real money.

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Evidently Berkeley politicos believe a lump of coal that’s burned in a red state doesn’t count against their ‘green’ halo at home.
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Saturday, 17 August 2019 09:30 AM
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