Better start hustling in some more Republican scapegoats, guys. Apparently California is still suffering power shortages:
California lurched into its first electricity emergency of the year today after the state was hit by soaring temperatures in addition to power plant and transmission line outages.
The Stage 1 emergency, which means the state is within 7% of running out of electricity, comes a day after energy officials said California has adequate supplies for the summer but that generation or transmission mishaps could bring blackouts.
Under California’s three-stage emergency alert system, the state is far from declaring blackouts. But the emergency declaration, declared at 3 p.m. today, underscored how fragile the balance is between supply and demand in the state only two years after the energy crisis.