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Interesting story, but the core of it is simple; California pays more than other states for power because it mandates 'alternative' sources, and it requires more natural gas fired plants to accomodate the unreliable nature of said alternatives.
In the end, what will save it is batteries. I'll leave it to others to describe what sort of battery you need to supply 250,000 gigawatt hours of electricity.
New federal rule will hurt renewables, help gas and coal
Rule artificially raises bids from plants that get certain state subsidies.
Michael Moore's latest documentary Planet of the Humans, available on youtube, is not being well received.
'Demoralizing' New Michael Moore Film Attacks Climate Movement at a Time When Solutions Should be at the Forefront, Say Critics
"Throughout, the filmmakers twist basic facts, misleading the public about who is responsible for the climate crisis."
In the middle of a pandemic, renewables are taking over the grid