This is how stupid California is. California is strongly anti-nuclear, as are many liberal states and organizations. They ignore the problem of energy demand, instead concentrating on making unfounded cases against utilities who would build nuclear stations. I say we let their lights go out. It doesn't concern me one bit to see them in an energy shortage when it's their own foolishness that got them in this situation. I'm with the utilities on this; it's either up/down with the thermostat or off with the lights.
As soon as they recognize the pros of nuclear power their problem will be over.