People line up behind a banner that reads “Regenerate California.”
Photo by Kristiana Faddoul

According to Gizmodo reporter Brian Kahn, “The notion that natural gas is a bridge to a renewable future was first put in writing in 1979 by environmentalist Barry Commoner in his book The Politics of Energy. He called it a ‘bridge between the present, unsatisfactory reality and the still abstract, hoped-for future.’”

More than 40 years later, you can still hear politicians and industry lobbyists talk about that supposed…