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Old 08-11-2022, 07:10 AM
 
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Where will the electricity for EV's come from? What will it do to the cost of electricity? Many other questions, but these are the most obvious. Sincerely wondering.
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Old 08-11-2022, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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It will come from unicorn dust and rainbows. Our world will be clean and everyone will drive an EV. We will all hold hands and sing songs about how we “saved the world”.


Reality........the electricity will come from power plants that use fossil fuels and nuclear energy. We will need to build a lot of them too, if the left gets their wish and we all drive them then our current energy infrastructure needs massive overhaul.

This reminds me, my F150 needs gas today.....time to increase my carbon footprint
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Old 08-11-2022, 07:22 AM
 
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My EV electric comes from ships and trains delivering coal to burn.
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Old 08-11-2022, 07:23 AM
 
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CA has major looming problems as they keep banning fossil fuel using things while turning off their nuke plants and losing hydro generation capacity.

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/cal...ts-2022-05-06/

In general, they blame "climate change" for the whole mess but um...they've known about that for 30 years...and yet are still shutting off their nuke plants while increasing electrical demand.

Where will the power shortages that typically hit around 4-8PM while it's still hot but solar goes down? They'll buy at exorbitant rates from fossil fuel powered neighboring states which is why CA continues to have huge electrical price increases years after year.

This is all public info, the state power generation comittee states all these things in their annual reports.
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Old 08-11-2022, 07:27 AM
 
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Short answer: fossil fuels
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Old 08-11-2022, 07:28 AM
 
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CA has major looming problems as they keep banning fossil fuel using things while turning off their nuke plants and losing hydro generation capacity.

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/cal...ts-2022-05-06/

In general, they blame "climate change" for the whole mess but um...they've known about that for 30 years...and yet are still shutting off their nuke plants while increasing electrical demand.

Where will the power shortages that typically hit around 4-8PM while it's still hot but solar goes down? They'll buy at exorbitant rates from fossil fuel powered neighboring states which is why CA continues to have huge electrical price increases years after year.

This is all public info, the state power generation comittee states all these things in their annual reports.
The problem with "green energy" is that if there is a lack of light or wind for the day, they rely on coal/natural gas to make up the difference. The problem is coal and natural gas energy needs to be constantly on, and there is no switch to just turn it off. In many cases we are making too much energy during non-peak times and not enough during the peak times.
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Old 08-11-2022, 07:28 AM
 
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Burn that coal baby, my EV needs some juice!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-11-2022, 07:29 AM
 
Location: A Beautiful State (not NJ)
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great question! while we are asking questions…

how much fossil fuel is spent mining minerals for EV batteries?
where are those minerals mined?
how much fossil fuels are spent manufacturing assembled EV batteries?
where are they manufactured?
how are EV batteries delivered to the United States market?
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Old 08-11-2022, 07:30 AM
 
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From your rooftop solar panel?
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Old 08-11-2022, 07:32 AM
 
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From your rooftop solar panel?
Or bird killing backyard windmill
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