As the left continues to crow that we need to switch to electric vehicles to save the planet, they are overlooking the fact that the nation just doesn’t have the electrical generating capacity to do that. As I post this, two thirds of the nation is facing the possibility of blackouts due to insufficient power generation capacity to handle the power demands of air conditioning that deals with the summer heat. Why? Because the nation’s electrical generating companies have been closing coal and oil fired power plants rather than pay for expensive repairs and upgrades caused by the government’s efforts to deal with “climate change.”

By 2035, automakers will have turned away from the internal combustion engine. The electric grid doesn’t have the capacity to charge all of those new cars, trucks and buses. This will cause an increase in electric demand that would require 50% more electricity than we generate now. There isn’t enough land area to rely on wind and solar for our current needs, much less adding that much more.

For example, Florida is second in the nation in electric vehicles with over 100,000 of them, but ranks 42nd in the infrastructure needed to charge them with 24 cars in the state for each charging station.

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Mike C · June 30, 2023 at 5:04 am

One small addition here.. I’ve noticed that around my area (northern Virginia) and even as far out from “the city” as Martinsburg WV, there has been non-stop construction of data centers on every available patch of free ground. Each of these seem to have very healthy substations built right beside them. If it’s happening here, its got to be happening all across the country. I have no idea what all this computing power is being used for, but I do know its going to have a non-trivial effect on the available grid power. But by all means, lets put some wind turbines.. I’m sure that will fix everything!

    jimmyPx · June 30, 2023 at 11:06 am

    A large data center uses as much power as an oil refinery ! You are correct, the math on power generation does NOT add up. Wind and solar are just fine as power supplements but not as your main power generation. For example in Florida, solar panels will be great to help power everyone ‘s ACs in the afternoon in the Summer on sunny days but if it is cloudy, raining or at night you generate nothing. Barring oil, coal or natural gas unless they build nuclear or develop fusion or zero point power, we are in deep s*** long term power wise.

Joe Blow · June 30, 2023 at 5:46 am

I didn’t realize how huge of a problem climate change is going to be until I went to my daughters college orientation.
Not only do they have whole departments, but within unrelated depts (like education) you can align your degree with climate change…. this is a major SEC University you know the name of. They’ll allow you to just make up a degree field by appending ‘climate change’ to whatever you’re interested in. This is fucking huge! The department isn’t going away. Their thousands of graduates, are not going away. This is one of hundreds of universities…. do the math!
Whole swaths of our population are dependent on the climate change grift. They’re not going to suddenly realize the data was all bunk, their high paying career depends on not seeing it. They are using nitrogen, NITROGEN (78% OF OUR FUCKKNG ATMOSPHERE!!!) as a cudgel to shut down farms in the name of climate change. There is no science behind any of it, its all a giant fucking scam, and now 1/10th of the worlds people have a job dependent on said scam.
Its never going to go away. It will only get worse. You can’t even use science and math to show these people they are wrong, think about that for a second… its like a religion. No amount of factual data or information matters, its all feelz.
We are so fucked….

Skyler the Weird · June 30, 2023 at 6:12 am

The plan is to eliminate mobility for the common people. Only the Elites and the bureaucrats will be allowed to travel more than 15minutes away from home.

Jay Dee · June 30, 2023 at 6:45 am

I recommend Kenneth Green’s book, “The Plague of Models”. Amazon banned it but it’s available at Barnes & Noble.

Noway2 · June 30, 2023 at 8:40 am

The climate change crap is a ruse. It’s about control, power, and subjugating the people. As was said in another comment, only the party elite will have unrestricted mobility, just like in the days of the Soviet Union.

The electric cars still pollute, it’s just moved up stream to the power plant which unless you engage in some form of cogeneration is about equally efficient as an internal combustion engine at about 35-40% (btu in to useable power out). On top of this there is the battery issue. Not only the mining that is ecologically disastrous but there simply isn’t enough rare material to make all the batteries that would be required in addition to the fact that it would take 1000 years to mine the quantity required at current mining rates.

Best thing we can hope for is some sort of event that gets normal people off their backsides and we put an nd to these stinking communists and their agenda.

Toastrider · June 30, 2023 at 8:47 am

It’s not just generation. It’s transmission and distribution. Our electrical infrastructure simply isn’t up to handling that kind of ramp-up in terms of load.

When systems start failing, the left will insist ‘oh, this is proof we need green energy’ and then put up a couple of windmills (that kill birds and bats), while the bulk of the money vanishes into someone’s pocket. Gotta say, it’s a hell of a grift.

oldvet50 · June 30, 2023 at 9:53 am

I see my FL car insurance cost rising 20% each 6 month renewal period and have now discovered why. With an ICE car, a typical fender-bender will cost $500-$2K in property damage. With an EV, the same collision may cause an EV car to be totaled since the repair costs usually exceed $25K. I do not own an EV (nor never will) but I must subsidize the repair/replacement cost through my insurance since I *might* meet one at speed. It seems, one way or another, they will reduce the number of cars on the road.

Jonesy · June 30, 2023 at 10:09 am

At some point, reality is going to catch up with the auto industry and the climate hucksters in government. Right now, most of the people going EV are the virtue signalers, early adopters and some truly curious folks. Once the facts about EV ownership get a little more widespread, you’re gonna see a slowdown in adoption. High vehicle prices, range anxiety, towing limitations, battery replacement costs, premature tire wear (more weight, higher torque), limited infrastructure for charging, restricted charging times in some states, cold weather range limitations, etc etc…Its going to add up to a slow in sales. I read something yesterday that the average vehicle age on the road is 12.5 years old. With higher costs in general people are holding on to their vehicles longer. The EV factor will add to this. Why would I want to spend $80K on an EV truck that won’t tow more than 100 miles on a charge, when my $50k ICE truck does it all day?

The price and performance has to more closely match gas powered vehicles before EVs will take off. The government and the auto industry are pushing it hard, but shareholder profit trumps all in the long run.

Danny · June 30, 2023 at 3:11 pm

Not enough mines to get the material for all the needed batteries. It takes something like 15 years to get a mine operational – just to begin. Environmental disasters in the making.

Auto industry is woefully short of skilled people to build EVs.

Wind power is a joke – sure the Dutch could grind some flour or pump some water with a windmill. Now they think the modern world can generate sufficient electric power that way. And – another environmental threat there.

Red · June 30, 2023 at 4:07 pm

Outside of the damage EVs do to the roads which have been engineered for lower weighted vehicles and not the “I hope I get home before I run out of juice” EVs, there is the disposal issues of the Strip Mined minerals Batteries. What state will want them in a Hazmat Dump near anywhere?

Anonymous · June 30, 2023 at 6:13 pm can carry 3 million barrels of fuel per day between Texas and New York. In the oil industry, an oil barrel is defined as 42 US gallons google When testing electric vehicles for fuel economy, the United States EPA uses a standard of 115,000 BTU of energy per gallon (US) of gasoline, which converts to 33.7 kWh.

((3E6 * 42 * 33.7E3)/1E9) / 24 = 177 gigawatts generated at the same time

No problem, just erect a few more prayer wheels to Gaia.

Bart Simpson · June 30, 2023 at 9:15 pm

Just had 25 hours of no electricity after a 100 year old tree took out a line.
The homeowner had to clear it before they would work on it but at least he has some good firewood.
This was at his expense by calling out a tree service with the right equipment.
Faculty lounge dullards are in Karl Rove land where they think that reality is whatever the pee wee brain storm session can come up with.
It will be nationwide blackout when a major city full of EV Zil Trabant mobiles goes to charge up for the night but comrade lefty wants it all burned down by any means necessary and back to the primitive so that all can be equal.

DrBob · July 1, 2023 at 1:18 pm

I don’t believe that the limited capacity of our current grid is seen as a limitation by those forcing us into electric vehicles. Rather, it is a method to further control us. I lived through the oil crises in the 1970s, when fueling up was only permitted on certain days depending on your license plate number. The shortage of electricity will lead to ‘no travel Saturdays’, or even better, ‘no travel for you Mr Smith, you are a bad person’. The electric utility in my area has been installing remotely addressable and controllable electric meters for several years now. The linemen I know like that because it means they don’t have to risk life and limb by pulling meters from the homes of those who never paid their bills.

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