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  • The green scam: How electric vehicles harm the environment that they’re supposed to save

    11/25/2023 12:01:31 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 20 replies
    Daily Telegraph New Zealand ^ | November 26, 2023 | Shuchita Jha
    In 2032, India will need a billion tonnes of coal, partly to charge EVs in urban areas via power generated by thermal plants. Five Indian cities, including the capital, New Delhi, consistently rank in the world’s top ten worst air-polluted cities. Vehicular emissions are significant contributors; Delhi alone has around four million cars – no wonder the government of India is promoting electric vehicles (EVs) on a large scale. While India’s target is a 30% market share of EVs by 2030, the share is currently only 1.1%. Moreover, concerns exist about whether EVs are a green option if pollution is...
  • Learn How Electric Cars are Crashing the Energy Grid Ahead of Total Collapse

    11/13/2023 7:29:55 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies ^ | November 13th 2023, 5:40 pm | The Alex Jones Show
    A man charging his electric car explained how the charging station uses more kilowatts per hour than 280 homes! The powers behind the green movement know it’s unsustainable and are using it to crash the electric grid, the economy and to gain even more control over mankind.
  • USDA rural internet corruption

    11/13/2023 8:06:33 PM PST · by FrozenAssets · 23 replies
    USDA continues its unbelievable level of corruption with regard to rural internet. Check out some of the awards. Several companies are getting millions and millions in corporate welfare. Most of these set ups could be done for less than one percent of what the idiots that run this government are paying.
  • Two-thirds of North America may experience power shortages this winter – NERC

    11/10/2023 2:10:59 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/09/2023 | mvillegas
    More than half of the U.S. and parts of Canada, home to around 180 million people, could fall short of electricity during extreme cold again this winter due to lacking natural gas infrastructure, the North American Electric Reliability Corp (NERC) said on Wednesday. In its 2023-24 winter outlook, the regulatory authority warned that prolonged, wide-area cold snaps threaten the reliability of bulk power generation and availability of fuel supplies for natural gas-fired generation. “Recent extreme cold weather events have shown that energy delivery disruptions can have devastating consequences for electric and gas consumers in impacted areas,” NERC said.
  • California increasingly shutting off wind, solar farms due to lack of power lines

    10/30/2023 3:48:11 PM PDT · by CFW · 51 replies
    Just the News ^ | 10/30/23 | Kevin Killough
    California’s buildout of wind and solar farms is exceeding the ability of its grid to handle all the electricity during periods of high production and low demand. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Monday that curtailments, which is when wind and solar farms are deliberately shut down, increased to peak levels in 2023. The California Independent System Operator, which operates the electricity grid for much of the state, has steadily curtailed the amount of electricity from wind and solar farms that flows through its system. The decreases appear to be situational, not a steady process, and are the result of...
  • Former Ford CEO has a blunt warning for the electric vehicle industry (The US auto industry, is in total denial)

    10/27/2023 7:40:18 PM PDT · by cba123 · 51 replies
    The Street ^ | 9 hours ago | Ian Krietzberg
    Ford's EV business posted a big loss for the third quarter.. The strike against Ford may be over, but the company's electric vehicle woes are far from solved. The entire auto industry, grappling with steadily softening EV demand over cost and existential infrastructure challenges, is beginning to pull back its efforts to grow the sector. Tesla (TSLA) - Get Free Report, of course, is dealing with falling sales figures and gross margins amid an ongoing price war whose aim is to entice customers to go electric. General Motors (GM) - Get Free Report, still locked in the throes of the...
  • Experts say 50 million miles of new power lines needed for green energy, and that may be impossible

    10/25/2023 8:34:56 AM PDT · by CFW · 101 replies
    Just the News ^ | 10/24/23 | By Kevin Killough
    It's one thing to try and replace fossil fuels with wind and solar power, but experts are saying the generation of power is only half the battle, and that the problems in getting that power to Americans may be insurmountable. A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) concludes that the size of the global electricity grid will need to double by 2040, in order to reach global emission reductions targets in line with the Paris Agreement. That means, the IEA says, the world will need to refurbish or add 50 million miles of new transmission lines within 17...
  • Mega-Jolt: The Costs and Logistics of Plugging In EVs Are About to Become Supercharged

    10/24/2023 7:19:01 PM PDT · by bitt · 51 replies
    realclearinvestigations ^ | 10/24/2023 | By John Murawski
    U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm gave Americans an unintended glimpse of the future during her road trip this summer touting the wonders of electric vehicles. Far from spotlighting the promise of EVs, her public relations misadventure in Georgia involved one of her staff in a gasoline-powered vehicle blocking off a coveted charger in advance of her arrival, leading to frayed tempers and a local EV owner calling the cops. It was an illustration of the challenges drivers could face as governments push the public to embrace plug-in vehicles. Hyped as technological marvels, EVs are boobytrapped with a host of inconveniences...
  • World’s Electric Grids Incapable of Supporting Renewable Energy Goals: Agency

    10/20/2023 10:43:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 10/18/2023 | Naveen Athrappully
    While investments in renewable energy have doubled since 2010, power grid funding has remained ‘static.’.. Electricity grid capacity available in the world isn't keeping pace with the rapid growth of "clean energy" technologies, possibly putting governments' climate goals at risk, according to a recent report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). In order to achieve climate goals set by global governments, more than 80 million kilometers (49.7 million miles) of electric grids have to be added or refurbished by 2040, which is the “equivalent of the entire existing global grid,” according to the Oct. 17 IEA report. Even though “electrification...
  • New York Urgently Needs To Confront the Contradiction of Trying To Electrify Everything While Also Eliminating Fossil Fuels

    09/14/2023 5:14:51 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 13 Sep, 2023 | Francis Menton and Jane Menton
    The following post was written jointly by Jane Menton and Francis Menton: In New York, politicians are selling the public a narrative that electricity is going to be the solution to climate change. We will eliminate all CO2 emissions by banning gasoline-powered cars, banning natural gas infrastructure, banning gas heat in buildings, and banning gas for cooking. All of these are to be replaced with supposedly “green,” emissions-free, alternatives – which in practice consist of only one thing, electricity. We’ve been told that this is how we are going to protect the planet for future generations. But there is nothing...
  • The inevitable EV implosion

    09/12/2023 5:51:26 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 88 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Sep, 2023 | Ron Ross
    The electric vehicle honeymoon is over. Don’t expect the marriage itself to last much longer either. The mass conversion from internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEs) to electric vehicles was never more than a Democrat/environmentalist hallucination anyway. It was the most ill-conceived government policy objective in modern history. The transition should have been a non-starter. It’s riddled with numerous deal killers. It’s like having a dozen fatal diseases all at the same time. Any goal as massive as a total conversion from ICE vehicles to EVs requires careful planning and infrastructure preparation. It would necessitate a rapid doubling of electricity generation...
  • Rick Perry’s energy legacy is more complicated than you think

    09/07/2023 6:58:22 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 13 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 12/13/16 | Jim Malewitz and Kiah Collier
    Although Texas' longest-serving governor was, perhaps unsurprisingly, pro-oil and gas during his tenure, he didn't simply nod to those iconic, staple fuels: “You can be proud that Texas produces more energy from wind turbines than all but five countries,” he said.
  • Harris: ‘People Are Thankful’ for Bidenomics and Won’t Have All Their Tires Flattened Thanks to Infrastructure Bill

    08/04/2023 8:24:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/04/2023 | IAN HANCHETT
    During an interview with Milwaukee’s TMJ4 News on Thursday, Vice President Kamala Harris responded to a question on President Joe Biden’s poor job approval numbers and how this reflects on Bidenomics by stating that everywhere she goes, “people are thankful” for the Biden economic policy and that thanks to the Biden administration’s infrastructure policy, people won’t have the expense of all of their tires “being flat because of those roads and bridges.” TMJ4 Chief Political Reporter Charles Benson asked, “The President’s job approval numbers in Wisconsin in a recent poll show that he still has low numbers. Does that suggest...
  • Electricity providers beg Biden not to shutter power plants in the name of climate change

    08/02/2023 6:42:52 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 72 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1 Aug, 2023 | Ramsey Touchberry
    Regional electricity providers tasked with keeping America’s lights on warned Tuesday that the Biden administration must delay the retirement of fossil fuel power plants to give renewables time to catch up — or else risk major energy shortfalls. They said grid reliability would be jeopardized by quickly transitioning electricity use from coal and natural gas to green alternatives such as wind and solar. The transmission groups, which collectively deliver power from energy sources to tens of millions of homes in dozens of states, told reporters that extreme heat conditions this summer underscore the need to slow the closures of power...
  • The World Can't Compete With China's New Infrastructure (America Jealousy).

    07/31/2023 1:40:08 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 132 replies
    YouTube ^ | JULY 31 2023 | Living In China
    More people should visit China
  • Experts Warn Renewable Energy Creates 'New Opportunities' For Chinese Grid Attacks

    07/20/2023 8:57:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/20/2023 | Nathan Worcester
    America’s increasing reliance on intermittent power sources and batteries is creating novel risks, according to grid specialists who testified before Congress on July 18.Many of the greatest among them emanate from a key geopolitical rival, China.That’s partly because the new technologies frequently use inverters. When solar panels, wind turbines, and battery systems generate or store direct current electricity, inverters turn it into the alternating current electricity that flows through the grid.Paul N. Stockton, a senior fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory, opened what he called a “rabbit hole” in response to a question on inverters during the House...
  • Heat is battering Texas's power grid. Are giant batteries the answer?

    06/25/2023 8:41:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    The Washington Post via Yahoo ^ | June 25, 2023 | By Evan Halper
    The punishing heat dome that has settled over Texas is putting unprecedented strain on the state's electricity system, leaving officials scrambling to keep the lights on and the air conditioners cranking. State officials are increasingly turning to an unexpected technology: giant batteries. These Mack truck-size systems, which can quickly spew stored electrons onto the grid when power plants sputter, played a crucial role in avoiding outages over the past week, as scorching temperatures shattered records across Texas. And they are renewing debate about the role of clean energy in stabilizing the Texas grid, as the batteries are ideal for harnessing...
  • DAVID BLACKMON: This Might Be The Biden Admin’s Most Ludicrous Idea Yet

    06/24/2023 4:47:57 PM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 6/24/2023 | David Blackmon
    No aspect of the vaunted “energy transition” screams out the word “fantasy” quite so starkly as projections that the U.S. will have to install 47,000 miles of new high-capacity transmission lines by 2035. That’s the assessment not by renewable energy skeptics, but by the enthusiastic promoters of renewables at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). As part of an assessment published in early March, the DOE stated that much new transmission will be required, assuming moderate load and massive expansion of “green” energy “in line with the future power sector enabled by all currently enacted laws.” In other words, this...
  • Greens want electric cars — but not the things required to run them

    06/13/2023 1:23:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 13, 2023 | Glenn H. Reynolds
    Why is it that greens want everyone to drive electric cars but don’t want people to have electricity? Or, it seems, the cars ... Fossil and nuclear plants are being taken offline (bye, Indian Point!) while their replacement with “renewables” like wind and solar lags and often fails to produce power when it’s most needed. Nothing has improved on that front. But the thing about electric cars is that they don’t just need electricity, they also need batteries to store it in. And electric motors. That’s awkward because those cars and batteries require lots of copper and other metals, plus...
  • EMERGENCY BROADCAST: Globalists Set Stage for False Flags Against Power Grids as Americans Endure Collapsing Dollar & Food Supply – TUESDAY FULL SHOW 05/31/23

    06/01/2023 8:38:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Banned.Video ^ | May 31, 2023 | The Alex Jones Show