Only Simpletons think Renewables are Simple to Implement

By | October 18, 2021


It is a simple truth that some things are simply impossible no matter what some inspirational poster might say. You are not going roller skating on an active lava flow. And the idea that magically in a decade or two, we can convert the entire grid to electricity, all cars will be electric and there is no environmental cost to using lithium batteries to power the future.

10/15/2021 it was reported that anti-oil activists attempted to storm an Interior department office building. The stupidity of such would be obvious except that today, the brainwashing of the global warming fear mongers is historic and totally effective. The schools are teaching unscientific crap and any skeptic is banned or threatened with some sort of Orwellian gaslighting.

So consider this.  A modern home has a 200 amp service normally. Older homes may have only 100 amp service and I’ve seen many houses from the pre-air-conditioner days with only 50 amp.  A Tesla charging station requires 75 amp service by itself.

A subdivision of 20 houses, in theory, could “require” 4,000 amp supply. But as a practical matter the service does not expect all the houses to draw max current at the same time. So the whole subdivision transformers are geared to provide 200 amp to any one house and probably less than half that to the whole subdivision. Now add 20 to 30 E cars (most people have more than 1 car but say on average 1½ cars per household.)  So everyone plugs in their E car when they get home from work, pulling some 2,250 amps by themselves. Now add the heat or air, kitchen appliances, lights, etc. and you see the problem.  The wires will overheat, voltages will drop and transformers explode, houses will be set afire and people will die.

The pro-green activists have zero comprehension of the problem. They don’t understand that mining will be extensive to get the cobalt, nickel, copper, and lithium necessary for an E car, E storage battery, and E commerce world. What are they willing to give up?  Air-conditioning?  Do they think Phoenix will be livable without it?  How are you going to generate the electricity? Wind turbines and solar panels are inefficient. And solar and wind tend to drop out as evening falls and that is just the time for peak demand and peak demand will increase with each new E car recharging.

The only thing capable of generating enough electricity and to do so uniformly and cheaply is nuclear power. The same greenies who support electricity don’t want nuclear energy. They want some pie in the sky solution that cannot and will not happen. But perhaps that is what should and will take place. We simply allow the collapse of the entire economy and then see if the environmentalists are willing to live in unheated homes, and abandon asphalt roads, lawn mowers, rubber tired vehicles, and go back to horse and buggy or some electric scooter, on dirt roads and heat their home and cook their food with firewood and trash like they do in third world countries.