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free radical

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Posted: 05/28/21 08:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mkirsch wrote:

You know, if you feel the need to be enraged, there are other things to get enraged about than something that is going to play out as it plays out whether you are enraged or not. Just sit back and watch the show. Maybe you will be right and it will be a miserable failure. Maybe it will prove you wrong. Seems like a lot of wasted energy raging over it.

There are only three things for sure in life: Death, taxes, and the wasteful spending of the aforementioned tax dollars. If it's not electric trucks, it will be something else, like roads or law enforcement. None of it will be to your liking.


Imo its not wasteful spending if it makes air cleaner.

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Learjet wrote:

larry cad wrote:

Also, don't forget we have to keep cranking up those horrible carbon emitting power plants in order to create sufficient electricity to power those wonderful EV machines.


Not always...I live between two Nuclear plants and a 500 acre solar farm.

Also, most people charge at night when the base load on the electrical grid is low. This is why we can support some more EVs to a point with our current capacity.


Has there been a breakthru in solar? I thought the panels needed sunlight?


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Huntindog wrote:


Has there been a breakthru in solar? I thought the panels needed sunlight?

There you go thinking again... Just drink the koolaid and take the blue pill

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philh wrote:

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Has there been a breakthru in solar? I thought the panels needed sunlight?

There you go thinking again... Just drink the koolaid and take the blue pill


The solar helps with the peak loads on a hot day...the nuclear carries the base load at night on the grid where I live.

Either you guys don't want to think...or just like to be argumentative?

With the attitude of some of you guys there would never be any intoviation...ie trial and error...free market...the stuff this country was built on.


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With the attitude of some of you guys there would never be any intoviation...ie trial and error...free market...the stuff this country was built on.


I would like to see a free market where there is no unnecessary government intrusion. The way the country was built is nothing like today.





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way2roll wrote:

larry cad wrote:

Also, don't forget we have to keep cranking up those horrible carbon emitting power plants in order to create sufficient electricity to power those wonderful EV machines.


This. I get that electric motors are really efficient at producing a lot of power and zero lag. Lower emissions sure, but power/energy is never lost, it's just converted or transferred. To produce power to charge EV's and manufacture them you still need power plants. You need infrastructure. The raw materials to manufacture the batteries are hardly eco friendly and there is no long term plan on how to dispose of the batteries at the end of their life.

EV's are great, don't get me wrong, but the entire process from manufacture to disposal needs to be vetted. Current state it's a bit of smoke and mirrors. Ooh look a new EV that does this and that. Don't look behind the curtain about how it's made or what to do with all the waste and the environmental impact from harvesting raw materials.
No wants to discuss the environmental impact and if you mention this you are chastised for not being a team player. Even major newspaper will not publish any letters that are negative on green energy LA Times. I think we need a open and honest discussion not just one sided opinion.

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Lynnmor wrote:

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With the attitude of some of you guys there would never be any intoviation...ie trial and error...free market...the stuff this country was built on.


I would like to see a free market where there is no unnecessary government intrusion. The way the country was built is nothing like today.
This ^^^ If you build a better product it will succeed on its own merits.

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Personal opinion, I think if electric vehicles are mandatory it will hurt the poor the most. The people in low paying jobs drive (beaters) to work they purchase for 1 or 2k. Raising the price of fuel 8 bucks a gallon to push people into electric hurts people that can barely afford to make ends meet as it is.

I'm not against electric and seriously considering the Ford 150 electric. But I beleive this issues along with environmental concerns need to be addressed not repressed.

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Lynnmor wrote:

I would like to see a free market where there is no unnecessary government intrusion. The way the country was built is nothing like today.
So go back to polluting the air, water and land like the old days? Low price at any cost....


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