And now you're wondering why I even bothered. I know. I know.Just a thought here, and let me again stress I am for all forms of cheap, economical energy. But I also wish to point out that if we were really serious about reducing CO2 emissions — which, again, I don’t believe is a big problem, but I digress — let’s throw off the shackles of Jane Fonda and the China Syndrome and realize that this nation in 2016 can build safe nuclear power plants and get rid of the waste in a safe way. Heck, give NASA an even greater mission: Build transports that can take the waste to the far end of the universe.
Suppose in a perfect world every car is a plug-in. Where do you get that electricity from? Solar and wind, you say. Oh really? And just how do you get all that electricity from those currently inefficient sources relative to fossil fuels and nuclear power? Suppose you have a morning that is very cold with wind from Dallas to Houston, but those big wind turbines in west Texas aren’t turning because the Arctic high is ridging into west Texas and the pressure gradient — where wind is generated — is in the eastern portion of the state. Just how are all those commuters going to have their Prius charged up and ready to go?So dude has no idea, really, how a Prius works. But much like emissions and CO2, he's an expert jusr cuz.
Perhaps the whole save-the-planet agenda is a smokescreen for controlling the planet.And then the best part, because, there are makers and takers...
After all, if you can’t drive your plug-in to work because of the drain on a wind-driven power grid that was supplying you, you don’t work. If you don’t work, you don’t make money. Don’t make money, you become dependent.
As I said, I’m just wondering aloud about plug-in cars and some of the side issues.
Joe Bastardi is chief forecaster at WeatherBELL Analytics, a meteorological consulting firm.