Nuclear is still the cleanest energy and with today's technology, we can really build big ones now without the risk of meltdown or blowing up half of the state off the earth.Why not heat that water to produce the steam for the turbines to generate electricity using nuclear energy?
Place a lot of small reactors all over instead of a few really big ones.
You still haven't addressed the severe pollution and environmental damage caused by the open pit mining on such large scales to get the cobalt and lithium needed. Not to mention the exploitation of children in Third World countries being used as labor in many of them. Then there's the environmental cost, and carbon cost, of disposing of those batteries at EOL. That is a significant amount of energy and environmental damage as well."Though the author concedes that it was partly his fault for not rotating the tires as recommended "
These anti EV articles really like to clutch at straws. $100 says he launched it at every opportunity too. Hell, the Pilot Spot AS3+'s on my wifes Escape only lasted 30,000 miles due to driving style, and those were rotated every 6000 miles
The very first thing they got wrong on the ZTR is they put pneumatic tires on the front. You will be forever putting air in them and patching punctures. The mice and squirrels will love chewing the wires for the blade motors. What gauge steel is the deck? How many months will the batteries last before you have to invest another $4500 for new ones? Is it an onboard charger or an external? If it is onboard. it will fail fairly quickly. Can you pressure wash the ZTR or will it short everything out? How well balanced is the weight distribution of front to back? So many questions, their site gives virtually no answers. I paid $12,000 for my Deere Commercial ZTR. It will mow and chew up anything I present to it. (with the exception of big rocks) It will run 9 hours without refilling.You still haven't addressed the severe pollution and environmental damage caused by the open pit mining on such large scales to get the cobalt and lithium needed. Not to mention the exploitation of children in Third World countries being used as labor in many of them. Then there's the environmental cost, and carbon cost, of disposing of those batteries at EOL. That is a significant amount of energy and environmental damage as well.
The short answer is that there is no flowers, sunshine and rainbows answer. Every technology has its' carbon costs and environmental costs. Just because there's no "carbon emission" directly from an EV does not mean that there is no carbon emitted to produce it or dispose of it and both the production and disposal of an EV is higher for a EV versus a carbon powered one.
Locating generation facilities away from population centers does nothing to reduce their carbon emissions. It only moves it somewhere else just like Brandon has done with oil and gas production. In that particular case to countries that don't give a hoot about being "green" and environmental concerns and that produce oil and gas that produce more pollutants than US domestically produced oil and gas produce. Make a whole lot of sense to anyone that's brain dead. That carbon will need to be produced for a long time since renewable just can't replace the demand we need right now, let alone the naturally increasing demand for power by society in general plus the added load of converting "carbon" powered devices to electric like EVs.
I got an email from DR Power who sells outdoor power equipment. They have a new zero turn mower that will run for about 210 minutes on a charge. Cost is $12,000 for the mower and another, roughly,$6,000 for three additional battery packs to get to that 210 minute run time. So about $18,000 for an electric version of a $3500 mower powered by gas. Such a deal! Wonder what the added carbon cost is to produce the mower and the battery packs. That is never, ever, mentioned because it would reveal what a total fraud the whole thing is.
Navy folks eat, shit, and sleep next to nuclear reactors underwater for months without ever having to come up out of the water and receive no ill effect from it.
Where would you store 10K gallons of gas @TonyR ?We should all do what is best for us. For me, it's like this:
- $50K for a decent EV would buy me 10K gallon of gas today.
- At 20 MPG in my F150 I could go 200K miles.
- At 10K miles per year (I'm retired) I could drive for 20 years.
- At age 73 now I could drive until I'm 93 ...or until me or the truck runs out of gas. I think I'll run out first.
I remember watching a Greenpeace video in a highs school about them advocating for wind turbines, and then the next week watching another saying they are bad because they spook horsesTalk like that will bring the Green Peace Nazi's out of the woodwork.....
They also chop up raptors, I'm told.I remember watching a Greenpeace video in a highs school about them advocating for wind turbines, and then the next week watching another saying they are bad because they spook horses
I now disregard anything they say