California Dreamin: 100% EVs and Trucks

California Dreamin: 100% EVs and Trucks

The world saw what happened when Germany invested in windmills to produce their electricity. The wind stopped blowing and they need Russia. Now, we get to watch another green experiment, as CA Gov. Newsom has prohibited the sale of any gasoline-powered car or light truck after 2035.

California currently gets only 25% of its power from wind and solar, and experiences increasing brownouts and blackouts. Residents are told not to run their washers and dryers—or charge their EVs—during early afternoons and evenings. Green cultists still blithely insist that windmills and solar panels can handle the state`s growing energy needs.

Electric vehicles will require dramatically more electricity. Bloomberg News reports that 660,000 EVs are currently registered in CA, but the state has 30M cars and trucks. Their electric grid could not handle two or three million more EVs–much less 30 million.

EV batteries, weighing in at 1,000 lbs. or more, require 30 lbs. of lithium, 60 lbs. of cobalt, 139 lbs. of nickel, 90 lbs. of copper, 190 lbs. of graphite, and 500 lbs. of steel, aluminum, manganese, and other materials not found in America.

China currently produces 80 percent of global EV batteries. They are building new EV battery factories at the rate of one per week. So Gavin Newsom will guarantee that China becomes an economic powerhouse, while we may have no power.

“Incredible Transition” or “Incredible Tragedy”?

“Incredible Transition” or “Incredible Tragedy”?

Our President has not wavered in his Crusade toward an “Incredible Transition” pipe dream, even in the face of Germany`s reversal from their transition to wind and solar. On his first day in office, Biden cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline and halted new leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. A week later, he banned new oil and gas leases on federal land and waters. In June, he shut down exploration on existing leases in ANWAR. In October, he INCREASED the regulatory burdens to building pipelines and refineries. Last February, he limited leasing in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve. This war on oil happened before Russia invaded Ukraine.

A Wall St. Journal article on June 21 st (The Rich World’s Climate Hypocrisy), recounts what happened in the village of Dharnai, India when Greenpeace tried to turn it into a solar-powered community and “refuse to give into the trap of the fossil fuel industry.” The day the village’s solar electricity was turned on, the power stored in batteries drained within hours. A boy couldn’t do his homework because there wasn’t enough power for the family’s one lamp. Villagers were told not to use refrigerators or TVs, because they would exhaust the system. They couldn’t use stoves, and had to burn wood and dung–which is as dangerous to a person’s health as smoking two packs of cigarettes a day.

An Indian politician came to Dharnai to praise this town’s transition. He was met by a crowd waving signs and chanting that they wanted “real electricity” to replace the “fake electricity.” When Dharnai was finally connected to the main power grid, villagers quickly dropped their solar connections. A big reason was that that grid electricity cost one-third of what solar energy did.

Our now more rare and thus more-expensive gasoline and diesel has driven up costs for companies and truckers (inflation). Smaller trucking companies are failing, and we will see more empty shelves. Farmers can’t afford the diesel they need to run tractors and combines. Natural gas—a byproduct of oil drilling—is essential for making fertilizer. We no longer produce it, so it`s now prohibitively expensive. Biden is determined to coerce every American into driving an electric car or truck. But where will the electricity come from to power 500M EVs? Will charging stations be as plentiful, convenient, and reliable as our gas stations? Stay tuned. Biden is in charge for another two full years.

Why Our Post-Covid Economy Is Not Roaring Again

California Dreamin: 100% EVs and Trucks

California Dreamin: 100% EVs and Trucks

The world saw what happened when Germany invested in windmills to produce their electricity. The wind stopped blowing and they need Russia. Now, we get to watch another green experiment, as CA Gov. Newsom has prohibited the sale of any gasoline-powered car or light...

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“Incredible Transition” or “Incredible Tragedy”?

“Incredible Transition” or “Incredible Tragedy”?

Our President has not wavered in his Crusade toward an “Incredible Transition” pipe dream, even in the face of Germany`s reversal from their transition to wind and solar. On his first day in office, Biden cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline and halted new leases in...

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Why Our Post-Covid Economy Is Not Roaring Again

We have no more shutdowns of restaurants, shops, and factories, so why isn`t America`s economy booming again? Business depends on moving goods. But President Biden and his left-wing influencers believe--if they outlaw oil and nat gas--they can change earth`s current...

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We have no more shutdowns of restaurants, shops, and factories, so why isn`t America`s economy booming again? Business depends on moving goods. But President Biden and his left-wing influencers believe–if they outlaw oil and nat gas–they can change earth`s current climate cycle. Their religion is to wage war on American pipelines, oil, and
natural gas production. So, Biden cancels leases, imposes draconian regulations, and closes oil and nat gas producers.

The cost of this crusade against oil has dwindled our supply of gasoline, diesel, and natural-gas, and astronomically increased transportation costs—for
companies and workers. Target spent $1B on fuel last month. Amazon uses more gasoline and diesel than any other company; that`s why Jeff Bezos has started to
openly criticize Biden`s war on American oil.

Natural gas is a byproduct of oil production. Fertilizer needs nat gas, so farmers’ costs have also risen, along with the fuel for tractors and combines. When they have to spend so much more for transportation, companies become less profitable. This makes them less attractive to investors, and their stock goes down. That`s why the value of your 401K and pension fund has sunk for eight weeks in a row, which has not happened in the U.S. since 1932, at the height of the Great Depression.

Biden also wanted to show that he is another Franklin Roosevelt, and could launch his version of the New Deal. He dumped two tranches of $Trillions into our economy under the guise of Covid relief, infrastructure spending, a moratorium on paying rent, and skipping-loan payments. Millions of businesses applied for and got government money, much of it fraudulent.

People had so much government-issued money, they quit working and gambled on GameStop and AMC. As people spent their largesse from government, prices for everything rose and we now have runaway inflation. The Fed must try to remedy our current, punishing inflation. They only have one tool to stop it: higher interest rates. That will contribute to more inflation, since it means that companies have to pay more for new and existing loans.