Electric cars use oil

Who started the myth they don’t?

https://www.nanalyze.com/2018/12/electric-cars-impact-oil-industry/

A rare time I get to larp as an ACHTUALLY fedora.

Electric cars use plastic, and plastic requires oil as an input. There are dozens of ways an electric car might use oil, and it’s a good example of how pervasive oil is in everything we see around us. That’s why the first thing of interest we need to look at is just how oil is being used today around the globe.

Everything costs oil.

Your reusable water bottle? OIL. Mining all that sweet sweet neurotoxic aluminium.

Your lithium car battery? OIL. Lithium lives in the ground!

That buttplug you bought at a Parade? OIL. No babies were harmed, for once.

Speaking of fedoras, Meghan is now the Fedora Duchess.

Fedoras have always been a woman’s hat but does this make all men wearing it now gay? Or is Indiana Jones retroactively gay?

OMG there’s actually a hat blog. Why.

https://www.meghansfashion.com/hats.html

{I say, reading it}

We could see a “utility death spiral” thanks to Elon Musk

http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/13/8033691/why-teslas-battery-for-your-home-should-terrify-utilities

The electrical grid is a key way the State controls you.

They haven’t had to deal with this on the residential side yet, primarily because people can sell excess power back to the utilities at fairly high rates — a practice called net metering. But that’s hurting utilities, too, and some have tried to lower the price at which they buy back power, which has been met by furious protests from people leasing panels. If utilities lower the buyback rate too much, however, and batteries get cheap enough, people may just unplug from the grid altogether — or more likely, install systems that let them rely on it only rarely — prompting what those in the industry call “the utility death spiral.” It’s quite a bind: by fighting net metering, utilities would help make battery storage more economically viable, driving the transition to a distributed grid.

Tesla would be proud.

clapping well done you tony

In the UK? One guy controls your electrical grid.

In short: it’s a channel switch, not a storage port.
Outcome: expect rolling blackouts as things change.

Covers Europe and America too.

artice

“Perhaps most impressively, though, it’s important to remember that the world’s electricity grids have almost no energy storage at all. With the exception of pumping water back to the top of a hydroelectric dam — an option that’s only available in limited quantities and only in some countries — all electricity generated must be consumed immediately.

Suddenly preppers don’t look so dumb.

“Europe doesn’t want to stop there, though. There are talks to synchronize the IPS/UPS with continental Europe to create a single grid that spans about 10,000 miles and 13 time zones.”

Oh lucky us.

More money and dependence on the EU.