Couple of points:"Do the electrical systems in your car go out when the engine isn't running too? (those where rhetorical questions BTW. The answer is NO. That's why there are batteries. To store energy. I know that and so do my 10 and 12 year old children.)"
This is one of the strangest comments I've ever read, equating car batteries to what would be needed to power an energy grid.
Read up on the what the residents of Georgetown, Texas are going through: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/green-new-deal-preview-texas-town-environmentalism-chuck-devore
But this is from Fox News (!) so can't be trusted, supposedly, so here's something from the folks at MIT's Technology Review: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611683/the-25-trillion-reason-we-cant-rely-on-batteries-to-clean-up-the-grid/
The problem in a nutshell:
The California projects are among a growing number of efforts around the world, including Tesla’s 100-megawatt battery array in South Australia, to build ever larger lithium-ion storage systems as prices decline and renewable generation increases. They’re fueling growing optimism that these giant batteries will allow wind and solar power to displace a growing share of fossil-fuel plants.
But there’s a problem with this rosy scenario. These batteries are far too expensive and don’t last nearly long enough, limiting the role they can play on the grid, experts say. If we plan to rely on them for massive amounts of storage as more renewables come online—rather than turning to a broader mix of low-carbon sources like nuclear and natural gas with carbon capture technology—we could be headed down a dangerously unaffordable path.
[Emphasis mine[In Georgetown’s case, for it to truly go 100 percent renewable energy using today’s state-of-the-art mass-produced batteries from Tesla’s Gigafactory, the city would need a $400 million battery farm weighing some 20,000 tons to avoid a blackout on a quiet winter night. And, after spending $15,600 for each household to build such a battery farm, its backup power would be drained in 12 hours, with a second windless winter night leaving residents shivering in the dark.
Funding, building and relying on such a lithium-ion battery farm would likely lead to a change in city leadership in the first election following an inevitable blackout. Which, perhaps, is why so many of today’s environmentalists aren’t big fans of democracy – the freely expressed opinions of people stand in the way of their agenda.
As sure as i believe in the tooth fairy i'm sure of global shmobal warming shmurming,Being in San Fra. i'd check that bay with a geiger counter from time to time.Fukashima is no laugh.It's all B.S. I live directly on San Francisco Bay with a private boat dock for 40 years and study tide charts daily ...Nothing has changed here. In fact it is one of the coldest California winters ever. NO sea level change here.
Unfortunately the left wing thinks suckers are born by the minute...
https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-08-30-nasa-admits-climate-change-not-caused-by-suvs-fossil-fuels.html?fbclid=IwAR0Ce69flF7Uy25NhjegJcRdBzxUqzp96EYL-FhCkhY9FzOfQM_fH5KneL8NASA admits that climate change occurs because of changes in Earth’s solar orbit, and NOT because of SUVs and fossil fuels