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Old 06-02-2018, 04:03 PM   #1954 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
That 1.5-Terrawatts is not set in cement.I posted elsewhere at this thread that with energy efficiency we can cut your number by 43%.By getting off fossil fuel we can cut that number down another 41%, due to the inherent entropy of internal combustion.
Now we're into Gigawatt territory.
Renewable energy is already in the gigawatt realm.
Just keep adding to it each year and at some point you supplant the existing infrastructure.
Nope. Many efficiency improvements have already ocurred. faulty compounding math right off the bat. And again, the majority of energy use are not possibly replaced with electric conversion. Personal transportaion is the next easy one. But it is only 10% of total energy as I stated above. So cutting this consumption to 1/3 with electric conversion saves us 6%.
Can we possibly build 60 kWh batteries for 1 billion electric cars?
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