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Old 03-06-2019, 08:30 PM   #5322 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
Ignore everything else for the moment,and just concentrate on this one thought: If the demand is reduced,and you're going to replace the source of the supply with something else,do you need to provide as much capacity as before?
That's called pipe dreaming and pushing energy poverty.
The only way the nation might use less over all energy at least for a little while is switching passenger vehicles over to electric and picking up a 3 to 4x increase in energy economy. Replacing gasoline cars and trucks will place a huge increase on electric demand.
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.