Despite what the "greenies" claim, electricity is not clean. Most of it still comes from the very same earth-based fuels (i.e., oil, gas, and nuclear) that they are wanting to phase out in exchange for "clean" energy from windmills and solar panels.
Just because you cannot see actual gas or coal being pumped into your electric vehicle (EV) does not mean that the process is any better for the environment than a combustion engine – but this does not matter to the climate cult, which is moving forward with its plans regardless.
In 2022, just 5.8 percent of all new cars sold in the United States were electric. Under fake president Joe Biden, the plan is to mandate that 60 percent of all new car sales be electric by the year 2030 – this represents a more than tenfold increase in electricity demand just for EVs, not to mention all the new electric stoves, furnaces and heating elements, and other electric-powered appliances they also want to mandate.
(Related: Russia's invasion of Ukraine has proven to the world that "green" energy is a scam.)
A new report by PJM Interconnection forecasts serious problems in the coming years as the forced transition to everything electric threatens to collapse the entire electricity grid.
One of seven regional transmission organizations in the U.S., PJM coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity in all or parts of 13 states, as well as in the District of Columbia (D.C.), to ensure that there is always enough power available whenever needed.
Were it not for the forced conversion of everything to electric, the grid as we currently know it would probably be fine, assuming regular maintenance and appropriate expansion occurs. However, the plans for 2030 put all of it at serious risk.
According to the group, there is a "timing mismatch between resource retirements, load growth, and the pace of new generation entry." In layman's terms, this means that power generation is actually declining at the very same time that demand is increasing – and soon to be increasing dramatically.
"This is not the time to reduce electric capacity in the United States, yet that is exactly what is happening," warned The Epoch Times.
Right now, coal, oil, gas, and nuclear plants are shutting down left and right as government and private sector policies force them out of business. Closing these longstanding, reliable sources of energy, we are told, will be a really good thing for the planet.
On the flip side, there will soon not be enough electricity to go around. We are already witnessing the consequences of this in places like France, which shut down nearly all of its nuclear power plants at the same time that Russia invaded Ukraine and the Nord Stream pipeline was destroyed.
Now, in France, electricity prices are two-, three-, four-, or even five-times higher than they were a year ago, which is forcing local businesses to shut down as they can no longer afford to pay the bills.
The same thing is slated for the United States, which led the globe in 2022 in terms of retiring coal-fired power plants. Just last year, 13.5 GW (gigawatts) of coal-powered electricity disappeared, according to Global Energy Monitor, a San Francisco-based non-governmental organization (NGO) that tracks earth-based fuel and renewable energy projects worldwide amid the shift to so-called "renewable" energy.
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