Electric cars are, of course, merely for starters.
Because it follows, inevitably, that if Americans must give up fossil-fueled cars in order to “reduce their carbon footprint,” no matter the cost to Americans – they will be told they may no longer use fossil fuels to power their homes.
To keep them warm. To heat water. To cook food.
People in California have already been told. Decrees have been issued by the same people decreeing the wearing of the Holy Facial Burqa – and the closing of businesses – that in future (by 2023, the not-far future) building codes will require new construction homes to not use fossil fuels such as natural gas for heat, including hot water.
It is very probable that existing homes that have gas heat – or fireplaces, even – will be the object of “break their will” policies such as punishing taxes on natural gas, propane and bans on the use of wood-burning stoves to heat these homes – the latter already also a decree in parts of California.
And since California now determines national policy, attempts will be made to impose similar measures nationally as the same kinds of people who have their hands on the levers of power in California also have their hands on the levers of power practically everywhere.
These decrees will increase demand for electricity – to power the heat pumps and electric hot water heaters that will be installed instead of gas-burning furnaces, hot water heaters and stoves.
Which will increase demand on the electric grid – most of which burns fossil fuels to generate electricity, because excepting nuclear power (de facto outlawed by the same political class because it would solve the problem) the only way to meet the increased demand for all that electricity is by burning even more oil and coal and natural gas.
The dominoes are already lined up. Most homes have had “smart” meters installed that can be used to limit the use of electricity, which will become necessary as a practical matter as well a political matter because of the increased demand for electricity triggered by a monomaniacal obsession to require that everything be powered electrically.
There’s simply not enough electricity to meet the politically-decreed increased demand for it.
Welcome to Venezuela.
California has of course also decreed that new homes be built with solar panels – cost no object. But solar power remains insufficient as well as intermittent – as when the sun goes down. There is no getting around the problem of increased demand-by-decree for electricity uber alles and the problem of “green” ways of generating it not being capable of generating enough of it.
Now add electric cars, which require enormous amounts of electricity, necessary to keep 1,000-plus pounds per car of 400-800 volt batteries charged up. These energy hogs will burn up more power than any other electrically powered home appliance and there’s simply not enough power to power electric heat pumps, baseboard heaters, AC units, electrical hot water heaters, refrigerator, microwaves and electric cars, too.
Can you see it now? Is it becoming clear?
When electricity becomes the only allowable way to power things, electricity will be rationed – likely by self-rationing, imposed by making electricity very expensive as well as intermittently available. Better stock up on thermal underwear and Sterno – before they outlaw that, too.
The genius of this politically-imposed energy austerity, the transformation of America into Venezuela – is that most of the victims will blame the “power company” rather than the political apparatchiks such as the creature in Massachusetts who decree scarcity by making it difficult to produce sufficient power and very expensive to use it.
It is the same clever tactic used to impose the wearing of the Holy Face Burqa: Get the “private sector” – i.e., technically privately-owned business that are forced to abide by the decrees of the same apparatchiks as the condition of being allowed to do business – to impose by “policy” they’re pressured to enforce what the apparatchiks might not be able to impose by law.
Or in the absence of laws.
But making electricity scarce – and expensive – is just for openers.
Single family homes themselves are the next inevitable target, regardless of how they’re powered because no matter what form of energy they use to heat/cool they use more of it than a small apartment would.
Perhaps you can see where that is headed. Watch Dr. Zhivago if not.
The same political apparatchiks who have already succeeded in gaslighting the populace about driving other-than-electric cars for the sake of “climate change” will turn their attention to the “emissions” produced as a result of heating and cooling all the excessive square footage.
About the selfishness – the anti-socialness – of living in a large home.
You don’t need a three-bedroom, two bath house with a garage, comrade! An 800 square foot communal apartment is more than anyone needs and besides, we all have to make sacrifices for the sake of preventing “climate change.”
We will endure as much of this as we’re willing to tolerate.
How to stop tolerating it? By first of all finding the guts to question the “climate change” hysteria, which is fundamentally – psychologically – the same thing as the hysteria over “the virus.”
A grain of truth used to inflate a monstrous lie.
People have died – as people normally do. But most people are living – as they usually do -even if they catch “the virus.” An overwrought fear of death has been used to destroy life in this country, just as minor variations in average temperatures have been used to scale up a terrifying vision of planetary cataclysm . . . if “action” isn’t taken.
Against us. By them.
The Big Lie works. The question is whether we’ll fall for it again.
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