Energy Infrastructure for All Electric Cars

Assuming each EV travels 12,000 miles annually, consuming approximately 300 Wh/mi of AC energy and assuming 4.9 % system losses for transmission and distribution, then each EV will require 3.8 MWh/year of energy generation. If there were 10 million EVs in California then they would need 28 TWh/year. The US has added up to 100 …

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Stationary Battery Energy from Now to 2030

The United States is the largest market for stationary (battery) storage in the world. Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that annual demand for lithium-ion batteries will surpass 2.7 terawatt-hours (TWh) by 2030. 800 Gigawatts of battery storage at current prices is about $1.5 trillion. Prices will be high for the next two to three years …

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Gasbuddy Reports Average US Gas Prices Passed $5 Per Gallon

The national average price of gas in the U.S. surpassed $5 per gallon today for the first time ever, according to GasBuddy, the leading fuel savings platform saving North American drivers the most money on fuel. There has been months of gas price increases across the country, accelerated by the rise in seasonal demand amidst …

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PG&E Charged With 4 More Homicides, This Time for 2020 Zogg Wildfire

The Shasta County District Attorney’s Office has filed a total of 31 criminal charges against PG&E. The 2020 Zogg Fire killed four people. There are felony charges for sparking the 2020 Zogg Fire through criminal negligence and four counts of involuntary manslaughter. The charges also include enhancements for injury to a firefighter who was paralyzed …

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South Lake Tahoe Evacuated

There were traffic jams throughout most of South Lake Tahoe Monday afternoon as the city is evacuated ahead of the Caldor Fire. 20,000 people live in South Lake Tahoe. There will be a red flag warning for gusting winds that are expected to last until 11 p.m. Wednesday. Highways 50, 88 and 89 all closed …

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Caldor Fire Threatens Lake Tahoe

The Caldor Fire is 11% contained and is threatening Lake Tahoe. The Caldor Fire is about 126,000 acres and is smaller than the Dixie Fire (734,000 acres). The Caldor Fire is the number one priority with over 2,100 firefighters, 22 helicopters, 50 fire crews and 200 fire trucks. Winds have shifted and are pushing the …

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Youtuber Meet Kevin Has Best Odds to Replace Gavin Newsom

The Prediction site Predictit Gives Youtuber Kevin Paffrath (aka Meet Kevin), a 9% chance to replace Gavin Newsom as governor of California. Kevin is knowledgable about business and technology and is willing to do the work. He has creative solutions. Kevin Paffrath has said he would declare four States of Emergency on Day 1: * …

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