As Biden’s EPA plans oppressive regulations on the nation’s power plants, New York State moves ahead with its Climate Action Plan. They finalized its Scoping Plan last December. It calls for zero emissions by 2040, an unrealistic goal. As reliable energy decreases, costs will skyrocket.
New York thinks it can get rid of fossil fuels through electrification alone. They will make us reliant on unreliable solar and wind, which are, in turn, reliant on China for parts and rare metals.
What they are talking about is fully centrally planned and controlled electric power, and electric only. Our grid can’t handle it, but that seems to be relegated to the bin of faith and hope by the unserious planners.
The left calls it cleaner energy, but they must have missed the Africans digging for rare materials with children. As for clean, electric still depends on fossil fuels.
The cost of electricity will be extremely high over the next 17 years. This is madness. Over the next 17 years, the cost of all this will be at least in the hundreds of billions of dollars.
In just seven years, Gov. Hochul wants fossil fuels reduced by 40 percent. She will favor minorities. White people should get out of New York.
Hochul said, “As we work to drive down polluting emissions across the board, we must make sure that those who have already suffered from environmental injustice no longer bear an unfair share of the burden.
“Our ambitious Cap-and-Invest Program sets a cap on greenhouse gas emissions and shares the revenues with New Yorkers from disadvantaged communities to help cover utility bills, transportation costs, and decarbonization efforts. Through our innovative efforts, we will create a cleaner, greener future while helping New Yorkers with the costs of the transition,” Hochul said.
The rest of us must pay for a cap-and-trade scam in our one-party state.
A TASTE OF REALITY FROM AN EXPERT
If New York used nuclear, they could pull it off, but without it, it’s just another fantasy from the environmentalists. They haven’t planned for energy storage, and they don’t have the grid to handle it. That’s only touching on the problems. Their lack of planning without a grid backup could take pages to explain.
The question for me is how much damage and costs will have to happen before the incompetents in charge realize it.
Mr. Francis Menton of The Manhatttan Contrarian blog, asked the planners of the Scoping Plan, how are you going to back up solar and wind since wind doesn’t always blow and there is no sun at night. They haven’t even caclculated how much storage they will need.
He told the ‘planners’ who are implementing the plan without a feasability study:
You’re going to need at least 10,000 GWH of storage to back up just current usage if you replace a fossil fuel generation with wind and solar. At the price of Tesla batteries, that will run you about $1.5 trillion, which is approximately the entire GDP of New York State. If you triple electricity consumption by electrifying vehicles and homes, then you must triple the storage, and it will cost at least 3 times GDP. And by the way, you need a battery that can store electricity all the way from summer to winter without all the energy dissipating and then discharge over the course of months. No existing battery can do that.
He explained why enormously costly hydrogen is not the answer, and then went on to the global context and China in particular. The ‘planners’ are talking about building 9GW of massive turbines offshore while China’s building 47GW of coal-powered plants this year alone. Africa is expected to have 2 billion people by 2100 and they plan to build their economy on coal.
Any emissions the US reduces will be insignificant in the global context.
Please go to Francis Menton’s testimony to the incompetent Scoping Planners to read what he has to say in its entirety. It’s not a long piece and he has much more about it on his website.