It's takes a coal fired generating plant to operate an EV battery factory

Posted by $ BobCat 8 months, 2 weeks ago to Technology
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New $4B Panasonic electric vehicle (EV) battery factory in Kansas requires so much power that the facility will need its own COAL plant to run.

Local media reports state that the factory will require anywhere from 200 to 250 megawatts of electricity to function. This is roughly the amount of power needed to keep the lights on in a small city.

On track to receive a whopping $6.8 billion from fake president Joe Biden's Inflation Reduction Act, Panasonic is proving once again that in order to create "clean" energy, you have to burn a lot of "dirty" energy, rendering it a pointless endeavor.
SOURCE URL: https://www.naturalnews.com/2023-09-26-panasonic-ev-factory-kansas-power-coal-plant.html

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  • Posted by $ AJAshinoff 8 months, 2 weeks ago
    Why does this remind me of a "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain" situation. Something straight out of Oz. And so many today are willing to ignore reality as they rush out for their booster shots. Lemmings.
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  • Posted by $ 8 months, 2 weeks ago
    After the plant shuts down , think Solyndra, then maybe it could be used to recharge all those batteries???
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    • Posted by term2 8 months, 2 weeks ago
      The idea of fancy electric cars like Tesla is great, but its NOT practical at this time: 1) charging infrastructure just isn't here and will cost billions to build, 2) Time to charge batteries is excessive t this time and pretty much forbids long trips, 3) Forget driving in cold weather locations where battery capacity is radically reduced, 4) The electricity needed to charge the batteries has to come from somewhere, and unless you need it only during the day, CANT come from solar. I like my gasoline powered car that is the result of 100 years of engineering efforts, and I hope it lasts me a long time.
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  • Posted by term2 8 months, 2 weeks ago
    Leftist ideologs think ONLY of their ideology and power, and are NOT interested in actual results of their ideas. This is proven out time after time. Border security, green energy, promoting electric cars by mandate, getting rid of gas stoves in houses, and a hundred other things mandated by Biden.
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  • Posted by $ Thoritsu 8 months, 2 weeks ago
    We should be bitching about the $6B USG subsidy the $4B investment by Panasonic came with, and the UAW strike (which I hope results in the end of UAW jobs), not another BS EV diatribe. EVs are NOT the problem. Government force IS the problem.

    I seriously doubt the battery plant requires 250MW. That is more power than a nuclear aircraft carrier operating at flank speed, during flight ops with all the lights and coffee pots on.

    We have a plant that produces and full power tests Navy electric drive equipment. It does NOT take 10% of 250 MW. I think this is 250 MW-hrs, which is keeping the Lawrence Energy Center operating longer than previously planned.
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  • Posted by $ pixelate 8 months, 2 weeks ago
    The illusion of action keeps the funny money machines running. It's all just a crap load of optics. Pure stinking garbage at the bottom of it all with a waft of perfume sprinkled on top. Enjoy the decline.
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