Electrical Supply Short
The lamestream media told you:
According to reports on CNN, the demand for electricity is far outstripping available supply. A lack of new generating stations, coupled with increased consumer demand and an endless supply of power hungry gadgets threatens our way of life.
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
In an absurd headlong rush to be "green" whether the steps makes sense or not, consumers are being driven, largely by the media, to think about and purchase so-called electric cars. Advertising shows electrical plugs as a clean convenient source of energy, and manufacturers are being hard pressed to turn out cars that run exclusively on electrical sockets. Detrimental effects to the oil industry and its millions of American workers are ignored in the purportedly "earth-friendly" ads.
All of this dramatically contradicts the media's own reports that the supply of electrical power is stretched to its limits, brownouts and rolling blackouts are expected, and the Obama administration has pledged to block any new coal-fired power plants, the largest and most reliable source of new electrical capacity. Pollution from electricity generation is typically cited as a leading cause of smog, a word that seems to have disappeared around the same time ads for battery cars appeared -- but you remember the word SMOG, right?
It remains hopelessly unclear whether battery cars are indeed more "green" than normal historically significant and currently normal "fueled" cars, since huge amounts of fuel must be burned anyway under the "electric-green-car" plan to boil water, to generate steam, to turn dynamos, to generate high-voltage electrical current, to send over great distances with great power losses to substations, to convert high voltage to household current, to wire to households, which can then be used to charge relatively inefficient batteries, to run the "non-fuel" vehicles. At a savings or cost? What about just keeping the lights on? It may not be such a great idea to convert the national vehicle fleet to centrally controlled and generated electric power.