Really? Replacing our power grid can be done in a year and a half? They’re talking about energy losses that occur throughout the infrastructure, so an entirely new system would have to be put in place literally across the entire country. Pipes and all. All this while the existing system struggles to support growing demand. I think you heavily overestimate the operational hurdles. On top of that, there is a need to move that “free energy” (the R&D cost involved in figuring out how to harness wind/sunlight *effectively* is huge. Solar panels used to only work if they were directly facing the sun, now they can collect sunlight from any angle - Figuring that shit out is expensive) from its source to the people who need it. That “middle man” role is really important, and that’s where they make money. And as long as power companies start diversifying (and many are, I think this video is indicative of that) there’s no reason why they can’t evolve into “more green” companies. Thing is, all of this takes time. Saying it can be done in “a year and a half” just makes you sound dumb. I agree that earlier is better but claiming that this “delay” is because of a corporate conspiracy to drag their feet is ridonculous.
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