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pattirost@icloud.com
11 July 2022 - 03:28 AM
I was surprised no one mentioned the load being added to our electric grid by bit coin manufacturing, and they are not done yet building more facilities. One new facility…
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Justin Stewart
21 June 2022 - 20:21 PM
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I'm unconvinced that this was a worthwhile thing to debate in rhetorical terms given that real data should've been available to form rational, numbers-based decisions on the arguments presented. A…
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Michael Boyles
14 June 2022 - 16:24 PM
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I have to say that I'm quite disappointed with how this conversation was set up. A compelling discussion would have pitted the direct carbon emission reductions of EVs against more…
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wwetzelberg@gmail.com
5 June 2022 - 17:58 PM
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It would be nice to make the jump from all-gas/diesel vehicles to all-electric vehicles in a single step, but it’s a larger and more expensive step than we need to…
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scottj_22110
31 May 2022 - 16:53 PM
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The reason we don't have new nukes is that the government subsidies ended. Ask him about that.
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scottj_22110
31 May 2022 - 16:46 PM
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No mention yet of taxpayer subsidies to fossil fuel companies.
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scottj_22110
31 May 2022 - 16:45 PM
Vehicle Two Grid or V2G. Tesla batteries can run for over 300,000 miles and still work at 80% capacity. One million electric vehicles with a range of 200 miles would…
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cheprofessor@gmail.com
22 May 2022 - 21:58 PM
EV's are I am convinced worse for CO2 emissions - unless most of the electricity is generated through nuclear fission - which is generally opposed by people wanting to lower…
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michael.klatsky@gmail.com
21 May 2022 - 23:21 PM
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It was disappointing that neither party discussed the urban air quality benefits. Take a stroll down any cross street in Manhattan and you will understand instantly How incredible the city…
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erik@eharrishome.com
20 May 2022 - 20:23 PM
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This was disappointing, in that Mr. Lesser advanced disingenuous and outright false arguments in an insulting manner (I don't recall the last tome Donvan had to tell a participant to…
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Sunil Somalwar
20 May 2022 - 15:00 PM
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Electrification is being pushed too soon and is helping prolong dirty electricity by raising electric demand. The EV efficiency numbers are rosy because they assume average cleanliness for electricity. But…
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May 20, 2022

Agree to Disagree: Does Your Electric Vehicle Help the Planet?

Tesla vehicle sales are, well … electric. The company posted $5.5 billion in 2021 profits,  roughly six times its previous year earnings. Globally, the electric car industry is anything but static, soaring to 7 million units in 2021. The promise of owning such a green vehicle – and doing your part for the planet – is a big part of the lure. But is it warranted? Devonshire Research Group, an investment firm that values tech companies, examined each stage of environmental impact it takes to produce an electric car. It found that while a Tesla might not belch out exhaust, there are other potentially equally damaging effects wrought along the way. EV advocates argue that while the technology and resources aren’t perfect, they are ultimately better for the environment long term as the tech improves, and are far more realistic in application than mass transit systems, particularly for rural areas. Opponents say the kinds of infrastructure EVs require, such as nation-wide charging stations, still require huge investments that would be better suited for more ecologically-friendly mass transit systems. So, does your electric vehicle help the planet?
We Should Defund the Police
Winner: Yes
Yes: +2.37%
No: -2.37%
Police Unions Do More Harm than Good
Winner: Yes
Yes: +3.94%
No: -3.94%
The Police Have Become too Militarized
Winner: No
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No: +2.36%
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ABOUT THE DEBATERS
Britta Gross
Britta Gross - Managing Director of Carbon Free Mobility Global Program, Rocky Mountain Institute
Britta Gross is managing director of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Carbon Free Mobility Global Progra... read bio
Jonathan Lesser
Jonathan Lesser - Adjunct Fellow, Manhattan InstitutePresident, Continental Economics
Jonathan Lesser is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute. As president of Continental Economi... read bio