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adam2
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark wrote:
adam2 wrote:
EVs charged from wind or other renewables make more sense.


Totally agree......, but we're still a fairly long way from that.....
In the meantime....??


Are we in fact still a fairly long way from EVs charged by wind turbines ?

EV sales are on the increase, as is wind power capacity.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New UK EV sales are currently running at approx. 2% and are predicted to increase to 3-7% by 2020...
IMO, it will take quite a few years for sales, charging infrastructure, generating capacity to catch up, but we're now on the right road...

My guess is 15-20 years for them to get really established and 30 years to be the norm, but you might be more optimistic ?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much of the speed of roll out will depend on the rate at which car manufacturers change their production. Some, like Volvo, are going for an early change and if they start showing an increase in market share other companies will follow very quickly. That would signal to the public that EVs are the new thing and we all know how many of the sheeple must have the new thing.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:

Given that we eat far too much meat at the moment for a healthy diet .............................


Do we? A lot might be intensively reared and so be the wrong sort of meat, but who is to say that a largely meat diet is unhealthy, and for whom?

Innuits seem to have done quite well on meat and fish, until the half-wit health frauds foisted “western” diets on them.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We do eat too much, but not by a large factor, & going veggie brings its own woes (anaemia in my case).

Although apparently things are improving:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/nov/01/third-of-britons-have-stopped-or-reduced-meat-eating-vegan-vegetarian-report
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