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      11-20-2017, 03:05 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by CO_Steve View Post
But we're not allowed to build dams or nukes and the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow. 40 years ago the end of available oil was right around the corner, especially in this country. Now we're a huge exporter with massive new supplies. It won't make sense someday but right now don't say you should buy an electric car because it's more efficient because it's not. Your Tesla is coal powered.
Congratulations, you are correct about exactly zero of the fifty states.

Oops, mea culpa. That's in dollars. Looks like in actual BTU's, if you're in Wyoming or West Virginia, your Tesla is indeed largely powered by coal, provided you don't have solar panels.

Here in Texas, 4% of our power is from coal, if you conveniently ignore how much of it is mined here and sold to other states.