silence7

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silence7 OP Mod ,

Yes, because you're fairly likely to want to change out that gas stove — the homebuilders are bribed by the utilities to put them in.

silence7 OP Mod ,

Not quite sure why you're cut-and-pasting a version of the link without the paywall-bypassing gift token.

silence7 OP Mod ,

Not quite sure why that would be — do you have javascript disabled?

silence7 OP Mod ,

Electric coil stoves and induction stoves use similar amounts of power. I think I've got my induction stove in a 240v 30A circuit.

The problem is that gas utilities bribe homebuilders to install gas appliances so as to create customers, and so the homebuilders don't want to install the electric wiring.

silence7 OP Mod ,

Yeah, it's tough to test an outlet like that if it's blocked by a gas stove and you can't remove it easily.

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silence7 OP ,

It doesn't have to be. That's entirely a human decision.

silence7 OP ,

That's up to us. Get involved. Join an activist group, or a political campaign. Change policy. Show your neighbors how it's possible to cut fossil fuels out of your life.

Here’s how EVs could get 200 miles per gallon | A new report says that electric vehicles could double in efficiency in the next decades — if automakers make the right moves ( wapo.st )

US EVs are marketed with an MPGe sticker, describing relative pricing and efficiency.

silence7 OP ,

His campaign is built around on attracting low-information voters, and he has a ton of money to do just that — Kennedy's vice-presidential pick is the former wife of a Google founder who broke up with him after allegedly sleeping with Musk.

silence7 OP ,

He'd probably be at least as awful a president as Trump, though it's a different West who is on the ballot in some states this year.

silence7 OP ,

Definitely the same playbook. It's been used for decades at this point.

silence7 OP ,

The Kennedy family name is something that has meaningful appeal to people who aren't like that and who don't know anything else. Put a bunch of money into ad campaigns emphasizing that over any actual policy position, and he may well peel off some votes from people like that.

silence7 OP ,

They don't need that. All they need is to take more votes from Biden than they do from Trump. And the the polling makes it very clear that the 3rd party candidates as a group do exactly that. The benefit is something around a 3 percentage point advantage for Trump with the 3rd party candidates on the ballot vs not.

silence7 OP ,

But near 0 dems will fall for the same trick.

People who are paying attention to the news, sure. But a lot of people don't. And that's who they're trying to reach. So it's important to tell people what's going on.

silence7 OP ,

So far the polls don't show that kind of backfire. Would take a bunch more people hearing about why he's actually running to create it.

silence7 OP ,

A lot of it is US billionaires:

One thing we should expect is for all of the “major” third party candidates — Kennedy, Stein, West — to be funded in part by ultra-high-net-worth Republicans. That’s already happening to some degree.

silence7 OP ,

That doesn't just mean "think about voting" either — it means checking your registration to make sure it hasn't been purged, talking to people you know about how you're voting and why, volunteering if you're able, and financially supporting the campaign in an amount that's within your budget

silence7 , (edited )

I'll note that this is very different from what the Trump administration did, where they actively worked to create a loophole for this pollution. If you're an American who prefers to see active regulation of chemicals which raise cancer risk and harm reproduction, it's worth checking your voter registration to make sure it hasn't been purged, volunteering if possible, and donating if you can afford it

silence7 OP Mod ,

I think you underestimate what it takes to heat an older structure in the north. 7kw is pretty common for whole-home retrofits. Enough to run that all night in winter during an extended cloudy spell means a lot more panels and a lot more storage.

silence7 OP Mod ,

the typical heat pump in the typical amarican single family house consumes 5.4k kwh in an entire year.

I think you googled, took the first result, which was:

https://www.energysage.com/electricity/house-watts/how-many-watts-does-an-air-source-heat-pump-use/

and it says "Based on an EnergySage analysis of a Department of Energy database, a typical heat pump in a typical home uses 5,475 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year"

but then treated it as meaning a "about 5½kwh" instead of 5475kwh.

The two are very different numbers, and most heat pumps in the US are currently installed in warmer locations, so you can expect utilization in colder places to be appreciably higher.

A heat pump won't be running at peak output all year long, but during winter in the north, it's likely to do so every night for a week at some point.

A $1000/month heating bill isn't that rare in some parts of the US in winter.

silence7 OP Mod ,

For a modern well-insulated structure, sure. But a lot of US housing was built without insulation. And people live in it and would prefer to retrofit.

silence7 OP Mod ,

Can I be sure what will happen decades from now? No, but I can say for sure that at the moment, if you want to add insulation to an existing older structure, and not do a complete rebuild, you end up with a structure which isn't anywhere near as well insulated as a newly-built structure designed for efficiency.

silence7 OP Mod ,

That's pretty much what most retrofits in the US look like.

silence7 OP Mod ,

What I'm mostly getting from this conversation is that you've never actually owned a single-family house, or paid to heat or cool one.

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