[Rushtalk] Batteries are only a storage device! (They are eviroromentally a disaster)

Dennis Putnam dap1 at bellsouth.net
Tue Mar 15 11:03:06 MDT 2022

Yes, sadly it is Brandon's way or the highway. A new Congress may slow 
it down if enough RINOs are primaried out. But not much significant can 
happen until after the 2024 election and the entire bureaucracy can be 
purged. That seems highly unlikely no matter who wins in 2024. I'm 
afraid I am becoming as pessimistic as Stephen.

On 3/15/2022 12:56 PM, John A. Quayle via Rushtalk wrote:
> Tell that to the current administration!!!!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen Frye <stephen.frye at outlook.com>
> To: John A. Quayle <quaylejohn at aol.com>; rushtalk at csdco.com 
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> Sent: Tue, Mar 15, 2022 12:53 pm
> Subject: Re: [Rushtalk] Batteries are only a storage device! (They are 
> eviroromentally a disaster)
> I think we have all agreed on the issue of being forced. I don’t 
> believe it has to be an all or nothing proposition.
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> *From:* John A. Quayle <quaylejohn at aol.com>
> *Sent:* Monday, March 14, 2022 7:26:01 PM
> *To:* stephen.frye at outlook.com <stephen.frye at outlook.com>; 
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> *Subject:* Re: [Rushtalk] Batteries are only a storage device! (They 
> are eviroromentally a disaster)
> Stephen, you are quite correct - I am against having EVs shoved down 
> my throat. I happen to own a handful of classic/antique 
> gasoline-burning cars that I spent a lot of money on them to restore. 
> I don't want some bureaucrat to tell me I'm not allowed to drive them 
> anymore........
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen Frye <stephen.frye at outlook.com>
> To: rushtalk at csdco.com <rushtalk at csdco.com>
> Cc: John A. Quayle <quaylejohn at aol.com>
> Sent: Mon, Mar 14, 2022 5:18 pm
> Subject: Re: [Rushtalk] Batteries are only a storage device! (They are 
> eviroromentally a disaster)
> John, if I didn’t know better, I’d say you are against electric cars. 
>  E=MC2 won’t tell us much - don’t forget the denominator.  F=MA is a 
> little better, but either way the claim is correct: same amount of 
> energy.  But there are losses all along the way, and he itemizes one 
> approach, but ignores the analogous itemization on the other. 
>  Textbook example of pre-existing bias.  He also overlooks and 
> misstates a lot of quite pertinent information.
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> Quayle via Rushtalk <rushtalk at csdco.com>
> *Sent:* Sunday, March 13, 2022 12:47:36 PM
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> *Cc:* John A. Quayle <quaylejohn at aol.com>
> *Subject:* [Rushtalk] Batteries are only a storage device! (They are 
> eviroromentally a disaster)
>>> 	Batteries, they do not make electricity – they store electricity 
>>> produced elsewhere, primarily by coal, uranium, natural gas-powered 
>>> plants, or diesel-fueled generators. So, to say an EV is a 
>>> zero-emission vehicle is not at all valid.
>>> Also, since forty percent of the electricity generated in the U.S. 
>>> is from coal-fired plants, it follows that forty percent of the EVs 
>>> on the road are coal-powered, do you see?"
>>> Einstein's formula, E=MC2, tells us it takes the same amount of 
>>> energy to move a five-thousand-pound gasoline-driven automobile a 
>>> mile as it does an electric one. The only question again is what 
>>> produces the power? To reiterate, it does not come from the battery; 
>>> the battery is only the storage device, like a gas tank in a car.
>>> There are two orders of batteries, rechargeable, and single-use. The 
>>> most common single-use batteries are A, AA, AAA, C, D. 9V, and 
>>> lantern types. Those dry-cell species use zinc, manganese, lithium, 
>>> silver oxide, or zinc and carbon to store electricity chemically. 
>>> Please note they all contain toxic, heavy metals.(empahsis: MINE!- JAQ)
>>> Rechargeable batteries only differ in their internal materials, 
>>> usually lithium-ion, nickel-metal oxide, and nickel-cadmium. The 
>>> United States uses three billion of these two battery types a year, 
>>> and most are not recycled; they end up in landfills. California is 
>>> the only state which requires all batteries be recycled. If you 
>>> throw your small, used batteries in the trash, here is what happens 
>>> to them.
>>> All batteries are self-discharging. That means even when not in use, 
>>> they leak tiny amounts of energy. You have likely ruined a 
>>> flashlight or two from an old, ruptured battery. When a battery runs 
>>> down and can no longer power a toy or light, you think of it as 
>>> dead; well, it is not. It continues to leak small amounts of 
>>> electricity. As the chemicals inside it run out, pressure builds 
>>> inside the battery's metal casing, and eventually, it cracks. The 
>>> metals left inside then ooze out. The ooze in your ruined flashlight 
>>> is toxic, and so is the ooze that will inevitably leak from every 
>>> battery in a landfill. All batteries eventually rupture; it just 
>>> takes rechargeable batteries longer to end up in the landfill.
>>> In addition to dry cell batteries, there are also wet cell ones used 
>>> in automobiles, boats, and motorcycles. The good thing about those 
>>> is, ninety percent of them are recycled. Unfortunately, we do not 
>>> yet know how to recycle single-use ones properly.
>>> But that is not half of it. For those of you excited about electric 
>>> cars and a green revolution, I want you to take a closer look at 
>>> batteries and also windmills and solar panels. These three 
>>> technologies share what we call environmentally destructive 
>>> production costs.
>>> A typical EV battery weighs one thousand pounds, about the size of a 
>>> travel trunk. It contains twenty-five pounds of lithium, sixty 
>>> pounds of nickel, 44 pounds of manganese, 30 pounds cobalt, 200 
>>> pounds of copper, and 400 pounds of aluminum, steel, and plastic. 
>>> Inside are over 6,000 individual lithium-ion cells.
>>> It should concern you that all those toxic components come from 
>>> mining. For instance, to manufacture each EV auto battery, you must 
>>> process 25,000 pounds of brine for the lithium, 30,000 pounds of ore 
>>> for the cobalt, 5,000 pounds of ore for the nickel, and 25,000 
>>> pounds of ore for copper. All told, you dig up 500,000 pounds of the 
>>> earth's crust for just - one - battery."
>>> Sixty-eight percent of the world's cobalt, a significant part of a 
>>> battery, comes from the Congo. Their mines have no pollution 
>>> controls, and they employ children who die from handling this toxic 
>>> material. Should we factor in these diseased kids as part of the 
>>> cost of driving an electric car?"
>>> I'd like to leave you with these thoughts. California is building 
>>> the largest battery in the world near San Francisco, and they intend 
>>> to power it from solar panels and windmills. They claim this is the 
>>> ultimate in being 'green,' but it is not. This construction project 
>>> is creating an environmental disaster. Let me tell you why.
>>> The main problem with solar arrays is the chemicals needed to 
>>> process silicate into the silicon used in the panels. To make pure 
>>> enough silicon requires processing it with hydrochloric acid, 
>>> sulfuric acid, nitric acid, hydrogen fluoride, trichloroethane, and 
>>> acetone. In addition, they also need gallium, arsenide, 
>>> copper-indium-gallium- diselenide, and cadmium-telluride, which also 
>>> are highly toxic. Silicon dust is a hazard to the workers, and the 
>>> panels cannot be recycled.
>>> Windmills are the ultimate in embedded costs and environmental 
>>> destruction. Each weighs 1688 tons (the equivalent of 23 houses) and 
>>> contains 1300 tons of concrete, 295 tons of steel, 48 tons of iron, 
>>> 24 tons of fiberglass, and the hard to extract rare earths 
>>> neodymium, praseodymium, and dysprosium. Each blade weighs 81,000 
>>> pounds and will last 15 to 20 years, at which time it must be 
>>> replaced. We cannot recycle used blades.
>>> There may be a place for these technologies, but you must look 
>>> beyond the myth of zero emissions.
>>> *"Going Green" may sound like the Utopian ideal but when you look at 
>>> the hidden and embedded costs realistically with an open mind, you 
>>> can see that Going Green is more destructive to the Earth's 
>>> environment than meets the eye, for sure.*
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