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Has anyone in the Obama regime done the math regarding Alan Shedd's Toyota Prius?
Alan wrote The Times last week about how he just plugs in his Toyota Prius to get the equivalent of 100 miles per gallon from the Prius battery. Cool!
If 70 percent of Georgia drivers switch to these smarter electric cars, how many more coal-fired Georgia Power and Electric Membership Cooperative and Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia power plants will need to be built to accommodate the charging of these hundreds of thousands of batteries every night?
And if Government Motors (GM) starts spitting out its little electric cars and the Obama regime taxes their competitors, Toyota and Honda, out of business in the U.S. so that everyone has to buy a Labor Union-made electric GM car, how many coal-fired electric generating plants will have to be built? Can we build coal-fired electric generating plants as fast as we can build these little electric cars?
Oh, but wait a minute. On Jan, 7, 2008, Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle, "So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted."
So, I guess the Obama regime's Cap and Trade bill will call for the construction of hundreds of clean nuclear power plants all over the U.S. to power Alan's and everyone else's Prius and GM electric cars. And how long does it take to build a nuclear plant these days?
How long will it take the U.S. Department of Energy to issue the permits after the completion of site selection, financing, Environmental Protection Agency approval, labor union approval, state EPD approval, New York Times approval, Ted Turner, Jimmy Carter and Joan King approval?
And after the cost of 10-20 years of approvals, construction, regulation, higher taxes and the inflation that's sure to come (because of our $013 trillion debt), how much will the electric equivalent of a gallon of gas cost?
And how many little electric cars will be required to take a family of six to the beach for a week? Three?
My head hurts. I can't do all of this math. Can you?