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Using the UCUSA tool that factors in a local grid's energy mix, it looks like Burbank battery EVs on average emit 89 grams of CO2e per mile compared with 173 for plug-in hybrids and 381 for ICE cars: https://evtool.ucsusa.org/#z/91501/
Thanks, but my question was about BWP's specific mix, not "an average of all electric utilities in a given region." In general, the Union of Charlatans and Sophists is not a reliable source of knowledge about much of anything (its president is an attorney), except maybe dressing up in lab coats, and fundraising. For example, in the alternative universe they occupy residents can choose...
https://www.burbankwaterandpower.com/electric/power-sources/power-content-information The energy mix at BWP is about 30% non-hydro renewable, 30% coal, 29% gas, 8% nuclear, 2 % hydro, and 1% other. The national average mix is about 12% non-hydro renewable, 20% coal, 39% gas, 20% nuclear, 8% hydro, and 1% other.
I can state the way I see it – the grid has definitely reached almost all places, but does it guarantee availability of sustainable and quality power, not necessarily. Can you expand on this-- is the availability of power on the grid not reliable where it stretches now? Are there common outages?
Its about frequent breakdown in the power supply in the last mile distribution line for various reasons like quality of infrastructure, weather condition (extreme rain, winds etc.), erratic demand of power due to load shedding schedules etc.
Thanks for the detailed follow up, Aparna. Indeed local generation is an established idea, but creating the on-call workforce at the local level is quite an interesting idea and shows great adaptation for the needs/opportunities in this specific geography. Thanks for sharing!