WARNING, THIS POST IS COMPLETELY OFF-TOPICFrom the Government of Canada's web site:
The remaining 9% is primarily from natural gas
Closing our coal stations remains one of the world’s largest actions to combat climate change. In the absence of coal, gas-fired power generation stepped up to play the ever-important role of ensuring system reliability with its own unique set of benefits.
- Flexibility — These stations can remain unfueled on standby for long periods of time yet be ready to quickly spring into action to help meet any spikes in Ontario’s energy demand.
- Enabling renewables — Gas also helps enable other important renewable energy sources like wind and solar which are intermittent sources that require backup.
in 2018 the gas gens used 0.7 tw. ...seems I recall because of a cool summer there was no use at all last year. Seems 99% low carbon is a fair.Ontario's energy demand in 2019 was 135.1 TWh,
Ummm... it might be now. I'l take your word for it !. But do we have the ability to provide charging power if everyone shifts to electric vehicles. I've seen the plug ins at parking garages. What if there is a big shift that way & most or even half of drivers/riders want to plug in & charge.Ummm last time I checked Ontario is 99% zero carbon for electricity
But certainly not any coal, as was suggested above.Well, not quite, there is a fair bit of natural gas in the mix, and that's going to go up when Pickering Nuclear closes without a replacement and with the current provincial government's disdain for wind and solar. It'll still be about half nuclear and a quarter hydroelectric, in rough numbers.
You make the assumption there is a "void". A big fleet of EV vehicles is actually a very useful energy pool for peak load. It also absorbs the power from renewables, especially wind that often is not required. It does require grid upgrades.But do we have the ability to provide charging power if everyone shifts to electric vehicles. I've seen the plug ins at parking garages.
Renewables will continue to grow which is one point in their favour despite the idiot running Ontario at the moment. Always the problem with renewables is storage.An illustration shows a NuScale Power module on a truck. NuScale is one of the small modular reactor companies whose designs are going through pre-licensing approval with Canada's nuclear regulator. Many are designed to be small enough to transport by truck or by shipping container. (NuScale Power)
Hydro-Québec already supplies four per cent of Ontario’s electricity and 25 per cent of Vermont’s. In 2016 and 2017, Vermont, Massachusetts and New York state adopted specific measures to force their energy suppliers to include renewable energies in their offer. Hydro-Québec could go a long way to meeting these needs.
Quebec’s hydroelectricity, which is 99.8 per cent renewable, is the cheapest, greenest source of renewable energy on the continent. Everyone stands to gain if Quebecers learn to use it more wisely.
Does it come as a little tiny one with 2 wheel drive?Tech already in production ...
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To obtain high-performance with minimal power loss, electric motorcycle manufacturers are launching a new design wherein the motor is on the wheel rim, eliminating the hub from the wheel. Furthermore, the electric motor is integrated into the fairly large frame of the rim, allowing high power generation. The power generated is further transferred through electric cables housed near the rear wheel rim.
How is the frame 'wrong'?Does it come as a little tiny one with 2 wheel drive?
now the front wheel does really look wrong, are they expecting it to go ultra fast or be ultra heavy?
and whats with the jumper cables? actually the whole frame is just wrong
ew, it has forward pegs lol
Look what it has for a frame connection between the swingarm pivot and the top shock mount :/ that's a tubular joke, that part should be one of the strongest cast aluminum sub assemblies on the bike not an afterthought to mount a saddle and ridersHow is the frame 'wrong'?
I mean, do we even know what the material content is to start?Look what it has for a frame connection between the swingarm pivot and the top shock mount :/ that's a tubular joke, that part should be one of the strongest cast aluminum sub assemblies on the bike not an afterthought to mount a saddle and riders
Remember that as we move away from internal combustion engines and all the airflow that is necessary around said engine, cooling system, etc etc....having a battery instead means that the battery will probably become part of the structure of motorcycles moving forward. That means that what we all consider a "standard" frame design today out of generally necessity to fit around an engine won't necessarily be reality in the not too distant future.Look what it has for a frame connection between the swingarm pivot and the top shock mount :/ that's a tubular joke, that part should be one of the strongest cast aluminum sub assemblies on the bike not an afterthought to mount a saddle and riders