TonyWilliams wrote: Stoaty wrote: RegGuheert wrote:
I've been thinking for some time that in a garage containing both a Volt and a LEAF that the Volt removes some heat from its battery and puts it in the garage where it will tend to heat up the LEAF battery.
OTOH, it is probably NOTHING compared with the amount of heat an ICE brings into a garage and dumps.
And none of these can hold a candle to the heat from the big yellow orb in the sky over Phoenix.
Curses!!! If we can just snuff that out, we're good to go.
Oh, the things that stick in your memory. From Weekend Update, SNL, 1977, hosted by Ralph Nader (Musical guest George Benson plays "This Masquerade"):
Jane Curtin: Solar energy has become a controversial issue today because the oil industry sees it as a threat to their profits. This week, a Senate Select Committee on solar energy has been meeting in secret and, for more on this, here is Laraine Newman in the Capitol.
[Cut to Laraine with microphone in hand, standing in front of a closed door.]
Laraine Newman: Jane, I'm standing outside the committee room waiting for the session to break up. I think it's about to break up now. [The door opens and the pompous Mr. Rigg, an oil company executive, emerges to join Laraine] Oh, we're in luck, Jane. The chairman of the board of Texxon which dominates most of the oil industry, as you know, has just come out of the room. Mr. Rigg, did you attend the committee session?
Mr. Rigg [Ralph Nader]: Well, yes, the senators always allow me to sit in with them at their sessions.
Laraine Newman: Well, what happened in there?
Mr. Rigg: We -- that is, the Texxon Corporation -- said that we would be glad to go along with the solar energy program -- if the committee would only make three minor concessions to protect our investment.
Laraine Newman: I see. And what were those concessions?
Mr. Rigg: Texxon thinks it, first, should own the sun.
Laraine Newman: I see.
Mr. Rigg: We also need a Solar Depletion Tax Allowance -- since the sun depreciates over time.
Laraine Newman: Ah, that's two. And the third?
Mr. Rigg: And Texxon must have the right to order its prices raised whenever there is an eclipse.
Laraine Newman: Thank you. Uh, what next, Mr. Riggs?
Mr. Rigg: Texxon is about to consume all American solar, coal, oil, gas, geothermal firms. [standing stiffly at attention] Monopoly is patriotic!
Laraine Newman: [disenchanted] Ah. Thank you. This is Laraine Newman in the Capitol Building in Washington.