Where do I plug the Tesla into this pipe dream? Look where we are right now. We have aging electrical infrastructure that will take decades to replace and improve. We have people targeting what infrastructure we have now to take down the grid. We have aging nuclear power plants, almost all near the age they are being decommissioned. Our hydroelectric plants don’t have enough water to function. The future of solar is getting ruined in California by NEM 3.0. All of the U.S. oil refineries are old and none are being built. The Keystone Pipeline is leaking. We have all the oil, coal, and natural gas in the U.S. to get our country out of trouble but will not use it because of environmental red tape and the people in charge unspooling it everywhere.
What we need to do is get a dose of reality. It’s getting into winter. People need energy or they’ll freeze to death. The time for playing with these green energy “solutions” is over. Solar panels don’t work covered in snow. Wind turbines freeze and get damaged in extreme cold. Batteries don’t hold a charge well in the cold. We’re done with green energy. Russia has most of the nuclear fuel. Building nuclear plants and getting enough fuel to run them will take too long. Nuclear power is out for now. We need to use what we have and stop imagining what we can build with what we don’t have. We have to bring back coal, diesel, and natural gas power plants (anything and everything we have). We have to produce our own gasoline, diesel, and fertilizers instead of depending on our adversaries for them. If we can get back on our feet enough to be independent of foreign energy sources and can project power well enough to avoid attack, then we can dabble in cleaner energy (when we aren’t freezing to death or threatened with nukes). Maybe then we can try nuclear fusion technology.