You make it sound so easy. Home solar is not worth it. It wont cover your home usage all year or even close. Powerwall is $18k and a measly 13kWh. You could get 20kWh and 3 Powerwalls I guess, unsure who will pay for that. Most houses cannot fit 20kWh anyway
We need more hydro, solar farms and wind wont cut it. We are already 14% in the red where are these farms?
Its about time we asked the hard questions, rather than drinking koolaid and justifying everything that we need to, when some of it is not reality. Aside from the cost benefit analysis not being there, the money isnt there, neither is the time. We need to plan hydro now, and for the future, noting that that is not an unlimited option either
Yep, battery storage isn't free but it will get cheaper. However, you dismiss 13kWh as "measly" yet the average home doesn't consume much more than that for the whole day. The idea wasn't to fully power the house off battery storage but to significantly reduce the reliance on the grid. It's a smarter way to reduce the load on the grid and reduce the need for more centralized electricity generation.
You're accusing those supporting EVs as "drinking the koolaid" but you're refusing to look at the bigger picture :) We can't do hydrogen electrolysis without increasing our electricity generation as its very energy hungry. If we're increasing our generation capability why waste it on something as inefficient as hydrogen electrolysis? Why not instead use it for the more efficient EVs?