Even though Trump and many Republicans are resisting the shift to clean energy with all of their collective might, technology just made a major leap that may render them all effectively obsolete fossils anyway. The shift to electric vehicles just got a big boost, with a new affordable, environmentally friendly, and safe “instantly rechargeable” battery. Even better, existing gas stations could be transitioned to fueling up with battery chemicals instead of oil. Bad news for the oil barons and the politicians they own, but exciting news for the rest of us.
“Purdue researchers have developed a flow battery that would allow electric cars to be recharged instantly at stations like conventional cars are. The technology is clean, safe, and cheap.”
Some of the best part of this new “flow battery”:
- No need for electric charging stations! Customers refill the battery fluid electrolytes in a familiar manner like how we fill our tanks now with oil in just minutes.
- Solar, wind, or hydroelectric plants can recharge used battery fluids, which customers would recycle when they fill up with new fluid.
- The “IFBattery” developed by Purdue Research Foundation can safely be stored at home without explosive potential.
- No battery membranes that break down.
- No massive infrastructure redevelopment required. Gas pumps can convert to pump the new battery electrolyte fluids.
- No burning = no greenhouse gasses
- The chemicals are cheap
- Manpower is needed to convert to the new technology into job potential
Bernie Sanders said that Republicans won’t admit climate change is real because they are owned by campaign finance contributions from big oil.
“The truth is if they stood up and did the right thing, the Koch brothers, and the big money fossil fuel industry people would not fund their campaigns. That is how corrupt our current campaign finance system is,” said Sanders.
We can expect this new technology to be resisted by politicians who are more worried about being re-elected than they are about the climate change big picture. Yet the move to clean energy must be done and can be done without them. The planet’s health is more important than any political career, and the collective buying power of consumers means that if presented with better affordable technology, it will be up to us to drive the demand. The researchers for the IFbattery still need more financing to complete research and development. Share this story to help get the word out there. (See a video about the new tech below)
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Featured image: Screenshot from Youtube, IFBattery