The inability to construct new, large electric transmission lines over hundreds of miles hampers the ability to use “Green energy” which must be routed from where it is available to where it is used.

A proposed transmission line in rural parts of Idaho and eastern Oregon is meeting fierce resistance.

Eastern Oregon residents oppose Boardman-to-Hemingway energy line |

The line is now 16 years since it was proposed – and still no construction.

This is why proposals to electrify all heating, water heating and kitchen cooking, and all vehicles cannot be completed in 10-15 years, as many politicians propose. Large infrastructure projects take decades (see California’s intrastate high speed rail project, or Portland’s new water line project.)

We are setting up a period where we will suffer temporary electrical grid shutdowns, as is already done in California. These will occur throughout the year.

Coldstreams Skeptic