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originally posted by: seasonal
Ok for $899 you can go to home depot and buy a 6000 watt portable gen that "runs" for 5 years. I weights 100 pounds, has no exhaust and has a core charge deposit of $500 to encourage it to be recycled. For the sake of argument it cannot be weaponized anymore than a normal generator.
What would be the immediate implications and what would happen long term?
Very short term there will be a severe shortage of the gen units, electricians and electrical fixtures to hook these babies up.
I could see the unwanted properties that were too far off the beaten path becoming very sought after.
Electric cars would be a real alternative and be at a short term premium. War over lithium for the batteries of these cars?
The oil industry would slowly, at first, start to decline-not go away. Money would flow out of this industry to other industries.