One convenient fact people tend to ignore: do tell, what you do think should be done with the unsold gasoline/kerosene/etc lets call it fuel that will continue to be produced as part of the cracking process?
Sell it to other countries that aren't as stupid as the U.S. to put the cart before the horse?
NOBODY really looks at the potential consequences of any actions concerning the conservation of whatever it is they want to "save". Save the planet...but they never tell you for what. I think it just needs a good surface cleaning, IMHO. Believe me, there are lots of countries/governements around the globe that can't afford to waste borrowed money on pie in the sky. They could give 3 f**ks about EV's or burning coal, or pollution, whatever. They're thinking about survival instead of cancelling someone or freaking out about someone throwing a McDonald's plastic straw down on the beach.
So while 5% of the populations want to throw a grunch of money at "climate change", there's the rest of the world where some are still p*ssing and sh*tting in the streets and not worried about cow farts because ain't nobody got time for that. It's funny you don't see a ton of climate change protesters in Mumbai, India or Chongquing, China for some reason, in which those 2 cities alone have about 16% the population of the entire U.S. (illegal aliens notwithstanding). Oh, yeah, in China you can't protest, at least not for long. Sure, India is somewhat committed to some climate change, but doesn't say it's going all green by 2030. I believe their promise was net zero emissions by 2070. That's pretty good I guess. Kick that can down the road some more. Slow and methodical, not blind and stupid. But if you believe the activists, we've been down to being extinct in 7 years (for what, the 12th year now?), not 50. Someone will be wrong. But then they climb back on their fuel-powered private jets and go somewhere else to tell you that you shouldn't burn fuel. Color me confused on that.
You want electric cars everywhere? Great. Now, they're going to make a gazillion of them, but no place to sell them (BTW, The automakers just announced they are raising the price of their EV's proportionate amount to the Green New mini-Deal law's hard-to-qualify-for tax break. Hmmm. Good going, Washington.). There were a few reports of 70% of EVs being sold didn't qualify for the tax breaks anyway. No place to charge them. The grid can't handle what's on it now, let alone a grunch of new EV's charging up. There will be some severe battery fires that are extremely difficult to put out with current methods. Maybe it will spur better fire-fighting materials/procedures. Who knows? I don't see anyone worried about that.
No place to charge them efficiently and quickly when needed. This is a high hurdle. Charging batteries fast produces higher levels of energy conversion to heat. Which goes back to the previous mention about fires. There are some parking garages that won't even accept EV's inside. And then, after the batteries are all used up, what you going to do, throw them away? Recycle them? There will be residue with these battery packs that will become a big problem on the back end if millions of EVs flood the roads. Plus, people already complain about having to shell out over 100 bucks for a half-azz battery for their ICE cars, let alone the replacement cost of an EV battery pack, eventually. I believe EV's aren't going to be the final answer, really. I guess when I start seeing EV Aramco vehicles in Saudi Arabia (that would be most ironic), maybe then I'll believe there's a real "demand" by the public for EVs and not being pushed for profit. I'll bet odds that there are plenty of gov't officials (and maybe their husbands) that are investing in EV stuff now, so it's the government's job to make sure they get funded so the company's value rises.
Hydrogen, which comes with its own issues, or maybe some form of it, will likely be the end game if I were going to bet my dollar. There are prototypes out there with hydrogen "pellets" or "pucks" which dramatically reduces the hazards of hydrogen storage on board, and can be stored virtually anywhere in the car. A refill of the "tank" simply consists of replacing the pellet packs or whatever it is. But that's not a major deal because you can get many more "mpg" as it were from hydrogen cars than gasoline. The biggest drawback of course, is the high cost of hydrogen production. And the carbon dioxide production during the process. CO2 is one of the "pollutants" that needs to be dealt with. Again, costly to do that at the moment.
I still think that natural selection should rule the day. An "all of the above" approach instead of "this or else".
I suppose I should feel lucky. By the time they get this figured out, if they ever get it figured out, I'll be dead.