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Unplug Electric Vehicle Subsidies And Let Consumers Decide

December 4, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Frustrated with General Motors Co.’s recent announcement of plant closures and layoffs, President Donald Trump said the administration is now looking at cutting at subsidies to the automaker, including for electric vehicles. Good. Families should be empowered to purchase the car they want without nudging from Washington and the financial help […]

More Evidence Electric Car Subsidies Are Welfare For Rich People

May 26, 2018 by

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By Jason Hopkins ~ Another report indicates electric vehicle ownership is mostly confined to the country’s highest income earners, further calling into question the validity of government subsidies for EVs. On Tuesday, the Energy Information Administration released its analysis of EV ownership in the U.S., breaking down the percentage by household income. The EIA’s findings […]

A Government Loan Program For Auto Manufacturers On Road To Repeal

May 10, 2018 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Among programs on the chopping block in the White House’s new plan to cut more than $15 billion in wasteful government spending is the Department of Energy’s loan program for certain automakers. Congress should drop the guillotine and rescind the $4.3 billion remaining in this Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program. The […]

Green Cars Worse Than “20 Homes”

March 28, 2018 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ A shock to greens who think electricity just comes from switches on walls:  Electric vehicles pose a threat to national power networks as next-generation cars with bigger batteries multiply household electricity demand by up to 20 times, a new study reveals. New Zealand’s biggest energy distributor, Vector, warned electric vehicle chargers […]

Britain To Ban Petrol Cars

July 27, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Here’s yet another green policy that hurts the poor, and from a “Conservative” government. It’s to cut emissions of nitrogen dioxide, which can cause respiratory problems, but global warming activists love this ban, too: UK environment secretary Michael Gove has announced plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel […]

Government-Style “Fairness” For The One Percent

November 9, 2015 by

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Obama cronies get abundant favors – at the expense of working class Americans By Paul Driessen ~ Liberals love to extol their deep compassion for the poor, whom conservatives allegedly don’t give a fig about. Thus our Community-Organizer-in-Chief pontificates endlessly about income inequality, to justify his determination to “fundamentally transform” our nation, so that “everyone […]

The Future Of Cars: Electric, Natural Gas, Driverless, And More

May 25, 2014 by

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By Ariel Cohen Ph.D ~ Ten years from now, electric (EV), hybrid and natural-gas powered cars will make some, albeit not yet decisive, inroads in our lives. There are economic, lifestyle and technological reasons for this. First, it is the technology of hydraulic fracturing, and improved 3-D seismic and imaging techniques, which provides us with […]

The Car Crash Of Another Green Dream

April 9, 2014 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Electric cars were going to save the world, not least from global warming. But as almost always, green schemes mean red ink: Better Place was born to be revolutionary, the epitome of the kind of world-changing ambition that routinely gets celebrated. Founder Shai Agassi, a serial entrepreneur turned rising star at […]

Electric Cars And Crony Federalism

April 20, 2013 by

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By Rich Tucker ~ Competition is good—but only when it encourages a “race to the top.” That’s true in business and among the states as well. Competition can encourage policy innovation. For example, Pennsylvania carefully (but reasonably) regulates hydraulic fracturing, and it is reaping the benefits as companies create jobs by safely extracting oil and […]

The Warmists’ Electric Car Scheme Crashes

February 7, 2013 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Electric cars were the dream of the global warming believers.  As the Greens insisted: Around the world electric vehicles (EV) are beginning to transform the way we move… EVs, along with increased investment in public transport, are central to meeting the twin challenges of climate change and energy security. Warmist politicians […]

Subsidizing Stupid

January 26, 2013 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ I don’t want to buy any windmills and I don’t want to buy any solar panels. Most especially though – I don’t want to pay for other people to buy them either. But my government is taking my money and giving it to them. I don’t like that. I don’t like […]

Lawsuit Alleges “Corruption and Negligence” at Department of Energy

November 17, 2012 by

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By Lachlan Markay ~ A lawsuit filed in federal court on Wednesday alleges mass favoritism in the Department of Energy’s decisions to award federal grants to major car companies to develop electric vehicles, according to a legal complaint obtained by Scribe. The plaintiff, San Francisco-based XP Technology, says in a complaint filed in the U.S. […]

Electric Car Batteries Going Nowhere

October 16, 2012 by

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By Vanessa Bazan ~ Another green-energy-related company built on government subsidies is having trouble keeping its head above water. This time, the scandal surrounds Chemical Power, a subsidiary of LG Chem. In 2010, the Obama Administration proudly gave Chemical Power a $150 million grant to build a vehicle battery manufacturing facility in Michigan. These batteries […]

Holden Volt – The Car The Greens Deserve

September 8, 2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Remember, the whole idea of a hybrid is to cut emissions to stop global warming. But when Toby Hagon tests drives the Holden Volt, he finds he’s paying a fortune to use coal-fired power to move small distances – usually to a motel whose unwitting owner is made to pay for […]

CO2 Tax Australia – Carbon Tax Hits The Greens’ Pet Car

August 10, 2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ The Greens predicted great things for electric cars: Around the world electric vehicles (EV) are beginning to transform the way we move… EVs, along with increased investment in public transport, are central to meeting the twin challenges of climate change and energy security. The Gillard Government prepared for this great transformation: […]

A Two-Gallon Compact Car

June 30, 2012 by

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By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. ~ How would you like to buy a nice compact car with a two-gallon gas tank? It costs only $36,000, and it takes seven hours to fill the tank. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu wants lots of those cars, though he insists they will be $10,000 cheaper. The car alluded to […]

Eco-Scams Are as Easy as “A123”

March 31, 2012 by

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By Michelle Malkin ~ While President Obama was busy lambasting Big Oil tax breaks on Thursday, yet another one of his environmental welfare recipients (the very kind he wants to redistribute oil subsidies to) was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Who needs to win the Mega Millions lottery? Start a pie-in-the-sky eco-boondoggle, and a […]

Little Green Morons

February 9, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Michael Brune, the Executive Director of the Sierra Club, holds degrees in economics and finance from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. He is the author of “Coming Clean—Breaking America’s Addiction to Oil and Coal”, published in 2008 by the Sierra Club. Recently, Brune bragged that he and the board had turned […]

Congress Should Scrap the Energy Loan and Loan Guarantee Programs

September 28, 2011 by

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By Nicolas Loris Senator Harry Reid (D–NV) and his Senate colleagues rejected the idea of cutting $1.5 billion unspent from a $7.5 billion advanced vehicle manufacturing technology loan program and another $100 million from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) loan guarantee program—the same program that funded bankrupt Solyndra. The political squabbling did not cause the […]

Surveying the GOP Field + More

June 17, 2011 by

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The Patriot Post  Digest The Foundation “In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.” –Alexander Hamilton Government & Politics How ‘Bout That GOP Field? The GOP presidential field is bulking up, though according to the latest […]

Electric Cars Slide Over for New Gas-Powered Cars

April 2, 2011 by

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By Rachael Slobodien No matter how hard the government tries, it just won’t ever be as effective as the free market is in satisfying consumer demand. Want proof? Take a look at what the federal government is doing to lure people into buying more expensive, less convenient plug-in electric cars. Since little demand currently exists […]

Ten Don’ts for Our Government on Gas Prices

March 10, 2011 by

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By Nicolas Loris As gas prices in the United States continue to soar, policymakers in Washington are eager to point fingers and offer solutions. Most of the ideas are not new, and some are certainly much better than others, but they will inevitably be part of the debate. As legislators turn their attention to gas […]

Reid’s Lame Duck Energy Bill: More Money for Special Interests, Higher Costs for the Rest of Us

November 17, 2010 by

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By Nicolas Loris It’s highly unlikely that we’re going to see any large energy bills like a cap and trade or renewable electricity standard passed during the lame duck session, but that isn’t stopping Senator Harry Reid (D–NV) from moving forward with bad energy policy. Undeterred by an American electorate that shouted clearly that it […]

Facts And Science Missing From White House Environmental Policy

November 2, 2010 by

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By Conn Carroll President Barack Obama famously believes that all of his policies are supported by “facts and science,” while opposition to his policies comes only from “fear and frustration.” As The Washington Post documented twice last weekend, that is just plain false. First Charles Lane reports: The Obama Energy Department has suggested that, with […]