Ramifications Of California Governor Newsom’s Ban On Gas-Powered Vehicles

Posted: October 4, 2020 by oldbrew in government, ideology
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California dreaming about the climate will run out of road in many ways. Whether it’s electricity supply, voter resistance or something else first, remains to be seen.

PA Pundits - International

By Ronald Stein ~

Before sky diving, you need to plan ahead by having a parachute before you jump. California Governor Newsom’s recent suicidal jump onto the EV train has a minimum of eight (8) lack-of-a-plan ramifications from his recent Executive order to ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035 that will be devastating to the state’s economy and environment:

  1. Vehicle ownership: With 45 percent of the California population – that’s a whopping 18 of the 40 million residents of the state – being Hispanic and African American – having average incomes of less than half of present EV owners, the Governor is incentivizing those least likely being able to afford a new car to continuously re-register their existing vehicles. Additionally, California has the highest homeless population, and the fifth largest percentage of homeless (behind D.C., New York, and Hawaii, and Oregon, and has the second highest poverty rate.

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  1. pochas94 says:

    Newsom ought to at least finish 5th grade.

  2. oldbrew says:

    Subtracting fossil fuels plus adding electric cars equals disaster
    By Larry Bell |October 4th, 2020

    By 2030, more than 10 million tons per year of batteries, including rare earth elements such as dysprosium they contain, will become landfill garbage.

    As a 2017 World Bank study concludes, “[T]echnologies assumed to populate the clean energy shift … are in fact significantly more material intensive in their composition than current traditional fossil-fuel-based energy supply systems.”

    In addition, banning gasoline vehicles is going to cost California lots of funding needed for roads and public works, including the state’s bullet train to nowhere. The state currently collects about $8 billion in fuel taxes and $3 billion in cap-and trade revenues annually.

    https://www.cfact.org/2020/10/04/subtracting-fossil-fuels-plus-adding-electric-cars-equals-disaster/
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    Assuming EV sales in CA expand rapidly, and other states join the mad rush to ‘decarbonise’ — as they imagine?

  3. hunterson7 says:

    The “progressive” policies are regressive, elitist, anti-scientific and harmful.
    Long, long past time to put out the trash.

  4. hunterson7 says:

    By the way, Gov. Newsom’s Auntie is Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Her family has become amazingly wealthy off of the government contracts she has grifted to her family and pals.

  5. Phoenix44 says:

    Everything in California is somewhere else. If you don’t have a car, you stuck at home, struggling to get to work in most cases. But these people don’t care, they are saving the planet, one bias and dislike at a time. There’s nothing more dangerous or more foolish than Messiahs.

  6. Chaswarnertoo says:

    La La land on steroids.

  7. oldbrew says:

    A New Abnormal Of Rolling Blackouts Under Biden Energy Plan
    Posted on Thu 10/08/2020 by PA Pundits – International

    By Larry Bell ~

    Power blackouts that rolled across California cities and towns during an August 13-14 heat wave offer a warning glimpse of much more dire consequences we can absolutely count on occurring with enactment of the Biden campaign’s “Build Back Better” proposal to immediately eliminate fracking on all public lands, and virtually eliminate fossil-fueled power plants over the next 15 years.

    In concert with the aspirational Green New Deal co-sponsored by his running mate Senator Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Biden’s plan calls for humongous expenditures in renewable energy, including installing 500 million solar panels and manufacturing 60,000 wind turbines.

    https://papundits.wordpress.com/2020/10/08/a-new-abnormal-of-rolling-blackouts-under-biden-energy-plan/
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    In the UK a carbon tax looks likely.

    UK Chancellor Plans To Raise Multi-Billion Carbon Tax
    Date: 09/10/20 The Times

    Rishi Sunak is examining proposals for a UK-wide carbon tax that could raise billions of pounds while encouraging the drive towards net-zero emissions.
    . . .
    The chancellor is seeking to replace existing EU carbon-reduction schemes with the new tax when the transition period finishes at the end of the year.

    Treasury officials are also looking at longer-term proposals to extend the tax to other areas including domestic gas and agriculture, which could raise more than £25 billion by 2030, supporters say.

    https://www.thegwpf.com/uk-chancellor-plans-to-raise-multi-billion-carbon-tax-to-punish-taxpayers/
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    As usual those on tight budgets will be hardest hit, for no known benefit to anyone or anything.

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