- Energy secretary Granholm pushes for electrification of military vehicles.
- U.K. auto parts manufacturer considers a move to the U. S.—for the subsidies!
- New York Times wants more generators (fueled with natural gas) because climate change increases electric outages. (No, not the Babylon Bee.)
- Industry lobbying for state bottle bills (i.e., “container deposit” bills—consumer pays) accelerates.
Tag: electric vehicles
Something Is “Dreadfully Wrong” with the Electricity Grid
“The near failure of the Texas power grid, coming just 4 minutes and 37 seconds from a complete collapse on February 14, 2021, was the first alarm bell that something was dreadfully wrong with US power grids,” writes Ed Ireland on Master Resource. Another alarm bell has rung in the form of a new report…
A Sad Commentary on Earth Day 2023
Sterling Burnett of the Heartland Institute ponders whether this is Earth Day or Vladimir Lenin’s birthday (it is both). He recounts recent governmental regulations affecting gas stoves, lightbulbs, electric cars and says: “This year, the authoritarian leanings of the elitist environmental cabal inside and outside the Biden administration are on full display. Never in the…
This Morning’s Links
- Small Pacific Islands aren’t shrinking from sea level rise; many are growing.
- ‘The sites for mining materials required to build wind, solar, and EV batteries are under minimal-to-nonexistent labor, wage, environmental, reclamation, and worker health and safety regulations.’
- Columnist Deroy Murdock calls out ‘Emperor’ Biden’s new clothes.
- Bangladeshi are innovating in agriculture—but not due to climate change, as NPR claims.
- ‘There has been no rise in global temperatures from July 2015 to March 2023.’
- ‘Atmosphere warming at half the rate predicted by climate models.’
Here’s How Hard It Will Be for Consumers to Get EV Subsidies
First, if you’re married and earn more than $300,000, you’re not eligible. But that’s just the beginning. Other criteria reported by John Rosevear at CNBC: Vehicle price caps. Cars priced above $55,000, and trucks, vans and SUVs priced over $80,000, aren’t eligible for the tax credit. Made in North America. Only EVs that “undergo final assembly”…
Another Problem with Electric Vehicles: They Are Fragile
From Reuters: “a previously unreported and expensive gap.” “For many electric vehicles, there is no way to repair or assess even slightly damaged battery packs after accidents, forcing insurance companies to write off cars with few miles—leading to higher premiums and undercutting gains from going electric. “And now those battery packs are piling up in…