Reporter Joanna Stern visited 126 non-Tesla EV charging stations (in 30 different locations) in the Los Angeles area. Her story is behind a pay wall but here’s the essence: Problem 1: Out of Order “Of the 126 stalls I inspected, 27% were out of order. They either had a sign, a dead screen or an…
- New study says backlash against ESG investing (using environmental, social, and governance criteria) is having little impact.
- “Climate decision-making through the judiciary suddenly looks more viable than just a few months ago”: David Flemming on Real Clear Energy. That’s not a good thing.
- Senator Marco Rubio wants federal lenders to hold off on requiring tougher energy standards in new homes. He’s trying to add an amendment to the defense appropriations bill.
- Blackfeet Indians have persuaded the Biden administration to cancel oil and gas leases on Montana land they consider sacred.
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Writing in Spiked, Joel Kotkin lists many reasons why shifting to electrical vehicles is a “colossal mistake.” A few:
- “[T]he UK government is already looking to ban people from charging their cars at home during peak hours.”
- “In California, the epicentre of green zealotry, policies banning the sale of non-electric vehicles mean the state will face ‘acute electricity shortages’ over the coming decade, according to one recent analysis.”
- 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.
“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…
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…