California's mistaken new energy law spells trouble for everyone. As business flees, the politicians in Sacramento are going to want to inflict the same burdens on the rest of us to "make things fair." This energy-wound is self inflicted. California should adopt a wiser course and others should avoid repeating their mistake.
All of these proposals remains “magical thinking” at this point, according to an editorial in the journal Nature.
California's government flunks basic math.
California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday that mandates the state obtain 100 percent of its electricity from zero-carbon sources by 2045, marking a major win for the environmental movement.
Years behind schedule and $60 billion over budget, estimated construction costs have now risen to over $1.2 million per mile of track.
Legislators in the California Assembly passed a zero-carbon bill on Tuesday, putting the state one step closer toward an unprecedented new mandate for emissions-free electricity.
“The bottom line of the real fire data produced by the State of California and in the peer-reviewed literature is clear: there has been no upward trend in the number of wildfires in California during the past decades,” Mass wrote on his blog. “In fact, the frequency of fires has declined,” he wrote. “And in most of the state, there has not been an increasing trend in area burned during the past several decades.”
But Greens go apoplectic over a rule change that would have no climate or other benefits.
Crafting smarter fuel efficiency standards is a needed reform. Standing up to California's heavy-handed eco-bullying is courageous. CFACT applauds both wise moves.
“We need to find the place where we are demanding as much efficiency, as much environmental control as makes sense, but not so much that it begins to have a detrimental affect to highway safety."
Trump’s move to remove California’s ability to set its own standards will likely result in a protracted lawsuit battle.
California officials have plowed more than half a billion taxpayer dollars into various campaigns designed to help citizens afford electric vehicles while others must wrestle with the state’s gas prices.
California is widely expected to become the first state in the U.S. to require solar panel installations for nearly all new homes.
It should be apparent by now if global warming causes increasing drought and wildfires. Objective evidence shows that is not the case.
That a lot of people need and would happily buy larger, stronger and more powerful vehicles is simply not allowed under the Cafe scheme.