NPR Propaganda: California’s radical experiment will create green jobs

Russ Steele

National Public Radio is in the bag for CARB’s job killing Cap and Trade in this article: Calif. Takes Big Step Toward Greenhouse Gas Limits

 California is about to try a radical experiment. A little over a year from now, the state will limit the greenhouse gas emissions from factories and power plants, and, eventually, emissions from vehicles.

The U.S. Congress tried to pass a similar plan for the whole country but dropped the idea last year.

Paying a price for emissions has many Californians worried about what they’ll have to pay for electricity and fuel and everything that takes energy to make. But the state’s argument is that this will be good for the economy.

The law, actually a suite of measures generally lumped under the name AB 32, is a risky step at a time when the state’s economy is shaky. Essentially, the law puts a statewide cap on the amount of greenhouse gases coming out of smokestacks and tailpipes.


There’s no doubt the new laws will make electricity and gas prices rise, but just how much is a matter of much debate — some say thousands of dollars a year for businesses.

The state says costs pale in light of new business the law will create.


Mary Nichols, who runs the Air Resources Board, says capping emissions forces companies to adapt. “Putting that cap on top of that whole system would be the best way to unleash the power of private capital to really get the most out of not just research and development, but actual deployment of green technologies,” she says.

Only in the minds of environmentalist wacko liberals does raising the cost of business make the state more competitive in global markets.  However, in the real world raising the cost of business in California will make business less competitive, and more business will leave the state, killing more jobs. Do we really need this radical experiment to demonstrate liberas are clueless of how free markets work?


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

2 Responses to NPR Propaganda: California’s radical experiment will create green jobs

  1. D. King says:

    “California is about to try a radical experiment…”

    Yes, one that has been tried around the world and does not work.

    “The UN experts predicted that Kyoto Protocol would reduce global CO2 emissions by 5.2%….instead they increased by 46.6%”

    “Conclusion: All the EU elites have managed to accomplish is to waste their taxpayer billions on regulations that don’t work, destroyed multiple EU economies and the EU currency in the process, while making sure to enrich wealthy investors and corrupt friends in bogus green energy scams. Simply brilliant, no?”

    We need to make CARB accountable for any losses.

  2. D. King says:

    This PDF should help those who don’t get it, yet.

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