Brown Doubles Down on Zero Emission Stupidity

Russ Steele

The Sac Bee has the story: Jerry Brown pushes zero-emission cars, defends oil policy

 Gov. Jerry Brown said today that he will push the state to put 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025, reducing transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent over 1990s levels.

In an executive order, the Democratic governor directed state agencies to help facilitate that effort.

Let me explain what the Governor just said. The State of California will be buying lots of zero emission vehicles with your tax dollars.  Consumers have show little interest in expensive range limited electric vehicles.

The articles goes on to explain how a $120 million dollar settlement with NRG Energy, Inc. for overcharging for power during the California energy crisis will be use to fund the construction of 200 fast-charging stations for zero-emission vehicles and 10,000 plug-in units around the state.

Deeper in the article we learn those charging stations will be in  Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Los Angeles Basin and San Diego County.  None for the Sierra Foothills. We do not have enough stupid people who are willing to buy expensive electric vehicles that only go about 40 miles between charges.

“This executive order strengthens California’s position as a national leader in zero-emission vehicles,” Brown said in a prepared statement, “and the settlement will dramatically expand California’s electric vehicle infrastructure, helping to clean our air and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.”

The quickest way to reduce our dependence foreign oil is to “drill baby drill” on on American soil. According to industry estimates we have enough oil for 250 years and enough natural gas for 500 years in America. Why are we not drilling in America?

By the way, were is the electricity coming from for all this zero-emission vehicles?  From coal, oil and natural gas and maybe some nuclear and hydro,  it will not coming from wind and solar.



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.

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