As Gas Prices Climb, President Obama Continues To Give Silly Energy Speeches

by Myron Ebell on March 10, 2012

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President Barack Obama’s slide into daffy irrelevance continued this week. In yet another speech on what he’s doing to lower gas prices, the President proposed raising the federal subsidy for buying an electric vehicle from $7,500 to $10,000.  And instead of a tax credit, the President wants to give electric vehicle buyers the $10,000 up front at time of purchase.

This should get the cost-to-buyer of new Teslas and Fiskers below $100,000. Dozens or even scores of new electric cars will no doubt be zooming out of showrooms if the Congress enacts President Obama’s proposal.  And low-to-middle income Americans struggling to fill their tanks with $3.75 gas can take satisfaction knowing that their tax dollars are doing so much good.

BobRGeologist March 13, 2012 at 2:38 am

I view electric vehicles as a silly non solution to a non problem that exists in only the fervid but underdeveloped brains of radical environmentalists. As a major portion of our electric power is generated by coal fired plants, the so called pollution is largely transferred from tailpipe (ouspuffen in Germany) to smokestacks. Only solving the problem of covering the car roof with solar cells would eliminate this problem. However
educating environmentalists to the scientific fact that CO2 in our air today has a minimal role in warming the interglacial climate we are in today. However, reaching pea brains in wooden heads may be impossible.

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