Don't you love it when experts in literature control automobile emissions rules?

Posted by  $  blarman 3 years, 6 months ago to Economics
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What I hope is that the auto manufacturers that do cater to California just go out of business with these stupid cars. When the trucks that move all the California produce stop moving and their businesses stop operating because they can't go more than 30 miles without recharging, I'll just sit back and laugh.
SOURCE URL: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-03/california-regulator-mary-nichols-may-transform-the-auto-industry?cmpid=BBD080315_BIZ

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  • Posted by  $  ObjectiveAnalyst 3 years, 6 months ago
    Hello blarman,
    I find it quite interesting that one of the biggest cheerleaders is Elon Musk who got 4.9 billion in subsidies and produces electric cars in California. Now as for emissions, how do man made emissions compare with all of those wildfires in California, releasing all of that heat and carbon? I wonder...
    I also note that there seems to be a large number of volcanoes erupting around the world presently... http://www.silverdoctors.com/the-numb...
    Perhaps California legislators should get right on that...

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  • Posted by BradA 3 years, 6 months ago
    100% electric cars? I'm ROFL !
    I think California is currently somewhere between 1 & 2% electric. The problem is these politicians think that electricity magically appears at the outlet in your home. It doesn't. Any significant increase in electric cars is going to tax California's generating capacity beyond its limits. So that's going to require more power plants. But it has been established that conventional, fossil fuel based plants generate more of the nasty greenhouse gases per mile than fossil fueled cars. So, to maintain their utopia, they'll need to start building hundreds of new nuclear power plants. And given the lead time for these babies, they should have started, oh say, 20 years ago.
    I just love it when reality smacks idiot politicians upside their heads.
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    • Posted by ProfChuck 3 years, 6 months ago
      It took over 30 years to build the infrastructure for the automobile driven by the I/C engine. Gas stations, service facilities, distribution systems and so on. That infrastructure as built by private enterprise without government assistance. The infrastructure to support electric vehicles has not been identified. We don't know what is the best battery system (it probably does not exist yet)_ and without that knowledge we don't know what kind of charging facilities will be required. Large scale energy distribution necessary for a large population of electric cars isn't even on the drawing boards and remains in the distant future. This is what happens when politicians pretend to be scientists and engineers.
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    • Posted by  $  3 years, 6 months ago
      +1. They want their electric cars, but violently oppose any kind of power generation on their soil! My state sells a lot of electricity to California, but it's always the surplus we don't use. Can you imagine what would happen to California if there were an earthquake in the Western US (volcanic or otherwise) that took out some of the major power line links? You'd have riots and civil unrest in a matter of days!
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    • Posted by wiggys 3 years, 6 months ago
      unfortunately they hard headed fools feel nothing so nothing gets their attention except failure. failure to them is success because it means new regulations and rules must be established to counter those that fail.
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  • Posted by  $  Temlakos 3 years, 6 months ago
    Heretofore, the California Car has set the trend for the country, for a simple reason: California had the most population, as you may discern from its having had the largest delegation in the House of Representatives.

    Today, not so much. It's beginning to look to this observer like "will the last one out, turn out the lights, if the lights are even still on."

    I always used to say: the more salubrious the climate, the crazier the politics. But now I think we're going to see a limit to just how crazy the politics can get, before people decide California is a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live (and pay taxes) there.
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  • Posted by gaiagal 3 years, 6 months ago
    Possibly it would be helpful for local, state and federal governments if each created a Department of Unintended Consequences.

    Unfortunately, judging by observations made over the last few decades, they wouldn't use it preemptively.
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  • Posted by ProfChuck 3 years, 6 months ago
    One can only describe the liberals understanding of economics and physics as "mystical". To alter thermodynamics by decree is no more rational than to dictate economic realities by the same method. The economy is much like an engine with a large flywheel. When the engine runs out of fuel it keeps spinning for a while due to the stored energy in the flywheel in the form of momentum. However, eventually the mechanism will stop rotating because of the combination of friction and drag. This analogy is as real for economics as it is for physical dynamics. The liberals are cutting off the fuel and hope to rely on stored energy for the indefinite future. Belief that this will work is like believing in perpetual motion. Nothing is for free and eventually the bills must be paid.
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  • Posted by wiggys 3 years, 6 months ago
    gut wrenching actions by the ca. loonies. give ca. to china as collateral. then default so the get it and keep it. then build a fence 20 feet high from mexico to oregon and then west to the ocean with no gates. anyone wanting to come to the usa would have to sail to either or/wa or through the panama canal. ca. is a bad joke that never seems to end.
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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 3 years, 6 months ago
    I was trying to see the comments on the question
    about homosexuality, but am unable to make that
    one appear on the screen. Is something wrong with
    the site or the machine?
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  • Posted by Herb7734 3 years, 6 months ago
    When Washington comes up with this nonsense I feel as if I've been stuffed down the rabbit-hole but instead of Wonderland, I am in Irrational-Land. Half the citizens are blind. Most of the other half deaf. The remainder are blind and deaf. The cars are manufactured with dents and scratches already in them, since they are such poor drivers that dents and scratches are considered decorative. The engines are electric, but are worked by a hand cranked generator. They have to stop every ten miles and crank the power back up. They only go 30 mph but they can do 55mph going down the western slopes of the Rockies.
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