Electric cars

90% of all Electric Vehicle Tax Credits In the US Go To The Top Income Quintile

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2017

In July 2015 Severin Borenstein and Lucas Davis released a report titled, The Distributional Effects of U.S. Clean Energy Tax Credits. It sought to examine the distribution of government handouts (incentives) to invest in things the government insisted would be better for the environment. The government is incredibly bad at so many things but thinking […]

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Electric Cars aren’t About to Save the Planet

by Steve MacDonald April 7, 2016
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Not news to me but I never get tired of other people pointing out the scam. While electric cars typically emit less CO2, the savings are smaller than most imagine. Over a 150,000 km lifetime, the top-line Tesla S will emit about 13 tonnes of CO2. But the production of its batteries alone will emit […]

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Data Point – Electric Obama

by Skip January 30, 2016

I’ve blogged a number of times on how badly Obama’s promise to transform our car buying behaviors (as that’s what Progressives do with their I know better than you what is best for you “tell”. And then we, who make up the Free Market decision makers (aka, telling the Central Planners to go….do something else) […]

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When Government stops supporting winners, they oft become the losers

by Skip November 1, 2015

The losers that the private marketplace already judged them to be from the get-go.  Obama famously said he’d put a million electric cars on the road – he hasn’t.  But is that the purview of Government or even being the President, to decree to citizens what kinds of cars (and the energy they use) out […]

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Charge It!!……. No! Not That Way!

by Mike September 2, 2013
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“Green” Cleaner Responsible for Blaze

by Steve MacDonald February 22, 2013

Thankfully no one was hurt but talk about an eye opener. Fire Lt. Kenneth Vincent said with the increase in people using “green” cleaning products, the number of chemical combustion fires is on the rise. Those are two words that should make any Birkenstock wearing, free-trade-latte-drinking-tree-hugging-Kashi-eating-granola junkie shudder – ‘chemical fire.’ That can’t be good for the […]

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Happy “Dependence Day” Seattle – Your City Just Banned Plastic Bags

by Steve MacDonald July 4, 2012

Nothing says freedom like telling your citizens or local businesses what to do.  But Seattle is not exactly a bastion of Freedom and liberty.  And today is no different. The Seattle City Council has voted to ban plastic grocery bags. This is another win by so-called environmental groups that claim the bags fill up landfills […]

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