Something is rotten in the state of Denmark … and it’s heading this way

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark … and it’s heading this way

What’s lost in this global effort to impose a “new world order” over our vehicle choices is that any attempt to ban the most reliable, efficient, and affordable engines that hundreds of millions of people rely upon will only drive up prices, stifle innovation, and inevitably further burden low-income families.

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Another EV Fantasy Hits the Road

Another EV Fantasy Hits the Road

Margaret Thatcher once noted, "The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money."  It seems EV advocates plan to keep pushing until someone yanks their access to taxpayer dollars. Hopefully that will happen before more Americans are left in the dark in order to light wealthy Americans’ EV utopian dream.

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Drive Electric Week Gets Off to a Fiery Start

Drive Electric Week Gets Off to a Fiery Start

Events on the eve of Drive Electric Week scorched the utopian illusion of “a Prius in every garage.”

On Wednesday, Toyota declared a worldwide recall of 1 million hybrid vehicles over the potential fire risk posed by faulty electrical wiring. And given the fire danger already posed by the lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles (EVs), which have been known to ignite—and reignite—at incredibly high temperatures, this recall is no joke.

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The "Keep It in the Ground" Movement -- New Look, Same Mission

The "Keep It in the Ground" Movement -- New Look, Same Mission

Two years ago, “Keep It in the Ground” activists clashed violently with law enforcement in a futile effort to shut down construction of the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. During weeks of violent #NoDAPL protests, anti-pipeline activists shot at police; pelted them with rocks, bottles, and Molotov cocktails; and burned vehicles and construction equipment.

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Despite Losses, “Keep It in the Ground” Folks Have High Hopes for Judicial Activism

Despite Losses, “Keep It in the Ground” Folks Have High Hopes for Judicial Activism

When it comes to legal strategy, the “Keep It in the Ground” folks are taking their cue from Frank Sinatra’s hit song “High Hopes” about a “silly old ram [who] thought he’d punch a hole in a dam.”  Against all logic and multiple courtroom losses, they keep launching the same fatally flawed argument—that the courts should dictate climate policy—hoping to bust through that “billion-kilowatt dam.”

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Field of EV Dreams: “If you subsidize it, they will come … but only if you subsidize it.”

Field of EV Dreams: “If you subsidize it, they will come … but only if you subsidize it.”

But the biggest subsidy Tesla enjoys is a $7,500 federal tax credit for those purchasing new EVs. Combined with various state and local subsidies, new Tesla owners in states like California can get up to $13,000 in lavish government subsidies. The problem is that about 90% of these tax credits are going to families with incomes over $100,000, which is essentially “welfare for the rich,” as one Forbes columnist described it.

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Walking the Walk but Still Flying the Flights: The Fatal Flaw of the Keep It in the Ground Movement

Walking the Walk but Still Flying the Flights: The Fatal Flaw of the Keep It in the Ground Movement

Therein lies the fatal flaw of the Keep It in the Ground movement: the goal of keeping all oil and natural gas “in the ground” is pure fantasy because we simply cannot live in modern society without the tremendous benefits they provide.

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