Posts Tagged ‘electric cars’

Climate Realism and Socialist Realism

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Source: American Thinker

Climate's Midsummer Night's Dream

Climate’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

By Norman Rogers

Louis Fischer, born in 1896 in Philadelphia, was a journalist who became a supporter and believer in the Soviet Union and world communism. He lived in Moscow for many years. In an essay in The God That Failed Fischer describes how in the middle 1930′s the Soviets ordered all writers to “treat the present as though it did not exist and the future as if it had already arrived.” That became known as Socialist Realism. Russian workers who lived in poverty and shared a single room with other families were depicted as well fed, smiling and happy. That was the communist depiction of the future, a future that never arrived.

Socialist Realism was promotion of fantasy for political reasons. The present did not live up to the enthusiastic promises and predictions that accompanied the founding of the communist state. Rather than admit error, the supporters constructed a mental fantasy world. The promises would still come true, but they would be delayed for understandable reasons. In the meantime they pretended the promises had already come true. (more…)

Administration Denies Reality at Fisker Congressional Hearing

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Source: National and Legal Policy Center

As the Department of Energy seized the last of Fisker Automotive’s reserves in lieu of an unknown amount that it was due to repay this week, what’s left of the lame electric automaker clings to the slim hope it can survive. (more…)

Electric Cars: Still Re-”Volting” to American Car Buyers

Friday, May 27th, 2011
Source:  Uncoverage
by Jane Jamison
General Motors has proudly announced this week that it has “paid back” another $7.6 billion portion of “our bailout,” with their attendant shyster interest rates,” due to increased sales of ….CARS.
Chevy Cruze

Correction: Make that increased sales of its GASOLINE-fueled cars.  The $16,500 Chevy Cruze is the leader.

The $41,000 electric Chevy “Volt,” fueled by nuclear and coal power, continues to be a dud with real American buyers.   So, good capitalists all, General Motors is having Obama buy them all. With his stash. (more…)

New Study Shows Electric Cars Will be Uneconomical in California

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Source: Uncoverage

Commentary By Jane Jamison

California’s ridiculous environmentalist movement is about to be shown the folly of its ways.   A new study shows the “electric cars” so prized by the “green movement” will never be economically feasible in California due to our electrical rates.

Consumers are going to be “shocked” by what their electric cars will cost to charge, and most likely will come crying to state or local government to subsidize charging stations.  Good luck with that!  pfft.

Taxpayers will be enraged as they begin to figure out what has been done to them by the “green movement” but it will be too late.  Companies are running for the border, taking jobs with them.  Those who are left with their silly electric cars  and “green laws” will pay and pay and pay. (more…)

Five myths about green energy

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Source:  Washington Post
By Robert Bryce

Americans are being inundated with claims about renewable and alternative energy. Advocates for these technologies say that if we jettison fossil fuels, we’ll breathe easier, stop global warming and revolutionize our economy. Yes, “green” energy has great emotional and political appeal. But before we wrap all our hopes — and subsidies — in it, let’s take a hard look at some common misconceptions about what “green” means.

1. Solar and wind power are the greenest of them all.

Unfortunately, solar and wind technologies require huge amounts of land to deliver relatively small amounts of energy, disrupting natural habitats. Even an aging natural gas well producing 60,000 cubic feet per day generates more than 20 times the watts per square meter of a wind turbine. A nuclear power plant cranks out about 56 watts per square meter, eight times as much as is derived from solar photovoltaic installations. The real estate that wind and solar energy demand led the Nature Conservancy to issue a report last year critical of “energy sprawl,” including tens of thousands of miles of high-voltage transmission lines needed to carry electricity from wind and solar installations to distant cities.

Nor does wind energy substantially reduce CO2 emissions. Since the wind doesn’t always blow, utilities must use gas- or coal-fired generators to offset wind’s unreliability. The result is minimal — or no — carbon dioxide reduction. (more…)