The evil empire of California is now being joined in its ban on new gas cars by the states of Washington and Massachusetts, who are developing their own policies similar to that of Newsom’s leftist garbage dump.
They, too, want to see the ban of all gas-powered vehicles by 2035, a goal that I have no doubt will not be obtained by any of these three states. But hey, it certainly looks good when you are trying to drum up reasons for folks to vote Democrat during a crappy economy, right?
“Rules from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) require 35% of new vehicles to produce zero emissions by 2026 before rising to a 68% benchmark by 2030 and a 100% level by 2035. Both Washington and Massachusetts had enacted legislation conforming the states to recommendations from CARB as of 2019, according to the agency,” the Daily Wire reported.
“This is a critical milestone in our climate fight,” Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) stated in a post published on social media, going on to set a goal of “all new car sales to be zero emissions by 2030.”
“California accounts for 11.7% of new light-duty vehicle sales in the United States, according to CARB, while Massachusetts and Washington account for 2.1% and 1.8% of sales, respectively. The road to electric vehicle adoption, however, may be steep — California has 563,070 registered electric vehicles while Washington and Massachusetts have 66,810 and 30,470, respectively, according to the Department of Energy,“ the report continued.
Biden administration officials are now taking a whole lot of well-deserved heat for making the suggestion that renewable energy subsidies passed under the Inflation Reduction Act would help folks in the middle-class deal fight against higher price levels, especially when it comes to fuel.
“If you are low income, you can get your home entirely weatherized through the expansion from the bipartisan infrastructure laws,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm went on to say earlier in the month on Fox News. “If you are moderate income, today you can get 30% off the price of solar panels. Those solar panels can be financed, so you don’t have to have the big outlay at the front … If you don’t qualify for the weatherization program, you will be able to, starting next year, get rebates on the appliances and equipment that will help you reduce your monthly energy bill by up to 30%. That is all about reducing costs for people.”
“Beyond state governments, corporations around the world are seeking to accelerate a shift toward electric vehicles. Bank Australia, for example, will no longer offer loans for new gas-powered cars and plans to implement the policy beginning in the next three years as part of its commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2035,” the Daily Wire reported.
“By ceasing car loans for new fossil fuel vehicles, we are sending a signal to the Australian market about the rapid acceleration in the transition from internal combustion to electric vehicles we expect to see in the next few years,” Bank Australia Chief Impact Officer Sasha Courville went on to state at a recent summit, according to a press release that was put out. “We’ve chosen 2025 because the change to electric vehicles needs to happen quickly, and we believe it can with the right supporting policies in place to bring a greater range of more affordable electric vehicles to Australia.”
It’s not like we all wouldn’t like to have renewable energy instead of having to rely on gas. It would make life easier and energy much cheaper. However, at the moment, the technology just isn’t there to make this realistic.
The bottom line is that none of these actions taken by the Biden administration have anything to do with helping the environment or making energy more affordable. It has to do with the Green New Deal and helping to redistribute wealth.
What better way to accomplish that then through legislation that looks like it’s a good thing, such as helping the environment, when in reality it is about gaining more control over the means of production through regulation.
It’s always about money, power, and the socialist agenda.