Kalifornia governor Jerry Brown said at a “global warming” conference held yesterday in San Francisco:
The main thing we have to deal with in climate change is the skepticism, the denial and the cult-like behavior of the political lemmings that would take us over the cliff.
The only thing Brown is doing is pushing jobs out of the Golden State which has some of the highest unemployment in the entire United States – 11.7% versus 8.6%. The jobs exodus is so severe that cities are going broke as is the state.
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Fox News reported this morning that a wealthy environmentalist zealot, Ben Davis, had just gotten a ballot measure proposal approved by the California Secretary of State. The measure is seeking to close the only two nuclear power plants in California.
When oil companies spill toxic substances that kill birds, they pay fines – big ones. In the case of ExxonMobil, they paid $1.4 million because 85 birds died. But not far from San Francisco, about 10,000 birds per year (many endangered) are chopped up by wind turbines located at the Altamont Pass. In fact, the American Bird Conservancy estimated that anywhere from “75,000 and 275,000 birds per year” are killed by “green” wind power.
The Liberals in Kalfornia are at it again… they want cars to go from 24 MPG today to 65 MPG in 14 years. It’ll save 400-420 deaths per year and cost consumers up to $10,000.00 more per car.
Cars today are heavier than ever (and it’s not just because of luxury features). Today’s vehicle’s have anywhere from 6 to 11 airbags, traction control, air conditioning, more structural steel, bigger (and heavier) wheels, moonroofs, greater insulation, and power seats for example. As cars get heavier they also become less fuel efficient.
The old fashioned 100 watt light bulb will become illegal to import or make in January of 2012. The Feds want to force Americans to use more energy efficient lights. Kalifornia has already outlawed the Evil 100 Watt Bulb (second only to al Qaeda for its destructive properties). And so, after running things through the WOPR, the bulb that cuts the 100 watt mustard is made from LEDs and costs about $50.00 each.
The Democratic controlled Congress passed the law in 2007 and Republican President George W. Bush signed it into law.
Are electric cars the future of transportation and how does one of the few on the market now – the 2011 Smart Electric Car – handle everyday driving? I managed to put nearly 60 miles on one and the answer is: it depends.
The stated range for the Smart Electric is 85 miles. Plugged into a 110 volt outlet re-charging time is 12 hours. If you install the charging station at a cost of about $4,500.00 (tax credits may be available) that time is cut in half.
In the wake of the Japanese nuclear reactor “crisis” German leaders have decided to take all seven pre-1980 reactors offline for a three month “moratorium.” This leaves Germany with ten functioning reactors. China has suspending new permits for reactors and forces inside America are moving to quash construction of new plants.
What is going to replace the power generated from these reliable sources of energy?
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