April 2, 2024

Biden EV Cars Obsession – Trudeau Economic Illiterate

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Biden administration rolls out new tailpipe rules that will boost EVs and hybrids

The Biden administration on Wednesday finalized one of the most significant pieces of its ambitious climate agenda: the strongest new tailpipe rules for passenger cars and trucks that will decisively push the US auto market toward electric vehicles and hybrids.

But in a concession to automakers and labor unions, the rules will be phased in more slowly than originally proposed and will give automakers more choices for how to comply.

Nearly a year ago, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a fast ramp-up into EVs — a rule that would have ensured two-thirds of all vehicles sold were electric by the end of this decade. The EPA pumped the brakes on that plan Wednesday.

https://www.cnn.com/2024/03/20/climate/epa-biden-electric-cars/index.html

California’s electrical grid has an EV problem

California energy officials issued a sobering warning this month, telling residents to brace for potential blackouts as the state’s energy grid faces capacity constraints heading into the summer months.

In Sacramento, officials said California’s grid could face a potential shortfall of roughly 1,700 megawatts, which would affect the power supply of between 1 million and 4 million people this summer. That number would likely be exacerbated by an additional shortfall of 5,000 megawatts in the case of extreme heat and further fire damage to existing power lines.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ev-adoption-behavioral-changes-101718236.html

California Electricity Bills Will Soon Be Based on Income. Here’s How It Might Work

A progressive fixed rate could ease the burden for lower-income customers, but critics say it will deter interest in energy efficiency.

https://www.cnet.com/home/energy-and-utilities/electricity-bills-in-california-will-soon-be-based-on-income-heres-how-it-could-work/

California braces for new electric plan: Make more, pay more

LOS ANGELES – How to go green without going broke? That’s the latest challenge in the alternative energy capital of California, where Democrats propose taxing the rich to make energy more equitable and affordable. To do so, lawmakers mandated utilities statewide begin billing ratepayers based not on how much electricity they use, but on how much money they make.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/california-braces-for-new-electric-plan-make-more-pay-more/ar-BB1jQSnH

The Trudeau government’s terrible economic record can’t be brushed aside

As the federal Parliament returned this week, there’s been a renewed debate about the Trudeau government’s economic record and the state of Canada’s economy relative to its peers. A comprehensive evaluation—including key metrics such as investment, income growth, and living standards—demonstrates an overall record of economic stagnation.

https://thehub.ca/2024-02-03/jake-fuss-the-trudeau-governments-terrible-economic-record-cant-be-brushed-aside/

Leave car keys by the front door to avoid home invasion, Toronto police officer says

https://globalnews.ca/news/10359055/leave-car-keys-the-front-door-to-avoid-home-invasion-toronto-police/

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