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2013-06-18 Economy
Automakers Pressed to Sell No-Emission Cars to Reluctant Buyers
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Posted by John Pialoglou The First 2013-06-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [607 views ]  Top

#1 Congress should end this charade of making automakers meet specific sales goals.

Instead, just outlaw supply and demand.

Problem solved. Agenda saved.
Posted by badanov 2013-06-18 00:11|| http://www.chriscovert.net  2013-06-18 00:11|| Front Page Top

#2 Automakers face fines and potentially restrictions on sales for not reaching the targets.

Let's rename them Ladas. Free market be damned.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-06-18 00:14||   2013-06-18 00:14|| Front Page Top

#3 Voluntary compliance was much easier when the threat of a simple IRS audit would bring someone around.

I enjoyed watching The Factor's interview last evening with CBS reporter Sharyl Attkinson. Her's may be a very interesting case to watch.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-06-18 00:30||   2013-06-18 00:30|| Front Page Top

#4 ... meanwhile my electric company (Edison) is telling me that I should prepare for blackouts and brownouts lasting for up to an hour, this Summer during peak times.
Reason?
The current electrical grid can no longer handle the amount of electricity the grid is being asked to handle.
Posted by Mikey Hunt 2013-06-18 01:09||   2013-06-18 01:09|| Front Page Top

#5 I'm building my own, power grid (Photovoltaic) screw the grid.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-06-18 09:57||   2013-06-18 09:57|| Front Page Top

#6 Hey, Mikey, just get up an hour early and take a bus to work. We must all sacrifice!
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-06-18 11:23||   2013-06-18 11:23|| Front Page Top

#7 just outlaw supply and demand.

Damn that stinkin' Economics, always interfering with our totally genius plans for a Perfect World.

Stay tuned next week, when we whinge about the Laws of Thermodynamics.
Posted by SteveS 2013-06-18 11:46||   2013-06-18 11:46|| Front Page Top

#8 No Emission Cars, now there's a lie, the power plant has emissions, not the electric car.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-06-18 12:00||   2013-06-18 12:00|| Front Page Top

#9 "No Emission Cars, now there's a lie, the power plant has emissions, not the electric car."

I know I shouldn't be, but I'm always amazed at how many ignorant, liberal envirotwerps actually believe that "no emissions" nonsense.

There's something wrong with their brains.
Posted by Dave D. 2013-06-18 12:07||   2013-06-18 12:07|| Front Page Top

#10  but I'm always amazed at how many ignorant, liberal envirotwerps actually believe that "no emissions" nonsense.

This cracks me up, too. Not to get all sciency, enviro-dudes, but your 'no-emmission' car actually burns coal. Or oil or natural gas.
Posted by SteveS 2013-06-18 12:41||   2013-06-18 12:41|| Front Page Top

#11 Or, uses those dastardly atoms, which is also taboo. Mewonders how many of these "leading" enviros have a carbon footprint like Sir Al's.
Posted by BA 2013-06-18 12:51||   2013-06-18 12:51|| Front Page Top

#12 I have a zero emissions car. It's rusting in the yard. Of course, if I ever put it back together and start it up there will be emissions, but the chances of that happening are very low...
Posted by Iblis 2013-06-18 14:42||   2013-06-18 14:42|| Front Page Top

#13 ^^^^^ A man after my own heart. Does the radio still work? We could gather in it and drink the beers.

Any chance at all it's a





yeah.





Yeah



Riveriaa?
Posted by Shipman 2013-06-18 16:58||   2013-06-18 16:58|| Front Page Top

#14 I'd buy a hybrid car...

Why? Because when they screw up the mains electricity you can use the car to generate leccy...
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-06-18 18:49||   2013-06-18 18:49|| Front Page Top

#15 Iff the Perts are going to be saying or arguing that there is no real "Peak Oil" or Other "Peak" crisis/crises, i.e. that the US-World have more than enough resources for a long long L-O-N-G while to come yet, then no one should be surprised iff Amer car affecionados are unwilling to give up efficient fossil fuel-based systems.

[MIGHTY HOMER SIMPSONIAN "DOH"! here].

VICTIM(S) OF THEIR OWN ARGUMENT + PREMISES.

This is a major reason, in part, why I argue the US needs = M-U-S-T go back to the Moon [ + beyond] ASAP AMAP, as opposed to unilaterally idling our Space Progs in deference to the Space Progs of our Overseas Allies + International Community. WE ARE DETRIMENTALLY [intentionally?] DELAYING OR OBSTRUCTING THE TIMELY/PROPER DEV OF FREE "SPACE MARKETS" [Space/Star Capitalism = Free Trade] THAT WOULD JUSTIFY THE DEV OF VALUABLE EARTH-BASED "GREEN TECHS" + RELATED.

As things stand there is no genuine or valid free market(s) Consumer-Industrial need for "Green Techs" in lieu of traditional or contemporary fossil-fueled systems, + LIKELY WON'T BE UNTIL SOME TIME AFTER 2050 AT THE EARLIEST.

To paraph Krauthammer = SAY IT WID ME, AMERIKA, WE M-U-S-T RE-START OUR SPACE PROGS + GO BACK TO THE MOON + BEYOND IFF WE WANT MARKETS FOR "GREEN TECHS"!
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-06-18 19:50||   2013-06-18 19:50|| Front Page Top

#16 Good going Ship, you've cornered the market on Riveras. See you even have a parts car for your parts car.
Posted by USN, Ret. 2013-06-18 21:49||   2013-06-18 21:49|| Front Page Top

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