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Waiting for the truth about “green” cars to be suppressed or ignored in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1

Via Electric vehicles not so Green after all « Truth in Religion & Politics:

The Australian, via The Week

ELECTRIC cars could produce higher emissions over their lifetimes than petrol equivalents because of the energy consumed in making their batteries, a study has found.

An electric car owner would have to drive at least 129,000km before producing a net saving in CO2. Many electric cars will not travel that far in their lifetime because they typically have a range of less than 145km on a single charge and are unsuitable for long trips. Even those driven 160,000km would save only about a tonne of CO2 over their lifetimes.

The British study, which is the first analysis of the full lifetime emissions of electric cars covering manufacturing, driving and disposal, undermines the case for tackling climate change by the rapid introduction of electric cars.

As someone who is serious about reducing, reusing and recyling and who drives a 30+ mpg car, I find the Green movement to be a big political power grab that destroys jobs and reduces your spending power.  My lifestyle is much more green than the professional climahypocrites.

It is sad that so many people have been duped by the global warming / global climate change fraud. Think of the millions of kids told by their trusted teachers that Al Gore had it right in his movie.  How many of those teachers ever went back to correct what they children learned?

Capitalism even helps the religion of global climate change

For the sake of discussion, assume that we are completely convinced that human-driven CO2 emissions must be reduced and that we, as a society, are willing to spend some of our limited funds for that.  Key word: Limited.  (If you can make the case that we have unlimited resources I’d like to hear it). 

If that is the case, wouldn’t it be logical to ask which programs are most cost-effective in reducing emissions?  Courtesy of Forbes Magazine, consider this disparity in the cost per ton of avoided CO2:

A. The Cash for Clunkers program — $1,700

B. Subsidizing electric cars — $250

C. Pay an electric utility to reduce coal consumption by burning clean natural gas — $20

Unless you like spending 10 times or upwards of 100 times as much as you have to for something, I’d encourage you to go with the last option.  You won’t release as many endorphins and get as much press, but you’ll be doing the right thing.