Carbon Emissions

Frontrunning: October 10

  • Thousands Flee as Deadly Fires Ravage California Wine Country (WSJ)
  • Trump Allies Fear Corker Feud Threatens Tax Plan (BBG)
  • Catalans Face Day of Reckoning (BBG)
  • Puerto Rico’s $74 Billion Burden Left It Helpless When Maria Hit (BBG)
  • Brain Drain Index: The Smartest Americans Are Heading West (BBG)

EPA To Repeal Obama-Era "Clean Power Plan"

In another policy move that is sure to 'trigger' liberals and climate-change advocates, EPA Chief Scott Pruitt is set to announce that the agency is taking formal steps to repeal an Obama-era policy meant to curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants...

California Assemblyman Promises Bill To Ban Gas Cars By 2040

San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting would like for you to know that he has every intention of introducing new legislation in 2018 that will (i) make it much more difficult for low-income Californians to buy affordable vehicles and (ii) increase greenhouse gas emissions.

'Inconvenient' Fact: Morgan Stanley Says Electric Cars Create More CO2 Than They Save

"Whilst the electric vehicles and lithium batteries manufactured by these two companies do indeed help to reduce direct CO2 emissions from vehicles, electricity is needed to power them.  The carbon emissions generated by the electricity required for electric vehicles are greater than those saved by cutting out direct vehicle emissions."

Tesla Cars Aren't As Carbon (And Taxpayer) Friendly As You Think

Tesla cars are subsidized using a business model that is anything but “dollar-neutral”, and they are built and operated using anything but a “carbon-neutral” process. Can you imagine what could happen if the subsidy “plug” was pulled?

Electric Vehicles No Threat To Oil Prices Anytime Soon

Hardly a day goes by without another media report about the impending demise of the Internal Combustion Engine as petroleum powered cars and trucks are replaced by uber-clean Electric Vehicles. It is just a matter of time before EVs start to materially reduce global oil demand thereby capping a meaningful oil price recovery now and creating an ever-shrinking industry in the future... Except it isn’t true.