Category Archives: CAFE Standards

Energy and Cost Problems With Senator Sander’s Green New Deal

Energy and Cost Problems With Senator Sander’s Green New Deal I am only going to comment on the energy aspects of the plan, not the employment and social justice parts, which are separate choices to make. The speedy goal is … Continue reading

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CARB Web Conferences on Carbon Neutrality

CARB Web Conferences on Carbon Neutrality Instead of reporting on two packed CARB (California Air Resources Board) short web conferences for California, I will give my impressions and critique.  The first was on Carbon Neutrality:  Scenarios for Deep Decarbonization, and … Continue reading

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Trump Does Not Misunderstand Air Pollution, He Hides It

Trump Does Not Misunderstand Air Pollution, He Hides It The G20 reporting claims that Trump confuses air pollution with climate change.  But Trump is also sweeping harmful US air pollution under the rug as well.  He doesn’t misunderstand them.   … Continue reading

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Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump

Environmental Rules Rolled Back by Trump The New York Times has documented 83 environmental rules rolled back or being rolled back by the Trump administration.  It has also noted 10 that have been reinstated by the courts.  We report their … Continue reading

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Trump’s Decrease in Fuel Economy Standards

Trump’s Decrease in Fuel Economy Standards No, I did not read the 515 page plan for the new CAFE standards from 2021 to 2026, now called SAFE (The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Rule for Model Years 2021-2026).  I just read the … Continue reading

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New Year’s Political Niblets

New Year’s Political Niblets The only real military action Trump has initiated is to attack air facilities of Syria after they used nerve gas against civilians.  That was actually the only clean air action that Trump has taken.  As far … Continue reading

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Playing GM Executive on the Model Cuts

Playing GM Executive on the Model Cuts We examine why GM cut off the Chevy Cruze and the Chevy Volt production.  The previous article shows how Trump’s destruction of clean energy policies led to this. In Quarter 3, 2018, GM … Continue reading

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Trump’s Policies Led to the GM Plant Closures

Trump’s Policies Led to the GM Plant Closures Two of the cars discontinued in the GM plant closures are the fuel economy cars the compact and high mileage Chevy Cruze, and the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt.  GM said that they … Continue reading

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General Motors and the Environment

General Motors and the Environment Clearly, we are all distressed when 14,000 workers are let off, and their factories closed.  General Motors in fact said that consumers are desiring to drive SUVs and Trucks more, so they are fulfilling consumer … Continue reading

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Increased Oil Prices as a Test of a Carbon Tax

Increased Oil Prices as a Test of a Carbon Tax The cost of a barrel of oil has increased by double from its $41 minimum average in 2016 to $80 a barrel now for the OPEC basket, although the 2018 … Continue reading

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