Climate crusaders are coming for electric cars, too

Progressives’ ultimate goal is to reduce consumption—and living standards—because they believe humans are a menace to the Earth. That means eliminating single-passenger vehicles.

By Allysia Fin­ley, Wall Street Journal, Feb. 13, 2023

Replacing all gasoline-powered cars with electric vehicles won’t be enough to prevent the world from overheating. So people will have to give up their cars. That’s the alarming conclusion of a new report from the University of California, Davis and “a network of academics and policy experts” called the Climate and Community Project.

The report offers an honest look at the vast personal, environmental and economic sacrifices needed to meet the left’s net-zero climate goals.… Read more

Wondering what full electrification of the economy will cost? A lot!

This is the executive summary for a longer article on the costs of electrification for Canadians—which could be as high as $7,760 per household per year. The full article is available in pdf format at ‘Ballparking’ the Cost of Electrification

By Robert Lyman

The Trudeau government has adopted the aspirational goal of reducing Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions to “net zero” by 2050 and is now seeking to enshrine that target in legislation so it will legally bind all future federal governments in Canada.

The goal of completely “decarbonizing” the economy would require the elimination of oil, natural gas and coal from the fuel mix, essentially taking away about 83% of our current sources of supply and replacing them almost entirely by electricity generated by renewable energy sources.… Read more