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The change in the kinds of vehicles sold this year has, so far, been remarkable, with a massive boom for smaller cars (especially those with the best engines, emissions-wise), large drops for bigger cars and more polluting engines, and a massive effort by manufacturers to provide models that fall jsut below the threshholds.
When half-year statistics come out next month, I'll try to do a post.
In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
I've always wondered what the difference is between "CO2 emissions" and "carbon-based fuel consumption".
"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed"
x amount of coal (carbon fuel) produces x/n emissions, where n is: all the stuff that isn't emissions.
She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
The above idea of subsidizing trade-ins and giving people a break on the "loss" is a great idea because it doesn't cost much and makes people think they're getting something for free. I'd also suggest that controlling the size of auto loans is a good idea too, but that's also sacrilegious.
If you want to be genuinely progressive you'll find a way to funnel a substantial amount of money into public transit during a gas-guzzler trade-in program. If you can generate a billion or two dollars in any given metro area you can seriously jumpstart mass-transit infrastructure.
It's overstating the point a bit, isn't it?
When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done. — John M. Keynes
70% of them are morons. i know i just left there beacause i couldnt stand it any more.when i tried to tell them that national health insurance works in europe, i was called a communist. when i tried to tell them that public transport works in europe i was called a moron, this by people who have never been here. i can go on and on and on, but yes for the most part they are total morons. and they are going to pay a terrible price for it.
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