A just transition

Clean Car

Benjamin Franklin noted that there was nothing certain in life except death and taxes. Particularly if they can be replaced by more active travel and public transport, alongside much cleaner forms of private and fleet vehicles. For people who rely on cheap-to-run diesel vans or cars to get about or run their business the coming years will be a challenge.

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Perspective: Drive Star Conversion Program Could Cut US Oil Use in Half by 2020

Green Car Congress

And oil only seems cheap. And magically, as more electricity comes from lower-carbon fuel sources, our cars will get cleaner as they get older! Right now, buyers of new plug-in cars get up to $7,500 in tax credits. But let’s realize: defending our nation is never cheap. We have cleaner, cheaper, safer ways to drive everywhere. Perspective by Felix Kramer, Founder, CalCars. Reprinted by invitation from the CalCars website.

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Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

Green Car Congress

The Cantwell-Collins plan is almost exactly what Mr. Obama proposed in the campaign and after first taking office–a 100 percent auction of permits and a large tax rebate to the public. Power plants would face an overall cap on emissions that would become more stringent over time; motor fuel may be subject to a carbon tax whose proceeds could help electrify the U.S. The federal American Clean Energy and Security Act proposes to disburse dividends via tax refunds to all U.S.

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Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

Green Car Congress

Climate economist Richard Tol, a lead author for the UN climate panel, determined that to cut carbon emissions enough to meet the 2 ° goal, the leading industrial nations would have to slap a huge tax on carbon-emitting fuels—one that by the end of the century would reach something on the order of US$4,000 per metric ton of carbon dioxide, or US$35 per gallon of gas (US$9 per liter). According to Tol, the impact of a tax hike of this magnitude could reduce world GDP 12.9%

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Millions will plug-in their electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) at night when electricity is cheap, then plug-in during the day when energy is expensive and sell those extra electrons at a profit. As part of the solution framework, the Israeli government will provide tax incentives to customers, Renault will supply the electric vehicles, and Project Better Place will construct and operate an Electric Recharge Grid across the entire country.

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Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

I also think it will be cheap, which is why I think someone will buy the group. As more renewables come online, battery electrics just keep getting cleaner and greener. AutoblogGreen bloggers (30 days) # Blogger Posts Cmts 1 Jeremy Korzeniewski 129 1 2 Sam Abuelsamid 112 9 3 Sebastian Blanco 110 11 4 Domenick Yoney 31 0 5 Xavier Navarro 23 0 6 Noah Joseph 1 0 7 Gary Witzenburg 1 0 Most Commented On (7 days) Bill Ford calls for an increased gas tax (57) Childhood asthma.