‘Green’ Goons Want Ban on UK Gasoline/Diesel Cars

The tyrannical global ‘green’ movement never sleeps. It just keeps pushing for more and more extreme measures to take more control of our lives. Look at this from The Guardian newspaper in Britain:

Britain is to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health.

The commitment, which follows a similar pledge in France, is part of the government’s much-anticipated clean air plan, which has been at the heart of a protracted high court legal battle.

The government warned that the move, which will also take in hybrid vehicles, was needed because of the unnecessary and avoidable impact that poor air quality was having on people’s health. Ministers believe it poses the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK, costing up to £2.7bn in lost productivity in one recent year.

OK, so here we go again – another outrageous ‘green’ plan that will harm the people of Britain.

So first, who says that all of that productivity will be lost? Why should we believe these people and their ‘studies’ and ‘reports’? Those ‘studies’ always say precisely what the ‘greenies’ want them to say, i.e., the world will end if we don’t adopt ‘green’ policies. No surprise there.

Notice that the ban also will include “hybrid” vehicles which ‘greenies’ have been promoting for decades now. So once again we have ‘greenie’ policies being contradicted by new ‘greenie’ policies. Unreal…

This plan to go to electric cars is an environmental nightmare, and here is why:

Electric cars have been around for as long as gasoline-powered cars. But they never have sold in the free market since they are extremely inefficient, and that is for a good reason.

Electricity is a highly-refined resource that is generated at high cost in technologically complex plants that are specifically designed for it. Electricity is the most valuable form of energy. Therefore electricity should be used sparingly where there is no alternative, like for light bulbs, computers, refrigerators, water pumps, telephones, microwave ovens, power tools, medical equipment, etc.

We should not waste huge amounts of electricity on cars which today have very efficient engines. In short, cars are the “wrong use” for valuable electricity.

Most of the world’s electricity is generated in turbines, which spin to produce power. The technology was developed in the 1880s by the scientific genius Nikola Tesla, a legal US immigrant from Croatia in Eastern Europe.

It takes a lot of energy to spin those turbines. If you tried to crank a turbine generator by hand to light one single bulb your arm would be tired out within a minute.

Now imagine that you connected an electrical generator to a gasoline-powered engine to spin it. Then imagine that you put ten gallons of gasoline in the tank and you run the engine until the fuel is gone.

The total energy content in the electricity that comes out of the generator would be much less than the energy content in the 10 gallons of gasoline, i.e., you “lose” a lot of energy in the conversion, 50% or even much more is lost depending on the system. And thus running a car on electricity is much less efficient than running it on raw fuel, i.e., electric cars waste large amounts of energy, maybe 50% to as much as 80%, which is obviously harmful to the environment.

And this, friends, is why electric cars are an environmental disaster. Yet ‘greenies’ are promoting electric cars, and for a good reason. Because ‘greenies’ get rich on electric cars, like Elon Musk and his electric car which happens to be called the Tesla. But Musk is getting rich only because his cars get big taxpayer subsidies. And thus once again we see the link between taxes, big government and ‘green’ energy.

‘Greenies’ then love to justify electric cars by saying that there is too much air pollution and that it is killing millions of people and that we therefore need electric cars.

This is all exaggerated nonsense. Nikitas3.com lived in New York City for 13 years and walked in Manhattan five days a week, often long distances. And all of the pollution from those millions of cars has never harmed me in any way, and that was 30 years ago when car engines were dirtier than they are today. Many people spend their whole lives in cities and they live to a ripe old age.

In fact 77 million Baby Boomers grew up in America in the 1950s and 1960s when the United States was the most polluted place on earth after 100 years of unregulated industrialization. Everything was polluted – the air, land, water, rivers, etc.

Yet these Baby Boomers are living longer lives than ever, and most of their premature deaths are due not to cancer from the pollution of their youth but to personal behaviors like homosexuality, obesity, drug abuse, alcoholism, accidents, dangerous lifestyles like mountain climbing, etc.

Meanwhile the ‘greenies’ are blocking the construction of electrical generating plants wherever they can. Thus if Britain starts powering all of their cars and trucks on electricity, where are they going to get all of the extra juice?

Good question. But the ‘greenies’ have that all figured out. They claim that we are going to get this power from solar panels and windmills.

This is utter rubbish. Windmills and solar panels are grossly inefficient. They produce very little power, they are very expensive, and they are ruining the landscape. If you ever have seen groups of these windmills on the mountaintops or sprawled across farm fields, or a whole beautiful rural meadow blanketed in black solar panels, you know what this means.

Windmills also have high failure rates and stratospheric maintenance costs. So why do the ‘greenies’ keep promoting solar and wind?

Answer: Because the ‘greenies’ get rich on solar and wind, that’s why. Period. End of story.

Remember the Three Golden Rules of Environmentalism:

*It is not about ‘the environment’ – it is about the “greenies” getting money, power and jobs through government action (subsidies, taxes, government money for ‘green’ research, etc.).
*Environmentalism greatly harms not only the economy, but the environment too.
*Nature is the most brutal killer of all.

Here is more from The Guardian:

Elected British officials) have been urged to introduce charges for vehicles to enter a series of “clean air zones” (CAZ).

OK, once again, no surprise there. More “charges” (i.e., taxes). The ‘greenies’ want drivers to be taxed more and more since the money goes to the government and this makes the ‘greenies’ and their friends in the government richer and more powerful. The Guardian reports:

“Poor air quality is the biggest environmental risk to public health in the UK and this government is determined to take strong action in the shortest time possible,” a government spokesman said.

“That is why we are providing councils with new funding to accelerate development of local plans, as part of an ambitious £3bn programme to clean up dirty air around our roads.”

No, it is not poor air quality that threatens citizens. They are being threatened by dwindling economies that are a direct result of socialist economic policies and ‘green’ policies to take over the economy with massive energy inefficiency like electric cars and solar panels. The Guardian reports:

A briefing on parts of the plan, seen by the Guardian, repeats the heavy focus on the steps that can be taken to help councils improve air quality in specific areas where emissions have breached European Union thresholds.

EU thresholds are always the most extreme. Everything the EU does is intended to limit prosperity and freedom, including limiting the activities of people and their energy use. This is why Europe has notoriously stagnant economies and high unemployment.

This is also why European countries tax gasoline heavily. It is to take money away from motorists (to take power from the people) and give power and wealth to the government (like the EU) and its allies in the ‘green’ movement.

The Guardian reports:

Measures to be urgently brought in by local authorities that have repeatedly breached EU rules include retrofitting buses and other public transport, changing road layouts and altering features such as roundabouts and speed humps.

Reprogramming traffic lights will also be included in local plans, with councils being given £255m to accelerate their efforts. Local emissions hotspots will be required to layout their plans by March 2018 and finalise them by the end of the year. A targeted scrappage scheme is also expected to be included.

Some want the countrywide initiative to follow in the footsteps of London, which is introducing a £10 toxic “T-charge” that will be levied on up to 10,000 of the oldest, most polluting vehicles every weekday.

So you can see that these ‘greenies’ have a plan to control everything from traffic lights to road layouts to what type of car you can drive. And then to take their tyranny from the cities into the small towns and rural areas.

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