Your Coal-fired Electric Car

Your Coal-fired Electric Car



Rush Limbaugh has coined some of the best words for saving our PC-corrupted
public language, but I think this gem should be remembered: Rush says that
electric cars are “coal-fired.”
Which is exactly correct, and it’s funny, too.
Millions of bubble brains in the media think the GM Volt is supposed to be
the answer to our energy needs. It is of course a fraud, as GM actually admitted
after it hyped the new Volt. It’s not
a “hybrid electric,”
as GM lied to the hearty applause of Obama and the New
York Times. Rather it’s a gas-powered car for 340 miles per tank, and you can
run it for 40 miles on batteries that will have to be replaced when they stop
taking a charge, as batteries do. That’s why your laptop battery has to be
replaced after a while. And it will cost you $ 41,000.00 to snoot out the other
Green suckers.
But the real fallacy, as Rush points out, is that electrical energy for
your hypemobile has to come from somewhere. It’s a scientific law called the
Conservation of Energy. You start out with 10 million ergs and turn it into 40
miles of driving your putt-putt down the highway. You lose half of your original
energy at every step in the chain from your coal-fired generator plant to the
rubber wheels moving your shiny new Volt.
In most of the world electrical energy comes from coal, with a lot less
from nuclear. Both of those are sinful energy sources. The Greenies imagine the
planet slowly dying from all that stuff.  But that little Volt you drive around
is really fired by electricity from a carbon energy source: coal. It’s the
“coal-fired car.”  And it’s China that is now building coal-fired plants fast
enough to outpace the rest of the world. That’s because the Chinese power class
listens to engineers, not ignorant headline writers.
Rush dropped that phrase a few weeks ago, and I hope it doesn’t disappear
down the vast collective memory hole, because “coal-fired” tells the
exact truth.
It takes all the steam out of the hypemobile.
It’s your coal-fired GM Volt.
Pass it on.

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Obama’s Envoy: We’ll Slash Carbon Footprint “Even Without Domestic Legislation”

Obama’s Envoy: We’ll Slash Carbon Footprint “Even Without Domestic Legislation”

November 30th, 2010

Dana Gatusso, National Policy Center Blog

As  UN negotiators attempt to lower the expectations bar on the  climate  change talks that kicked off yesterday in Cancun, keep your eye on  Todd  Stern, the Obama administration’s special climate change envoy and  the  U.S. government’s representative at the talks. Already he is  promising  U.N. officials that the U.S. will cut carbon emissions even  though  Congress never approved legislation and the American people are  against  any such measures.

Desperate to avoid any repeats of the failure that was the Copenhagen summit last December, UN officials assert….

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