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Colorado’s big government emissions mandate

Colorado officials are painting a rosy picture of the impact on the economy and the environment from its low emission vehicle standards’ known as the Colorado Low Emission Automobile Regulation, or CLEAR. State officials prepared an initial economic impact analysis of the regulations, which replicate California’s expensive auto emissions standards, ...
Economy

Colorado Low Emission Vehicle Standard Would Increase Energy Poverty Without Major Emission Reductions

State Analysis Paints Rosy Picture of Impact of CLEAR on Economy, Environment New analysis from the non-partisan Pacific Research Institute, a California-based free-market think tank, finds that Colorado’s proposed low emission vehicle standards would impose higher economic costs on poor and working-class communities without generating significant environmental benefits. Click here ...
California

Welcome to California

Building homes in California requires a significant investment of time, money, and other resources, leading many developers to avoid construction projects. But in northwest Los Angeles County, one builder has stayed the course since 1994. On completion in 2021, the 15,000-acre Newhall Ranch—billed as one of the world’s first large-scale ...
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Here’s Why an All-Electric Vehicle Fleet Can’t Happen in California … Or Elsewhere

Though no legislation has been passed yet, California officials have made it clear they want to outlaw automobiles powered by internal-combustion engines. But it’s a near certainty they won’t be able to secure an all-electric fleet within their timetable no matter how much they want it to happen. Democratic state ...
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When The Lights Go Out In California

When Sacramento unwisely decided that 100% of retail electricity sales in the state would have to be generated by renewable sources by 2045, most reasonable people would have thought that hydroelectric power would be included in the portfolio. But it seems the policymakers in Sacramento might not be altogether reasonable. ...
Electric Vehicles

Wayne Winegarden’s “Costly Subsidies for the Rich” Featured in International Policy Digest Article on Electric Car Subsidies

Tax Credits for a Tesla? By Munr Kazmir and Brooke Bell What Tesla did for electric automobiles was much more important than a tax-break incentive meant to encourage people to purchase electric cars. Tesla made electric cars cool. From the cool science-y name, to the futuristic streamlining of their luxury sports ...
Electric Vehicles

George Will Cites PRI Study on Electric Car Subsidies in National Column

The electric-vehicle tax credit should be taken off the road Some government foolishness has an educational value that compensates for its considerable cost. Consider the multibillion-dollar federal electric-vehicle tax credit, which efficiently illustrates how government can, with one act, diminish its already-negligible prestige while subtracting from America’s fairness. Sen. John ...
California

California’s Carbon Fixation Allows Lawmakers to Avoid Hard Choices

Sacramento hasn’t yet outlawed gasoline- and diesel-driven automobiles. But it’s on the agenda. In the meantime, the state remains committed to former Gov. Jerry Brown’s goal of flooding California roads with zero-emissions vehicles. The transition, of course, won’t be free. In fact, it could cost as much as $14 billion. ...
Blog

What We’re Watching – Christmas Edition

Tim Anaya – It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Electric Cars? If you watched his “I Love LA” parody earlier this year, you’ll know that Remy from the Reason Foundation is just brilliant. He’s out with a holiday-themed parody and it’s right up PRI’s alley – showing the absurdity ...
Electric Vehicles

“Costly Subsidies for the Rich” Cited in Moneywatch Story on EV Tax Credits

Can Trump yank GM’s electric vehicle tax credit? By Rachel Layne On Tuesday, President Donald Trump vented his anger at General Motors after the company announced several plant closings and more than 14,000 layoffs. The president threatened to eliminate tax credits for GM’s electric vehicles along with other tax breaks and subsidies. ...
Commentary

Colorado’s big government emissions mandate

Colorado officials are painting a rosy picture of the impact on the economy and the environment from its low emission vehicle standards’ known as the Colorado Low Emission Automobile Regulation, or CLEAR. State officials prepared an initial economic impact analysis of the regulations, which replicate California’s expensive auto emissions standards, ...
Economy

Colorado Low Emission Vehicle Standard Would Increase Energy Poverty Without Major Emission Reductions

State Analysis Paints Rosy Picture of Impact of CLEAR on Economy, Environment New analysis from the non-partisan Pacific Research Institute, a California-based free-market think tank, finds that Colorado’s proposed low emission vehicle standards would impose higher economic costs on poor and working-class communities without generating significant environmental benefits. Click here ...
California

Welcome to California

Building homes in California requires a significant investment of time, money, and other resources, leading many developers to avoid construction projects. But in northwest Los Angeles County, one builder has stayed the course since 1994. On completion in 2021, the 15,000-acre Newhall Ranch—billed as one of the world’s first large-scale ...
Blog

Here’s Why an All-Electric Vehicle Fleet Can’t Happen in California … Or Elsewhere

Though no legislation has been passed yet, California officials have made it clear they want to outlaw automobiles powered by internal-combustion engines. But it’s a near certainty they won’t be able to secure an all-electric fleet within their timetable no matter how much they want it to happen. Democratic state ...
Blog

When The Lights Go Out In California

When Sacramento unwisely decided that 100% of retail electricity sales in the state would have to be generated by renewable sources by 2045, most reasonable people would have thought that hydroelectric power would be included in the portfolio. But it seems the policymakers in Sacramento might not be altogether reasonable. ...
Electric Vehicles

Wayne Winegarden’s “Costly Subsidies for the Rich” Featured in International Policy Digest Article on Electric Car Subsidies

Tax Credits for a Tesla? By Munr Kazmir and Brooke Bell What Tesla did for electric automobiles was much more important than a tax-break incentive meant to encourage people to purchase electric cars. Tesla made electric cars cool. From the cool science-y name, to the futuristic streamlining of their luxury sports ...
Electric Vehicles

George Will Cites PRI Study on Electric Car Subsidies in National Column

The electric-vehicle tax credit should be taken off the road Some government foolishness has an educational value that compensates for its considerable cost. Consider the multibillion-dollar federal electric-vehicle tax credit, which efficiently illustrates how government can, with one act, diminish its already-negligible prestige while subtracting from America’s fairness. Sen. John ...
California

California’s Carbon Fixation Allows Lawmakers to Avoid Hard Choices

Sacramento hasn’t yet outlawed gasoline- and diesel-driven automobiles. But it’s on the agenda. In the meantime, the state remains committed to former Gov. Jerry Brown’s goal of flooding California roads with zero-emissions vehicles. The transition, of course, won’t be free. In fact, it could cost as much as $14 billion. ...
Blog

What We’re Watching – Christmas Edition

Tim Anaya – It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Electric Cars? If you watched his “I Love LA” parody earlier this year, you’ll know that Remy from the Reason Foundation is just brilliant. He’s out with a holiday-themed parody and it’s right up PRI’s alley – showing the absurdity ...
Electric Vehicles

“Costly Subsidies for the Rich” Cited in Moneywatch Story on EV Tax Credits

Can Trump yank GM’s electric vehicle tax credit? By Rachel Layne On Tuesday, President Donald Trump vented his anger at General Motors after the company announced several plant closings and more than 14,000 layoffs. The president threatened to eliminate tax credits for GM’s electric vehicles along with other tax breaks and subsidies. ...
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