So Congress has passed a climate change bill:
In addition to imposing a 35mpg standard on cars, the bill would require power companies to generate 15% of their energy from renewable sources such as wind or solar power by 2020.
It would encourage the use of energy efficient light bulbs – in effect phasing out incandescent bulbs – pay for training for \’green collar\’ jobs, and offer small monthly stipends to people who ride their bicycles to work. It also calls for tax incentives to encourage the use of ethanol as a motor fuel.
More ethanol? Just when everyone is coming round to recognising that it\’s both howlingly expensive and actually emits more CO2 than it saves? Raising the CAFE standards? Are these fools unaware that it\’s CAFE that created the SUV in the first place? Paying people to ride bikes? The mind boggles.
If you think that political action is going to solve climate change you\’ve really not been paying attention now, have you?