Source: The Detroit News
quote: I challenge you to explain how chump change from the government to oil companies making record profits in the BILLIONS compares to the government almost COMPLETELY funding these startups.
quote: The Government makes a massive profit off oil companies from taxes.
quote: Not to mention that the subsidies account for about 2 cents at the pump per gallon, while fuel taxes kick about 23 cents back to Washington and State gov's.
quote: So no, we have not spent "trillions" of dollars in public money on the oil industry. And they are certainly NOT getting handouts.
quote: We profit handsomely off the oil industry I assure you.
quote: Tell that to all the Iraq war vets and tax payers financing with blood and money costly wars overseas.
quote: Try looking into the CBO and links that end with ".gov" instead.
quote: I have to be honest that the partisan politics has been a growing thorn in my side and when I see so so many people polarized by ideology it has been tremendously discouraging and sometimes I pounce.
quote: Even if that means green house gassing us to death. Hopefully it won't kill all of us. I bet the rich ones will manage to survive.
quote: Not only it's 100 years away, but the worse effected places will be in Africa and the US will fare just fine with a couple degrees of warming.
quote: Why is America the only industrialised nation to deny global warming?
quote: Why does every major scientific academy in the world agree with the AGW data?
quote: This is the way a child thinks.
quote: Why does every major scientific academy in the world agree with the AGW data? Why is America the only industrialized nation to deny global warming?
quote: The US has also had the largest reduction of C02 emissions per capita from 2000-2010 among any of the "developed" countries.
quote: Emissions per GDP unit is the most important number.
quote: Your spin is like an alcoholic proclaiming he's doing really well because he's cut down to drinking a gallon of whiskey a day from his former habit of two gallons.
quote: The USA is is having far more impact than is necessary and a most of that is caused by burning far more than is necessary in motor fuel.
quote: This situation also seriously degrades national security and trade balance because much of our oil supply has to be imported from other countries.
quote: The flip side of that is that there's far more future economic growth in those "commie green" ideas than in the "free market" corporations paying off politicians to allow them to string along the internal combustion engine for another 100 years.
quote: China's government is spending far more than the USA gvmt. is to support future energy technologies and China also now has the world's largest producing oil company based there (Petrochina).
quote: Whining about a pittance spent in support of electric vehicles under those conditions is somewhat absurd.
quote: Another politically bigoted statement that scratches the skin of the issue but does not get to the meat.
quote: It is not reasonable in the sense that this was clearly a political attack.
quote: Amedean wrote: Contradicting your private/government hyperbole, China controls almost all of the rare earth material trade which is the lifeline of the green industry and Chinese subsidized industries are out-competing American businesses through unfair trade practices. Americans cannot build solar panels or batteries cheap enough because the Chinese government helps Chinese industries unlike the privatized model in the U.S.
quote: This is the danger of allowing the Government to create a market artificially with public money. That's what is called a "bubble". With no real consumer demand to drive it once the grants or "loans" fueled by public money run out, the company is ultimately doomed to failure.