Houston Chronicle publishes my letter deconstructing government subsidies for electric cars, June 4, 2017

Viewpoint HC June 4, 2017:

Electric cars may be getting a “new jolt of energy” from Texas, but the taxpaying public is getting the royal shaft from their legislators. Capping a legislative session desperately looking for enough taxpayer funds to support basic educational, transportation, and health needs, Texas legislators found it necessary hand out $2,500 to those impoverished constituents unable to meet the last bit of the $100,000 electric car price tag. The poorest citizens are forced to pay for the green toys of the wealthy. As for cleaner air resulting from a Texas fleet of 16,000 green-mobiles amongst millions of gasoline powered cars, don’t hold your breath. Electricity to charge these cars is being generated elsewhere, maybe by a coal powered generating plant, or brought to you via a billion dollar transmission line system from distant wind turbines, also imposed by Texas legislation and funded by Texas taxpayers.

Charles G. Battig
Houston

HC did omit my “royal shaft” comment.

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My letter published in WSJ March 19, 2017 “Carbon Tax Solution to Nonexistent Problem,” Battig

Letter WSJ March 19, 2017 Carbon Tax, Solution to Nonexistent Problem March 19, 2017 BATTIG

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Watts Up With That (WUWT) posts similar essay Deus ex Machina February 22, 2017 BATTIG

The Climate ‘Deus ex Machina’ is shown to be a false God

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American Thinker essay “There’s no god in the climate machine” February 22, 2017 Battig

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/02/theres_no_god_in_the_climate_change_machine.html

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American Thinker book review Milloy “Scare Pollution” Jan 14 2017 Battig

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/01/emscare_pollutionem_a_review.html

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American Thinker blog “Dr. Judith Curry a Climate Science Champion” January 4, 2017 Battig

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/01/dr_judith_curry_a_climate_science_champion.html

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American Thinker blog “Progressivism as a Mental Illness” December 28, 2016 Battig

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/12/progressivism_as_a_mental_illness.html

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