Greenist goons within the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development’s Vehicle Emissions Team – my God, what a fun crowd that must be – are pushing for a car emissions tax.
What’s the chance that the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development’s Vehicle Emissions Team would take into account a full lifecycle analysis of vehicles before slapping on their carbon tax?
Just production of a Lithium battery the size needed to for the Tesla model S releases as much CO2 as driving a similar sized petrol car for 8.7 years. Add to that the coal burned to charge it and the Vehicles Emissions Team would have to tax Tesla cars out of the market.
If this team of clowns tries to carbon tax cars without lifecycle analysis, they are going to start a war with manufacturers that they will not win.
@Konrad I wonder how large the departmental vehicles are that these clowns use.
I’m guessing this is the one recommendation that they didn’t adopt:
“Security should be strengthened through Security Obligations for new generators, including regionally determined minimum system inertia levels. Similarly, reliability should be reinforced through a Generator Reliability Obligation implemented by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) following improved regional reliability assessments. These obligations will require new generators to ensure that they can supply electricity when needed for the duration and capacity determined for each NEM region.”
The Big Wind and Solar subsidy farmers were screaming their heads off about that one. There is no possible way they could meet those obligations and still get money out of their ponzi scheme.