I agree your math is more correct. I didn't see the article originally
when it came out but if you google the title of this thread you will see
lots of media outlets ran with it, mostly Canadian but some American ones
as well. I saw it this morning when a local paper (metro news) ran an
article about more fast chargers coming to our province and they mentioned
On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 4:51 PM, Lawrence Harris via EV <email@example.com>
> The EPA (https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gases-
> equivalencies-calculator-calculations-and-references <
> calculations-and-references>) calculates 4.73 metric tons
> CO2/vehicle/year for a passenger car, so 47.3 over 10 years due to it’s
> operation vs their number of 37.4; a difference of 10 tons. Manufacture is
> probably a lost leader since the amounts of CO2 would be roughly equivalent
> and variable in any event. I also question the equivalence of the carbon
> markets as that more or less just shifts carbon production from one place
> to another and does not directly reduce it.
> Was this published in any public media? The reference is to their web
> site and so it’s just an opportunity piece looking for an outlet.
> Lawrence Harris
> > On Aug 3, 2017, at 05:54, Dan Baker via EV <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > Not sure if anyone has seen the article below:
> > In a report released in June, the Montreal Economic Institute concluded
> > provincial subsidies were the most expensive, least effective way to help
> > cut greenhouse gas emissions.
> > https://www.iedm.org/71213-electric-vehicle-subsidies-
> > Would anyone care to comment on this? Agree or disagree? Is it oil
> > FUD? I live in Nova Scotia, Canada, one of the have-not provinces for EV
> > rebates. I can affirm that without rebates EV car sales here are pretty
> > well nonexistent, most dealers here carry very little EV stock and the
> > charging infrastructure is well behind provinces that do offer rebates.
> > see other media outlets and even local environmental groups regularly
> > quoting this article too. Sounds like my province will never get an
> > incentive with this type of media :-(
> > Cheers
> > Dan
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