Paul Dabbar writes in The Hill about California’s gas-powered vehicle ban.
- California’s ban on gas-powered vehicles is regressive and will hamper innovation.
- Energy mandates are short-sighted and do not allow markets to respond to the introduction of better technologies that are emerging or have yet to be invented.
- Importantly, a ban on gas-powered vehicles will strain California’s already unstable power grid.
- To meaningfully reduce emissions in an economically feasible way, policymakers must adopt technology-neutral policies.
“Rather than arbitrarily mandating a car or energy technology, it would be better to allow for the competition of innovation. Retracting current internal combustion bans and replacing them with technology-neutral, innovation-open strategies would be a better policy. Including the prospect that you can keep purchasing internal combustion cars.”
Read the full article here.