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Instead of canceling the gas engine, California should let innovators innovate

Paul Dabbar writes in The Hill about California’s gas-powered vehicle ban.

The C3 Take
  • 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.” 

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The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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