If you’re one of the millions of Americans who commute to work, you’ve noticed the price to fill the tank has gone up exponentially. With gas prices rising, consumers foreign and domestic are demanding a new solution.
One day I was walking to the gym I frequent and noticed a Tesla parked out front with a custom license plate that read ‘LOL OIL’. I chuckled to myself, mainly because I found the vanity plate perfectly exemplified the somewhat self-righteous attitude of the typical Tesla driver. But it is my opinion that the average climate doomsday disciple, who has good intentions with respect to the environment, does not fully grasp the reality of how the global economy currently functions and the amount of energy needed to not only sustain it, but to allow it to continue to grow.
Governments, which in the West are mostly progressive and left-leaning, tend to speak in platitudes about green energy, but their policies are often insufficient and shortsighted.
Green energy is a great endeavor for our planet and commitments are being made mostly in the form of decarbonization measures such as emissions reduction targets, imposing carbon taxes and banning new car sales of petrol-fueled vehicles.
But the truth is these measures fall far short of disrupting the supremacy of fossil fuels in everyday life.
I said it in my last article, and I’ll say it again…
Diesel-powered vehicles are on their last legs.
Governments are seeing to that.
As of the beginning of 2021, 31 cities, states and countries worldwide have diesel bans in place.
More are sure to follow.
The main reason – excessive NOx emissions from diesels are polluting our air, making people sick and causing deaths.