“Saskatchewan will choose what we call a tech fund approach, where we have levies for those who emit, but the levies stay in our province, and again companies can apply to that fund that’s created, to that technology fund to do something about the problem. If I may, we prefer that over Cap and Trade, which seems to be to us to be more like a general tax that may fund other government activities, but not get us any closer to the answers around sustainable energy by funding new technologies.”
By 2025 we’ll see:
“Cities will ban human drivers once the data confirms how dangerous they can be behind a wheel. This will spread to suburbs, and then beyond. There will be a “mass stranding of existing vehicles”
“The value of second-hard cars will plunge. You will have to pay to dispose of your old vehicle.”
No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will be sold anywhere in the world within eight years. The entire market for land transport will switch to electrification, leading to a collapse of oil prices and the demise of the petroleum industry as we have known it for a century.
This is the futuristic forecast by Stanford University economist Tony Seba. His report, with the deceptively bland title Rethinking Transportation 2020-2030, has gone viral in green circles and is causing spasms of anxiety in the established industries.
“The cost per mile for EVs will be 6.8 cents, rendering petrol cars obsolete. Insurance costs will fall by 90 per cent. The average American household will save $5,600 per year by making the switch. The US government will lose $50 billion a year in fuel taxes. ”
“The Robot Revolution Will Take Your Car, Your Mom’s Car, and All the Oil in 13 Years”
“Countries that fail to lead or make a transition to TaaS will become the 21st century equivalents of horse-based countries trying to compete with economies whose transportation systems are based on cars, trucks, tractors and airplanes”, concludes the RethinkX report.
This is an interesting development for an Irish coastal town. Their beach was washed out to sea during storms in 1984, and this year without warning, it came back.
I guess I can send subliminal messages to the Premier through Twitter. How else do you explain this coincidence?
The SaskParty’s Premier Brad Wall is a spectacular, passionate hypocrite. Listen to the emotion in his voice in the video clip at SARM below.
Let’s check with Premier Brad Wall a month ago:
“If we are only prov to oppose fed govt in court, we will fight for our interests.”
Wall, to RMs: “why we are more than comfortable with [taking the federal government to court], because we need to defend the interests of your rate payers, and the economy of this province that pays for quality of life in health care and education every..single..day. *applause*”
Is it any wonder the Premier attends oil industry luncheons, and speaks to them as if they are his constituents for whom he is seeking the best rates?