California Governor Promotes Switch to Electric Vehicles

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to bury our heads in the sand in regard to climate change. The earth is hurtling towards a ‘hothouse’ state not seen in 50 million years and a lot of the blame lies at the feet of humanity. Perhaps the most obvious sign of climate change is that it’s getting hotter and according to scientists, the next three years might be even hotter than normal. No state has experienced the heat as much as California; five of the largest wildfires in state history have been ignited in recent weeks, and residents have become accustomed to rolling blackouts due to heat waves.

In a bid to reduce their carbon footprint, plenty of governments have launched programs to phase out internal combustion-engine vehicles in exchange for electric vehicles (“EVs”) that run on clean, renewable energy and produce zero emissions. Similarly, California Governor Gavin Newsom has already set the goal of 100% zero-emission energy sources for the state’s electricity by 2045. He signed the bill mandating the electricity target in 2018 as well as an executive order calling for statewide carbon neutrality.

His latest effort at reducing greenhouse gas emissions came on Wednesday when Newsom pledged to ban all sales of new gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035. The order won’t prevent Californians from owning or selling gasoline or diesel-powered vehicles on the used-vehicle market, rather it will prevent the sale of new carbon energy-powered vehicles. This pledge makes California the first state in the country to ban conventional vehicles alongside 15 other countries including France and Germany.

The move was met with resistance from White House spokesman Judd Deere who claimed it was another example of “how extreme the left has become,” concluding that “the lengths to which they will go to destroy jobs and raise costs for the consumer is alarming.” However, Governor Newsom disagrees, arguing that the Trump administration’s argument is “stale” and inaccurate. “This is where the automobile manufacturers are going,” he says. “We want to accelerate a trend you’re seeing all around the rest of the world.”

He states that the plan is absolutely doable based on the state’s infrastructure. “We can do it. I mean, the reality is we’re already doing it. Thirty-four percent of our electricity comes from renewable places. We have over 50% of all the electricity produced and procured in California from non-carbon sources. We have a plan. We have a strategy,” he says. On the Trump administration’s claim that switching to green energy will devastate the job economy, Newsom says that it is not factual.

“It’s gobbledygook. It’s nonsense. It’s not factual. It’s not even an interesting argument. It’s rather stale. Already, California has five times more green jobs than we do fossil fuel jobs. Fossil fuels are really the alternative energy.”

Analysts say such steadfastness as displayed by Gov. Newsom attracts the admiration of companies like Net Element (NASDAQ: NETE) that would like carbon emissions to be brought to a halt in all major economies and around the world.

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