Skip to comments.Fuel Taxes Must Rise, Harvard Researchers Say ($7 gallon gas to meet Obama's targets for emissions?)
Posted on 03/02/2010 5:46:32 PM PST by Cheap_Hessian
To meet the Obama administrations targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, some researchers say, Americans may have to experience a sobering reality: gas at $7 a gallon.
To reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation sector 14 percent from 2005 levels by 2020, the cost of driving must simply increase, according to a forthcoming report by researchers at Harvards Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
The 14 percent target was set in the Environmental Protection Agencys budget for fiscal 2010.
(Excerpt) Read more at dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com ...
Didn’t they get the memo that all the AGW data was fake?
Imagine the reduction in carbon emissions that could be achieved by muzzling all the “Harvard researchers”.
It all depends on how soon these assclowns want a full blown depression.
When did the USA become Europe?!?!?!?!?
BHO is taking us down the primrose path and we don’t even get a dinner!
7 dollar gas=pols decorating lamp posts.
I volunteer HARVARD professors to pay $7/gallon for 10 years. Let’s see how they get along first.
Maybe the masses need to defund Harvard and the EPA.
For anyone who thinks the economy is in the crapper now, just wait for this little number.
Suck my tailpipe, greenies.
$7 per gallon gas would result in the great depression looking like the good old days.
Did McCain try to meet Obama in the middle yet?
I know. The American MSM and the bulk of the Government bureaucrats are going around with fingers in their ears and saying, 'la-la-la', whenever people point out that the Global Warming 'hypothesis' has been built on a foundation of lies, hand-picked data, and tortured computer models...
It seems like Harvard folks always want things that will either cost us our money, freedom, or both.
A pox on all of them, I say.
Who are we to say we cannot afford $7 gas? How selfish are we trying to better the lives of the middle class by avoiding a Great Depression? We need to obey the brain trust to guide us out of this mess and lead us into the land of bilk and cheap money. /s - the whole post
Well, we will unset those targets soon enough. The tyrants of the EPA are going to get reigned in also. This is your swan song libtards, enjoy it.
Of course Sor0bama wants $7.00/gallon gas. In REAL terms, not today’s dollars.
After all, $4.00/gallon and the missing $550 billion run on US banks elected them in the 1st place.
I’m still ticked. By what gives this Harvard Professor the right to destroy my family and my future. By what authority do the gibber heads of the Obama administration destroy my family and my future? GERRRRR
Can’t wait to see what a box of Cheerios will cost.
Once upon a time, I had respect for Harvard and its’ grads.
Now, it just a fairy tale.
“Hybrid Offset Vehicle”.
Think I’ll see if I can get a bumper sticker made with this phrase to put on my Jeep. Thanks!
I have news for these MORANS from Harvard:
$5 gasoline killed the US and world economy when coupled with triple deficit spending, government inflated housing and mortgage markets, and political/financial thievery. Now the deficits are even bigger and the taxpayers are getting mugged even worse - -$7 gas will tank the whole shebang permanently. There will no longer be a carbon emissions “issue” because there will no longer be any commercial enterprise at all. GDP will evaporate and so will the goobermint. We can’t afford it, you geniuses!
“$7 per gallon gas would result in the great depression looking like the good old days.”
I suspect that people would be using $5.00/gal gasoline in non-automotive applications to help explain to politicians that $7.00/gal gasoline is really not a good idea. So, it probably wouldn’t really ever get to $7.00 (in today’s money).
7 dollar gas=pols decorating lamp posts.
Heads on pikes “stay up” longer.
From the article at link:
"Even if Brazilian ethanol remains uncompetitive with gasoline in its domestic market, there is another reason to think that the U.S. is more likely to import significant amounts of Brazilian ethanol than vice versa: last week, when the U.S. released its revised renewable fuel standards (RFS), it found that Brazilian sugarcane ethanol reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 61% compared to petroleum. This number is significant, because any non-corn based fuel that reduces emissions more than 60% qualifies as an "undifferentiated advanced biofuel" and U.S. refiners will be required to purchase escalating amounts of this fuel in the coming years. Although 3rd Generation biofuel companies are developing promising algae, biobutanol, and synthetic biofuels that, in theory, might qualify as a fuel that reduces GHGs by 60%, what is the likelihood that these companies will be able to compete with Brazilian ethanol, at least over the short to medium term"
Oh, it certainly could. Maybe not exclusively because of supply and demand, but because of the devaluation of the dollar and/or an increase in taxes. With taxes, inflation, and regulations, there are substantial amounts of extra unnecessary and hidden costs added to the price of our energy supply chain.
I'm sure Lindsay Gramnesty will do his best to make this happen.
Americans may have to experience a sobering reality: gas at $7 a gallon.
Reality???? What Reality? $7 gas has no no basis in reality. It would merely be a government construct. That’s not reality... Lots and lots is wrong with the article. But what stuck in my craw is the idea that an artificial government price scheme is reality just pisses me off.
At that price, the economy will be dead. You won’t need to buy gas because you can’t afford to go anywhere. So the money raised by the tax = 0.00
make that full blown revolution.
Unfortunately we have the “progressive” Lindsey Graham pushing for this.
bump that rope.
In another life, they were Soviet Central Planners.