Ban does not include hybrids and biofuel vehicles.
posted on 04/27/2009 8:53:21 AM PDT
That sounds like a dandy was to boost recession-hit sales of existing gas-powered cars thru 2005.
Same "ends" here in the US with Government Moters and driving the car company to bankruptcy... just different "means".
posted on 04/27/2009 8:56:47 AM PDT
(The television has mounted the most serious assault on Republicanism since Das Kapital.)
Still, Halvorsen said she knew of no other finance minister in the world who was even arguing for such a goal.
Who wants to be ahead of their time on a stupid idea?
posted on 04/27/2009 8:59:41 AM PDT
(I am the pink flamingo on the great lawn of life.)
Invest in Norwegian hay futures.
posted on 04/27/2009 9:09:03 AM PDT
Liberals really don’t think things out.
Electric cars require lithium made batteries.
Lithium comes from strip-mining and batteries disposed of are bad for water supplies.
Then to send the electricity through the power lines to power the battery, tons of coal must be burned every year.
This is not taking in account the manufacturing factors, such as the amount of gas used for the lithium mining trucks, the battery manufacturing camps.
I guess it makes everyone feel good though.
posted on 04/27/2009 9:11:09 AM PDT
Fabulous idea. Let us know how those battery operated electric cars work when it's -55 Deg. F in the winter there.
That should get you at least 5 miles down the road, if you don't drain battery power by running the heater or the windshield defroster.
Norway is prosperous for the first time in modern history for one reason and one reason only: North Sea Oil Reserves! If they really wanted to reduce fossil fuel use, they would suspend exports of oil and ride their smug self-righteousness right back into poverty and obscurity.
posted on 04/27/2009 9:12:42 AM PDT
(Who is John Galt?)
In 2065, Norway will look like Cuba today with a large number of classic 2015 cars still being driven around (or pulled by oxen).
posted on 04/27/2009 9:12:58 AM PDT
(No free man bows to a foreign king.)
"This is much more realistic than people think when they first hear about this proposal," she told Reuters
Kinda like your dentist telling you that "this is not going to hurt much" as he straps you down on the table while announcing that the office ran out of painkillers the day before...
posted on 04/27/2009 9:19:40 AM PDT
(Save the cheerleader, save the world...)
Freezing in the dark, and STUCK IN ONE PLACE. Nice. Have all the modern industrialized nations gone totally nuts?
posted on 04/27/2009 9:20:44 AM PDT
by La Lydia
Norway should go one step further by banning cars that use any materials that are a product of oil or oil produced energy. Go all the way.
posted on 04/27/2009 9:21:37 AM PDT
Right or wrong, you can always tell a Norwegian - you just can’t tell him much.
posted on 04/27/2009 9:30:56 AM PDT
(If you want a friend, get a dog.)
Dandy! Yet another item to add to the ever growing list of why Norway isn’t (and never will be) a major player in the World to any degree.
posted on 04/27/2009 9:31:16 AM PDT
by Bean Counter
I’m still waiting for a street-legal, wind-up car.
posted on 04/27/2009 9:41:09 AM PDT
Does anyone know who owns the donkey and buggy whip monopoly in Norway?
posted on 04/27/2009 9:52:58 AM PDT
To: doc30; thackney
Norway, that sits atop the North Sea Oil fields?
posted on 04/27/2009 10:07:34 AM PDT
by CPT Clay
(Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
“..her Socialist Left Party..”
Just a coincidence? I think not.
posted on 04/27/2009 11:12:21 AM PDT
(I am inconsolate over the death of our country.)
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