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  •  Thank you for your serious misapprehension (1+ / 0-)
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    of the content of the article.

    It definitely obviates your laziness and sloppy thinking.

    The paper if yiou fucking opened it as opposed to lazily reading the abstract contains the mildly interesting fact that the mortality rate from electric cars in that country is nearly triple the mortality of straight up gasoline cars in the city of Shanghai because of particulates.

    In the actual paper, this data doesn't require a careful read, it's found in table one, on page 2021.

    But why should you give a fuck about these deaths?

    By the way - not that I will hide rate you for being so insipid, your fantasy that American electricity is clean everywhere is another indication of your low level of familiarity with energy issues.  

    The EIA publishes state by state data on sources of electricity, not that you'd bother to read it.

    It is also provides data on international consumption of entire nation's coal use.

    One may learn on the EIA website that the United States of America, where shit for brains people advocate subsidizing electric cars for millionaires out of intellectual and moral laziness, burns as much coal as the entire nation of China, despite the fact that China has four times as many people as China does.

    The average continuous power consumption of a Chinese citizen is 1/12 of the average American.

    Nevertheless, you're here to smugly imply that you are somehow better than the Chinese, that their electricity is "dirty" and yours is not.

    For the record, on a per capita basis, China is a far cleaner nation than the United States.

    Moreover, China has a realistic policy for phasing out coal for electricity production, and predictably, you smugly assume that China is "dirty," and that somehow you - an advocate of subsidizing and talking up - again, insipidly - toys for millionaires, are clean compared to Chinese.

    You're out to lunch, a real zero.

    Enjoy your Sunday, and take that subsidized electric toy out for a high speed spin on a freeway, and try to avoid hitting any folks behind the Tortilla Curtain.

    •  Do you read what you write? (0+ / 0-)

      No I don't feel like paying $35 for your article which I'm sure doesn't even support your point. Even your reply is self contradictory - if China has a realistic policy for phasing our coal for electricity production then isn't it much better that Chinese own electric cars than gas? Honestly you are in such a hurry to disagree with me line by line that you don't even bother supporting your own assertions.

      That said, and even though your false claim actually supports me, here is reality

      China passed the U.S. as the top carbon polluter in 2007; it now emits more than the U.S. and India combined, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
      Yet with 1.3 billion people, power-hungry industries and scant oil or natural gas, it has no immediate alternatives to coal for fueling its economy. China gets 70 percent of its energy from coal, three times the U.S. figure. It even converts coal into diesel fuel and ammonia that’s used for making fertilizer.

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