Ah, the irony. I can write volumes on the stupidity, corruption and kickbacks of Connecticut governor Ned Lamont.
Lamont has no ideas of his own. He purely follows the democrat’s collectivism and their delusional climate change cultist doctrine. This became very clear during the COVID scamdemic lockdowns. The fact is, Democrats are not only authoritarian in their bullying approach to governing, but they are also historically and notoriously wasteful. Gov. Ned Lamont is no exception. Like funding a useless $567 million 15-mile bus route from New Britain to Hartford that no one uses. The route was supposed to generate $40 million per year revenue, but in reality, the service costs Connecticut taxpayers $25.9 million a year to operate and generates $3.9 million in fares. This is just the tip of the stupidity and corruption iceberg in Connecticut. Consider the COVID money going to his wife’s company . Ms. Lamont founded her COVID testing company in Tennessee because doing business in Connecticut is too anti-business.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Electric vehicles are not efficient at all when you take away the smoke and mirrors. The vehicles are very expensive. Battery replacement is also extremely costly (up to $10,000) and environmentally damaging. But the elite’s money is on “transforming” the world into neo-feudalism and poverty via the destruction of the oil, coal and natural gas industries. The democrats have declared war on energy.
We are at least a decade away from making electric vehicles affordable and energy efficient. The technology isn’t there yet. Any movement toward electric vehicles now is both expensive and foolish, but that is what the elite ecofascists that own and control the collectivist democrats want “Americans poor and dependent”, as Hillary Clinton’s 2015 emails confirmed.
Connecticut is 95% powered by Natural Gas and nuclear. Only 5% of the electric generated in “renewable”. Electric vehicles are yet another one of the democrat’s green energy scams, like Solyndra. Electric vehicles in most states require natural gas, coal and oil to charge them.
Way to go, Ned! You’re giving Brandon a run for his money.
It is an election year, so let’s see how the desperate delusional democrats spin these facts.
Electric Bus Burst Into Flames During East Coast Heatwave – One Day After Connecticut Gov. Requires All Future State Vehicles to Run On Electric Power
By Jim Hoft
On Saturday morning, during the heatwave that swept the East Coast, a new electrically powered public transportation bus caught on fire as it sat in the bus parking lot, according to fire officials.
According to the authorities, it is still unclear if the lithium-ion battery was responsible for the fire that broke out on the electric bus.
“Lithium-ion battery fires are difficult to extinguish due to the thermal chemical process that produces great heat and continually reignites,” the fire officials said in a statement. “Exposures were protected at the scene.”
“Two CT Transit workers were transported as a precaution from exposure to the smoke, and one firefighter was transported for heat exhaustion,” authorities said.
The incident is being investigated by the fire marshal.
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The incident comes after Governor Ned Lamont (CT-D) announced a new State Law that requires Connecticut to transfer all State vehicles to electrical power.
On Friday, Governor Lamont joined state agency officials, legislators, and environmental stakeholders on the New Haven Green to highlight the enactment of Public Act 22-25.
This is a new law that includes a number of actions that will allegedly help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector, improve air quality and health outcomes for Connecticut residents, and help to mitigate impacts from the climate crisis, according to the news release.
“This historic law does so many great things that will benefit the residents of Connecticut, improving air quality and health outcomes while also helping to mitigate the climate crisis,” Governor Lamont said. “This is another great example of Connecticut leading on climate, particularly at a time when continued state leadership in this area is critical.”
“The measures in this unprecedented law mean cleaner air, better health outcomes, and reductions in our greenhouse gas emissions,” DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes said.
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According to the news release, the bill’s provisions include:
- Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicle Standards: Authorizes the DEEP commissioner to adopt regulations implementing California’s medium- and heavy-duty motor vehicle standards. These standards will ensure that manufacturers are producing cleaner vehicles and offering them for sale in Connecticut, giving prospective consumers more options while reducing a major source of in-state air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
- State Fleet Electrification: Modifies the schedule for electrifying the state fleet, prohibits procurement of diesel-powered buses after January 1, 2024.
- Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) Program: Makes numerous changes to the CHEAPR program, including making the CHEAPR board advisory-only, modifying the board’s membership, giving priority to low-income individuals and residents of environmental justice communities, and extending eligibility to businesses, municipalities, nonprofits, and e-bikes; directs all of the greenhouse gas reduction fee and part of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative funds to the CHEAPR account.
- Zero Emission School Buses: Allows for ten-year school transportation contracts if the contract includes at least one zero-emission school bus; sets target of 100% zero-emission school buses in environmental justice communities by 2030, and for all school districts by 2040; establishes a matching grant program of up to $20 million for the EPA Clean School Bus program.
- Medium and Heavy-Duty Truck Vouchers: Allows DEEP to establish a voucher program to support the use of zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles and funds the program from the CHEAPR account.
- Traffic Signal Grant Program: Requires CTDOT to establish a matching grant program to help municipalities modernize existing traffic signal equipment.
- Right to Charge: Establishes “right to charge” in condominiums and common interest communities, provides for “renter’s right to charge” with certain specifications.
- New Construction Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Requirements: Requires a certain percentage of parking spaces in certain new construction to be equipped with either EV charging stations or charging station infrastructure.
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