In a sign that the shine is wearing off I am beginning to see a change of tone in the selection of stories on some major news outlets. For about 2 years, the only things we saw on such leftist sites as msnbc were stories that painted the liberal agenda.
However, in the last few months I have started to see more stories that are less than complimentary of the left. This one included:
Automakers are promising that affordable plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will be available in the next couple of years, but a new report contends that it will be decades before the fuel savings and lower emissions make up for the high cost of batteries.
In their eternal quest to regulate, the left continually misses the boat on larger picture issues.
I mean, how do you miss the obvious:
The per-mile cost of running an electric vehicle has been estimated at about a quarter of the equivalent cost for gasoline, which has led some experts and consumers to see plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, or PHEVs, as the cure for what ails America’s energy economy.
The research council’s report, however, estimates that it could be 2028 or later before the fuel savings outweigh the additional up-front cost for plug-in vehicles.
When it comes to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, the report said regular hybrid vehicles such as the present-day Prius might well be more environmentally friendly — unless power companies start phasing out the use of coal and other fossil fuels for electricity generation.
Slow down. Take your time. Get it right.