Thursday 12 December 2019

Car scrappage scheme is daft

ACCORDING to research by the US Department of Energy, the energy equivalent of 1,540 gallons of petrol is used to manufacture a car.

Scrappage is another daft scheme, like biofuels, electric cars and banning light bulbs dreamt up to evade facing the real problems.

The number of cars in the world cannot continue to grow forever.

In 1942 the United States turned over its entire car manufacturing industry to the making of armaments.

We are facing another dire threat from global warming and fossil fuel depletion.

Surplus manufacturing capacity should be turned over to public transit systems; subsidies will only make matters worse in the long term.

Michael Job
Glengarriff, Co Cork

Irish Independent

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