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Old 08-08-2019, 04:49 PM
 
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https://www.independent.co.uk/enviro...-a7065616.html

Norway is increasingly seen as the envy of the world. It is FIRST place in the world happiness index. It is #5 in median income (U.S. is behind at #8). It has a debt-to-GDP ratio of -90.5 percent. In other words it has a national surplus, not a national debt.

Norway has obviously made a lot of good decisions. Now they are making another good decision by banning the sale of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles by 2025. Not the 2030 plan of Gov. Jay Inslee, which was seen as way too ambitious and radical but 2025.

Can someone please explain to me why we are not following Norway's lead????
It seems like we rarely follow the lead of any country, even when it's shown to have a system that's more efficient, or healthier, or more supportive of the general population. Healthcare is a good example. Or capital punishment.

Maybe Americans are too insecure to admit that others are smarter or better?
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Old 08-08-2019, 05:00 PM
 
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Norway small country?







Now our Oil wealth.. is saved. We dont spend any of the sovereign fund in our economy.
Just 3-4% of the surplus of the fund.

Just surpassed $1 Trillion dollars a few weeks ago.



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Old 08-08-2019, 05:02 PM
 
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Gun wielding Politicians in Norway to decide for everyone how they travel around. Awesome. Yes. Wow
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Old 08-08-2019, 05:05 PM
 
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It seems like we rarely follow the lead of any country,

If you wanted to follow Norway's lead you would increase fossil fuel production by about 100 times the current amount and then export those resources to other countries over the next 4 or 5 decades. Assuming competent management of that wealth from the government everyone is happy.
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Old 08-08-2019, 05:10 PM
 
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We bought a electric car this year... saves us $240 each month in fuel savings.

$6.5 pr gallon.
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Old 08-08-2019, 05:16 PM
 
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Good for them. The vacuum of leadership coming out of DC is only going to make us weaker as the rest of the world becomes more innovative. We will become like a dangerous animal half-contained at a public zoo soon, other nations will be circling us to figure out how to subdue the beast.
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Old 08-08-2019, 05:20 PM
 
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Norway small country?

You can fit about 4 Noways in Alaska, nearly two of them in Texas, one in California or Montana.



The population is about the same as Wisconsin or Minnesota 21 and 22 on the list. The city of New York would exceed the population by about 3 million and LA is not far behind.
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Old 08-08-2019, 05:23 PM
 
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We bought a electric car this year... saves us $240 each month in fuel savings.

$6.5 pr gallon.



You aren't saving on the cost of the fuel, you are saving on the tax. There is a difference.
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Old 08-08-2019, 05:25 PM
 
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It sounds very hypocritical to ban fossil fuel vehicles to reduce "global warming", yet at the same time produce fossil fuels, that supposedly make it worse.
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Old 08-08-2019, 05:45 PM
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Maybe they would like to donate their giant pension fund that oil sales provided to fight global warming in poor countries?
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