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Wed Dec 5, 2018, 06:18 PM

Industrialist Charles Koch Wants To Kill Tax Credit For Electric Cars

When multibillionaire industrialist Charles Koch perceives a potential threat to his fossil fuel empire, he doesn’t mess around.

To undercut the burgeoning wind industry, Koch’s network of advocacy groups, think tanks and Capitol Hill friends fought to terminate the federal production tax credit, and Congress ultimately agreed in 2015 to phase it out over the following four years.

To slow the exponential growth of solar power, his network has been lobbying state legislatures to curtail the practice of net metering, which gives solar panel owners credit for the excess energy they generate and send back to the grid.

Now Koch wants to kill a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500 for electric vehicle (EV) buyers for the first 200,000 EVs each automaker sells. Although EVs make up less than 2 percent of total vehicle sales nationally, 123,000 of them were snapped up in the first six months of this year, more than twice the amount sold in all of 2015, and more carmakers are expected to introduce new EV models over the next few months. Alarm bells are going off at Koch Industries headquarters.

Read more: http://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/21158/negin_industrialist_charles_koch_wants_to_kill_tax_credit_for_electric_cars

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 06:25 PM

2. Well of course he does...

The extractive overlords speak...must have had a few minutes to spare in between raping the environment and killing all it's inhabitants.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 06:26 PM

3. So the oil billionaire attacks the competition.

And receives his own subsidies and credits, of course.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 06:32 PM

4. Didn't Donnie jump right up and say he was going to do that a couple of days ago?

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Response to rurallib (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 06:54 PM

6. Yes he did

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 06:54 PM

5. Not only Koch, trump has said he wants to end it also

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2018, 08:47 PM

7. can this jackass be the next one to croak?

Isn't he in his 80s now?

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