October 5, 2023

USA: WEF Founder Announces The End Of Car Ownership. He Said He Was Told Los Angeles Will Be Private Car Driven Free By 2030 And Highways Will Be Turned Into Parks. No Driving In 15-Minute Cities

I did some digging and found this Los Angeles County Green New Deal Plan that was unanimously approved by the Commie Democrat Los Angeles City Council in 2019. Wow, I had idea they did this. They know people are busy with their own lives and not really paying attention to what they're planning to push on Angelenos. I could not find anything about being private car driven free by 2030. BUT that doesn't mean they haven't already made this promise to this man. BECAUSE, here he is proudly bragging about it in this speech to his Commie globalist followers. These totalitarian globalists don't have our best interest in mind like they claim they do. These people are disgusted by human beings and want to reduce our global population to a comfortable 500 MILLION down from 8 billion. All of their plans they are agressively implementing have to do with controlling us and killing us. I will keep digging to find anything that can confirm what this man is proudly telling us. He didn't spill the beans by accident. Angelenos need to ask Los Angeles City Council if what he is saying is true! (emphasis mine)

Green New Deal for Los Angeles Approved
written by Paige Austin, Patch Staff
Tuesday April 16, 2019

Los Angeles city leaders approved a more aggressive approach to fighting climate change on a local level

Council members Nury Martinez, Paul Koretz, Mike Bonin, Curren Price, Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Monica Rodriguez introduced the unanimously approved motion directing the Department of Water and Power and other city departments to prepare a report on the development of a local Green New Deal.

A national Green New Deal resolution sets a goal for the nation to get 100 percent of its power through renewable energy by 2030. The council motion instructs city staff to draft a policy which mirrors the "principles and priorities" of the Green New Deal unveiled by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez, D-New York, and backed by many of her party's leading candidates for president, including Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.

Last April, the Los Angeles City Council advanced a proposal to develop a Climate Emergency Mobilization Department to oversee efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions citywide and set aside $500,000 in funding in seed money for the project suggested by Koretz and Councilman Bob Blumenfield.

Koretz's office in March drafted a report which offered several recommendations, including that the department be responsible for the development of metrics to measure and track the city's greenhouse gas emissions, and develop an annual climate budget of greenhouse gasses and criteria pollutants to determine the city's allowable annual emissions, similar to how the city's financial budget determines its monetary expenditures.

"We know we need to dramatically ramp up and focus our efforts towards climate emergency mobilization, with all of society working towards the same goal, and a safe, just and equitable climate future," Koretz told fellow members of the Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Justice Committee.

Koretz said he is altering his proposal from creating a new department to creating an office that would likely fall under the purview of the Department of Public Works, adding that the consensus is that it is a "more appropriate first step, but it doesn't preclude a department later if it proves that we need one."

The committee voted to move forward with Koretz's plan for creating the office, which would include hiring a director and establishing a commission on climate emergency. Koretz said he hoped the plan would be approved by the full City Council soon, so that the proposed office could be part of the upcoming budget talks for the 2019-20 fiscal year which begins in July.

Garcetti last year set a goal for Los Angeles to be carbon neutral by 2050.

Targets* By 2050, L.A. will have a zero carbon grid, zero carbon transportation, zero carbon buildings, zero waste, and zero wasted water — and we’ve developed a series of targets to mark and measure our progress in this fight.

1 Renewable Energy (click the link)
2 Local Water (click the link)

3 Clean and Healthy Buildings
  • All new buildings will be net zero carbon by 2030; and 100% of buildings will be net zero carbon by 2050
  • Reduce building energy use per sq.ft. for all building types 22% by 2025; 34% by 2035; and 44% by 2050
4 Housing & Development
  • End street homelessness by 2028
  • Increase cumulative new housing unit construction to 150,000 by 2025, and 275,000 units by 2035
  • Ensure 57% of new housing units are built within 1,500 feet of transit by 2025, and 75% by 2035
  • Create or preserve 50,000 income-restricted affordable housing units by 2035 and increase stability for renters
5 Mobility and Public Transit
  • Increase the percentage of all trips made by walking, biking, micro-mobility / matched rides or transit to at least 35% by 2025; 50% by 2035; and maintain at least 50% by 2050
  • Reduce VMT per capita by at least 13% by 2025, 39% by 2035, and 45% by 2050
  • Ensure Los Angeles is prepared for Autonomous Vehicles (AV) by the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games
6 Zero Emission Vehicles
  • Increase the percentage of zero emission vehicles in the city to 25% by 2025, 80% by 2035, and 100% by 2050
  • Electrify 100% of Metro and LADOT buses by 2030
  • Reduce port-related GHG emissions by 80% by 2050
7 Industrial Emissions and Air Quality Monitoring
  • We will have zero days of unhealthy air quality by 2025
  • Reduce industrial emissions by 38% by 2035; and 82% by 2050
  • Reduce methane leak emissions by 54% by 2035; and 80% by 2050
8 Waste and Resource Recovery
  • Increase landfill diversion rate to 90% by 2025; 95% by 2035; and 100% by 2050
  • Reduce municipal solid waste generation per capita by at least 15% by 2030, including phasing out single-use plastics by 2028
  • Eliminate organic waste going to landfill by 2028
  • Increase proportion of waste products and recyclables productively reused and/or repurposed within L.A. County to at least 25% by 2025; and 50% by 2035
9 Prosperity and Green Jobs
  • Create 300,000 green jobs by 2035, and 400,000 green jobs by 2050
  • Increase private sector green investment in L.A. by $750 million by 2025, and $2 billion by 2035
  • Eliminate unemployment rate gap between City of L.A. and L.A. County
10 Lead By Example
  • Reduce municipal greenhouse gas emissions 55% by 2025; 65% by 2035; and reach carbon neutral by 2045
  • Reduce municipal energy use 18% by 2025, 35% by 2035, and 44% by 2050
  • Reduce municipal water use by at least 25% by 2025; 30% by 2035
  • Lead on zero waste and achieve a zero waste City Hall by 2025
  • Convert all City fleet vehicles to zero emission where technically feasible by 2028
  • Ensure all new municipally owned buildings and major renovations will be all-electric, effective immediately
  • Reach 2 million Angelenos through outreach, education, and training programs by 2025
*Targets are from the 2019 L.A.'s Green New Deal. They do not reflect recent increases in ambition.
written by Dan Avery
Thursday September 7, 2023

More states are following California's lead in ending the sale of new vehicles with internal combustion engines.

California is gearing up to prohibit the sale of new gas-powered cars. A measure approved by the California Air Resources Board in August 2022 requires all new cars, SUVs and pickup trucks sold in the state to generate zero tailpipe emissions by 2035. The policy won't take existing vehicles off the road, but automakers and car dealers will be restricted to selling electric vehicles and certain plug-in hybrids.

"Our cars shouldn't make wildfires worse -- and create more days filled with smoky air," California Gov. Gavin Newsom said. "Cars shouldn't melt glaciers or raise sea levels, threatening our cherished beaches and coastlines."

The state's Advanced Clean Cars II rule requires zero-emission vehicles to represent 35% of new cars and light trucks in lots by 2026, and then 68% by 2030, before reaching 100% in 2035.

When it comes to emissions, California is a bellwether: Nine states that link their standards to California's have already announced plans to prohibit the sale of new ICE automobiles after 2035, and more could follow.

Which states are banning the sale of new gas-powered cars? Under Section 177 of the Clean Air Act, states must either adhere to federal emissions standards or adopt California's more stringent guidelines.

Seventeen states have historically followed California's regulations, but so far only Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon,Rhode Island and Washington have announced they'll enforce the Advanced Clean Cars II rule and prohibit the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles.

In November 2022, Vermont lawmakers approved changes to clean-car requirements that would require new cars sold in the state to be zero-emission vehicles by 2030, WCAX reported. Secretary of State Sarah Copeland Hanzas, who must approve the policy, did not respond to a request for comment.

Colorado has adopted California's zero-emission policies in the past, but Gov. Jared Polis has rejected the idea of a ban. Instead, state agencies will focus on making EVs more affordable and practical. Announced in March, the Colorado Electric Vehicle plan sets a goal of EVs accounting for at least 80% of new car sales by 2032, compared with slightly more than 10% in 2022.

In Virginia, the outlook is more muddled: Republican lawmakers are fighting to decouple the state from California's emissions rules, but their last bill was defeated in February. Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin has still vowed to overturn what he called a "ridiculous edict," according to WTOP News.

And while Minnesota's 2021 Clean Car Rule links it to California's standards, it doesn't automatically trigger a ban on ICE vehicles. State Rep. Jamie Long, chair of the state Climate and Energy Finance and Policy Committee, said the likelihood of such a prohibition "is probably low," MinnPost reported. Car dealers in the state sued to get the Clean Car Rule struck down in January but failed.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, meanwhile, has called for 20% of cars on Minnesota roads to be electric by 2030, up from 1% today.

Can I still buy a used gas-powered car?

The regulations don't force anyone to stop driving their current automobile or prevent them from buying a used car. They also don't prevent you from buying an ICE vehicle in another state and registering it locally.

The average lifespan of a car is about 12 years or 200,000 miles, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, so there will be ICE cars available in the affected states for some time.

Are medium- and heavy-duty vehicles included in the ban?

Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, like public buses and trucks weighing more than 14,000 pounds, "produce a disproportionately large portion of the state's greenhouse gas emissions," according to the California Energy Commission, and should be100% zero-emission by 2045 "where feasible."

California is set to prohibit the sale of large diesel trucks in 2036.

Is there a nationwide ban on gas-powered cars?

President Joe Biden has set a goal of having half of all new vehicle sales in the US be electric by 2030. To achieve that, he earmarked $5 billion to create a nationwide infrastructure of charging stations and revised the EV tax credit to spur domestic production.

But the White House has not floated an outright prohibition on new ICE vehicles.

Biden's Federal Sustainability Plan does require government agencies to transition to only buying zero-emission light-duty vehicles by 2027 and medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by 2035.

The White House announced in April that the federal government had already acquired 13,000 light- and medium-duty zero-emission vehicles in 2023, roughly four times the number it had bought in all of 2022.

Which carmakers will no longer produce gas-powered vehicles?

With increased demand and government regulations, a number of leading auto companies have shared timelines for when they plan to phase out ICE vehicles.

General Motors has said it will sell only zero-emission cars by the time California's ban takes effect in 2035. By 2040, GM said, it will be carbon-neutral both in its vehicles and manufacturing operations.

Other carmakers vowing to go all-electric include Jaguar (2025), Volvo (2030), Rolls-Royce (2030) and Honda (2040).

Ford has pledged to ditch gas-powered cars in 2030, but only in Europe.

Stellantis -- parent company of Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat and Jeep -- has said 100% of its sales in Europe and 50% of sales in the US will be battery electric vehicles by the end of the decade.

That's when Mercedes-Benz says it will cease production of gas-powered vehicles "where market conditions allow." The German automaker has promised to offer battery-electric versions of all its models by 2025.

Volkswagen plans to go all-electric in Europe by 2033.

Kia and Hyundai both have plans to ramp up their EV offerings, though neither has said anything about ending the production of ICE models.

Back in 2017, Toyota said it would phase out gas-powered vehicles by 2040. But while the Japanese automaker has led the way with hybrids, Toyota director Shigeki Terashi said in a 2021 investors' call that it was "too early to concentrate on one option," at least until 2050.

In January, incoming CEO Koji Sato said "the time is right'' for an EV-first approach. But at the Davos summit that same month, Toyota Chief Scientist Gill Pratt argued that the scarcity of lithium for EV batteries made an all-in approach unfeasible.

"These shortages -- not only of battery materials, but of charging infrastructure -- will make it abundantly clear that one size does not fit all," Pratt said, Automotive News reported. "and that the best answer is actually a mix of different vehicle types."

Lexus, Toyota's luxury brand, is slated to go fully electric by 2035.
World Economic Forum published December 17, 2015: The Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution
written by Klaus Schwab
his book was published January 11, 2016 👈🚨

Ubiquitous, mobile supercomputing. Intelligent robots. Self-driving cars. Neuro-technological brain enhancements. Genetic editing. The evidence of dramatic change is all around us and it’s happening at exponential speed.

Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, has been at the centre of global affairs for over four decades. He is convinced that we are at the beginning of a revolution that is fundamentally changing the way we live, work and relate to one another, which he explores in his new book, The Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Previous industrial revolutions liberated humankind from animal power, made mass production possible and brought digital capabilities to billions of people. This Fourth Industrial Revolution is, however, fundamentally different. It is characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human.

The resulting shifts and disruptions mean that we live in a time of great promise and great peril. The world has the potential to connect billions more people to digital networks, dramatically improve the efficiency of organizations and even manage assets in ways that can help regenerate the natural environment, potentially undoing the damage of previous industrial revolutions.

However, Schwab also has grave concerns: that organizations might be unable to adapt; governments could fail to employ and regulate new technologies to capture their benefits; shifting power will create important new security concerns; inequality may grow; and societies fragment.

Schwab puts the most recent changes into historical context, outlines the key technologies driving this revolution, discusses the major impacts on governments, businesses, civil society and individuals, and suggests ways to respond. At the heart of his analysis is the conviction that the Fourth Industrial Revolution is within the control of all of us as long as we are able to collaborate across geographies, sectors and disciplines to grasp the opportunities it presents.

In particular, Schwab calls for leaders and citizens to “together shape a future that works for all by putting people first, empowering them and constantly reminding ourselves that all of these new technologies are first and foremost tools made by people for people.”

Learning how humankind can benefit from this revolution while addressing its challenges is also the central aim of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016, which is being held under the theme “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

Crowdsourcing ideas, insights and wisdom from the World Economic Forum’s global network of top leaders from business, government and civil society and young leaders, this new book looks deeply at the future that is unfolding today and how we might take collective responsibility to ensure it is a positive one for all of us.

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