New Fossil Fuel-ban by 2040?
It is no secret that California state has been at the forefront of the green wave taking over the nation. It should come as no surprise then that California is once more taking a huge step forward towards clean energy in the form of a groundbreaking new state legislation.
Currently the legislation is pending, however if passed would ban all fossil fuel powered vehicles by 2040.
Any older vehicles that are still on the road by 2040 will not be fined or punished, this is not the aim of the new legislation, rather the focus is on banning new fossil fuel-powered cars being manufactured.
This new legislation comes as a response to the fact that for the first time in four decades, the amount of greenhouse gases produced by transportation exceeded the amount of gases emitted through power plants.
Up until now most manufacturers have been very slowly phasing in new green technology with a sort of reluctance. If this state legislation is passed, it could have serious implications for car manufacturers, which will inevitably force manufacturers to take the head-long plunge into clean alternatives.
The proposed bill has been very controversial, with some stating that it is far too aggressive and damaging to the automotive industry, while others have welcomed the change with open arms. What happens in California will be a sign of things to come for the rest of the country.