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    Default In New York, A Very Slow Political Awakening

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    It's just unbelievable how stupid left wing governors can be. Hochul is in a class of her own though.

    Here in New York, both State and City, we have supposedly committed ourselves by law to ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets that are somehow going to “save the planet.” The targets for a few years out are completely impossible to achieve, and have been adopted without any meaningful consideration of whether the technology to meet them even exists short of leaving large numbers of people without heat or electricity. Sooner or later we will run at full speed into the green energy wall, but exactly when and how that will occur remains undetermined.

    Maybe the first crunch will come via New York City’s Local Law 97. That statute, passed by the City Council in 2019, sets declining mandates for greenhouse gas emissions from buildings. Buildings failing to achieve the mandated levels face fines starting as early as 2024. The 2024 standards will be met by most buildings without major changes, but after that the mandated levels of emissions decline, and the fines increase. Slowly, large numbers of building owners are figuring out that the standards for 2030 cannot be met at all with natural gas heat, even with the very latest and most efficient equipment.

    A couple of days ago I trekked out to deepest Queens, to its farthest northeast regions, where the local City Councilperson (by the name of Vickie Paladino) held a press conference on what to do about Local Law 97. In this area of Queens the predominant housing type is garden apartment coops, and the press conference was specifically focused on the problems of these coop buildings in complying with LL97. Ms. Paladino was there to announce that she had just introduced a bill in the Council to delay the implementation dates of LL97’s requirements for 7 years.

    Besides Ms. Paladino, several presidents of local coops spoke. One speaker was a guy named Bob Friederich, the president of the very largest coop in the area, called Glen Oaks, with well over 1000 units. Here is a picture of one of the many buildings of Glen Oaks:

    They’re going to gratuitously impoverish New Yorkers by forcing up the cost of energy for no discernible reason, but supposedly mitigate the effects in some way by passing out billions of dollars raised via carbon auctions to favored political constituencies. Again, the chance of this actually getting fully implemented over the next ten years is minimal, but exactly how it will all fall apart is impossible to predict. It will all be an excellent opportunity for Republicans if they play their cards right.

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    If I were a landlord of an apartment building in NYC, I'd just install electric floorboard heaters and meter the apartments so they pay for their own electricity. That would take all of one month in the winter for the residents to be incensed at the government for their electric bill. Heat pumps? Nah. I can meet the requirements of that law cheaper with cheap space heaters and no A/C if there wasn't any before.

    Or, sell the building to some rich asshole that makes Trump look like a saint and let him deal with it while I move to Florida or somewhere sane with my money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serendipity View Post
    . It will all be an excellent opportunity for Republicans if they play their cards right.
    Just another opportunity for all but the Elite to get the fuck out of there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymoose View Post
    Just another opportunity for all but the Elite to get the fuck out of there.
    Fuck everyone of them. They voted for all this shit. Make them stay and deal with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymoose View Post
    Just another opportunity for all but the Elite to get the fuck out of there.
    Where's Guano and Salty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by serendipity View Post
    Where's Guano and Salty?
    Of course nobody on the Left will respond, that goes without saying.

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    At least Bill Maher gets it, not every problem needs a regulation ffs.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/9FsfTbqXeOU?feature=share

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    Quote Originally Posted by serendipity View Post
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    It's just unbelievable how stupid left wing governors can be. Hochul is in a class of her own though.

    Here in New York, both State and City, we have supposedly committed ourselves by law to ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets that are somehow going to “save the planet.” The targets for a few years out are completely impossible to achieve, and have been adopted without any meaningful consideration of whether the technology to meet them even exists short of leaving large numbers of people without heat or electricity. Sooner or later we will run at full speed into the green energy wall, but exactly when and how that will occur remains undetermined.

    Maybe the first crunch will come via New York City’s Local Law 97. That statute, passed by the City Council in 2019, sets declining mandates for greenhouse gas emissions from buildings. Buildings failing to achieve the mandated levels face fines starting as early as 2024. The 2024 standards will be met by most buildings without major changes, but after that the mandated levels of emissions decline, and the fines increase. Slowly, large numbers of building owners are figuring out that the standards for 2030 cannot be met at all with natural gas heat, even with the very latest and most efficient equipment.

    A couple of days ago I trekked out to deepest Queens, to its farthest northeast regions, where the local City Councilperson (by the name of Vickie Paladino) held a press conference on what to do about Local Law 97. In this area of Queens the predominant housing type is garden apartment coops, and the press conference was specifically focused on the problems of these coop buildings in complying with LL97. Ms. Paladino was there to announce that she had just introduced a bill in the Council to delay the implementation dates of LL97’s requirements for 7 years.

    Besides Ms. Paladino, several presidents of local coops spoke. One speaker was a guy named Bob Friederich, the president of the very largest coop in the area, called Glen Oaks, with well over 1000 units. Here is a picture of one of the many buildings of Glen Oaks:

    They’re going to gratuitously impoverish New Yorkers by forcing up the cost of energy for no discernible reason, but supposedly mitigate the effects in some way by passing out billions of dollars raised via carbon auctions to favored political constituencies. Again, the chance of this actually getting fully implemented over the next ten years is minimal, but exactly how it will all fall apart is impossible to predict. It will all be an excellent opportunity for Republicans if they play their cards right.

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    That about sums up the major problem.

    Stupid should hurt.

    That's justice.
    The bottom line is that conservatives cant admit to themselves the Evil they have allowed to romp on their watch.

    This is going to hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theywillneverlearn! View Post
    Fuck everyone of them. They voted for all this shit. Make them stay and deal with it.
    Poopeye, don't you miss me????????????????
    Lock Him Up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    That about sums up the major problem.

    Stupid should hurt.

    That's justice.
    This is too easy, I shall refrain…one should not insult someone in pain.

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    At least Bill Maher gets it, no every problem needs a regulation ffs.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/9FsfTbqXeOU?feature=share

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmal View Post
    This is too easy, I shall refrain…one should not insult someone in pain.
    Don't refrain, please share your imbecilic ideas with one and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serendipity View Post
    Don't refrain, please share your imbecilic ideas with one and all.
    Isn't about time for you to have another temper tantrum?????????????
    Lock Him Up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trumpet View Post
    Isn't about time for you to have another temper tantrum?????????????
    Lol, I ignore sirdippy, and it’s hilarious my insult went right over his head. Whoosh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmal View Post
    Lol, I ignore sirdippy, and it’s hilarious my insult went right over his head. Whoosh!
    He's quite the piece of work.
    Lock Him Up

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