Green Villains of the Week: Hummer and Orrin Hatch

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05/29/2009 11:42 AM |

3c1f/1243611736-hummermeansblowjob.jpgKen Silverstein reports:

Last week Raser Technologies announced a Capitol Hill event for its unlikely new product: an electric Hummer H3, which the company claims gets up to 100 miles per gallon… The following day, Senator Orrin Hatch, Republican of Utah [and frequent Hummer shill], jumped into the driver’s seat of a red Hummer H3 and took it for a test drive.

In their insulting pedagogical explanations of why green futurists have unrealistic goals and grasps of the world, there’s one thing market-triumphalist alternative energy skeptics always leave out: we’re not necessarily planning for the same world we live in now. The green movement isn’t just about having major utility companies switch over to wind power — it’s about identifying the very specific ways in which our day-to-day lives are going to have to change, too. It’s nice to see, though, who is actually laboring under the misapprehension that we can continue to live in exactly the way that got us into this mess.

Wasn’t GM going to shut Hummer down?