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trickskier
04-06-2009, 06:07 PM
California to reduce carbon emissions by banning black cars?

In yet another case of Regulators Gone Wild, California legislation may soon restrict the color options for your next car. The specific colors that are currently on the chopping block are all dark hues, with the worst offender seemingly the most innocuous color you could think of: black. What resentment could California possibly harbor against black cars, you ask? Apparently, the Air Resources Board figures that the climate control systems of dark colored cars need to work harder than their lighter siblings, especially after sitting in the sun for a few hours. Anyone living in a hot, sunny climate will tell you that this assumption is accurate. Similar legislation already exists for buildings and has proven successful at reducing the energy consumption of skyscrapers.

So, what's the problem? Paint suppliers have reportedly been testing their pigments and processes to see if it's possible to meet CARB's proposed mandate of 20 percent solar reflectivity by 2016 with a phase-in period starting in 2012, and it's not looking good. Apparently, when the proper pigments and chemicals are added to black paint, the resulting color is currently being referred to as "mud-puddle brown." That doesn't sound very attractive, now does it? Windshields, backlights and sunroofs are also slated to get reflective coatings starting in 2012.

When we first heard of this issue, an internal debate immediately began as to whether this might be an elaborate April Fool's joke. Sadly, it isn't.

TX.X-30 fan
04-06-2009, 06:10 PM
Change.......

east tx skier
04-06-2009, 06:12 PM
http://www.snopes.com/politics/traffic/darkcars.asp

trickskier
04-06-2009, 06:12 PM
Change.......

Our Minds...............:rolleyes:

TX.X-30 fan
04-06-2009, 06:12 PM
I believe the govt should be able to control all home thermostats as well.

trickskier
04-06-2009, 06:14 PM
I believe the govt should be able to control all home thermostats as well.

I'm sure they (He) will one day.

TX.X-30 fan
04-06-2009, 06:14 PM
http://www.snopes.com/politics/traffic/darkcars.asp

Sounds more true than not.

Sodar
04-06-2009, 06:21 PM
Good Idea .

trickskier
04-06-2009, 06:22 PM
Good Idea .

I knew you would like it...................:rolleyes:

east tx skier
04-06-2009, 06:23 PM
Sounds more true than not.

Really? I just read it again and am not seeing it. :confused:

Sodar
04-06-2009, 06:24 PM
Really? I just read it again and am not seeing it. :confused:

Do not try to understand Stoooooooey's logic. He is a very complex man.

flipper
04-06-2009, 06:25 PM
Do not try to understand Stoooooooey's logic. He is a very complex man.

Stuey has logic? When did that happen?

Sodar
04-06-2009, 06:26 PM
Stuey has logic? When did that happen?

That was my point! :rolleyes:

east tx skier
04-06-2009, 06:29 PM
Just checking.

TX.X-30 fan
04-06-2009, 06:36 PM
Really? I just read it again and am not seeing it. :confused:

Sounds like they are moving to make it harder still for auto's to be sold in Cali, which makes all our cars more expensive already just to placate the nut jobs in Cali.

They did say baning was not on the table at this time, but quotas were on a car makers colors.

TX.X-30 fan
04-06-2009, 06:37 PM
Once I thought I was wrong but later it turned out I was wrong to have thought I was wrong.

trickskier
04-06-2009, 06:40 PM
Once I thought I was wrong but later it turned out I was wrong to have thought I was wrong.

Thought so................8p

TMCNo1
04-06-2009, 07:42 PM
Maybe if they put wine in reflective bottles, they wouldn't have to be chilled!:rolleyes::D

trickskier
04-06-2009, 09:16 PM
Maybe if they put wine in reflective bottles, they wouldn't have to be chilled!:rolleyes::D

I wouldn't know.................I gave up wine at the age of 14.....................:D

coz
04-06-2009, 09:26 PM
I wouldn't know.................I gave up wine at the age of 14.....................:D

ohhh.............but you still long for those days don't ya tricky? :rolleyes:

................http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_77kGubcOqaA/R73bvg1LaYI/AAAAAAAAAGw/dcDOz25jCwQ/s1600/40news6b.jpg

trickskier
04-06-2009, 09:28 PM
ohhh.............but you still long for those days don't ya tricky? :rolleyes:

................http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_77kGubcOqaA/R73bvg1LaYI/AAAAAAAAAGw/dcDOz25jCwQ/s1600/40news6b.jpg

Not at all.........................8p

captain planet
04-07-2009, 02:05 AM
Sounds more true than not.

Really? I just read it again and am not seeing it. :confused:

TX just wants it to be true so he has something more to yell and complain about. :rolleyes:

ProStar190Fan
04-07-2009, 08:42 AM
it was henry ford that said you can have any color you like as long as its black. :cool:


Tom

trickskier
04-07-2009, 08:54 AM
it was henry ford that said you can have any color you like as long as its black. :cool:


Tom

That was before California became a State....................;):rolleyes:8p

TX.X-30 fan
04-07-2009, 09:28 AM
TX just wants it to be true so he has something more to yell and complain about. :rolleyes:

I think its cool technology CP, heck I live in Texas. I think its unwise to mandate a technology before its viable. Like we did with ethanol.

TMCNo1
04-07-2009, 09:42 AM
What about black boats?
Nevermind,........................................ . they don't have A/C, you just roll the windows down!:rolleyes::D

Besides, if everything goes reflective, won't airplanes flying overhead get too hot underneath from the reflection and birds will get fried in the sky and start falling everywhere.

ProStar190Fan
04-07-2009, 10:07 AM
What about black boats?
Nevermind,........................................ . they don't have A/C, you just roll the windows down!:rolleyes::D

Besides, if everything goes reflective, won't airplanes flying overhead get too hot underneath from the reflection and birds will get fried in the sky and start falling everywhere.

Have you seen the paint job on the american airlines jets, its just a giant mirror...so by your logic we would have heat bouncing up and down from airplanes to the cars and back again...this could be a problem,

paging someone important in politics...you might want to listen to some of the stuff on teamtalk.

Tom

scott023
04-07-2009, 10:25 AM
Doesn't this belong in the morning joke thread?

Sodar
04-07-2009, 11:19 AM
White is right.... good for the environment too!

coz
04-07-2009, 11:51 AM
White is right.... good for the environment too!

I think studog made a similar statement and got into a little bind :confused: I do agree though :D

TMCNo1
04-07-2009, 12:15 PM
Me and the spouse is having a special dinner tonight before the weather heats up and the wine gets hot!
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trickskier
04-07-2009, 03:47 PM
Me and the spouse is having a special dinner tonight before the weather heats up and the wine gets hot!
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