Biden Promises To "Transition" America Back To The 1870s
The president of the United States is celebrating the "transition" away from affordable energy in the middle of an economic shock.
By David Harsanyi May 24, 2022
Fox News characterized Biden’s remark as “odd,” but higher energy prices have been the central aim of “climate” policy for decades. Nearly every piece of climate legislation championed by Democrats, from cap-and-trade to Green New Deal, has been a deliberate effort to make energy less affordable, either by creating scarcity through fabricated markets and inhibiting fossil fuel production (banning fracking or stripping leases) or by trying to spike prices through gas taxes and mandating expensive alternative sources.
In 2020, Biden promised a “100% clean energy economy” with “net-zero emissions” in only a few decades. And like environmentalists have for decades, he ignored the huge destructive tradeoffs such a strategy would require. Among the very first things Biden did was rejoin the Paris agreement, revoke permits to build the Keystone XL — a pipeline that was marked to carry approximately 800,000 barrels of oil a day into the United States — and sign a slew of executive orders prioritizing climate change over energy production, halting new oil and natural gas leases on all public lands.
When a court blocked the Biden lease plan, the administration appealed the decision, even though there were indications that energy prices were already rising.
Policies that undermine future production are baked into today’s prices. The administration and media tell us that Keystone wouldn’t make any difference in the oil prices, but then turn around and argue that we should overhaul the world’s largest energy grid, create millions of solar panels, rid the nation of most existing cars, retrofit nearly every building in the country, and ask us not to treat them as if they’re not insane. Reminder: merely to keep pace with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s recommendations on carbon emissions, Americans would be compelled to implement pandemic level economic shutdowns every year for 30 years. The great “transition” from modernity is happening, and yet, Democrats aren’t celebrating. ...........To Read More....
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