Friday, May 24, 2024

Biden’s Energy Secretary Doubles As A Public Relations Agent For China

First of all let me say that IMHO, climate change is all about economics and has nothing to do with the environment. Climate change was, is and will always be about the redistribution of wealth. The elite perpetrators of this myth consider climate change a major spoke in the wheel of what they themselves call “The Great Reset of Capitalism.”

Having said all of that, someone still needs to wave smelling salts under Jennifer Granholm’s nose. That is if you can find it, because like the rest of the Biden administration, her head seems to be shoved deeply into the southern end of China’s alimentary canal.

Jennifer Granholm is the Energy Secretary for Biden’s joke of an administration. These are the pipedream people that want you to believe that renewable energy will actually provide enough energy to power the United States.

Lets look at just one aspect of their plan, electric vehicles (EV’s).

Beside the fact that the price of these cars are outside of the budget for most Americans, a simple battery replacement is also too exorbitant.

That said, a forced transition could be disastrous to America’s power grid. Last August the White House set a target date of 2030 to have 50 percent of all sales to be electric vehicles. Currently, there are 2.5 million in use, which is already causing a strain. In some estimates by 2025 there could be as many as 20 million on the road.

According to the U.S. Energy department if that occurs, there would not be enough available power to handle the load.

The problem with these starry-eyed ideologies is they are not based in reality. Liberals are so caught up in a climate change delusion that they have convinced themselves that electric vehicles will solve everything.

However, where is the electricity going to come from?

In 2021, Fossil fuels, the very source the left is trying to eliminate, was the largest source of electricity generation.

Natural Gas: 38%

Coal:  22%

Petroleum: Less than 1%

Nuclear Power:  19%

Renewable Energy:  20% (Consisting of: Hydro Power 6.3%, Wind Power 9.2%,  Biomass 1.3%, Solar Energy 2.8% and Geothermal Power .4%)

Only the left could hatch a plan where they increase the drain on something while simultaneously reducing the source.

Another major aspect of their plan is to infiltrate American corporations with a principal known as Environmental Social Governance (ESG).

The left doesn’t want you to make the quality of the product or service you provide to be your number one priority. Profits and growth in their view are also secondary. The left wants your company’s main agenda to become the same as theirs. Forget those economic metrics that you built your company on. Only conservatives and rational people believe in those. The left wants your company to become a surrogate social justice warrior, and just so they’re sure that your staying in line, your company will now receive an ESG rating, which is essentially a report card.

Now if your firm needs a loan, whether or not you’re profitable and have a good reputation will matter less. The most important thing will be your ESG score. Based on that, your company will either be rewarded or punished.

Yet, punishing American corporations and the general public with senseless regulations that change nothing environmentally, isn’t enough. We’re forced to endure Granholm praising our nation’s most threatening rival, while slapping our own country squarely in the face.

On Friday, during a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Chief Deputy Whip, Guy Reschenthaler confronted Granholm on some of her statements. Including one she made in October 2019, when she stated that the U.S. “does not have the moral authority to criticize China.”

Granholm claimed that she was only referring to China’s energy policy and not its human rights issues and claimed that her comments were taken out of context. To which Reschenthaler replied, “You were still talking about the moral authority of the U.S. vs China.”

Reschenthaler also grilled Granholm on comment that she made earlier this month.

“Secretary, on March 10, 2023, you said, “We can all learn from what China is doing,” obviously about the environment. At the time you made that comment, were you aware that 30 percent of the world’s CO2 emissions came from China?

“Oh, yes,” Granholm replied.

When further confronted with facts such as that China reached a coal production record last year, and according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 55 percent of China’s energy now comes from coal, compared to 11 percent in the U.S.. Granholm confirmed that she was aware of those statistics.

She then went on to confirm that she was also aware that, China emits more CO2 than the U.S., the entire E.U., and Japan combined. That China brings two coal-fired power plants online per week and that China’s coal-fired plants generate 23 percent more energy than all the energy produced in the U.S. combined. She then also acknowledged that the Paris Climate Agreement allows China to increase its emissions through 2030.

Reschenthaler then pressed Granholm, “Knowing that you knew all that when you made the comment, would you like to retract your praise for China?”

However, Granholm refused to retract her praise. Instead, she self-righteously clung to her illogical position.

“No, my praise for China was on what they are doing to invest in clean energy, even as they are the world’s largest emitter. They invest four times more than the United States.”

In other words, while our government busts our chops over everything, right down to discussing the banishment of gas stoves, Biden’s Energy Secretary is fawning over China. While they (wisely I might add), open two coal fired plants per week and have “permission” to increase emissions through 2030, we fall farther and farther behind pretending that “going green” is the answer.

The U.S. may end up green, but it will be with envy over a red communist party that “blue” (sic) passed us in every way, because this administration was too yellow to stand up to the far left.

That’s a rainbow of failure and depression.