Barack Obama, with the eager assistance of the radicals in the environmental movement, is implementing an energy agenda that is degrading the environment while reducing our energy supply and pushing up prices.
And if you want to see how “free” energy from the sun and wind actually jacks up costs astronomically just look at the skyrocketing energy costs in California, a state with the most government-mandated ‘green energy’ of all.
Productive citizens and companies are fleeing California in droves to escape these increasing costs, even including microchip pioneer Intel.
Look at this about Obama’s latest proposal from foxnews.com:
In addition, Obama will say he is directing his administration to allow enough (wind and solar energy) on public lands to power 6 million homes by 2020, effectively doubling the capacity from solar, wind and geothermal projects on federal property.
Obama also was to announce $8 billion in federal loan guarantees to spur investment in technologies that can keep carbon dioxide produced by power plants from being released into the atmosphere.
In taking action on his own, Obama is also signaling he will no longer wait for lawmakers to act on climate change, and instead will seek ways to work around them.
…Tuesday's announcement will be the first public confirmation that Obama plans to extend carbon controls to coal-fired power plants that are currently pumping heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere. (end of foxnews.com excerpt)
This is very dangerous and frightening stuff. Look at that sentence… ‘In taking action on his own, Obama is also signaling he will no longer wait for lawmakers to act on climate change, and instead will seek ways to work around them’.
Yes, just like a dictator won’t wait for any legislature to approve his plans but will simply implement whatever he pleases. That is why the End of the World ‘global warming’ hoax is told over and over; so that the Democrats can ram through their agenda to “save the planet” as an emergency measure, before the public knows what is happening.
Notice also how even so-called “conservative” Fox News is buying into the ‘global warming’ fabrication by stating that ‘coal-fired power plants …are currently pumping heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere’.
Who says carbon dioxide is a ‘heat-trapping’ gas, which is what the reference is to? Where is the scientific proof? CO2 is a natural product in the atmosphere, always has been, always will be.
And even after all of this alleged “heat trapping” many places around the globe are experiencing record cold while the so-called ‘warming’ period ended 15 years ago.
Or at least that is what The New York Times finally admitted…
Now Obama wants to halt new oil and gas production on federal lands but he wants to blanket our deserts with solar panels and scatter windmills all over the wilderness, each with a huge concrete pad. These installations not only would make the pristine wilderness look like an industrial plant and would require thousands of miles of new wilderness roads, but windmills kill birds too, by the millions, all across the nation.
And windmills have very high rates of failure compared to nuclear or coal-fired generation because they are out exposed to the weather.
This shows that this agenda is not about “the environment” at all. Because ‘green energy’ harms the environment much more than oil, gas and nuclear power do because ‘green energy’ is inefficient, expensive and ineffective. And inefficiency is always bad for consumers, the environment and the economy.
Notice that Obama is proposing yet another $8 billion in subsidies on top of our $16 trillion in national debt. This $8 billion comes after tens of billions in local, state and federal taxpayer subsidies for ‘green energy’. This is needed because wind power and solar power produce virtually no energy at all and so they have to get taxpayer money. It indeed is “welfare energy”, i.e., it gets taxpayer money even though it is not working.
And as our energy supply shrinks through inefficiency and our mountaintops and wilderness areas are scarred by windmills and solar panels, who is getting rich?
Answer: The liberal profiteers who make, sell, distribute and promote ‘green energy’. That is why Obama is doing all of this; to enrich his friends as the economy is hammered by increasing power costs. In short, we all pay more and more to make the liberals richer and richer. It is standard socialism.
Yet after decades of dire predictions new studies show that America and the world are rapidly discovering increasing reserves of oil and natural gas, all made possible by new and modern extraction techniques including ‘fracking’.
Now look at this from the foxnews.com story about restrictions on coal-burning plants:
"This is the holy grail," said Melinda Pierce of Sierra Club, an environmental advocacy group. "That is the single biggest step he can take to help tackle carbon pollution."
However, critics say that Obama's changes will create more problems for America's coal industry.
"This proposal will buttress an EPA proposed rule issued last year for new power plants that will essentially ban coal’s use in the future," Tom Borelli, a senior fellow at FreedomWorks, told FoxNews.com.
Forty percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, and one-third of greenhouse gases overall, come from electric power plants, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the Energy Department's statistical agency. (end of foxnews.com excerpt)
Yet we conservatives have been demanding a replacement for coal for decades. It is called nuclear energy. It is the most efficient energy source ever. Not a single person has been harmed by nuclear power in America in the last 70 years. President Jimmy Carter even went right inside the Three Mile Island nuclear plant in 1979 just days after “the worst nuclear accident in American history” and he is still alive in 2013. You can look up the video of his visit on YouTube.
Daniel P. Schrag, a White House climate adviser and director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, said: "The one thing the president really needs to do now is to begin the process of shutting down the conventional coal plants. Politically, the White House is hesitant to say they're having a war on coal. On the other hand, a war on coal is exactly what's needed.”
See how brazen these people are? When was the last time you heard a Republican say that we need “a war on the welfare state” or “a war on solar energy”?
‘Shutting down the conventional coal plants’? That give us more than 50% of our electricity?
These people are insane…
And a ‘war on gasoline’ is next. You’d better believe it because it’s already going on with all this nonsense about electric cars. Meanwhile notice that the “hydrogen fuel cell vehicle” that the radicals were promoting just a few years ago has disappeared because that was another fraud.
Here is more from foxnews.com:
Heather Zichal, Obama's senior energy and climate adviser, told environmental groups Monday that Obama is working with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan on a target for renewable energy to be produced at federally assisted housing projects. (end of foxnews.com excerpt)
Right, so after the taxpayer gets endlessly dunned to pay for free housing for millions of “poor people” the same taxpayer now is going to be forced to subsidize solar panels on the same housing projects.
Friends, this is all being done in the name of ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’ or whatever they are calling it these days. But when you make such a claim it must be proven. Yet these fakers like Al Gore never have done so. They do not even have the “preponderance of evidence” required in a simple court case. That is why Gore will never debate ‘global warming’ in public; because he knows that he will be embarrassed off the stage.
No, they just say that ‘climate change’ is real, their media cronies echo the charge and then they tell us doubters to prove that it does not exist. Then when we doubters easily put up mountains of evidence that ‘warming’ is not at all what it is being portrayed as and has been a natural phenomenon anyway for centuries, they just ignore us and call us names.
Fortunately Republicans are going to oppose Obama, with House speaker John Boehner calling the new power plant proposals “absolutely crazy”.
Good for Boehner. Because we all know that these environmentalists are “absolutely crazy” and that they find their homes in the extremist universities and that they are living high on environmentalism, ‘global warming’ grants etc., etc. that the rest of us pay for.
"Why would you want to increase the cost of energy and kill more American jobs?" said Boehner.
Good question. Fortunately Republicans now can introduce legislation to undo Obama’s plans. Let us pray that they act quickly and swiftly. Because our very economic future relies on direct action to save us all from the people who claim that they are trying to save us.
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