Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, questions U.S. Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger during the Senate Rules and Administration Committee hearing on “Oversight of the U.S. Capitol Police Following the January 6th Attack on the Capitol, Part III”, in Washington, January 5, 2022.
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President Biden’s climate advisor, Gina McCarthy, brags about “fossil fuels losing jobs” in a talk at Aspen Ideas Festival.
“We have opportunities now to transfer to clean energy in a way that grows thousands of jobs. We now, we just had a recent report that was put put showing all of the energy and the employment stats from last year…clean energy is winning, fossil fuels losing jobs. We are gaining them every step of teh way,” she said.
Biden climate advisor Gina McCarthy brags about “fossil fuels losing jobs" under Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/cHs9zIvw33— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 29, 2022
At a time when gas prices are sky-rocketing and inflation is at record levels, this comment by McCarthy seems absurd.
Ted Cruz pointed out the absurdity in a tweet.
The White House bragged in 2021 that Americans would save $0.16 on their July 4th cookout,m but this year it is going to cost at least $10 more.
The cost of everything is up.
BIDENFLATION: Americans' July 4th cookouts are expected to cost more with the prices of "nearly everything" up:— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 28, 2022
•Potato salad? 19% pic.twitter.com/SdGZOExoNZ
Recently, Sean Hannity discussed the issues with renewable energy sources on this Fox News show, “Hannity”:
Now, tonight, we’ll do a deep dive, we’ll expose the truth about these lies because as it turns out, this push towards what they call renewables and green energy and electric cars is a massive fraud. We’ll explain in detail. But in order to really understand this, it is important to first know, where do we get our energy from? Ever ask yourself the question? I know you come home, we flip on the lights. Oh, electricity. That’s great. Look at your screen. 79% of America’s grid is now powered by it. Guess what? Fossil fuels. What do I say about fossil fuels?
The lifeblood of the world’s economy that includes petroleum, natural gas, and – you bet – coal. Another 8% is derived from nuclear power plants. Liberals hate that, too. Now, currently, only 12% of our energy, by definition, would be from renewables. So if the administration truly wanted to transition away from fossil fuels, they would need to shut down 80 to 90% of our power grid and replace it with what? Windmills? Solar power? Unfortunately, that type of so-called green energy is not very efficient.
Let’s take, for example, one wind turbine. It produces less than three megawatts of energy, whereas one natural gas turbine produces 45. And get this, a typical natural gas plant has three turbines, which means you could need, what, 49 windmills to replace just one moderately sized natural gas plant? Now, keep in mind, there are more than 3400 fossil fuel power plants at operation within the U.S. Any transition to wind and to solar would take decades and decades and decades, and it would not lower the costs at all in the interim and probably thereafter. Now, each windmill costs more than $3.8 million to build.