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THE FANTASY OF GREEN ENERGY

Saturday, May 15th, 2021

 

by Thomas Lifson    May 13, 2021

International Energy Agency report shows that green energy transition is a fantasy because of dependence on key rare minerals

A prestigious intergovernmental organization created by the world’s advanced economies is pointing out the bottleneck in the plans to substitute so-called green energy for hydrocarbon-based energy: the availability of key minerals necessary for battery storage, wind farms, solar panels, and other gizmos necessary for the switchover. Simply put: the world can’t provide the quantity of those minerals that would be necessary, and the environmental and social impact of trying to mine them in sufficient quantities would be devastating.

The cure, in other words, is worse than the disease.

 You can download the 287-page report here.

The International Energy Agency is an intergovernmental organization founded by the OECD [Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development] in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis to provide information and policy suggestions to help the advanced economies cope with energy needs. It currently is focused on the green energy transition so desired by many of the world’s most powerful special interests. 

The report on minerals is part of a larger project on the green energy transition. Mark P. Mills cites some of its most important findings in the Wall Street Journal.

The IEA assembled a large body of data about a central, and until now largely ignored, aspect of the energy transition: It requires mining industries and infrastructure that don’t exist. Wind, solar and battery technologies are built from an array of “energy transition minerals,” or ETMs, that must be mined and processed. The IEA finds that with a global energy transition like the one President Biden envisions, demand for key minerals such as lithium, graphite, nickel and rare-earth metals would explode, rising by 4,200%, 2,500%, 1,900% and 700%, respectively, by 2040.

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THE COST OF BIDEN’S STIMULUS PLANS

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

 

Biden’s ‘infrastructure’ plan would cost $809,000 per job

By Jeffrey H. Anderson  Jeffrey H. Anderson served as the director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics from 2017 to 2021 and is the co-creator of the Anderson & Hester Rankings, which were part of college football’s Bowl Championship Series from 1998 to 2014.    April 22, 2021

President Joe Biden’s “infrastructure” plan is called the American Jobs Plan, but it doesn’t focus much on infrastructure and wouldn’t create many jobs. A more appropriate name for the $2.2 trillion proposal would be the “American Debt Plan.”

Former President Barack Obama’s “stimulus” bill, which Congress passed in 2009 with Biden as vice president, cost taxpayers a cool $278,000 for every new job added or saved, based on estimates from Obama’s hand-picked economists. Biden’s “infrastructure” plan might have trouble matching even that pathetic record. The plan’s overarching philosophy appears to be that the private sector doesn’t create jobs but government creates jobs.

Moody’s Analytics projects that Biden’s “infrastructure” plan would result in there being 2.7 million additional nonfarm jobs by 2030 at a total cost of $2,183,800,000,000. That works out to $809,000 per job — nearly three times as much as those under Obama’s failed “stimulus” bill. Yet Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said that creating fewer than 3 million jobs at the cost of more than $2 trillion “is a great place to be.”

Perhaps Buttigieg is comparing this anemic rate of return to that of Biden’s recently passed “COVID-19 stimulus” bill, which Moody’s projects will result in about 700,000 additional jobs by 2030 at a cost, per the Congressional Budget Office, of $1.8 trillion. That’s a little over $2.5 million per job. Still, compared to anything but Biden’s wasteful COVID-19 stimulus bill, his infrastructure plan would be an appallingly inefficient job-creation program.

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VIDEO LOOPY LEFT ERA OF JOE BIDEN

Saturday, April 24th, 2021

 

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“Pathetic Appeal To Hysterical Media, Frightened Voters” – Aussie TV Anchor Unloads On “Loopy-Left Era Of Joe Biden”

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BY TYLER DURDEN
FRIDAY, APR 23, 2021 – 05:20 PM

Sky News host Chris Kenny says “welcome to the loopy-left era of Joe Biden, where climate policy is about existential alarmism” after the US had a Mexican-American teenager address world leaders during an online climate summit.

“Last night we saw yet another climate summit. Another global gathering of world leaders parading their virtue, making grand promises, playing to the green left media zeitgeist, and never being accountable for any of their promises or actions,” he said.

“And yet while the weather bureau can’t forecast 24 hours ahead, and bureaucrats can’t run a Zoom chat, these world leaders and the climate activists they pander to, tell us they do know what will happen to the climate decades from now, and even better, they know how to control it.

Even while they agree that the country that has by far the largest carbon footprint, China, can be allowed to continue to dramatically increase its emissions.”

 

 

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CHINESE ENERGY BLACKMAIL

Friday, April 16th, 2021

This is a very serious issue and not enough attention has been given to this Chinese threat on our energy grid. The article is dated March 19 and I have heard nothing in the news about this threat to our energy.    Nancy

Time to get serious about China’s energy blackmail

Chinese Communist Party, along with useful idiots in U.S. environmental lobby, advances strategy to project power

EXCERPT FROM THIS ARITICLE:  Instead of raising alarm bells over China’s aggressive pursuit of U.S. energy resources, Washington and Texas did nothing. The buying-and-building spree by Chinese-connected wind companies continued. In 2012, 2015, 2016 and again in 2017, Chinese interests bought tens of thousands of additional acres in Texas for wind-power development. By 2019, Chinese entities owned nearly 200,000 acres in the U.S. worth $1.9 billion.

by Tom Basile  • Tom Basile, host of Newsmax Television’s “America Right Now,” is an author and adjunct professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, where he teaches earned media strategy.

 March 19, 2021

Blackouts last month in Texas and parts of the Midwest should have been a snowball to the face of policymakers still complacent about the collective vulnerability of our energy infrastructure. They opted instead to debate de-icing windmills.

In its quest for global communist hegemony, China has learned from its junior partner Russia that energy blackmail works. Moscow uses the tactic to lord over Europe. Now China may be eyeing it here as well if we let them.

The U.S. must immediately ban Chinese companies or those tied to Beijing from investing in our energy markets or providing baseload power to the grid. Chinese involvement in our critical infrastructure should be regarded as no different from national security threats Huawei and the Communist regime’s Belt and Road Initiative.

In 1999, the Texas legislature passed a mandate which required the state’s utilities to get more power from renewable sources. Beijing jumped at the opportunity. Though less successful than its solar exports, Chinese wind power, backed by financing connected to the Communist regime, offered a cheaper alternative to turbines made here.

The first Chinese-developed wind-power project in the U.S. was announced in 2009. Located on 36,000 acres in West Texas — more than twice the size of Manhattan — the bold project was even slated to receive about $450 million from President Obama’s stimulus bill. Ultimately, after some controversy the project was shelved.

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BIDEN’S 57 EXECUTIVE ORDERS

Sunday, March 28th, 2021

 

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President Biden’s Executive Orders

Executive Order: Biden signed an order on March 8, 2021 ‘Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free From Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, Including Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity.’

Executive Order: Biden signed an order on March 8, 2021 establishing the White House Gender Policy Council.

Executive Order: Biden signed an order on March 7,2021 calling for federal agencies to promote voter registration.

Executive Order: On February 24, 2021 Biden signed an order repealing a series of executive orders previously signed by former President Trump on regulating the financial system, reducing poverty, deregulation, reviewing funds to cities harboring antifa, promoting beautiful architecture in federal buildings, and democratic accountability in agency rule-making.

Executive Order: Biden signed an order on February 24, 2021 to strengthen the resiliency of America’s supply chains.

Executive Order: Biden signed an order to revoke Trump’s order to expand apprenticeships in America.

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PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Sunday, October 4th, 2020

 

PRESIDENT  DONALD J. TRUMP’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS LIST:
GOVERNMENT            ECONOMY        NATIONAL SECURITY 
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CHINA CONTROLS CRITICAL MINERALS AND METALS

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER

China wants to own the road

It has been clear for some time that the People’s Republic of China intends to displace the United States as a hegemonic power. But Western leaders have been unwilling to recognize the failed strategy of integration and make the badly needed adjustments.

Seduced by the conceit that the fall of the Soviet Union heralded the triumph of a liberal world order of free trade and interdependence, the U.S. and other liberal countries invited China to join the World Trade Organization, believing that China would happily accept the tenets of a liberal economic order and “play by the rules” of that order.

Unfortunately, the hope that China would liberalize as it was integrated into an ever more connected world has been dashed on the rocks of geopolitical reality. Instead, Beijing has emerged as an economic and military rival while remaining unwaveringly committed to authoritarianism. And it does so all as it exploits the global system to improve its position at the expense of liberal states, most notably the U.S.

It’s not as though it’s too soon to understand China’s strategy either. China has refused to play by the economic rules, employing massive government support for Chinese firms and atrocious environmental and labor standards to upend global markets. It has pulled one key American industry and supply chain after another into its orbit, eliminating millions of U.S. jobs along the way. It is garnering the privileges of a system without practicing any of its responsibilities to the other participants of that system.

There are, finally, promising signs of change. The Trump administration has refused to acquiesce to China’s economic predation. In Congress, bipartisan support is building to stop the further erosion of critical American industries and to reinvigorate others that have been allowed to atrophy. The supply chain shock of the pandemic has served as a much-needed wake-up call. Overreliance on China and Chinese-controlled supply chains has become a major problem.

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THE LONG ROAD TO ISRAEL’S ACCEPTANCE

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

 

Its been an amazing past few weeks of watching the first couple of middle east  countries come to normalize relations with Israel.   In fact, today as  I was watching the DOW drop from its highs of the day to negative territory moments before the close, President Trump hinted  that Saudi Arabia might  soon be joining these countries in recognizing Israel.  The DOW went from negative  to positive  territory in a matter of a minute or two.   A very good omen of things to come  – a possible  Nobel Peace prize for our president !     Nancy  
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

The Long Road to Israel’s Very Good Month

The Jewish state has become too valuable to the Arab world to be treated as a pariah.

by Walter Russell Mead    September 15, 2020

Not since May 1948, when both the U.S. and the Soviet Union recognized the state of Israel in the critical weeks of its war for independence, has Israel had a diplomatic month like this. On Aug. 13, the United Arab Emirates and Israel signed an agreement to normalize relations, with the formal ceremony to be held Tuesday in Washington with President Trump. On Sept. 11, Bahrain followed suit. The Palestinian Authority, holding the rotating chair of the Arab League, introduced a resolution condemning the U.A.E. move at a Zoom session of Arab foreign ministers, but in a shocking departure from past practice, the motion failed to pass. On Sept. 13 another Arab nation, Oman, issued a statement of support for Bahrain’s decision to normalize relations.

Meanwhile, defying pressure from the European Union and in exchange for Israeli recognition of Kosovo’s independence, Kosovo became the first Muslim-majority country in the world to agree to place an embassy in Jerusalem in another Trump-brokered deal. (The status of a similar pledge from Serbia isn’t clear.)

With Saudi Arabia allowing flights from Israel to the U.A.E. to pass over its territory and Morocco reported to be close to allowing direct flights to the Jewish state, something of a tipping point seems to have been reached in the Middle East. Resentment of Zionism and sympathy for the Palestinians will no longer be allowed to interfere with what embattled Arab rulers see as a vital relationship.

These changes are evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Arab opposition to Israel’s existence has never been as unanimous or implacable as casual observers sometimes assume. Geopolitically, conservative Arab states have long understood that their interests and Israel’s are connected.

The strongest force in international politics is driving the change: fear. The Arab world as a whole is confronting its greatest crisis since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Iraq and Syria, once pillars of Arab nationalism and strength, can barely hold themselves together. Yemen and Libya are sunk in bitter civil wars. Egypt, whose economy is staggering as the pandemic slashes its income from tourism and trade, can barely manage its own security, much less export stability to the rest of the Arab world. Lebanon, for so long a financial and cultural capital of the Arab world, suffers from a failing state and Hezbollah’s heavy hand.

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VIDEO – WHAT’S WRONG WITH WIND AND SOLAR ? PRAGER U

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

 

VIDEO – PRAGER U – WHAT’S WRONG WITH WIND AND SOLAR?
September 14, 2020  
Are wind, solar, and batteries the magical solutions to all our energy needs? Or do they come with too high a price? Mark Mills, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, analyzes the true cost — both economic and environmental — of so-called green energy.
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VIDEO-RIDING THE DRAGON-CHINA/BIDEN

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

 

RIDING THE DRAGON
VIDEO    JOE AND HUNTER BIDEN AND THEIR VERY CLOSE  TIES TO  CHINA 

Hunter Biden’s MASSIVE Chinese Cash Dump | Riding the Dragon: Chapter One

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