Yesterday, I dissected Bernie Sander’s national energy plan. Today I will demolish Hillary’s national energy plan. It won’t be hard because it is nearly identical to Bernie’s. Maybe she had a weekend at Bernie’s?
- Create good-paying jobs by making the United States the clean energy superpower of the 21st century.
- Set national goals to have 500 million solar panels installed; generate enough renewable energy to power every home in America; cut energy waste in homes, schools, and hospitals by a third; and reduce American oil consumption by a third.
- Lead the world in the fight against climate change by bringing greenhouse gas emissions to 30 percent below what they were in 2005 within the next decade—and keep going.
I told you it was A LOT like Bernie’s plan. When have the Feds ever created jobs without first destroying a lot more? The money has to come from somewhere, either through overt taxation or the creation of money through the Fed Reserve, both of which destroy jobs.
Who cares about what goals Hillary sets? Setting them is one thing and achieving them is another. Also, solar panels do not deliver power at night and there does not exist continental level energy storage to power America in the dark.
Waste not, want not. I already have financial incentives to not waste my own money by wasting energy. I don’t need Hillary’s help.
Why does America want to be the leader in destroying our economy to be the leader in the fight against climate change?
One third of all anthropogenic CO2 released in the atmosphere since 1750 was added in the last 19 years, when there has been no warming at all as measured by the most accurate instruments we have; satellites.
2015 was the warmest year on record—and 15 of the 16 hottest years on record have come just since 2001. Already, American families are seeing the impacts of climate change with their own eyes, from the record drought in California to the frequently flooded streets of Miami and Annapolis. While climate deniers continue to ignore settled science because it does not suit their political agenda, and climate defeatists doubt America’s ability to meet this challenge, Hillary knows that America is fully up to the task.
2105 was not the warmest year on record. See the graph above and read here.
Hillary uses the code words “climate deniers” and “settled science”. Well, guess what, the science is not settled, but at least she hasn’t threatened to arrest me like Bernie did. (BTW, I do not work for fossil fuel companies in any way and do not have any financial ties to fossil fuels. I do use fossil fuels, however.)
“Climate denier” is slander. If Hillary used words correctly, it would be, “human caused climate change denier”. Don’t expect precision from the woman who lusts to be president.
Reduce American oil consumption by a third through cleaner fuels and more efficient cars, boilers, ships and trucks.
I can reduce consumption by 100% by tomorrow. Shoot anyone who drives. How would this go over with Americans? But reducing oil consumption by 30% while not destroying freedom is a harder thing to do. How about nuclear powered ships? That would be a much cleaner and greener fuel than bunker oil, but there is no mention of clean, emission free, abundant nuclear power anywhere in Hillary’s plan.
So, if you want unreliable wind and solar, Hillary’s your man, I mean woman.