We have unfortunately entered a period of destructive public policy.
Joe Biden may have campaigned as a moderate, but the people around him did not get the message. Dangerously counter-productive left-wing ideology are the order of the day.
CFACT spoke out on three looming Biden disasters last week.
CFACT’s Bonner Cohen testified before the Commissioners of Klickitat County, Washington on plans to turn bucolic areas of Washington State into solar deserts blacked out by industrial-scale solar arrays. This ill-conceived plan will rake in huge subsidies for renewable corporate interests while raising the price of electricity for ordinary ratepayers.
Noted Cohen in CFACT’s official response to the plans:
The proposed Lund Hill project, with its 1.8 million large solar panels on 6,000 acres of prime farmland, all surrounded by an eight-foot-high fence, is such a terrible idea. That this monstrosity would be erected in the name of “clean energy” is simply absurd.
Solar arrays are an intermittent, land-intensive source of power that benefits Wall Street investors, out-of-state utilities, and Chinese suppliers to the detriment of ordinary working people.
The Epoch Times published a detailed warning from Cohen about the Biden Administration’s disastrous “30×30” policy, which aims to create 30 gigawatts of so-called “renewable” energy capacity by 2030:
The “30 x 30 Plan” is contained in Executive Order (EO) 14008, “Tackle the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, Create Jobs, and Restore Scientific Integrity Across the Federal Government,” which was issued on Jan. 27. Section 216 of the EO calls on the United States to “achieve the goal of conserving at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030…” What began three decades ago as musings on the outermost fringes of the environmental movement, now serves as a template for federal climate policies contained in a White House executive order.
I chimed in as well.
Real Clear Energy published my article which warns of the mistake the Biden Administration is pushing us into with its plans to surround the coasts of the United States with thousands of sky-scraping wind turbines. These 600 foot tall structures would turn unspoiled natural coastal areas into generating facilities that only function when the wind is right, and would supply only a small fraction of our energy needs even if they worked 24 hours a day! Foolishness.
The Biden Administration is prepared to ruin precious natural areas with devastating consequences for the environment with no hope of meaningfully altering the climate or meeting our energy needs.
Too often left wing policies are only repealed after they have been put in place and their harmful consequences make themselves obvious. Our environment is too precious to wait for Biden’s mistakes to reveal themselves.
People need to know, and they need to know now.
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