At the recent climate summit, President Joe Biden committed, without consulting Congress, to halving American 2005 greenhouse gas levels by 2030. China, the world’s largest polluter, is committed to begin reducing their greenhouse emissions by 2030. Putin stated Russia was considering "significantly reducing the net accumulated emissions in our country by 2050."
According to the Wall Street Journal, for Biden to achieve his goal, every coal plant in America must be closed. The same goes for energy created by using natural gas. Power generated by wind and solar would have to increase by six or seven times.
To illustrate the complete absurdity of Biden’s actions, consider that in 2020, while the American economy was basically shut down, emissions were about 21 percent of 2005 levels — not even halfway to Biden’s goal.
But while Biden places American producers on some sort of energy diet, China and Russia will continue to produce goods the old-fashioned way, and the world, logically adhering to the laws of economics, will buy from the lowest cost producer — not the lowest carbon-emitting producer.
American workers should be afraid — very, very afraid.
H. Scott Apley