Green energy is the dream of coastal elitists and billion-dollar grifters. Big Government idolizers, idle urbanites, and people just plain ignorant who believe electricity comes from the wall are all part of the pipe-dream.
One of these elites from the coast has had enough and declared that the “U.S. Today, energy policy must be “the arsenal of democracy” as well as the “engine for economic growth” that will eventually make it possible to “transition to low-carbon economies.”
After seven months of brutal warfare funded by Russian oil profits, President Joe Biden’s war against domestic energy production made it possible for Thomas Friedman to join Donald Trump and Sarah Palin as the “Drill, Baby, Drill!” fan group.
Friedman did it on the opinion page of Left’s Holy of Holies, The opinion page of The New York Times.
Can you fracking believe it?
You remember Thomas Friedman, don’t you? He is the New York Times columnist and author who once confessed to longing for Beijing-style authoritarianism here at home.
Friedman wondered, “What if China could just be China for one day?” Meet the Press 2010. “You know, I’m referring to where we could authorize the right solutions,” Friedman said.
China is big on clean technology or at least pretends to be. For a nation with hundreds of millions of people crammed into megalopolis-sized coastal cities, electric vehicles make sense. SpellCheck disagrees.
China, on the other hand, is content to pollute like mad and make and sell endless solar panels for our green energy lords.
This is why I was shocked by how fact-based Friedman sounds.
For us to expand our exploration of oil, gas and solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, or nuclear energy quickly, we must give the companies who pursue them (and their banks that finance them) regulatory certainty that if they invest large amounts, the government will provide financial assistance to help them build the pipelines and transmission lines to get their energy to the market.
Greens are fond of solar panels, but they hate transmission lines. That approach will save the planet.
Deregulation? Telling green energy fans to go for a hike I’ve been searching for Thomas Friedman all my life.
Friedman wants a green energy future, but to be fair, he is willing to delay it. He acts as if drilling and fracking would be a win for Biden and a way to stick it with Republicans.
Here’s my personal favorite: Don’t interrupt anyone who is busy convincing themselves to accept your position.
Tom, welcome aboard. Let’s get fracking.