Why President Biden Should Immediately Reverse His Energy Policies

Daily Mail, 3/4/22
Sociopath Vladimir Putin continues his terror war on the Ukraine. As history has demonstrated, sociopaths do not respond to logic, good faith appeals or sanctions. However, the strategic situation in Russia-Ukraine is not the primary point of this essay.

Since President Biden's State of the Union Address, there has been a great deal of finger-pointing about how the United States has gotten into this terrible mess with war in Europe plus record inflation and shortages of energy and goods at home. 

While I try to stay away from political posts, because so much of this topic focuses on energy, I believe it is worth making an exception.

In 2017, Walter R. Mead wrote:

If Trump were the Manchurian candidate that people keep wanting to believe he is, here are some of things he'd be doing:
  1. Limiting fracking as much as he possibly could
  2. Blocking oil and gas pipeline
  3. Opening negotiations for major nuclear arms reductions
  4. Cutting U.S. military spending 
  5. Trying to tamp down tensions with Russia's ally Iran
Turns out that President Biden, whose family accepted a $3.5 million bribe from the wife of the mayor of Moscow, has been the president who has accomplished numbers 1, 2, part of 3, 4 and 5 

It is a fact Russia funds many of the "alternative energy" groups that oppose nuclear energy (see here, here, and here among many others) while boosting unreliable and expensive windmills. Meanwhile, Putin has been building up nuclear energy in Russia so he has oil to sell Europe and the United States so as to have a rich supply of hard cash to fund his Ukraine war and other malfeasance. 

Utility-scale solar is a bad idea, although solar does have uses on smaller scales. But let me emphatically emphasize it national insanity to continue to continue to install windmills. 

As gas surges toward a national average of $4 per gallon, I would have thought President Biden would have admitted a tactical policy error and would have announced a reversal of his policy in the State of the Union. Even more mystifying are the Republicans who go along with the alternative energy boondoggle. 

One of the reasons nuclear seems expensive is that each plant is "custom built." We need a crash program to bring known, reliable technology into a standardized design for nuclear power plants. As a Reagan conservative, I hate to propose government do anything more than it already does but, in this case, government should provide loans to utilities to build the plants as quickly as possible. 

President Biden should admit his error and should immediately clear the Keystone Pipeline as well do everything he can to get fracking restarted. But, he shows no sign of doing so

Otherwise, the United States and its people will be hamstrung with high inflation which is most unfair to the poor. 

These are my thoughts on the current energy situation. If you agree, I hope you will let your representatives know and will also keep this in mind when you go to the polls in November. 


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