The COP28 boondoggle for virtue signalers, ESG investors/subsidy chasers and backroom oil deals is underway in the UAE. Special presidential envoy on climate matters John Kerry is there to deliver the worst possible outcome for the USA as per normal. Despite our abundance of coal and our best practices for coal-fired power plants the Biden Administration is determined to screw us over.
Kerry has signed the US up for an anti-coal commitment called the Power Past Coal Alliance, which was started six years ago and had 50 members until Dec. 3, when the United States, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Iceland, Kosovo, and Norway joined, bringing the total to 56. In true “Net Zero” cult fashion they want to phase out existing plants by 2030 and by 2040 in the rest of the world in order to “keep the 1.5°C goal by 2100 within reach.”
In 2022, coal-fired plants generated 36 percent of global electricity, outstripping all other sources.
The spin from the host nation is brilliant!
Kerry is famous for lining his pockets through the climate scam and his utterly useless predictions of doom.
Remember when John Kerry said in 2009 that the Arctic would be “ice free” by 2013?pic.twitter.com/O1k0lSMaOH— Western Lensman (@WesternLensman) December 3, 2023
The United States has “proudly” committed to not build any new coal-fired power plants and to get rid of existing ones entirely, said Kerry.
BREAKING: Biden Climate Envoy John Kerry just called for the elimination of every single coal plant on earth (COP28)— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) December 3, 2023
36% of all global electricity is powered by coal. 20% of U.S. energy is coal. pic.twitter.com/lBSGR9AmFk
“To meet our goal of 100 percent carbon pollution-free electricity by 2035, we need to phase out unabated coal,” he said in a statement, in which he announced at the annual United Nations COP28 climate change summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates that the United States had officially joined a coalition of 56 other countries who all plan to ditch coal in the name of climate change.
“We will be working to accelerate unabated coal phase-out across the world, building stronger economies and more resilient communities. The first step is to stop making the problem worse: stop building new unabated coal power plants.”
While no specific date was given for when the Biden administration plans to nix existing U.S. coal plants, other regulatory actions by the administration zero in on 2035 as the year when coal ends.
Just below 20 percent of U.S. electricity was powered by coal as of October, according to the Department of Energy (DOE).
Meanwhile in China
meanwhile …..— James not C.H. (@JamesZimr) December 2, 2023
REALITY …… CHINA has around 1500 coal plants
and is building 200 more as fast as they can
and shocked the world with 150 foot tall 5 mile railroad tracks for coal
LOOK at the 500 trains waiting each 2 miles long
ENERGY rich means a wealthy country! pic.twitter.com/5ylZ5SdMiV
🚨 | India produced a record amount of electricity from coal in October to make up for a shortfall in hydro generation following lower-than-normal monsoon rains.— Jamie Jenkins (@statsjamie) December 3, 2023
💥 Meanwhile UK household energy bills are around double that of 2019 after abandoning coal.https://t.co/WruaHAf6m4