Coal Users Basically Give Biden the Middle Finger, Raising US Emissions

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The liberals are supposed to be doing everything they can to fix the climate. They believe that they can cut greenhouse emissions and do other things to stop climate change from happening. Forget about the fact that our climate has been steadily evolving since the dawn of time. Liberals don’t care about science – they care about how they can spend mass amounts of money without even demanding to see results.

Now, greenhouse emissions are most commonly caused by coal factories. As such, the easiest solution would be to just stop using coal, right? Well, that’s easier said than done. Coal is the cheapest solution. And, those in the U.S. using coal don’t want to stop until other countries stop – like China and India.

While the U.S. certainly contributes to emissions, it’s nothing at the level of China and India. And, China has shown that they are upping their coal usage. So, until China and India step in to do their part, climate change won’t be controlled.

With Biden focusing on climate change as part of his campaign promise, you’d expect to see emissions drop throughout 2021, right?

Nope. You can just call that another failure for the Biden administration.

It’s like coal users gave Biden the middle finger and continued about their lives.

Carbon emissions have actually increased across the United States by 6.2 percent. It means that all of the liberal activists are frothing at the mouths…and it also means that all of their hard work has been completely useless.

A consulting firm, Rhodium Group, released the numbers to show that the emissions jumped from 2020. However, it was still 5% lower than it was in 2019. What this means is that coal usage has gone down overall. Factories are simply up and running again now – and they weren’t during the lockdowns of 2020 for COVID.

As the economy grew, so did emissions. And, it seems that emissions might actually be growing even more than the economy.

Factories want to bring manufacturing back to the U.S. Americans want to eliminate the dependency on China for all of their clothing, textiles, and even vehicles. In order for that to happen, we need factories.

But…what about the greenhouse emissions? Well, that depends on a few things. Coal will generate emissions. But, it’s just a matter of deciding where you want them to be. Liberals want to claim that it’s so bad…yet they don’t have a problem when China does it.

We want things cheap, and we want things to be made in America. The only way to get both is to continue to use coal – at least until there’s a cost-effective way to make the switch to solar or another eco-friendly solution to power the factories.

Kate Larsen, a Rhodium partner, shared with Axios that “I think that’s a sign that the fate of us greenhouse gas emissions is largely in the hands of oil and gas producers, because the market for natural gas is one of the primary drivers of coal’s decline, and of U.S. emission reductions over the last decade.”

Essentially, Larsen is saying that coal is rebounding. There’s a higher demand because natural gas prices are high and there are insufficient renewable energy solutions available.

According to IEA Executive Director Faith Birol, “Coal is the single largest source of global carbon emissions, and this year’s historically high level of coal power generation is a worrying sign of how far off track the world is in its efforts to put emissions into decline towards net zero.”

If we’re going to cut global carbon emissions, we have to be realistic about how to accomplish that. Perhaps Biden should look at doing something about that instead of trying to Build Back Better. How about we just build back? He could open the pipelines and let people access natural gas instead of coal. And while he’s at it, he could stand up to China so that we can hold them accountable for their coal usage. Until China reduces its dependency, asking U.S. manufacturers to do the same is just idiotic.