Warmist Jeff Merkley Wants To Transition To A Green Economy To Stop Russia

It’s so cute when Democrats, who fail to give up their own use of fossil fuels, start yammering about getting off oil. Also, Merkley voted “present” when Mitch McConnell brought the Green New Deal up for a vote

Merkley: ‘We Should Have a Climate Emergency’ and Need to ‘Have the World Transition’ to Green Energy to Undercut Russia

On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) argued that in order to undermine Russia’s power, we have to “end our dependence on oil and have the world transition to renewable energy.” Because Russia will be able to sell oil as long as there’s demand for oil, and called for a “climate emergency.”

Merkley said, “As long as there is a world market for oil, Russia will be able to sell its oil. And so, unfortunately, not all my colleagues yet understand that the way to undercut the power of Russia is to end our dependence on oil and have the world transition to renewable energy.”

He continued that decades ago, we didn’t know about two things: “One was [the] tremendous climate impacts of burning fossil fuels. And the second is, renewable energy was very expensive at that time, as compared to fossil fuels. Now, it’s cheaper. So, we have every reason to pivot quickly. We should be having a national American solar program. We should have a climate emergency. We should be transitioning to offshore wind, and we should be doing it in partnership and leading the world in this effort to end this addiction to oil, this damage to the climate, and the enrichment of people like Putin.”

How many years would this take if we tried it? Perhaps we could undermine Putin’s power in about 10-20 years, right? Perhaps we should be drilling our own oil and natural gas to the point of being energy independent first, which could be done much, much quicker, while at the same time working towards more efficient wind and solar. We can do both to slowly reduce the amount of oil in use.

Declaring a “climate emergency”, though, is more about empowering Government to control and tax citizens, all while the big shots like Merkley refuse to give up their own use of fossil fuels

No media outlet ever forces Warmists like Merkley to answer the questions “Have you given up your own use of fossil fuels? Replaced your fossil fueled vehicle with an EV? Stopped taking all those fossil fueled flights across the country and take the train instead?”

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9 Responses to “Warmist Jeff Merkley Wants To Transition To A Green Economy To Stop Russia”

  1. ruralcounsel says:

    Any politician that wants to “guide” the marketplace and economy in his own special way is an imbecile. Let the supply-and-demand of individual goods be a natural process, so we quit injecting the biases and conflicts-of-interest of every moron politician into what is available to the consumer.

    I could agree with some limited government research to investigate new energy sources, but realize that such activity, unless of very basic nature, is probably best left to private enterprise.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    So Mr Teach prefers that the U.S. continue being dependent on oil? The U.S. imports a relatively small amount of Russian petroleum. Our own production has NOT decreased in ’21, ’22.

    One way to be independent of oil politics is to consume much less petroleum. As a bonus we’ll emit much less CO2. It’s a win-win!

    • Dana says:

      The sage from St Louis wrote:

      Our own production has NOT decreased in ’21, ’22.

      Translation: our own production has not increased since the dummkopf from Delaware has been in the White House. We did achieve great strides in production while the evil reich-wing Donald Trump was President, at least in part because President Trump did what he could to not penalize oil and natural gas production.

      The dolt from Delaware, on the other hand, cancelled the permits for the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        The chordate from Kintucky typed: Translation: our own production has not increased since the (President Biden) has been in the White House.

        Here’s what the data suggest.

        Cancelling the proposed Keystone XL pipeline had no effect on U.S. production since the tar sands crude originates in Alberta, Canada, not the U.S. OPEC can shut down expensive U.S. crude production by pumping more cheap Saudi oil.

        The Moron from Mar-a-Largo bent over forwards for industries.

        What has President Biden done to discourage oil production in the U.S.?

        Even the conservative Washington Examiner can’t find the the attack on oil.

  3. Hairy says:

    Teach we already are essentially energy independent in that we are a net exporter of oil.
    Our domestic oil production right now is more than when Truml left office. Are you unaware of that? The reason gas prices are high is that all oil both domestic and imported is SD at tge same price to refiners/consumers. Well except for tge Canadian oil that is sold at a discount to Midwest refiners because there is no pipeline to allow it to be sold to other customers.
    Teach reasonable people do not want an immediate stop to all use of fossil fuels we know that is an impossibility. There will be a transition period with orderly reductions. That isxalteady happening as fossil fuel prices “skyrocket” and renewables steadily decrease in cost.
    The Vineyard Wind Project is scheduled to begin operation in 2 years with contracted price at 7cents per kwp
    The large NJ wind project is set to produce in less than 3 years stv8 cents per kwh with a 2% cost increase per year for 20 years of contract. That project will power q million NJ homes
    A new 2nd generation nuke (which has not been designed yet) will take an estimated 15 vyears to build IF it started now

  4. judgeroybean says:

    Merkeley’s an idiot. He’s all for Evs at the same time he supports destroying every reliable, affordable, and efficient source of generating electricity. Is he being paid by China to help destroy our country?

  5. CarolAnn says:

    Merkley’s a Democrat so…YEAH! They’re all paid by China.

  6. Dana says:

    Transitioning to an economy not dependent upon oil and natural gas imposts is a good idea, but let’s face it: we can’t do that quickly, and the dummkopf from Delaware, who has just banned imports of oil, coal and natural gas from Russia, has made it more difficult to increase our own production.

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      I don’t think ” the dummkopf from Delaware” could do more to harm America and hurt the American people if he tried. I know he will prove me wrong because that’s what fanatical leftists do. Every time we think they can’t get any dumber the dummkoph opens his mouth or the dOwd posts a comment.

      There must be some kind of pall over the eyes and brains of the American left. Many people, our own crazy-azzed dOwdist included keep parroting the false meme that Republicans/Conservatives and any other non-far left nut job are supporting Russia and that’s just not true. I don’t know of a single one of us “normals” who supports Russia even amongst the political class. Yet these leftist fools keep repeating this lie.

      What bothers me personally is that my bro-in-law is a first generation Uke so my family is all predisposed to support the Ukraine in this mess. Having heard all the stories about the Russian communists, the Nazis and the war from his father I realized early on they favor the Nazi side of the leftist equation not the commie side. Frankly I find it hard to whole heartedly support either side. It’s kinda like the Iran/Iraq war. Sit down, grab a beer and watch two hateful groups kill each other. Why would an American care if a commie or Nazi dies? Or for that matter an Islamic terrorist?

      I live in a small town outside the Tampa/Clearwater area so if crazy Putin goes nuts and starts firing off nukes I’m pretty sure I’m not in his sights. The big concern is that he’ll hit all the big leftist cities but leave out St. Louis. I recall when that whack job Bill Ayers stated that the left would have to kill 25 million Americans to “fix” the country. That was 10% of the then population so now I suppose the number would have to be 35+ million. That seemed to sit well with the leftist/Democrat ideologues but now they control and inhabit all the cities Putin will vaporize if the loony Brandon pushes him too far.

      And it appears Brandon wants to do just that. When the left wants to win an unwinnable election and they say “by any means necessary” it appears they even men nuclear war. Who knew? I thought stealing an election and performing a quite coup then installing an illegitimate moron as president was extreme. Now they are pushing nuclear war with Russia just so they don’t lose a mid term. Now that’s partisan dedication.

      Let’s go Brandon, the extermination of America awaits you great intellectual prowess. BTW, Trump predicted $6 gas if dementia joe got elected. Too bad it was a nasty Tweet.

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