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Experts sound the alarm over Biden’s pact with Xi to cancel fossil fuels: ‘China first, America last’

November 17, 2023 | Melissa Fine |  

U.S. energy experts are responding to a green-energy pact struck this week between President Biden’s State Department and its Chinese counterparts, and the implications are not good for America.

According to the State Department, “Both countries support the G20 Leaders Declaration to pursue efforts to triple renewable energy capacity globally by 2030 and intend to sufficiently accelerate renewable energy deployment in their respective economies through 2030 from 2020 levels so as to accelerate the substitution for coal, oil and gas generation, and thereby anticipate post-peaking meaningful absolute power sector emission reduction, in this critical decade of the 2020s.”

Additionally, the U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum — first held on May 26th, 2010 — will be restarted “to deepen policy exchanges on energy-saving and carbon-reducing solutions in key areas including industry, buildings, transportation, and equipment.”

A “public-private partnership,” according to the Department of Energy Office of Internal Affairs, the Forum is, by definition, a fascist endeavor.

Daniel Turner is the founder and executive director of Power The Future, which aims to “enrich the national conversation on energy.”

China, he told Fox News Digital, “would love this agreement.”

“The agreement speaks heavily about advancing — doubling down and tripling down on renewables, wind and solar. The majority of them are made in China,” Turner said. “So, you’re basically writing an agreement that guarantees China a customer and guarantees their manufacturing sector decades of purchasing.”

“Of course China would love this agreement,” he continued. “And their obligations — they’ll just ignore that. They’ve ignored every other obligation.”

“It is basically guaranteeing China decades of wealth, guaranteeing America is going to buy their products,” he explained.

The agreement — finalized in Sunnylands, Calif., last week during a meeting between Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and Chinese Special Envoy for Climate Change Xie Zhenhua — also pledges that the United States and China will “each advance five large-scale carbon capture, utilization and storage projects by the end of the decade,” Fox News Digital reports. It came just days ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s U.S. visit with Biden.

“Carbon capture is a nascent and expensive technology that is designed to catch a power plant’s emissions before they could enter the atmosphere, but it hasn’t been deployed at any power plant nationwide,” the outlet adds.

Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow Marlo Lewis warns that Chinese spies will likely benefit from the arrangement, but the climate? Not so much.

“The cooperative initiatives outlined by State Department will create make-work for bureaucrats, subsidies for rent-seekers, photo ops for local politicians, and new opportunities for Chinese agents of influence and industrial spies,” he said. “The effect on climate change, if any, will be negative, as the ‘cooperation’ will nudge the United States closer to Beijing-style central planning, production quotas, and groupthink.”

China’s command of the green energy market is staggering.

Fox News Digital reports:

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), for example, China produces about 75% of all lithium-ion batteries, a key component of electric vehicles (EV), worldwide. The nation also boasts 70% of production capacity for cathodes and 85% for anodes, two key parts of such batteries.

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), for example, China produces about 75% of all lithium-ion batteries, a key component of electric vehicles (EV), worldwide. The nation also boasts 70% of production capacity for cathodes and 85% for anodes, two key parts of such batteries.

When it comes to the world’s solar supply chain, “China has a greater than 80% share in all the manufacturing stages of solar panel manufacturing” and “produces a staggering 95% of all global polysilicon, ingot and wafer supplies necessary for solar products,” according to the outlet.

Will Hild, the executive director of Consumers’ Research, said the policies will “destroy” our nation’s energy industry.

“After ESG extremists like Larry Fink met with Chinese Dictator Xi Jinping this week, the Biden Administration reaffirmed its commitment to China to push climate policies that will effectively destroy the U.S. energy industry in favor of green energy initiatives that rely on China’s production of solar panels and batteries,” he said.

“Consumers are fed up with EV mandates, gas appliance bans, and other climate initiatives the Biden Administration continues to peddle,” Hild continued. “Clearly climate alarmism remains a higher priority to President Biden than ensuring American consumers have access to affordable energy and consumer goods. Consumers’ Research will continue to call out these ideologically-driven policies that hurt American consumers while helping the Chinese Communist Party.”

CEO and founder of The American Energy Institute Jason Isaac called the agreement “laughable” for claiming that China remains committed to the 2015 Paris Accords.

“Not a single country complies with the Paris Agreement, not even France. The Paris Agreement is based on the false premise that CO2, a trace gas that makes up 0.04% of the atmosphere, is causing catastrophic warming,” he stated. “It’s not, and China knows it. That’s why the global consumption of coal in 2022 increased by 9%, and China built two coal plants per week to generate affordable, reliable electricity.”

“Xi knows that the grid in America is getting crushed under the weight of a so-called energy transition,” Isaac continued. “Over 80% of our reliable thermal generation from natural gas and coal will age-out in the next two decades.”

“Instead of aging out, we need to build new generation more than ever. Yet, the current administration is making new, reliable electric generation construction nearly impossible,” Isaac noted. “Biden’s bailout of China has turned our foreign policy to ‘China first, America last.’”