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John Kerry: Energy Workers Fired Due To Biden Should Learn To Make Solar Panels

John Kerry: Energy Workers Fired Due To Biden Should Learn To Make Solar Panels

“The same people can do those jobs, but the choice of doing the solar power one now is a better choice.”

After a press briefing on Wednesday, a reporter asked John Kerry how he and Biden would respond to the people who would lose their jobs in coal and oil due to Biden’s new climate policies.

Kerry explained that these workers can find employment in alternative forms of energy, such as solar panels’ production. How utterly insulting.

These people have spent years, some of them a lifetime, advancing in a particular industry, and now because Democrats want to reorder a massive component of our entire economy, innocent workers have to lose their jobs.

Tim Pearce of the Daily Wire has details:

At a press conference, a reporter asked Kerry what his message is to fossil fuel industry workers worried about losing their livelihoods as the Biden administration cracks down on their industries, and if the Biden administration is putting fossil fuel executives “on notice” with recent, aggressive policies to tamp down fossil fuel production.

“We didn’t come here to put anybody on notice except to the seriousness of President Biden’s intent to do what needs to be done to deal with this crisis, and it is a crisis,” Kerry began. “With respect to those workers, no two people are more, in this room, are more concerned about it. And the president of the United States has expressed in every comment he has made about climate the need to grow the new jobs that pay better, that are cleaner.”

“You know, you look at the consequences of black lung for a miner, for instance, and measure that against the fastest growing job in the United States before COVID was solar power technician. The same people can do those jobs, but the choice of doing the solar power one now is a better choice. Similarly, you have the second fastest growing job pre-COVID was wind turbine technician,” he continued. “So what President Biden wants to do is make sure those folks have better choices, that they have alternatives, that they can be the people that go to work to make the solar panels, that we’re making them here at home.”

See the video below:

Of course, people like John Kerry never have to sacrifice anything for this climate ‘crisis’ that we hear about whenever Democrats take power.

Kerry doesn’t even have to sacrifice the view from his Nantucket home, as former Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer reminds us in the clip below:

We just had ten months of job destroying lock downs and the first thing this administration does when it takes power is to destroy more jobs. It’s cruel and evil.

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Or marry an heiress to a condiment fortune like that worthless sack of piss.

    Massinsanity in reply to Paddy M. | January 28, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    John Kerry’s key to acquiring wealth is to marry increasingly wealthy women and live off the labor of their ex- or dead husbands. He mastered the art.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Paddy M. | January 28, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    I appreciate his arrogance about making solar panels, creating more Dem defectors.

Said by a guy that’s never had to compete for a job a day in his life

So when Propagandists are told to learn to code that was beyond the pale but Lurch saying make solar panels it an epiphany?

    It’s the new “learn to code”

    Make solar panels great again!

    Massinsanity in reply to 2smartforlibs. | January 28, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    He is so stupid he doesn’t even understand that most solar cells are made in China and most solars panels are assembled outside the US.

    The solar jobs the US are basically solar panel installers. So you are telling a highly skilled petroleum pipe fitter who probably makes >$100k/year to suck it up and make a go of it as a solar panel installer for $15/hour.

      mark311 in reply to Massinsanity. | January 29, 2021 at 1:54 am

      I think you miss the point that it’s a growing industry, and yes there are significant players in the solar market manufacturing in the US

        Brave Sir Robbin in reply to mark311. | January 29, 2021 at 10:18 am

        I think you miss the point that if you are unemployed due to government fiat, you are unemployed, and for the average guy, moving 1,000 miles to take a lower paying job you have no background in so probably would not be hired for in any event, because the skills required to build a pipeline are not readily adaptable to solar panel manufacturing, is both very unattractive and likely means you just stay unemployed unless you take a significant cut in pay and compensation.

        “Go make solar panels” is a sort of “Let them eat cake” statement that is utterly disconnected, callous, and displays an utter disregard and even contempt for the plight of these people who are being sacrificed for special interests who will make more money transporting the oil less efficiently, more expensively, more dangerously, and with a higher carbon footprint via rail.

        If you are against the use of oil, I humbly suggest you take action and stop using oil. Buy solar panels yourself. Buy an electric vehicle and plug it into a windmill, but please, leave the rest us alone and stop telling us how to live our lives.

        And by all means, sell that expansive mansion you live in, all your superfluous vacation homes, the yacht, and that private jet.

        And they sit around wondering why they are detested.

How about you just have your children take vastly overpaid jobs working for Foreign governments and NGO’s in exchange for your influence on US Government? And, have them kick 10% back to you.

So is sniffy Joe going to ban all imports of solar panels? What are sniffy Joe’s plans save the ecosystems destroyed by building huge solar farms and wind turbines? Is sniffy Joe going to buy all of these freshly uprooted coal miners some electric powered RVs so they can constantly travel from job sites?

They would have to move to China to build solar panels, since that’s where most of them are made. It’s one more plank in Biden’s “China First” platform.

    MattMusson in reply to OldProf2. | January 28, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    ICYMI – with the PG&E bankruptcy last year it was revealed that PG&E was paying Gates and Buffet 7 times more than the going price of a KWH – for all the power that was generated by their commercial solar farms.

John Kerry’s family still owns a private jet-

I had a local lefty know-nothing point out the fact that I myself, own a plane. Does that not make me a hypocrite like I’m accusing Kerry of being?

When I asked him why I should give up my plane because of a manufactured “crisis” that does not exist, he didn’t know what to say.

The leftist drones are beyond clueless.

    Massinsanity in reply to SField. | January 28, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    Ah yes, the Flying Squirrel!

    mark311 in reply to SField. | January 29, 2021 at 1:55 am

    Maybe because they were dumbfounded that you could hold such a baseless position. Climate change has such an enormous evidence base that it’s difficult to argue against

      SField in reply to mark311. | January 29, 2021 at 5:00 am

      Think what you want about my position. The burden of proof for this supposed “climate crisis” lies upon people such as yourself.

      The real question today, is do you think John Kerry is a hypocrite for his use of a privately owned carbon emitting aircraft while lecturing others about so-called “Greenhouse Gasses”?

        mark311 in reply to SField. | January 29, 2021 at 11:56 am

        I beg to differ the burden is on you to prove your position. The science behind climate change has masses of data over a long period of time with scientific analysis almost universally reaching the same conclusion that temperatures are rising globally. Saying their isn’t climate change is like saying that evolution is wrong;sure feel free to say it but make sure you have a damn good theory otherwise you’ll get treated like a joke.

        With regard to hypocrisy yeah sure he should be called out on that. That’s an interesting line of argument though because if your job entails a lot of travel then automatically your carbon footprint goes up. It’s hard to travel quickly without one. The real question is the broader topic of where the emissions come from and how to reduce them, and yes air travel is part of that picture. How is that going to be dealt with well that’s a proper question

          Brave Sir Robbin in reply to mark311. | January 29, 2021 at 12:08 pm

          “I beg to differ the burden is on you to prove your position”

          Nope, if you are making an assertion, the burden of proof is upon you. In addition, your failure to sufficiently provide that proof and convince others of your position is not indicative those who remain unconvinced are either stupid or immoral. It just means you have failed to make a convincing case.

          But the burden of proof is, indeed, all on you. Especially on an assertion that can lead to a drastic reordering of people’s lives, aka all those folks about to lose their jobs working on the Keystone pipeline as just one small example.

          Brave Sir Robbin in reply to mark311. | January 29, 2021 at 12:19 pm

          “That’s an interesting line of argument though because if your job entails a lot of travel then automatically your carbon footprint goes up. It’s hard to travel quickly without one.”

          It’s not that he travels. It’s that he lectures everyone else not to while he gets to retain the privilege as a rightful honor of his moral and intellectual superiority, which also entails his privilege of flying on a private jet which, on a passenger mile basis, has a much greater carbon footprint that can be made by the deplorable little people who must use packed to gills commercial carriers.

          If he is so concerned about carbon footprint, it is incumbent upon him to limit that which he produces to the greatest extent possible. Instead of traveling by private jet, he could fly commercial or use Zoom or a teleconference in most instances.

          And yet, it is only the little deplorable people that need to make sacrifices in their manner of work and living. We are to blame. The man probably emits 100 times the carbon into the atmosphere than I do, and that does not even account for his many and ceaseless oral bloviations.

          I can only conclude, therefore, that Mr. Kerry is either a hypocrite, or he knows this Global Warming alarmism is tripe, and exploiting it for some other purpose.

          Massinsanity in reply to mark311. | January 29, 2021 at 2:06 pm

          Few disagree that temps are rising. Where are likely to disagree are: 1. the cause of the temp rise, 2. what impact humans can have on slowing the rise and 3. what damage can/will be caused economically and otherwise by undertaking ill thought out plans that attempt to slow it down.

          mark311 in reply to mark311. | February 1, 2021 at 10:30 am

          @Brave Sir Robbin

          No the burden of proof is on you, the scientific consensus is that global temperature changes are man made. Your position is equivalent to saying I have to prove gravity or Evolution or that the Sun revolves around the Earth.

          I do appreciate your point about Kerry, maybe he should lead by example but it certainly isn’t evidence of anything other than him being an elite who is privileged to go via private jet.

      Brave Sir Robbin in reply to mark311. | January 29, 2021 at 10:24 am

      I bet mark311 also wears two masks.

Make solar panels? Right after they learn to speak Mandarin.

Why didn’t he just say they can learn to code?

One of the things that has long bothered me about the Left is that they give so much authority and respect to a complete buffoon like Kerry.

He is an imbecile. So, for that matter, is Joe Biden – even before he entered stage 2 Alzheimer’s. How can they fool themselves into thinking these people are worth listening to? I just don’t understand.

    SField in reply to irv. | January 28, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    The typical leftist voters I’ve met are some of the most obtuse, incurious, one-dimensional people I’ve ever encountered. There’s a total lack of critical thinking which leads to fact finding, and a complete obedience to leftist dogma. A sad, angry, ignorant lot.

      healthguyfsu in reply to SField. | January 28, 2021 at 2:04 pm

      Their side knows that the dutiful idiots among them will outsource their fact finding and fact checking to their “trusted media overlords” that will then proceed to convert opinions and half-truths into contextless facts. They will willingly swallow this up and the few remaining with common sense go along for the “greater good” of defeating what they perceive as evil, even when they know it is deceitful propaganda.

        healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | January 28, 2021 at 2:05 pm

        This of course leads to the collective hurling of the leftist buzz word of the week from a hive mob. Examples include “sedition”, “treason”, “incitement”, etc.

        Whatever they are told becomes their baseline.


          Many of these people are so far gone that if you asked them what color the sky is in their world today, they’d say “I’ll Circle Back” and go searching for the latest talking points from whatever leftist echo-chamber is on “the good list” for that day.

          It never occurs to them to simply walk outside, and look up.

“Let them eat cake”.

Why not just become a gigolo, instead? John Edwards tells you everything you never wanted to know about Fonda-Kerry

This jackass is the tool of all tools and well beyond his expiration date. Just go away.

This, from a man incapable of learning to make macrame.

He might be a pompous twit but I liked him in “My Cousin Vinny” and “Pet Sematary”.

Hey, JFK. How about bankrupt predatory hedge fund managers learn how to make solar panels too.

The socialist fascist elites can’t say ‘learn to code’ any more. Because laid off left wing ‘journalists’ didn’t like hearing it directed at them when they were fired. Now that’s ‘hate speech’.

So now the heartless neo-Marxists need to be more creative about the jobs the people put out of work should learn how to do.

That said, any of the people now out of work who voted for China Joe are getting their just deserts.

    henrybowman in reply to JHogan. | January 28, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Repeat after me: hate speech IS free speech. Speech that doesn’t offend anybody needs no constitutional protection.

Uncaring elitist. Sure, tell all those unemployed workers they have to move to China where they can assemble solar panels.

Kerry is a fool.

The left’s “Let them eat cake” moment….

I’m hoping minorities and middle class working folks take notice

These people know that the only thing that will replace fossil fuels is nuclear. Shoveling more money into this pork only ensures that we keep using fossil fuels for another generation with no market alternative in sight. The jobs lost by this decision are the price for Biden throwing red meat to his base while keeping the status quo intact like a good inside-the-beltway professional politician always does.

The redpills are coming faster and faster, opening the eyes of a lot of people. Like your oil job John Q. Public? To bad, suck on some solar panal pipe dreams. Like trading stocks and making money like the big boys? Yeah, gonna shut you down there too you peasant. Like low insuline and epi-pen prices? Not only are we letting big pharma to put their money grubbing hands in your pockets, we’re going to further destroy your healthcare! Yeah, it won’t take long before everyone sees exactly what PDJT warned us about. It’s all rigged, top to bottom. biden administration putting on a clinic, “F You Little People, Bow Down to Almighty Government.”

I wonder if John Kerry has watched Michael Moore’s “Planet of the Humans”?

The only thing green about the green movement is M-O-N-E-Y.

And, of course, the overhead for the solar panel makers is all the higher since their plastics and metals all ultimately depend on someone extracting fossil fuels–a business soon to be outsourced again to the Middle East; or, perhaps, to China, when it strikes oil in the South China Sea.

Remember way back when the Government put the needs of its people ahead of manufactured crisis like Mann Made Global Warming ™. Yuo, happy times Mt friends. Happy times indeed.

Renewable, green drivers. Intermittent, gray energy conversion. Spread the Green Blight.

That said, save a bird, a bat, whack a wind turbine.

With the chaotic (“evolutionary”) resurgence of polar bears, seals are at progressive risk of becoming a meal, donate to World Walrus Foundation and raise awareness.

Hold a pride parade and celebrate the king of the jungle, his harem, and their cubs have one father and diverse mothers.

I’m sure it’s a real comfort for people who just went from having a really good income to now looking at losing everything that maybe, some time in the future, in a different State, there might be a job doing something they have no experience at.

I have some practical questions. They’re rather general and sweeping, but so is Biden’s EO.

If the oil is still going to be transported by rail and truck to the same facilities the pipeline would have taken it to, does a sealed pipeline not emit less “greenhouse gasses” than all those locomotives and semi’s do?

If the “climate crisis” is so dire, why not FIRST sign an EO to start building the factories for the solar panels here in the U.S., and have them in place with a transition and training program for the laid off pipeline workers to enter BEFORE laying them off and destroying their livelihoods?

Solar panels and wind generators on a “Green New Deal” level will require substantial natural resources and manufacturing capabilities to implement. Why not sign an EO to make this happen first? Figure out if it CAN practically be done BEFORE you lay off thousands of people during a so-called pandemic?

They keep talking about how those who lost their jobs can get “Green Jobs”. I guess it never occurred to them that they should have those “Green Jobs” ready to go BEFORE you fire everyone.

If the news media weren’t such lapdogs for the Biden administration, they would have asked Kerry where the pipefitters and welders who just got laid off from the pipeline should apply for these jobs he’s talking about. I believe they don’t even exist.

John Kerry, the poster boy for sado-masochism. He’s also an embezzler.

But foremost, he’s an aboslute masochist when he kneels before dictators, and an aboluste sadist when he can abuse good people.

This is a REALLY sick person, and he has no business running anything in our government – or any other government.

The “Green Steal” is on. If sickos like Kerry can get in a little abuse along the way, the money is just gravey. Money does not motivate this guy – sexual deviancy does.

Aren’t Solar panels black/dark in color? Won’t that heat the earth up more when the sun hits it, thus making everything around the panels hotter? Why would we want more then?

Why not make solar energy competitive with other forms of energy before killing sources of energy? That’s what sane people would do.

Ending use of fossil fuels would destroy every business that uses energy because they will be unable to compete with China and other countries energies.

    henrybowman in reply to ConradCA. | January 28, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Because the only way to make it competitive is to hobble or kill all its competition first.

    Then you can have people like mark311 who (in another thread) point to “scientific” studies that “prove” that solar power (heavily subsidized by the government) is winning “market share” over coal (heavily hobbled by the government), as if it had anything at all to do with inherent economic virtue as an energy source.

      mark311 in reply to henrybowman. | January 29, 2021 at 6:04 am

      Thats not precisely correct, whilst solar panels have had subsidies in the past they have gradually diminished over time. Its incentivised the development of the technology. Its a clear that a new technology in the arena of power generation would need gov support in the short term before becoming more widely adopted. The case for that is simple provide a new power source that has limited environmental impact.

      I would also point out that coal, oil and gas has been subsidised too. Annually the USA subsidises coal and oil by circa $20 billion.

        drednicolson in reply to mark311. | January 29, 2021 at 11:03 am

        What you deceptively call “subsidies” are in actuality the cost-of-doing-business tax writeoffs that any company can claim, not just hydrocarbon industries.

        And manufacturing solar panels requires rare earth metals, the majority of which are mined in parts of the world with little-to-no environmental protections in place, or safety measures for the workers for that matter.

          Brave Sir Robbin in reply to drednicolson. | January 29, 2021 at 11:07 am

          Or even the use of slave labor. Maybe that’s what Kerry is saying, that the pipeline workers should be shipped off to China to be used as slave labor to help build solar panels.

          I think I shall not give him the benefit of a doubt.

        Brave Sir Robbin in reply to mark311. | January 29, 2021 at 11:04 am

        $20 billion in subsidies is an absolutely inaccurate and misleading number. For example, $3.4 billion of that is due to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) program which subsidizes the poor to help them pay their energy bills, not fossil fuel companies. It’s like saying WIC subsidizes CONAGRA.

        The remainder consists of tax provisions such as depletion and amortization allowances and schedules particular to the industry to guide accounting treatment. The effect is not a subsidy. It just creates accounting rules that govern when profits are realized and taxes paid. Depletion and amortization schedules are not subsidies, and they may differ from one industry to another for sound reasons that benefit the company, the consumer, and the government, to include long-term enhancement of tax receipts.

Remember, 80 million people, some alive and citizens voted for this.

Too bad politicians have taken all the jobs for gigolos.

So exactly how many solar panel manufacturers are located in the US? How many inverter plants? Deep cell battery plants?

Do all these pipe filters or coal miners and oil/gas field workers need to apply for passports and guest worker visa status in China where the overwhelming majority of production occurs?

Does their current training, education and work experience directly translate to the manufacture of ‘renewable energy products’?

Who will pay for the retraining? Where will that occur? Heck, since we are still in Rona lockdown WHEN will that occur?

FYI the federal government is still offering funding due to ‘trade adjustment’ under NAFTA for ‘displaced workers’. That was signed in the early 1990s …. We should expect to be paying out for a long time for any ‘retraining’.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to CommoChief. | January 29, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    “Do all these pipe filters or coal miners and oil/gas field workers need to apply for passports and guest worker visa status in China where the overwhelming majority of production occurs?”

    No – slaves are not in need of such paperwork. They may, however, need to be given a tattoo or brand.

This is what you receive when you empower the vile Dhimmi-crats — the neo-communist apparatchiks’ callous arrogance, indifference and obnoxious condescension towards the peasant rabble of the proletariat.

News flash to you clueless asses: Do you (or does some lackey at your beck and call) hire an auto repairman to fix your refrigerator?

News flash to you clueless asses: trades’ skills are not fungible to other trades.

Just curious, how is this different than #learntocode? I guess this one is #makesolarpanels.

So, who is hiring?
Just sell the house, move to the city and rent some trap to make $15.00 an hour.
That sounds like solid advice.

I have empathy for the rank and file pipeline workers. However let us not forget that all of the major labor unions including the international pipe fitters union enthusiastically endorsed Joe biden.