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John Kerry Says Ukraine Crisis is Opportunity to “Shift Green” and “Deweaponize Energy”

John Kerry Says Ukraine Crisis is Opportunity to “Shift Green” and “Deweaponize Energy”

Remarks reminiscent of condescending, tone-deaf, “You’ve Got a Friend” moment in France during 2015 visit.

https://youtu.be/ygSLBmmqB88

The competition for the most buffoonish Biden administration official heated up considerably as Biden Climate Envoy John Kerry said countries should respond to the war in Ukraine by accelerating the shift to green energy and moving to “deweaponize” energy.

“The lesson is that we have to move faster to deweaponise energy anywhere in the world. It’s not the first time it’s been used as a weapon,” he told delegates at a climate event hosted by the City of London.

Battles involving fuel sources are not likely to end just because elite bureaucrats wish they would. During conflicts, fights over resources have occurred since the first prehistoric war along the Nile River near the Egypt-Sudan border over 13,000 years ago.

However, Kerry has long been tone-deaf and oblivious to the signs of the times. Recall the time that, when he was Secretary of State, Kerry tried to do damage control after Barack Obama’s government had been criticized for not sending any high-profile officials to attend the Charlie Hebdo rally.

Kerry then had James Taylor Sing “You’ve Got a Friend.”

“I wanted to tell you personally of the horror, the revulsion all Americans felt at that cowardly and despicable act against innocent victims and fundamental values,” Kerry said.

He then went on to explain that he couldn’t make it on Sunday because of a prearranged trip to India.

And then he had James Taylor sing You’ve Got a Friend.

To be fair, Kerry wasn’t the only clueless official at the City of London climate event. They continue to crunch numbers and push agendas, despite the fact people are suffering from fuel shortages and food scarcity.

Speaking to delegates at a City of London Corporation conference, U.N. climate envoy Mark Carney urged governments, companies and the finance sector to not let the conflict, which Moscow terms a ‘special operation’, hold back the global effort.

“We know the climate doesn’t care why emissions happen, only how much occur. The more we emit now, the more radical action will be needed later. We need to speed up, not slow down.”

“Fundamentally, there is no energy security without sustainability,” added Carney, who chairs the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero, an umbrella grouping of banks, insurers, asset managers and others in the finance sector pledging to help meet the climate goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.

Kerry’s statements are on-brand for the Biden administration: leftist dogma rolled out as “science” and devoid of any serious calculation on their actual impact on Americans (or Ukrainians…or anyone else).

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This is one of the few senators who are even dumber and more out of touch than Brandon. A true one-note tuba. A genuine cancer salesman. No thanks! We don’t want any!!! Get it?


 
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henrybowman | May 12, 2022 at 5:07 pm

Even when Joe Biden can find a non-sexually-deranged, non-racially-deranged white male to do a job for him, he still manages to tap one with a tenuous grip on reality all his own.


 
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Massinsanity | May 12, 2022 at 5:19 pm

Energy was de-weaponized for the USA a few years ago when we returned to being a net exporter of oil and natural gas. That has been undone at the behest of Democrats who not only want to stop new drilling and pipeline construction via regulation they take it one step further by trying to make the energy industry unbankable in N America.

Further, where does Kerry think all those solar cells and panels come from? How about the lithium, cobalt and nickel required for EVs? The mining of these materials can never be “weaponized?”

Mind numbing.


     
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    JOHN B in reply to Massinsanity. | May 13, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    if your enemy relies on solar panels and windmills for its existence, you will attack solar farms and windmills. which should be pretty easy to disrupt.

    So energy will be weaponized once again. Kerry thinks that since it is “clean” energy,t he enemy will just leave it alone., Idiocy.


 
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The Gentle Grizzly | May 12, 2022 at 5:37 pm

Has anyone tested him for end-stage VD?


 
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Valerie | May 12, 2022 at 5:40 pm

I don’t see how a shift to “green” energy “deweaponizes” energy. I’m one of those people who recalls the Solyndra scandal, where many wealthy Americans lined up to produce the parts needed to capture solar energy, were promptly beaten in the marketplace by China, and then took their hastily cobbled-together companies into a bankruptcy that yielded money for the “investors.”

This blather is a flimsy excuse where a strategic reason should be. It tells me there is no colorable reason for the current conflict with Russia.

    No reason? Ukraine seems to be a piggy bank for so many US politicians and “consultants” (like our new minister of the Department of Truth). They need a refill and that recent $40B donation will help.


 
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gonzotx | May 12, 2022 at 5:51 pm

They are all f-king nuts

And I’m sure he will be giving up his private jets and yachts


 
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gonzotx | May 12, 2022 at 5:55 pm

Also I’m sure he and the heiress Hines will be eating bug burgers, or is that booger’s anyway now


 
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Comanche Voter | May 12, 2022 at 6:41 pm

Ol Lurch goes in to a mental hospital and says, “Where can I get me one of them brains?” Just like his Ohio “goose hunting” sham where he went into a sporting goods store and asked, “Where can I get me one of them hunting licenses?”

Well if they threw Ol Jean Fraud Kerry up on the rack and removed and replaced his brain, you’d wind up with Frankenstein.


 
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healthguyfsu | May 12, 2022 at 6:47 pm

Green energy shifts our dependence further on foreign aid for rare earth minerals and heavy metals.


 
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alaskabob | May 12, 2022 at 6:50 pm

The greatest risk right now is just what he wants. We are in no position to snap fingers and immediately go “green”. It is beyond wishful thinking and dangerous. What he wants will totally compromise the country…. likely forever.


 
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Ironclaw | May 12, 2022 at 7:01 pm

To shift to a new technology, that technology must be viable, available and affordable. This “green” crap is none of that.

Could John Kerry, 78, please stroke out and do us all a favor. This man’s idealism is dangerous.


 
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JackinSilverSpring | May 12, 2022 at 7:19 pm

Ba’al Kerry is bat shit crazy as are Leftists loons.


 
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CommoChief | May 12, 2022 at 7:27 pm

How about a demonstration project at scale to prove the concept and let’s see which cities volunteer to go first.


 
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Colonel Travis | May 12, 2022 at 7:43 pm

Drove around West Texas last week, the number of wind farms now is astounding. More pop up every time I’m out and about in this state. Texas has more windmills than anyone else in America. They are hidden from most the population, people truly do not understand how many are needed for just a fraction of a state’s electricity. When they first started going up years ago, they were a novelty. Giant spinning things over there by the cattle. I thought they were kind of interesting. Now? Holy hell, they are all over the place. Texas is so big you can “hide” them from the population centers. But when you see – not dozens or hundreds – but thousands of them, it becomes an instant blight.

Right now I find these damn things a nuisance. The land volume required is insane, they massacre birds and bats, they won’t operate when it’s not windy. There is no way to power this country on wind and solar. Jackasses like this John Kerry don’t care, they are flushing the country down the toilet because there is big money in it for the green people. Meanwhile, the rest of America gets screwed.


 
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gonzotx | May 12, 2022 at 8:24 pm

Pretty sad, damn sad what happened to him and his family, murdered by our own FBI
They are still murdering us, nothing has changed

https://twitter.com/realDaveReilly/status/1524773740487217153?s=20&t=fbDJGs7VaOjWFian5dnprA


     
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    henrybowman in reply to gonzotx. | May 13, 2022 at 5:07 pm

    And the sniper responsible given a medal and witness protection.
    Same bastard “served” at Waco, too. But they kept their women and children closer.
    Lon Horiuchi. I’ll happily continue to dox him until the Second Coming.


 
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George_Kaplan | May 12, 2022 at 8:44 pm

The question I keep asking, and pro-solar & wind folk don’t seem to answer, is what happens when the wind stops blowing, the sky is completely overcast, and it’s raining cats and dogs?

Case in point, in the last 4 days I averaged a mere 10.5 kWh, and yesterday was roughly as much as the prior 3 days, though still far below average! I have a largish solar system – I generally export about 80% of what I generate, yet on bad days I have to import more than I produce!

If that level of variability and uncertainty is applied, what level of redundancy would be required for ‘green power’ to be capable of replacing ‘haram power’? Coal provides stable power 24-7, as does nuclear, as does gas, as does …, unless there’s a breakdown.

Solar? Doesn’t work at night – batteries required, 24-7 industry isn’t suitable, there’s big differences between summer and winter generation, especially as you get closer to the poles (more a Canadian or Argentinian issue), and if the weather is bad then generation takes a massive nose dive. Can industry afford to have days off due to cloudrainysnowy weather?

What’s the green solution for the problem they’re wanting to create, yet deny is a problem? As best I can tell they want to massively interconnect the grid – ultra-expensive, so that every part of the country can power other parts of the country, should one part not be sunny. If there’s lots of cloud however and early morning …?


     
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    txvet2 in reply to George_Kaplan. | May 12, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    My neighbor just upgraded his solar array – but he still has a 24K propane fired backup generator.


     
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    wsot23887 in reply to George_Kaplan. | May 13, 2022 at 8:27 am

    Ever been to a steel mill? Giant cauldrons pouring out glowing red-hot iron, sparks flying everywhere, massive, massive presses rolling out ribbons of structural steel — and these idiots think they’re going to run one with windmills and solar panels? Abject morons. The science illiteracy is stunning


     
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    henrybowman in reply to George_Kaplan. | May 13, 2022 at 5:24 pm

    If you really want an engineer’s answer to that, here’s a professional (sales) video.

    TLDW: Your batteries have to store enough power to run all night. Now overprovision them by at least 200-400% in most climates for cloudy and rainy days, because they not only have to cover those daytime periods, but won’t get charged for those nights.

    I dabbled in this stuff because I was in the wireless business, and the very best mountain overlooks in any area have no utilities whatsoever (and are hell to climb). But the requirements were so burdensome, I never deployed a single “green” unit — and that’s in desert Arizona, where the sun shines damn hot every single day and many of the nights as well. And that’s for simple relay towers that eat on the order of 40-50W — less than one average (conventional) home light bulb.


     
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    CommoChief in reply to George_Kaplan. | May 13, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    George,

    Worse than that at grid scale, conservative estimates based on historical patterns of wind/sun require batteries that can absorb all summer and discharge slowly over winter to meet base winter demand loads. Storage capacity of three weeks of grid use. It isn’t possible with current tech. Unless the grid has Nat gas, coal or nuke back up generation capacity.

    If people want to install solar or wind as a point of use option that’s fine. Trying to impose an unreliable solar/wind requirement at grid level is flipping stupid and selfish. NY State has a totally farcical net zero plan that blatantly relies on unnamed tech that has not been invented to achieve the mandatory net zero targets. Manhattan Contrarian website has a long running series of posts on this.

Note to Putin: if you’re gonna drop a small nuke, could you do it while this treasonous bum is under it?


 
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E Howard Hunt | May 13, 2022 at 8:26 am

Too bad Kerry didn’t have an electric swift boat in Vietnam. He could have kept the jungle green and put in for yet another Purple Heart from electric shock.


 
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Jack Klompus | May 13, 2022 at 9:04 am

Why is humanity still subjected to this useless, pretentious clown?


 
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Steven Brizel | May 13, 2022 at 9:15 am

Yup-let[‘s see Kerry turn in his private jet


 
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texansamurai | May 13, 2022 at 10:16 am

the poster boy for morticians worldwide–eventhough appearing to be cognizant, still even dumber than fjb–like an old powertool long beyond repair that should have been discarded decades ago–gathering dust and leaking everywhere


 
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stylin19 | May 13, 2022 at 11:13 am

Shift Green ? yeah…Soylent Green


 
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guyjones | May 13, 2022 at 12:17 pm

Vile Kerry represents the quintessence of Dumb-o-crat apparatchiks’ arrogance, narcissism, myopia, stupidity and obsession with Quixotic and idiotic policies. Kerry is a clown, a fool playacting at being a sagacious statesman.


 
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franciscodanconia | May 13, 2022 at 12:49 pm

“City of London”, lol.

Folks we couldn’t make this up if we tried. Virtue-signaling by hyper-rich elites, backed by the international banking cabal.

What happens when rare earths end up being ‘weaponized’, Lurch???


 
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Albigensian | May 13, 2022 at 7:21 pm

Umm, Kerry, what percentage of photovoltaic panels sold in the USA are imported from … China?


 
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opie taylor | May 13, 2022 at 11:21 pm

Does anyone really listen to anything this twit says???

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