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New Report: Biden’s Green Energy Policy Strengthening China

New Report: Biden’s Green Energy Policy Strengthening China

“The Biden administration’s ‘ongoing war’ against domestic U.S. oil and gas production, the report continues, puts America’s energy security, and its national security, in real jeopardy.”

A recent report published by the Institute for Energy Research (IER) asserts Biden’s push for Americans to stop using fossil fuels and fuel-powered cars is empowering China and hurting America’s national security.

The Institute for Energy Research (IER) released a paper outlining how the ongoing effort by the Biden administration to get Americans to use renewable energy and buy electric vehicles is making the U.S. more dependent on China, thereby endangering America’s national security.

“Due in large part to government intervention, the United States is becoming progressively more reliant on electric vehicles (EVs) and nonnuclear renewable energy sources for its transportation and energy needs,” writes Thomas Wackman, a fellow at IER. “These technologies rely on a large input of rare earth metals and other mined elements, particularly lithium and cobalt, the supply of which is dominated almost entirely by the People’s Republic of China.”

The Biden administration’s “ongoing war” against domestic U.S. oil and gas production, the report continues, puts America’s energy security, and its national security, in real jeopardy.” [sic]

Given Biden’s alleged fiscal ties to the communist China and his seeming willingness to aid it at every turn, the results may be a feature rather than a bug.

However, this newfound reliance on “green technology” may get very painful soon. China is considering banning the export of technologies used to produce high-performance rare earth magnets deployed in electric vehicles, wind turbine motors, and other green-tech products.

With the global trend toward decarbonization driving a shift toward the use of electric motors, China is believed to be seeking to seize control of the magnet supply chain and establish dominance in the burgeoning environment sector.

Beijing is currently in the process of revising its Catalogue of Technologies Prohibited and Restricted from Export — a list of manufacturing and other industrial technologies subject to export controls — and released a draft of the revised catalog for public comment in December. In the draft, manufacturing technologies for high-performance magnets using such rare earth elements as neodymium and samarium cobalt were added to the export ban. The solicitation of comments ceased late January and the revisions are expected to be adopted as early as this year.

As other countries struggle to find new sources of rare earth minerals, they are battling environmental regulations along the way.

Concern that Beijing would do this again has prompted the United States and allies such as Canada, Australia and Japan to spend many millions of dollars creating their own supply chains of ‘critical minerals’.

One of the main reasons that has not happened already is the fact that processing rare earth is a toxic process that creates wastewater and tailing ponds that leak acids, heavy metals and substances such as cadmium, lead and thorium, a low-level radioactive element, most of which are harmful to human health.

I will simply point out that the end product of fossil fuel combustion, carbon dioxide, is a life-essential gas in trace amounts. Plants thrive when there is more carbon dioxide.

The only thing that appears to be “green” about the new energy is the wealth transfer to China. Of course, with the Chinese trying to position the yuan as a world reserve currency option to the dollar, perhaps the money references should now be changed to red.


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Anyone have any idea why Covid stopped mutating?

Joe told it to cut the malarkey.

nordic prince | April 10, 2023 at 7:49 am

I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating:

They. Do. Not. Want. You. To. Drive.

They do not want you to own a car.

They do not want you to go anywhere without their permission.

They want you prisoners in their “15-minute” cities.

All these measures – EVs, alternative energy sources, mileage tax, etc – are merely temporary measures designed to paint you into the corner of your digital prison.

    BierceAmbrose in reply to nordic prince. | April 10, 2023 at 8:37 pm

    Not doing for yourself in your own homestead, either. You’ll do only as pemitted, in your mass housing file-cabinet drawer; and as directed, everywhere.

    They’re the agriculturists; we’re the crops. Everything not compulsory is forbidden.

    randian in reply to nordic prince. | April 11, 2023 at 3:33 am

    They do not want you to go anywhere without their permission.

    That’s why the UK floated a plan to shut down all commercial airports, on top of the anti-car crap.

Continue electing Democrats and their controllers to positions of power and we will continue to lose, deliberately..

When will this madness stop?

95% of the greenhouse effect is due to water vapor while CO2 is a very minor contributor yet they demand we view CO2 the primary causation.

According to satellite data from both the US and UK, there has been no measurable temperature increases over the last 18 years. In fact, it appears the temperatures are actually starting to decrease which is in line with what one would expect if one views the solar cycles as the main contributor to Earth’s temperature.

There are simply not enough natural resources such as rare earths, lithium, etc., on the entire planet to build all the electric cars, windmills, solar panels, etc., to make green energy work for the entire US and Europe, let alone the entire world.

There is no know technology that could feasibly store enough electrical energy to carry the country during nighttime hours.

Just about every analysis shows that we would need roughly ten times the electrical generating capacity claimed if all that energy came from “green” source since these “green” source do not work at night, are heavily dependent upon wind at the proper strength, etc. to generate power making them far less efficient than advertised.

No support is to be had for nuclear power which does work as advertised.

These and many other arguments are valid reasons that clearly demonstrate how green power is nice, but not a solution. Claiming it to be the only solution is a lie beyond all reason.

    nordic prince in reply to Cleetus. | April 10, 2023 at 9:40 am

    You’re making the mistake of thinking they actually care about making sense.

    They don’t.

    They have an agenda, the heart of which is control.

    Ironclaw in reply to Cleetus. | April 10, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    Stupid enough to support a pedophile like Joe Biden can’t be made to believe that water is a poison.

I was wondering what the purpose was because it certainly isn’t strengthening us.

E Howard Hunt | April 10, 2023 at 10:49 am

President Biden is actually playing a brilliant, very long, double game with China in order to protect American interests. His idea is to trick China into devoting a large portion of its economy towards providing green technologies to the west, and then after China is hopelessly committed, reverse course with a massive oil drilling and coal mining campaign, and the reintroduction of massive internal combustion engines.

I really should stop drinking in the morning.

2smartforlibs | April 10, 2023 at 2:14 pm

Was there any doubt? Everything this regime does is backward. They condemn Russia for strong-arming citizens and they are doing exactly the same. Most of this country like Ukraine is being strong-armed by a regime it doesn’t ‘t want.

Score is China 129 to US 0 since Sundowner was installed

puts America’s energy security, and its national security, in real jeopardy

Exactly as planned.