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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez earns an “F” in science for demanding 100% renewable energy in 10 years
By JD Heyes // Nov 19, 2018

Twenty-nine-year-old Democratic Socialist Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York is about to get a lesson in leadership that she obviously needs to learn: Campaigning and activism are not the same things as governing, which is what voters expect them to do now that Democrats will control the House come January.


It’s one thing, for instance, to campaign on climate-change activism — to call for policies like transitioning the United States to 100-percent clean, renewable energy within a decade. That sounds good to environmental liberals and Left-wing earth-first activists who dream of a day when Exxon-Mobil and other fossil fuel behemoths are all out of business and their executives standing trial for mass murder via global warming.

But the reality of that scenario actually playing out is slim-to-none, especially in the next 10 years when all of the world’s oil and gas has yet to be discovered by far, and peak production/consumption is estimated to still be decades away.

So it seems ludicrous for Ocasio-Cortez to demand House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi-Calif., make it the Democrat-controlled House’s priority to move the country to 100 percent renewable energy by 2028 in exchange for her support for Pelosi’s new bid to become Speaker.


As Politico reports:

Incoming liberals, led by Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, are demanding Pelosi go beyond her promise to revive a select committee on global warming; they want her and the rest of the Democratic Caucus to back an ambitious plan to transition the economy to 100 percent renewable energy in a little more than a decade.

But the party's chairmen-in-waiting are pushing back on the idea that even a new select committee would be necessary, arguing that the existing Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, Transportation and Science committees have the tools they need to address climate change.

So, in addition to the fact that an existing House panel can address the Donkey Party’s obsession with the hoax of ‘human-caused’ climate change, there is also the fact that even given existing technologies, transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy is a pipe dream. 

Current renewables are not affordable

What waitress-turned-lawmaker Ocasio-Cortez, who holds a bachelor’s in economics from Boston University, doesn’t understand is that planes, transport trucks, rail engines, and barges — the primary modes of transporting goods — are not even close to becoming fully “green.” And there is no rush to do so, not so long as fossil fuels remain both plentiful and affordable. Also, electric vehicle technology is years away from being useful. And that doesn’t even take into account the dearth of wind- and solar-energy production.

Mind you, her misguided energy proposal is also shared by other Left-wing activists — including outgoing California Gov. Jerry Brown, who earlier this year signed a bill requiring his state to use 100-percent renewable energy in the future as well. But even Gov. Moonbeam is more realistic; the law he signed calls for 100-percent renewability by 2045, not just 10 years from now, Breitbart News reported.

The problem with Democratic “climate change” proposals is that they are always expensive, hurting Americans on the lower ends of the economic scale the most — the very people Democrats claim to be looking out for.

The Obama administration is a classic example. Rule after rule, regulation after regulation, targeted the fossil fuel industry using politicized science that kept energy prices artificially high while hurting low-income Americans the most.

And they had practically zero impact on the climate.

When renewable energy becomes as prevalent and as affordable as fossil fuels via research and development, that’s when Americans en masse will embrace them. Imposing an artificial, politically-motivated timeline won’t bring that day closer.

Read more about Democrats’ climate alarmism at ClimateAlarmism.news.

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