Good Saturday morning!
Here where I live in mid-Missouri, there is over a foot of snow on the ground. Global warming? Not much evidence of that here.
Meanwhile, Chris Woodward has quoted me in his excellent One News Now article which points out the problems with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s green new deal proposal. Here’s the excerpt:
Former Missouri Public Service Commission and energy blogger Terry Jarrett is highly skeptical of the plan.
“I would say it’s downright impossible,” argued Jarrett, who is also an attorney. “To be able to completely do away with fossil fuels in the next 12 years – what that would mean for the economy and our way of life would … just be devastating.”
He explained his reasoning further.
“To basically shut down all coal plants, all natural gas plants, do away with oil and gasoline – we’re talking trillions of dollars – that would have to be spent to make this 12-year switch,” he insisted. “Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) estimated that just by doing away with the fossil fuels for generating electricity and replacing it with wind and solar and battery storage technologies would be about $2.5 trillion over a 12-year period, and that really doesn’t take into account all of the other fossil fuels that we use for transportation in cars and trucks and farming.”