G. McConway
March 11, 2023

Energy Secretary Flips the Script on Fossil Fuels

One of Biden's top officials is finally making some sense, believe it or not.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm acknowledged during recent remarks that we cannot completely get away from fossil fuels.

She, in fact, stated that we are going to need to maintain gas and oil production "for years to come," reports Forbes.

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The Biden administration has made it clear that it wants to move the United States to complete renewable energy all the time. I have always maintained that we should look for ways to allow them to work together rather than eliminate either one of them.

We know renewables, at least at this stage, are not entirely reliable. California's grid only uses renewable energy for about 15 to 20 percent of its power and it regularly has power outages.

Granholm was in attendance at the CERAWeek conference in Houston when she blew Biden's narrative right out of the water.

She stated, "Now, look. We know that oil and gas will remain part of our energy mix for years to come. And we know that even the boldest projections for clean energy deployment suggest that, in the middle of this century, we'll be using abated fossil fuels," reports Fox News.

"We need to advance the technologies for abating fossil emissions, and we need to advance the technologies for clean sources. We need both traditional and new energy. As this transition progresses, our energy mix will change."

I firmly believe that if given enough time, the fossil fuel industry will be able to significantly reduce carbon emissions, if not eliminate them altogether. However, with the threat of ending the industry, why would they ever bother to invest in the technology that would make this happen?

The left needs to take a pill on the idea of shutting down the fossil fuel industry and work with them as a partner to find ways to use the same energy, only to make it cleaner.

The coal industry, for example, had already started to pivot in this direction when the government put its boot on its throat. Ease up, and I think we can find a way to make the most of both energy worlds rather than constantly pitting them against one another.

But that would make sense, something our government lacks these days (and has for quite some time).

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