Shale Driving Green Growth, Visualized
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Fracking has allowed the US to meet our Kyoto standards, yes, I know we did not ratify Kyoto, but regardless we are the only first world country to meet our Koyoto goal, even though we did not ratify!
USA meets Kyoto protocol goal – without ever embracing it
"In 2012, a surprising twist and without ever ratifying it, the United States became the first major industrialized nation in the world to meet the United Nation’s original Kyoto Protocol 2012 target for CO2 reductions."
The current EIA data shows that the US is only increasing its reduction over time!
Greens continue to believe the anti-scientific idea that wind and solar have the ability to lower our carbon emissions, but ignore what really works, fracking for natural gas.
Utilizing wind, and solar electrical energy generation, causes an increase in carbon emissions . . .
. . . a doubling of emissions!
"America’s energy-related carbon emissions have fallen 12 percent, according to numbers provided by the Energy Information Administration. As you can see above, it hasn’t been an entirely smooth transition, but it’s clear that the United States is emitting significantly less greenhouse gases (GHGs) as a result of its energy consumption. So what happened? Here’s a hint—it rhymes with hale. The EIA reports:
Energy-related CO2 emissions can be reduced by consuming less petroleum, coal, and natural gas, or by switching from more carbon-intensive fuels to less carbon-intensive fuels. Many of the changes in energy-related CO2 emissions in recent history have occurred in the electric power sector because of the decreased use of coal and the increased use of natural gas for electricity generation."
The way humans have moved from energy source to energy source over the past many millennium is to constantly move from higher carbon/dirtier sources of energy to lower carbon/cleaner energy sources. Shale gas is the next step in this process, and one we will make naturally without the interfering hand of government mucking about in the gears of the economy. If we allow government to interfere we will likely fail to obtain the objective we desire, drive up costs, reduce the standard of living of hundreds of million Americans, and cause higher carbon emissions. See, the cite to wind and solar doubling emissions above!
The market will move us to where we want to go sensibly, and timely. Government will simply transfer money from the poorer masses to the wealthier crony parasites attached to government, while damaging the economy, the environment, and our lifestyles.
The environmentalists are the enemy in this endeavor. There is no evidence they want a greener environment, nor that they want a lower carbon emission environment. What they want is simply to control the masses, and force them to live a lower quality lifestyle existence. They want the resumption of feudalism, with them as the clerisy, and the politicians as the aristocracy. Let's make sure we don't let these foul authoritarians to pollute the body politic with their hateful ideas.
Hold the fort, continue fracking, kill wind and solar subsidies, which will only reduce the actual change. And once that is accomplished, kill all the other subsidies like electric car, etcetera. Elon Musk is brilliant, he found a way to get the poor and middle classes to fund the cars he makes for his wealthy clients, actors, and sports stars. It seems to me the subsidies should flow the other way round.