(TheRedWire.com) – For decades, Democrats warned climate change could wipe out humanity. Former Vice President and failed presidential candidate Al Gore repeatedly made claims the world would end. It didn’t happen. On Monday, November 1, the Biden administration announced a strategy to achieve “net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 by offsetting or eliminating pollution.
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— The Hill (@thehill) November 1, 2021
The country would need to switch to clean energy for electricity production to achieve Biden’s ambitious goal. By 2035, the administration hopes to reduce power plants’ emissions by increasing the number of pollutant-free nuclear power plants, developing technologies to capture fossil fuel emissions, and investing in battery technologies to store renewable energy.
That could lead to manufacturing cars, buildings, and manufacturing processes using clean energy instead of fossil fuels. Unfortunately, the expense of building new nuclear power plants is a massive barrier to the plan. Each one costs between $5 billion to $10 billion in the United States.
The question is, will it work? It would take an act of Congress to fund Biden’s costly initiatives. Government regulations make building and running nuclear power plants highly inefficient. It’s also clear renewable energy cannot fulfill energy demands without help from more stable energy sources.
In a political climate where Congress can’t seem to agree on much, wouldn’t it seem doubtful politicians would agree to fund trillions of dollars toward unproven clean energy technology?
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