The U.S. green energy industry takes fossil fuels

OhNE WAY TO Democrats’ draft budget marks a new era in renewable energy in the United States. The fast-growing industry, which is lagging behind European standards, is central to Joe Biden’s plan to spread the word. Democracies, therefore, are trying to make wind and solar companies more generous, buy more power than they generate, and punish those who do not. The administration believes that this incentive for wind and solar companies will enable them to supply more than half of the country’s electricity by 2030.

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But there are reasons to be more cautious about industry prospects. Although most of these incentives are legislated, they are based on partisanship. That would make the new administration unsuitable for new friends as it was last, and the next one might be good.

Donald Trump, who falsely claims that renewable, expensive, and wind turbines cause cancer, has tried to cripple the industry with the benefit of fossil fuels and lobbyists he has accumulated. Barack Obama has scrapped major efforts to reduce emissions from renewable energy sources, including renewable energy. He announced the solar industry on import tariffs. It has opened up public land and sea for oil and gas exploration, but not for renewable youth.

The administration also approved the existing wind and solar projects section, burying the official research suitable for investors’ renovations. It is difficult to imagine a second Trump administration (unique opportunity) boldly attached to a renewable strategy. And there are indications that Mr. Trump has politicized the issue extensively in his party.

Most Republican politicians are reluctant to at least promote renewals — which is why Congress regularly renews tax credits, even though it opposes informal climate change policy. However, Mr. Trump has launched anti-renewable campaigns in many states, including North Carolina, North Dakota and Texas, which have the highest wind and solar potential. In February, ousted dictator Greg Abbott blamed a series of grid failures on wind power – although he said most of the well-maintained power stations were to blame.

It is Caucasian politics. Wind and solar power are often the cheapest new source, so make sure you grow. They are especially popular in the Republican states because they have created a lot of jobs. Iowa, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas are the nation’s largest wind producers. In Texas, Mr. Trump employs as many people in wind, solar and electricity storage as the Christmas industry. Why don’t Republican leaders be more convinced of such benefits?

The main reason is obvious. The American fossil lobby is well-organized, brutal, and well-drilled. Once dispersed throughout the country, it has accumulated in those conservative states, especially Texas and Oklahoma, where elected Republicans have not crossed the line. But its effects are even greater. It has one of the most powerful lobby operations K A network of thought tanks and propaganda, blurring the lines between economics, liberal ideology and conspiracy theories through Charles Koch and other hydrocarbon resources. The Texas Public Policy Foundation, which is affiliated with Koks, blamed the state’s recent disappearance and blamed it on the wind. Like the gun-lobby lobbyist, another trained public pervert, the fossil fuels camp has also spread a strong tradition. Contrary to caustic refinements, it claims that wildlife retains free spirits, which is half true, and unadulterated.

Until recently, the resilience of the renewable industry was limited. Effective lobbying has been slow for years and various technologies have slowed down. So it was primarily represented by the influence of environmentalists. This was a good way to deceive Democrats. But it has helped its right-wing enemies boondoggle the industry, which now has about 20% of American electricity and more than 400,000 jobs.

Earlier this year, the main wind turbine group was renamed the U.S. Air Force.A.P.P.), A multi-tech lobby. Its members include the industry’s giant, NextEra Energy, which is nobody’s idea. A Florida-based utility, last year’s market price from Exxon Mobile, in short, is against solar panels and hydroelectric power and is led by a registered Republican. “Like the trillion-dollar industry, we need to present not only the local but also the economic debate,” says the trade union. General Manager, Heather threatened you. But changing the policy will be more difficult than the economy suggests.

Even when innovators create a lot of jobs, they tend to be temporary. Building a solar or wind farm requires a lot of workers, but they are few to take care of. Local support for such projects is shallow. Even years after the closure of the local mine, it cannot be compared to the visceral coal industry of a small Appalachian community.

Winds, but nothing changes

And the fossil fuel lobby is not to be discouraged. By one calculation, last year the Renewable Companion was 13 1 times higher than its counterpart. The long-term impact of mining also shows how well a well-organized lobby is of economic value. In fact, the loss of life in the dying industry may have made mining more attractive to Mr. Trump. The US energy economy is changing; Politics, not much.

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This article appeared in the United States Publications section under the heading “Green Brown”.

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