Last week, Biden’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm cheered on the end of fossil fuels and seemed to indicate that high gas prices was part of the White House’s plan to transition America away from fossil fuels.
She said excitedly, “We’re witnessing the beginning of one of the most significant events in human history… It can’t progress fast enough.”
Her statement comes as the nation faces the highest gas prices in history.
This Wednesday, Granholm interviewed with ABC 7 News about the President’s plans to build electric vehicle charging stations across the country to transition us to electric vehicles.
“We formed a joint office with the Department of Transportation and we’ve just put out guidance to states about where to locate these charging stations so that people can have access to them particularly along transportation corridors,” Granholm said. “And in places where the private sector hasn’t already gone. So that we can be assured that people who buy electric vehicles are not having range anxiety. The guidance went out. By August 1, the states are supposed to respond with their plans and once those plans are approved, the money will start to flow. In D.C. for example, that means about $16 million for charging stations. In Virginia, it’s a bit more in Virginia. It’s about $106 million the state is going to get.”
She also mentioned that the state of Maryland is getting $62 million for electric charging stations after being asked how many charging stations that money will build.
“Charging stations themselves, the equipment is not that expensive, but the linking it up to the grid and the work that is associated with that is more expensive, and it really does depend on the locality and how complex it is to dig to make sure that that you bring in the electricity for it,” replied Granholm. “This comes from the bipartisan infrastructure law. And in that bipartisan infrastructure law there was $7.5 billion dollars to build out a nationwide charging network. This first bit of funding is $5 billion of the $7.5 billion and that first $5 billion is for all states.”
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She was then asked about transitioning to green energy.
Granholm responded, “We’ve got to continue to build out this clean energy infrastructure so that we’re not subject to the volatility of fossil fuels. You know, that’s going to take a while. We recognize that so in that sense, we have to understand that we are going through a transition. It’s not an on and off switch. We have to continue to build, build, build the clean energy side, but we can’t take away what people rely on at the same time. So we will wean ourselves off of or at least away from fossil fuel. Fossil fuels will be around. And that’s why the President has a goal of getting to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.”
It’s becoming increasingly obvious that the destruction of our middle class and the inflation of our energy prices was all just part of the plan by the left to force America to switch America to renewable energy. Do you think that this is what they want or are they just incompetent?