Biden Sends Dozens Of Oil Powered Diesel Generators To Texas Amid Crisis, How Green Of Him!
The Biden administration has tapped Federal resources to help Texas as it continues to face power outages due to the recent major winter storm.
As part of the Biden administration’s assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Texans were provided 10,000 wool blankets, 50,000 cotton blankets, 225 meals, 729,000 liters of water, as well as 60 generators.
The administration is also putting in place plans for the possibility of more requests for generators as well as diesel supply to fuel power facilities.
Critics raised their eyebrows, however, after the Democratic president sent dozens of fueled generators — run using diesel — a fossil fuel despite his adamant pronouncements in the past against the fossil fuel industry and the need to “revolutionize” the country’s energy economy and effectively erase the fossil fuels.
“With Texans shivering as power outages continue for the fourth day, the Biden Administration announced it is deploying diesel generators to the state. Yes, good ol’ dirty diesel fuel is coming to the rescue again,” a Wall Street Journal editorial said.
“The left’s denialism that the failure of wind power played a starring role in Texas’s catastrophic power outage has been remarkable. Liberals blame gas plants for not covering wind’s you-know-what when turbines froze amid surging demand. This is ironic since they seem to be acknowledging that fossil fuels are necessary, though they still want to banish them,” it added.
Renewable energy and market design are easy targets during electricity failures but all that blame may be unwarranted, @WSJheard explains. #WSJWhatsNow https://t.co/7ZZW0vZxe4 pic.twitter.com/yUaXecbb3j
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) February 20, 2021
The publication’s Editorial Board went on to slam Biden saying regardless of Texas ’ use of renewables like wind or solar when there’s an emergency need for power, oil was the answer — despite the fact that the left has been seeking to ban fossil fuels.
Blaze Media also slammed Democrats for preaching against the fossil fuel industry — only to run back to it when push comes to shove.
“Considering how frequently Biden and his party like to trash the industry, it’s notable that when the chips are down, the federal government — under Democratic control — turns to oil to save the day,” it said.
The editorials noted that as liberals continue to pound on Texas officials, the same goes for the love-hate relationship of California and New York with fossil fuels.
“The Golden State’s electric utilities commonly deploy diesel generators when they have to cut power during heavy winds,” the Journal said. And Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom suspended emissions rules and relied heavily on diesel generators over the summer during a heatwave that pushed California’s grid to the limits “and renewables were MIA.”
“And then there’s the Empire State, home of Green New Deal author Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, where the government’s anti-fossil fuel moves have made it increasingly more likely that people will burn oil instead of clean natural gas,” the publication said.
“As for New York, its gas plants can switch to oil. So if there is a shortage of gas due to weather or pipeline constraints, power plants can continue to run by burning oil. One irony is that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s natural gas pipeline blockade, which has limited gas shipments from Pennsylvania, has reinforced the state’s reliance on less-clean-burning oil for heating fuel.”
WSJ slams climate activists
“Climate activists want to replace gas in homes and buildings with electric heating and stoves, but Texas is showing the problems with this policy. If the power goes out, people don’t have heat or hot water. Electric batteries aren’t a solution because they can’t provide backup power for entire homes including appliances,” it wrote.
President Biden spoke with governors of states affected by the winter storm earlier this week. In Texas, the deep freeze left at least 500,000 people without power, and at least 23 people were killed from the impact of the storm. The Democratic president declared a state of emergency in Texas on Sunday.
“If we can learn anything from Texas’ current power problems, it’s that the environmentalists’ positions and policy proposals don’t work and fossil fuels will have to be used to fix the problems caused by their failed adventures,” the Wall Street Journal added in its scathing piece against Democratic efforts to ban fossil fuels.
“The harder the climate absolutists strive to banish fossil fuels, the more Americans learn they can’t live without them.”
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