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‘China is going to play them’: Trump energy secretary says Biden plan won’t work

‘China is going to play them’: Trump energy secretary says Biden plan won’t work

The Washington Examiners Josh Siegel reports on former Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette’s thoughts of the Biden Administration’s energy policies and climate negotiations with China.

The C3 Take
  • Secretary Brouillette believes that China’s climate goals are simply rhetorical and will not be met.
  • In order to reduce emissions, a global polluter such as China must be held accountable.
  • The Biden administration’s approach on China thus far has given China the upper hand, a move that could hurt our economic and environmental prosperity.

“'[China] will agree to some 2060 target and have no intention of meeting any of it,’ Brouillette said. ‘If they can get relief on the trade side and make some cockamamie commitment for 2060, they will do it. The Chinese are pretty sophisticated players and see through these comments [from Kerry].'”

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