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Democrats’ impractical energy policies won’t stop climate change

Rep. David McKinley of West Virginia writes on The Washington Examiner that the Democrats’ impractical energy policies won’t stop climate change.

The C3 Take
  • Calls by Democrats to eliminate fossil fuels will negatively impact our economy and energy independence and do nothing to lessen the effects of climate change.
  • Removing fossil fuels from our energy portfolio could result in increased energy costs of $2000 for a family of four.
  • Instead of eliminating fossil fuels, we should look for ways to innovate them to make them cleaner and more efficient.

“Even if America totally decarbonizes, we will still have wildfires, droughts, flooding, and hurricanes because the rest of the world is still increasing its consumption of fossil fuels. China, one of the world’s worst polluters, currently burns seven times more coal than America, and last year, a report indicated it was adding 250 gigawatts more electricity from coal-fired plants. That’s the equivalent of the entire U.S. coal-powered fleet.”

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