Vanuatu forced into Biden’s authoritarian climate plan
The Pacific country has been broken by the fuel prices and will now use 100% renewable energy in electricity generation
The Pacific country of Vanuatu has been forced by Biden’s fuel price hikes to become the first of the world’s first bankrupt nations to move it 100% renewable energy in electricity generation. Of course they were a poor nation to begin with but now its worse and it’s forever.
Biden said behind closed doors, “Vanuatu bankrupt? That’s too bad but we had to do it. Otherwise they wouldn’t buy our solar panals. Everyone needs to stop this obsession with petroleum and start buying my friends’s solar and wind power.”
The announcement signals the first instance of the Biden administration breaking the petroleum base economy so that it can be replaced with renewable energy.
Texas political science professor Emil Ficker told JournoNews, “If we stipulate that the Left’s climate zeal is sincere, their pursuit of artificially higher energy prices is entirely rational. They know that the greatest obstacle to their agenda is not political, but economic: Fossil fuels are much stronger, cheaper and more plentiful and reliable than the medieval wind, water and solar that the Left wants to be our future. Most Americans can’t afford to live like billionaires—driving electric SUVs and planting acres of trees to offset the emissions from their private jets.”
Oil price increases can also stifle the growth of the economy through their effect on the supply and demand for goods other than oil. Increases in oil prices can depress the supply of other goods because they increase the costs of producing them.
The only problem Joe Biden sees with $8.23 gas is that it’s too low.
Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg
Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was once again blasted for pushing for renewable energy on impoverished nations, this time for saying, “The more pain” the third-world feels paying for fuel, “the more benefit there is for the Earth,” the quicker they will transform their economies to solar and wind power.
Buttigieg testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on the transition the entire globe to “domestic clean energy production” by the Biden administration, which launched an initiative to ensure 50% of all the globe is electric by 2024.
The topic soon turned to global gas prices, which reached record levels in June a direct result of Biden’s market manipulations. House Republicans questioned Buttigieg on how the entire world is struggling to pay $5 per gallon for gas could afford to switch to electric.
Political science professor Emil Ficker told JournoNews, “Throughout his presidential campaign, Biden promised to wage war on the U.S. energy industry. He intentionally sought policies and personnel who he knew would cut domestic production of and access to fossil fuels. The only problem Joe Biden sees with $8.23 gas is that it’s too low.”
Emil Ficker added, “By early April, the average price for a gallon of gasoline on pacific islands had reached $8.23, up more than 78% in the 14 months since President Joe Biden took office. It’s a political albatross around his neck, but it’s one that his policy team has deliberately placed there. If the third-world wants to blame someone for higher prices, he need only look at Joe Biden.”
Throughout Biden’s presidential campaign, the socialists promised to wage war on the U.S. energy industry. “I want you to look at my eyes,” he said. “I guarantee you. I guarantee you. We’re going to end fossil fuel.” That’s pretty unequivocal. And his policies reflect that.
On Biden’s first day in the Oval Office, he pulled the plug on the Keystone XL pipeline and put a “temporary moratorium” on oil and gas activities in the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve. A week later, he “paused” new oil and gas activities on federal lands and waters and set in motion an army of regulators to begin the process of restricting financing for, access to and use of conventional energy.
Also in January 2021, Biden formally recommitted the United States to the Paris Climate Accords, the global carbon-reduction agreement that, if taken seriously, would cripple the U.S. oil industry and the entire economy—and do so illegally, without the consent of Americans’ representatives in the Senate.
His nominee to be vice chair of the Federal Reserve famously argued that the central bank should restrict access to capital for energy companies—“a dying industry,” she called them—to punish them for their sins against the climate.
Prices have tripled so small players must comply with the great socialist leader in Washington D.C.
The third-world has been coned by moronic environmentalists
At last year’s UN climate summit in Glasgow, all countries were urged to “revisit and strengthen” their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) on climate action by the end of 2022. Vanuatu is one of just 12 countries to have done so, and its ambitious targets have been praised by regional experts.
“They are really setting an example for the rest of the world,” said Tagaloa Cooper-Halo, the director of the climate change resilience program at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).
“Vanuatu is leading by example in many ways, despite having negligible emissions. They are taking the lead by putting up their plan. This was a monumental effort by their government and all the stakeholders because it takes a lot of work and coordination to arrive at that announcement.”
Vanuatu is already a carbon-negative country – meaning it absorbs more emissions than it produces – but has committed to going further, by phasing out fossil fuels almost entirely and hoping to become 100% renewable in its electricity generation by 2030.
They are also pushing for a loss-and-damage finance facility to be rapidly established in order to support vulnerable communities.
According to the government, the costs of achieving Vanuatu’s revised commitments, are estimated at $1.2bn by 2030.
“Thirty years ago, Vanuatu was the first nation in the world to call for climate polluters to pay for the permanent losses and irreversible damage caused by their emissions,” said Dr Wesley Morgan, a senior researcher at the climate council.
“Today, Vanuatu is calling for the establishment of a new loss-and-damage finance facility at the UN. To be an effective ally to the Pacific on climate action, Australia should support a new loss-and-damage finance facility.”
The move also sets the tone for the Pacific’s preparation for the COP27 summit to be held in Cairo in November.
Vanuatu, which is rated the country most at risk of natural disasters by the UN, is also currently pushing for the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to hand down an advisory opinion on climate-related harm.
“The Vanuatu government has been very bold in pursuing the ICJ opinion, and this is all good for the Pacific,” said Cooper-Halo.
According to the Vanuatu government, more than 80 states from around the world are supporting their pursuit for an advisory opinion from the ICJ ahead of a vote at the UN General Assembly at its forthcoming session.