By Larry Hamlin,
The mainstream media is so obsessed with pushing politically contrived and scientifically flawed climate alarmism and renewable energy activism that the stories reporting what happened at the recent G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany completely missed the major successes President Trump achieved at the summit.
President Trump demanded and obtained a clear statement of the U.S. rejection of the Paris Climate Agreement and just as important a statement recognizing the appropriate role of efficient use of fossil fuels as an energy resource for the future with both these statements contained in the “Final Communique” of the G20 summit.
These clear and direct policy statements of the U.S. position on these topics, which some G20 members are unhappy with, sets the agenda for President Trump relative to how his administration will proceed in conducting business at home and abroad regarding climate and energy policy.
The U.S. will no longer be wasting tens of billions of dollars funding the UN’s absurd slush fund euphemistically called the “Green Climate Fund” which was nothing but a politically driven wealth redistribution scheme.
Nor will the U.S. proceed with any future emissions reduction commitments that harm its economy or commit to huge high cost, poor reliability renewable energy program nonsense while ignoring much more viable cost effective, reliable and environmentally beneficial use of fossil fuels such as natural gas.
No longer will U.S. climate and energy policy be incompetently pursued under Obama era scientifically unsupported climate alarmism baloney and idiotic energy strangling policies.
The U.S. – unlike Angela Merkel’s Germany – has significantly reduced its emissions by increased use of more economical free energy market place available natural gas thus maintaining lower energy costs which enhance our countries business competitiveness.
In sharp contrast Germany’s mandated use of high cost renewables has increased its energy costs dramatically. Additionally politically driven nuclear plant government required closures along with renewable energy reliability shortcomings (2016 wind capacity increased 10% but generation increased less than 1%, solar capacity increased 2.5% but generation declined) have increased coal use driving up Germany’s emissions the last two years.
President Trump’s climate and energy policies have turned the U.S. into an energy resource rich juggernaut which now has access to huge amounts of economical energy resources at its disposal that will enhance America’s global competitiveness.
Additionally the U.S. has the ability to provide energy resources to global business partners with whom we chose to conduct business.
The climate and energy statements of the U.S. as reflected in the “Final Communique” from the G20 summit clearly articulate the policy of President Trump. These policies well position the U.S. for competing and succeeding in future business markets both at home and around the world.
The phony contrived world of liberal mainstream media thinking which falsely promotes climate alarmism and renewable energy activism has completely missed the successes that President Trump has achieved at the G20 summit.
These successes clearly enhance the global energy and business competitiveness of the U.S. while continuing to provide our country with environmental benefits.
The unhappiness of some G20 members with President Trumps climate and energy policy likely reflects the realization by these members that the U.S. is far better prepared for succeeding in future global business competition under his policies than those following the ill=conceived course of the EU’s elitist climate alarmist, renewable energy activist leadership.