President Biden – High Gasoline Prices are an “Incredible Transition”

h/t Fox News – Includes video; We’re all used to President Biden’s hilarious gaffs, Biden accidentally saying the quiet part out loud, but this one takes the peach.

What are we supposed to believe?

Are high gasoline prices part of the plan, to force the USA to embrace EVs? Given all the cancelled drilling lease sales and cancelled pipeline projects, I suggest there are good grounds to think so.

So stop complaining peasant, and get on with doing what your government wants you to do.

Of course, if you can’t afford an EV, there’s always public transport, at least in the cities. Or if you are worried about crime, you could just stay home. Greens think Americans commute too much, so encouraging you not to leave your house is probably part of the transition plan.

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fretslider
May 24, 2022 11:10 pm

“Are high gasoline prices part of the plan“

You know they are…

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  fretslider
May 25, 2022 3:37 am

AIChE ( American Institute of Chemical Engineers ) elected a Green here is a portion of her religious advice who to a 28 year veteran in the oil business:
Hi, Sethu. A lot of places offer greenhouse gas accounting training. I haven’t taken these trainings, but I noticed that the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the World Bank Academy have some free courses on corporate GHG accounting. 

There are ISO standards for greenhouse gas reporting and there are businesses that are accredited to verify that a reporting entity meets these standards. I don’t think you are looking to be an ISO auditor, though. I’m interested to hear if anyone posts about widely recognized certifications for greenhouse gas accounting/carbon reduction competency like there are for safety and quality. To my knowledge, it’s a free-for-all out there when it comes to claims about carbon offsets.

-Kirsten

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-Kirsten

Kirsten Rosselot
Process Profiles
Calabasas, CA United States
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fretslider
Reply to  Carbon Bigfoot
May 25, 2022 3:51 am

Blimey!

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  Carbon Bigfoot
May 25, 2022 5:14 am

‘A lot of places offer greenhouse gas accounting training.’

Back when I was an AIChE member, CO2 and H2O were the Holy Grail of chemical process emissions!

DonK31
Reply to  Frank from NoVA
May 25, 2022 9:04 am

Wasn’t that the purpose of the catalytic converter?…to convert the exhaust of the ICE into harmless C2O and H2O

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  DonK31
May 25, 2022 9:24 am

Yes, but little did the developers of catalytic converters know of the demons they were unleashing! Would that we had just stuck to leaded gas! (/s)

Iain Reid
May 24, 2022 11:12 pm

Living in the U.K. I am astonished that this man got to be president?

Not that we have much to crow about regarding our own ‘leaders’.

fretslider
Reply to  Iain Reid
May 25, 2022 12:37 am

They have net zero intelligence and integrity

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  fretslider
May 25, 2022 1:45 am

The yank has zero intelligence. The limey has zero respect.
They’re both liabilities.

fretslider
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
May 25, 2022 1:52 am

The limey has zero respect.”

Are you surprised?

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  fretslider
May 25, 2022 1:56 am

In a word, no.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Iain Reid
May 25, 2022 5:35 am

Here in the US, there are a lot of us that see 80 million reasons to doubt he actually was elected.
80 million and one if you include the fact that he is a doddering senile old fool who was a lying jackass and none to sharp even when he was at his best.

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Call me a skeptic
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
May 25, 2022 1:27 pm

Biden couldn’t fill up a 7-11 parking lot with his so called supporters at his infrequent campaign stops. But somehow 81 million people voted for him. 2000 mules explains some of it but not all the vote disparity. We live in troubling times.

stinkerp
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
May 25, 2022 5:30 pm

Well…the 2020 election wasn’t about Biden. It was about Trump and the media’s relentless campaign to demonize him for over 4 years. Probably 80% of Biden’s votes were from people who were voting against Trump , not for Biden. He could have been a mendacious, feckless, corrupt, incoherent dementia patient receiving bribes from foreign countries like China who sexually assaulted a woman and they would have voted for him. Oh, wait…

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  stinkerp
May 26, 2022 2:55 am

It’s not been established to my satisfaction that Biden won the election so speculating on the reasons for his win is just that: speculation, imo.

Tom Halla
Reply to  Iain Reid
May 25, 2022 6:41 am

Some of the people who voted for Biden were living, eligible US citizens.

Peter W
Reply to  Tom Halla
May 25, 2022 12:55 pm

Doesn’t say much for our schools.

Reply to  Iain Reid
May 25, 2022 7:15 am

The reason he became President was that the media disparaged Trump with a constant stream of unwarranted hate as they boosted Biden with unearned praise. It just goes to show how powerful manipulating emotions can be to make the ignorant believe things that aren’t true. It’s so powerful, not only has it worked to hobble and overthrow a legitimately elected government it has also worked on multiple occasions (climate, masks, vaccines) to deprecate the scientific method in favor of conforming to a political narrative.

Emotional manipulation is the go to tactic when facts and logic can’t support a position and the American left has wholeheartedly embraced this as the only way to support their Marxist agenda. As more Americans understand that they are being manipulated to usher in a new world order of centralized control, they will reject the Marxist left in a big way and if the MSM was honest, it would have already happened.

jeffery p
Reply to  co2isnotevil
May 25, 2022 8:02 am

Never have I seen any elected official undermined at every turn like Trump was. The FBI, CIA, Justice Department and practically every other bureau or agency did everything possible to make it impossible for Trump to govern.

Meanwhile, Trump did himself no favors. He seriously bungled the Covid response, primarily by letting “experts” like Fauci, Birx and other public health bureaucrats run the show. He let his contentious daily Covid briefings become a circus.

However, does that mean I believe the election was free and fair? No.

First of all, it’s unconstitutional to change voting procedures beyond what is set in state law. Second, there was no election integrity. Third, the media conspired to withhold important stories such as the Hunter Biden laptop. There was at least one Covid vaccine ready to go, but that information was withheld until after the election.

Unfortunately, there are no do-overs.

Tim Gorman
Reply to  jeffery p
May 25, 2022 11:15 am

Unfortunately, there are no do-overs.”

I wouldn’t bet on that yet.

Dave Fair
Reply to  jeffery p
May 25, 2022 11:19 am

But there are reversals, Jeffery.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  jeffery p
May 26, 2022 3:07 am

“Never have I seen any elected official undermined at every turn like Trump was. The FBI, CIA, Justice Department and practically every other bureau or agency did everything possible to make it impossible for Trump to govern.”

In other words, the Obama-Biden administration was using the power of the federal government to undermine their political opponents, an act of Treason.

And now, all those same traitors are back in the White House.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  jeffery p
May 26, 2022 3:17 am

“Meanwhile, Trump did himself no favors. He seriously bungled the Covid response, primarily by letting “experts” like Fauci, Birx and other public health bureaucrats run the show.”

I don’t agree with that. I think Trump did everything possible. He’s not a medical expert. He has to depend on experts. Just like everyone else. Trump shut down travel from China when Fauci and every other advisor Trump had was telling him not to do so. Trump shut it down anyway because he is a natural-born leader and knew when to ignore the experts.

“He let his contentious daily Covid briefings become a circus.”

You show the power the Leftwing Media has over your judgement of the situation. They have convinced you that the circus is Trump’s fault. You have it just backwards. The Leftwing Media turned every Trump press conference into a circus. If they treated Trump decently he would have returned the favor to them. But there was no chance of the Leftwing Media treating Trump fairly, then or now. And when Trump is treated unfairly, he complains about it publicly, and I encourage him to continue to do so.

I personally like it when Trump takes the lying Leftwing Media to task. I never get tired of his calling them liars. Because they are, and we all know it, especially now, when we know for sure the Leftwing Media was complicit in spreading the Hillary Clinton/Obama-Biden lies about Trump/Russia collusion, which undermined Trump’s presidency and undermined the United States of America.

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Observer
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 26, 2022 9:51 pm

Trump is a narcissistic blowhard who insisted on babbling incoherent nonsense during his Covid briefings to the press. If he trusted them, he should have kept out of the way and let Fauci er al babble their scientific fear-mongering. And of he didn’t trust them, he should fired them and get in people he did trust.

I have some sympathy for Trump in that he was under 24/7 siege by the media who would shamelessly twist everything he said to make him look worse; case in point them saying he was advocating injecting bleach to treat Covid. He never even mentioned bleach; but what the hell was he talking about with his mutterings about disinfectant?

It was 4 years of lunacy on all sides.

And the saddest thing is that I’d still vote for Trump over Biden or Clinton any day of the week.

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  Observer
May 28, 2022 3:15 am

“Trump is a narcissistic blowhard who insisted on babbling incoherent nonsense during his Covid briefings to the press.”

It made sense to me. He may be a narcissistic blowhard, but he gets things done, and he sees the Big Picture clearly. Something few of our other politicians can see.

Plus, Trump is the most vetted person in U.S. history, and has been *proven* innocent of every lie the Left threw up in public.

Trump is the most honest politician we have. He owes nothing to anyone. He is not a puppet of the ruling class, which is why they go after him so hard. Trump sees the proper direction for the United States. The people of the United States would be fools not to put Trump back in the White House. He has no competition, as far as I’m concerned. I like De Santis, but he is still something of an unknown. Trump is not an unknown and he gets the job done when others don’t even know where to start.

All I ask is for an opportunity to vote for Trump one more time. I’m not here to please the Left.

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  co2isnotevil
May 26, 2022 3:02 am

“The reason he became President was that the media disparaged Trump with a constant stream of unwarranted hate as they boosted Biden with unearned praise. It just goes to show how powerful manipulating emotions can be to make the ignorant believe things that aren’t true. It’s so powerful, not only has it worked to hobble and overthrow a legitimately elected government it has also worked on multiple occasions (climate, masks, vaccines) to deprecate the scientific method in favor of conforming to a political narrative.”

Exactly right. It just goes to show how effective and dangerous brainwashing and propagada can be.

The lying Leftwing News Media is the most dangerous organization in the world when it comes to our personal freedoms. They distort reality and cause people to do stupid things based on these distortions. People can’t elect the proper representatives when all they are told is lies and lies is all they get from the Leftwing Media.

If the Leftwing Media told the truth, Joe Biden would never have had a chance to be elected. Nor many other Democrats.

And people should realize that the leftwing Media will attack any Republican who is in a position to gain political power, not just Trump. If De Santis runs for president and looks like a contender you can bet the Leftwing Media is going to demonize him just like they did Trump.

It’s all about political power, not personalities.

Sturmudgeon
Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 26, 2022 8:50 pm

Methods used were the same as outlined in Sharyl Attkisson’s book SMEAR’. The name ‘Brock’ is mentioned frequently as the ‘Smearmaster’.

markl
Reply to  Iain Reid
May 25, 2022 7:36 am

He’s President because the vote was fraudulent. There’s a movie out, 2000 Mules, that accurately documents how it was done with both digital and video proof/evidence. Anyone watching that documentary that still believes there was no fraud is in denial. It’s being ignored by the MSM and authorities showing you how entrenched and in control the Marxist cabal has become in the USA.

Doonman
Reply to  markl
May 25, 2022 8:31 am

The mainstream press and cable talking heads all sell themselves to the same corporate advertisers. The ads seen in all these places are no different than in any other places. The idea is to sell you crap goods produced cheaply in low labor cost countries, sell you crap insurance coverage and sell you crap food and entertainment.

These ARE the people running the show. Money talks and if you want to be their political buddies, that’s explained to you quickly. Follow the money and see the agenda.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  markl
May 26, 2022 3:53 am

“He’s President because the vote was fraudulent. There’s a movie out, 2000 Mules, that accurately documents how it was done with both digital and video proof/evidence. Anyone watching that documentary that still believes there was no fraud is in denial.”

That’s right. The video shows the voter fraud.

I think the “2000 mules” movie is going to be showing in about 400 theaters around the nation this weekend The maker of the film, Dinesh D’Souza says to go to Fandango com and type in your zip code to find out if the movie is showing near you.

The movie shows there was a lot of fraud going on in the battleground States in the 2020 election. The movie does not show for whom these fraudulent votes were cast, but I think we can all make a pretty good guess about that.

Dinesh D’Souza wants this movie to be a wakeup call for Republicans. Let’s hope it is.

The next step is to track down these mules and the people who were supplying the fraudulent votes and confront them. Law enforcement needs to get involved in this investigation. I guess Trump’s Attorney General, Bob Barr wasn’t aware of this activity when he said he could find no evidence of voter fraud. Well, here you go Bill, here’s your evidence. Now what do you say?

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RevJay4
Reply to  Iain Reid
May 25, 2022 9:28 am

The left cheated to install the Brandon. He is not the president to most Americans. See the documentary “2000 Mules” available on net.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  RevJay4
May 26, 2022 4:11 am

Is it available free? I downloaded the video last week but it was corrupted and I only got to see about the first 57 minutes. Something was wrong with the download because the same thing happened on a second download of the video.

I saw enough to realize they have damning documented evidence of voter fraud. There’s no legitimate reason for one person to visit 25 different drop boxes in one day. And the investigative technique used track the mules right to the source of the fraudulent votes, presumably, leftwing voter organizations who are supplying the ballot for the mules to deliver and then paying the mules for their work. Denish says he thinks they were paid $10 per fraudulent ballot delivered.

Drop boxes ought to be outlawed.

John V. Wright
May 24, 2022 11:14 pm

It’s very important, if the Marxists are to succeed, that we don’t make use of the intelligence and human skills that we possess, that we stay at home, own nothing and above all be happy. Of course, we can’t ALL be THAT happy. Just the super-rich, leftie bunch of woke, entitled elite who feeds us all this crap.

DMacKenzie
Reply to  John V. Wright
May 25, 2022 7:20 am

Schwab just meant you won’t own a house or a car, you’ll just rent them off him and his buddies…not to mention the resultant disposable income for you will be absorbed by the system into the personal pleasure seeking economy instead. You will be able to go to raves and music concerts, watch pro athlete exhibitions, have time to do all those fun things on your guaranteed basic income, as long as you can come up with the payments to live in his condos and ride in his air taxis. If you can’t, he doesn’t talk about the future movement that will advocate recycling your protein….

Jeroen B.
May 24, 2022 11:23 pm

I will simply offer this:

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Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Jeroen B.
May 25, 2022 4:33 am

Seems right in the UK, when someone who has a track record of lying since being sacked for making up something he attributed to his godfather a few weeks into his first job. The lies seriously affected the godfather’s career. In usual Boris fashion the victim has never received a decent apology

SAMURAI
May 24, 2022 11:26 pm

Americans need to realize that Leftists’ War on Oil isn’t a misunderstanding of their energy policy, it’s the main feature of their CAGW hoax energy policy.

MSM hacks propagandize that “record number” of oil and leases are being offered to oil companies, but the reason US domestic oil and production isn’t recovering is that 1) the EPA is slow-walking drilling permits and 2) delaying approval of road and pipeline construction at drilling sites, 3) major banks and financial institutions have greatly decreased loans to oil and gas companies because new ESG risk assessment scoring which arbitrarily designates such loans as extremely risky because of “dangerous environmental consequences…

Under Trump, the US was 100% energy independent for the first time in 60 years, and now the Biden administration is purposefully slashing domestic production, and begging Iran, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela to lower oil prices, increase production and ship the US more oil to compensate for our purposeful cuts to domestic oil and gas production..

Leftists also think that coal, natural gas and nuclear power can rapidly and easily be replaced with wind and solar energy if backed up by massive grid-level battery storage, which is delusional and mathematically and financially impossible.

Leftists have utterly destroyed our economy with their inane and delusional energy policies.

Midterm elections can’t come soon enough…

Steve Case
Reply to  SAMURAI
May 24, 2022 11:45 pm

Midterm elections can’t come soon enough…
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Democrats are going to do the same thing that they did in November 2020. The Republicans haven’t done anything to change that.

Spetzer86
Reply to  Steve Case
May 25, 2022 4:22 am

Stacy Abrams won her primary in GA, so that level of people are still out there swinging.

Mason
Reply to  Spetzer86
May 25, 2022 7:17 am

Ah, yes! Unopposed was she? The people of Georgia can’t wait til November to give her the boot, just like the Democrat carpertbaggers of old.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Mason
May 25, 2022 2:27 pm

And that freed up lots of Dems to vote in the Republican primary for their preferred Republican candidate to run against her.

Wade
Reply to  Steve Case
May 25, 2022 4:56 am

The republicans won’t do anything to make the country better because many of the republicans are swamp creatures too! Why do you think they were silent about the election fraud?

And, just pretend there is no fraud and that all the Trump supported republicans win. They will not have a veto proof majority, therefore they will not be able to reverse the damage done. Get ready for at least two more years of pain.

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  Wade
May 25, 2022 9:44 am

‘They will not have a veto proof majority, therefore they will not be able to reverse the damage done.’

Perhaps not, but there might be a few ‘civil Officers of the United States’ for whom the Dems might not be willing to fall on their swords.

‘Article II, Section 4:

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.’

SAMURAI
Reply to  Wade
May 25, 2022 11:16 pm

Wade-san wrote:

“And, just pretend there is no fraud and that all the Trump supported republicans win. They will not have a veto proof majority”

it’s that way of thinking that caused Georgia Republicans not to vote in the Georgia Senate runoff elections and we lost 2 Senate seats and handed Leftists control of the Senate…

Let’s not make the same mistake again…

Trump needs to stop taking about 2020 voter fraud and concentrate only on what specific plans he’ll implement to fix all the problems Leftists have created which are destroying our country.

Climate believer
Reply to  SAMURAI
May 25, 2022 3:06 am

Check this out, I love seeing smug technocrats with a huge omlette on their face.

These people are so dumb.

https://youtu.be/xOAqlOxOgSg

jeffery p
Reply to  SAMURAI
May 25, 2022 8:06 am

Most of the destruction Brandon has wrought is through executive action and policy changes. I’m not sure what’s going to change unless there is a veto-proof majority in both houses.

Gunga Din
Reply to  jeffery p
May 25, 2022 2:30 pm

Does it take a veto-proof majority to reverse an “Executive Order”?
I don’t think so.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Gunga Din
May 25, 2022 2:42 pm

I spoke too soon, maybe.
He could veto any law nullifying an Executive Order.
“Executive Orders” are only to have authority if there’s no time for Congress to act on the (genuine) emergency. (IE China or Russia have launched against us.) Time to squash the long list of “emergencies” that Congress has had decades to act on.

Dscott
Reply to  SAMURAI
May 26, 2022 12:53 pm

So when we have fuel rationing this summer due to refinery constraints, are truck drivers supposed to switch to what fuel? Maybe they should buy an electric semi? Telsa’s comes out next year. Who else is currently selling an electric semi? No one I know of.

If you believe we should get off of fossil fuels shouldn’t there be something to transition to? How do you expect the supply chain to work if trucks can’t deliver goods to the stores or UPS/Fedex/Amazon to your residence?

Biden and Democrats in general have exhibited an amazing level of incompetence, this was foreseeable even without the Ukraine situation.

SAMURAI
Reply to  Dscott
May 26, 2022 11:20 pm

We’re still in the worst supply-chain crisis in US history primarily caused by Longshoremen Unions not allowing all US port operations to run 24/7/365 like all other industrialized countries do…

US West Coast ports are globally ranked in the 300’s in cargo processing efficiency, and explains why 100’s of vessels are still stranded off port waiting to be unloaded, which is pathetic…

Moreover, 40% of the US truck fleet are prohibited from even entering California because they don’t meet California’s new Truck emission standards, which is completely insane during a supply-chain crisis…

Chaswarnertoo
May 24, 2022 11:37 pm

Net zero is a very stupid idea. Let’s go Brandon!

Rich Davis
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
May 25, 2022 3:40 am

FJB!

DrEd
Reply to  Rich Davis
May 25, 2022 5:46 am

Can I vote 100 x for this post?

Dave Fair
Reply to  DrEd
May 25, 2022 11:30 am

Try 42X42^42. 42 being the meaning of life.

Kevin R.
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
May 25, 2022 9:32 am

Net zero economic activity is what net zero is going to do.

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Vuk
May 24, 2022 11:57 pm

Price of fuel is essential ingredient in prosperity of economy.
Has banking world reached ‘woke’ tipping point?
“The Bank of England has been urged to ‘focus on the basics of monetary ­economics’ instead of climate change after warning that the City is at risk of more than £340bn of losses from global warming.
Threadneedle Street came under fire from economists and MPs for saying that banks must rapidly stop funding fossil fuel projects to prevent economic disaster and a jump in millions of consumers’ insurance and mortgage costs.”
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/05/25/bank-england-told-ditch-green-obsession-prices-surge/

Ed Hanley
May 25, 2022 12:21 am

As an American, I’ve always been glad I would never have to live under government sponsored religious persecution. Now this. Silly me!

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David
May 25, 2022 12:27 am

The USA doesn’t have high gas prices! $8.39 per US gallon here in Sweden.

Derg
Reply to  David
May 25, 2022 12:34 am

And you get to join the EU….rejoice 😉

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  Derg
May 25, 2022 4:51 am

…and NATO!

fretslider
Reply to  David
May 25, 2022 1:53 am

$9.61 in London….

ex-KaliforniaKook
Reply to  fretslider
May 25, 2022 12:45 pm

$9.99 in Tahoe, California, USA.

IanE
Reply to  David
May 25, 2022 1:58 am

Of course, the USA is a MUCH larger country with rather more miles of road to traverse.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  IanE
May 25, 2022 3:09 am

try aus, where a trip to the only store can be 200 or more miles or more. largest town near me is 50miles 100km each way, costs me around 50$ to get there n back at least now

Rich Davis
Reply to  ozspeaksup
May 25, 2022 3:44 am

Don’t you understand that you’re inappropriately living in what should be a pristine wilderness? You need to move to Sydney or Perth and get on the dole.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  David
May 25, 2022 3:07 am

aus is around the 1.80 a litre so a gallon is 4.5litres $8.10 a gallon

Rich Davis
Reply to  ozspeaksup
May 25, 2022 3:51 am

You’re talking imperial gallons and A$ I reckon. 3.79 liters per US gallon. 0.71USD per AUD

1.80AUD/L = 4.84USD/USgallon
Last price I paid was $4.559

Old Man Winter
Reply to  David
May 25, 2022 5:41 am

EVERYONE HAS NEEDLESSLY HIGH GAS PRICES! Gas >2X since Biden elected.

Nov 2020US avg- $2.19, $3.33 San Fran high, $1.72 Tulsa low; Diesel $2.48

High gas prices are a badge of a$$en!ne stupidity, not honor!!!

https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/11/08/ticker-state-strikes-deal-on-wind-power-gas-prices-drop-in-u-s/

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Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  David
May 25, 2022 8:07 am

Check back with us next month.

jeffery p
Reply to  David
May 25, 2022 8:23 am

I don’t know about Sweden, but the USA has vast reserves of oil (and natural gas and coal, for that matter). We need not be dependent upon imported oil. We also have plenty of capacity to refine all the oil we need. These prices are ridiculously high.

Don’t take this personally, but I don’t want to live in Sweden or any of the EU countries, either. I like freedom and prosperity and I look forward to enjoying them again.

Reply to  David
May 25, 2022 10:33 am

In Sweden, 60% of the price of gas is TAXES. In the U.S., federal tax is 18.4 cents per gallon. Add state taxes, California the highest at 67¢/gal and Texas one of the lowest at 20¢/gal. So at $4/gal, Texans pay only 9.6% tax and Californians 21.3% tax. Supposedly, those taxes are to support roads and transportation infrastructure (not always). What does Sweden do with its excessive taxes?

Rod Evans
May 25, 2022 1:38 am

The Great Reset was announced to the world by Prince Charles on prime time TV sponsored by the BBC. He said on camera back in 2020 at the end of first quarter period of Covid. The Great Reset is needed and will bring the developed world to become more environmentally aware.
The WEF under the guiding hand of Klaus Schwab has mandated all governments must advance the Green Energy policy and reduce the energy freedoms of individuals.
His promise to the world is ” You will own nothing, and you will be happy” that insane concept is being actively progressed.
The first half of his mandate, i.e. ‘you will own nothing’ is well underway, the second bit, ‘you will be happy’ seems to be less obvious and not as high a priority to the Green Energy movement.
This winter in the northern hemisphere, will be a very challenging period of adjustment for far too many people.
It will be interesting to see how many of the hungry, frozen souls unable to feed their families or warm their homes, are happy come next March.

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Rod Evans
May 25, 2022 1:48 am

Anal Schwab is a very, very evil man.

fretslider
Reply to  Rod Evans
May 25, 2022 1:50 am

Did you know the World Economic Forum has its own police? Neither did I

“World Economic Forum Police’ Detain American Conservative Journalist Jack Posobiec at Davos”
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/05/24/watch-world-economic-forum-police-detain-american-conservative-journalist-jack-posobiec/

Rod Evans
Reply to  fretslider
May 25, 2022 2:36 am

Nothing surprises me about the WEF. They have their own propaganda organisations too. The BBC and the Guardian are clearly WEF departments of information dissemination

Richard Page
Reply to  Rod Evans
May 25, 2022 5:05 am

As is CNN – the BBC repeats a lot of CNN headlines without edit or amendment. Why are UK residents paying a licence fee when the BBC is no longer fit for purpose?

DMacKenzie
Reply to  Rod Evans
May 25, 2022 7:37 am

Klaus Schwab bragged that half of the Canadian cabinet were WEF “young leaders”. If you dig deeper it covers the Canadian political spectrum. Although some claim they just attended and were sent the T-shirt….

https://www.beyondthenarrative.ca/canadian-federal-politician-members-of-the-world-economic-forum/

jeffery p
Reply to  Rod Evans
May 25, 2022 8:29 am

Since it was Prince Charles, is there little wonder anybody paid any attention? Seriously, does anybody listen to him?

TonyG
Reply to  Rod Evans
May 25, 2022 11:00 am

You must be kidding, Rod. I’m constantly being told the Great Reset is a conspiracy theory. 🙂

fretslider
May 25, 2022 1:41 am

If you want to change people’s behaviour, i.e. force people out of their cars, the easiest way to do it is price them out. As usual the poorest are the ones to bear the brunt of the pain. Hence the great transition.

Central London has an ‘Ultra Low Emissions Zone’ (ULEZ) 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Mayor Khan has a huge black hole in Transport for London’s finances after persuading people not to use public transport during the pandemic.

He is at war with motorists – especially the poorer ones.

“The Mayor announced last week that he wanted to expand the £12.50-a-day Ulez from the suburbs — it currently is in force up to the North and South Circular roads — across all 33 London boroughs by the end of next year.

But Tory MP for Orpington Gareth Bacon described the proposal – dubbed the “GL-Ulez” – as “madness” and warned it would be fiercely opposed by a number of MPs representing outer London constituencies. He said his constituency did not have the same pollution or congestion as inner London and accused Mr Khan of simply trying to generate additional funds for TfL, which has seen its fares income collapse due to the pandemic.”

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/ulez-expansion-sadiq-khan-backlash-greater-london-tory-mp-b986959.html

Poorer people generally own older second hand vehicles which will be hit by the charge. Even before the current economic situation developed they would not have been able to afford the extra £4,562.50 per year that Khan wants to impose on them.

I filled up yesterday and the pump rate is £1.72/litre or… £7.81/gallon. ($9.61)

They know exactly what their policies are doing. This wasn’t even in Khan’s manifesto. He doesn’t have a mandate for it…

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Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  fretslider
May 25, 2022 1:55 am

I used to leave near Orpington as a kid in the 80s (my first girlfriend was an Orpington girl) and I taught maths in a school there later in life. It is on the edge of Greater London (almost Kent). It is leafy and airy and doesn’t have in any way the pollution levels of inner city London. There are a couple of housing estates in Orpington where (good) people with little disposable income live. They will not be able to afford ULEZ charges. Khan’s attempt to impose “pollution fines” is a cynical money grab. He is a nasty man.

fretslider
Reply to  Eric Worrall
May 25, 2022 2:19 am

It’s quite pleasant – as Kent goes.

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Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Eric Worrall
May 25, 2022 2:59 am

Bexley Heath – where my Nan lived. It’s a small world Eric!

fretslider
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
May 25, 2022 3:36 am

It’s smaller than you think. I worked in Bexley College for a time. I really hated the A2

Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  fretslider
May 25, 2022 11:25 pm

Is a South East London love in!

Dave Fair
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
May 25, 2022 11:54 am

His and other ideologically driven Leftist politicians’ imposition of this and similar hardships will hasten the demise of central cities. Companies and individuals now have options with recent technological advances. Power is fleeting.

Rich Davis
Reply to  fretslider
May 25, 2022 11:02 am

Not $9.61 but $8.15. Bad enough though.

3.79L per US gallon
$1.25/£

£1.72/L = £6.519/US gallon
= $8.149/US gallon

You are working with imperial gallons not comparable to US prices quoted in terms of US gallons.

Alternatively my $4.559/US gallon is $5.475/imperial gallon.

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May 25, 2022 2:25 am

The Democrats “War on Fossil Fuels” is anti-American and a war on the American way of life. Reasonable cost and abundant Energy is needed for us to sustain our good lives, sustain a strong economy, keep American manufacturing and provide for the fuels to power our military for Defense.

Rod Evans
Reply to  Dick Storm
May 25, 2022 2:39 am

” How Dare You”!! as one of the WEF’s useful idiots would say to you Dick.

b.nice
May 25, 2022 4:16 am

To all the Democrats out there.

If you don’t like fossil fuels… DON’T USE THEM

That will bring demand down considerably, and make it cheaper for real people.

Kenji
Reply to  b.nice
May 25, 2022 7:34 am

Plenty of e-cars available to every virtue-signaling eco-fraud on the planet. But leftists don’t believe in Freedom that departs from THEIR belief system … so EVERYONE must suffer. You MUST PAY!!!

jeffery p
Reply to  b.nice
May 25, 2022 8:31 am

You know better than that. They are much smarter and much more virtuous than you or I and they know how we should live. It’s not good enough for them to live as they please, they need to force the rest of us to live the same way.

lee riffee
Reply to  b.nice
May 25, 2022 3:17 pm

Yes, kind of like that old pro-abortion line – “if you don’t believe in it, don’t have one”. Rephrase that to “If you believe that fossil fuels cause climate change, don’t use them!”.
Sounds like a great bumper sticker….

Spetzer86
May 25, 2022 4:28 am

Everyone’s talking about driving and transport, which are important. Don’t forget agriculture, which basically runs on diesel. You double the costs of fuel, reduce the availability of fertilizer, and increase the costs of basic parts due to shipping costs/availability and you’re looking at an expensive 2022. Farmers don’t really get to set their own prices and there will be massive costs to make up. Come 2023, it’ll be interesting to see how many current farmers can afford seed and fuel to plant. It’ll also be interesting to see how much more farmland Bill Gates has amassed.

Kevin R.
Reply to  Spetzer86
May 25, 2022 9:37 am

And also, you don’t even have asphalt to make and repair roads without petroleum. No roads no economic activity.

May 25, 2022 4:29 am

They could not get the new green deal
So this is how the progressives are getting around it

TonyG
Reply to  Ed wolfe
May 25, 2022 11:14 am

So this is how the progressives are getting around it

Been saying that for awhile. It’s the standard playbook.

George V
May 25, 2022 4:55 am

So, in order for the US to not be dependent on fossil fuels, we have to become dependent on rare earth metals, the mining and processing of which are environmentally destructive and require large amounts of energy, most of which will take place in other countries and use fossil fuels. Oh, that makes sense.

I think you can place a person on the political scale (conservative to progressive) based on their ability to do rudimentary mental mathematical and engineering analysis. The worse a person is at it, the more progressive their politics.

randomengineer
Reply to  George V
May 25, 2022 6:48 am

Yes in the 80s and 90s it was popular to carp about sending perfectly good US $$ overseas for oil to countries who hate us. Today we are sending perfectly good US $$ overseas for rare earth metals to countries who hate us. Maybe it’s just me but it looks like the same policy being used but for different strategic resources. The one and only interruption in this avalanche was in the form of the bad orange man. Now while super bright geopolitical experts may argue that this strategy is required to pacify the greater world and keep it from global war (thus showing orange man to be short sighted) I’m not convinced that this is true. If it is, policy makers don’t appear to be very bright. Better to embark on a policy to create and loft spaceborne solar in quantity that can be used worldwide. This would satisfy the policy goal and not murder the US economy. The only conclusion here is that takedown of the US is the actual goal.

jeffery p
Reply to  George V
May 25, 2022 8:39 am

Did you ever read Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America? In 1940 FDR loses the election and the new American president is compromised and controlled by Nazi Germany. His administration actively kept America out of the Second World War and adopted other policies friendly to Germany and the Axis powers.

See any contemporary parallels?

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jeffery p
Reply to  jeffery p
May 25, 2022 8:40 am

That was supposed to be a reply to randomengineer. Oops.

Boff Doff
May 25, 2022 5:28 am

Whichever side of the divide you reside:

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
H.L. Mencken wrote that in 1920. Not much changes.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Boff Doff
May 25, 2022 12:00 pm

It only took a hundred years for us to make H.L.’s perfect democracy. Quite a track record, I’d say.

Bruce Cobb
May 25, 2022 5:33 am

And with that incredibly stupid gaffe, Biden’s popularity will go from the wastebasket into the crapper. They’ll be doing damage control on that one for a while. So, what else is part of this “incredible transition” then? Let’s see, how about widespread brownouts and blackouts for starters, along with skyrocketing costs for electricity? How about a recession? How about the US becoming weaker and less able to defend democracy from bullies like Russia, and would-be bullies like China and NK?

John Garrett
May 25, 2022 5:42 am

From CNN:

NUMBER OF THE DAY

40%

Brits are bracing for another huge hike in their energy bills after the United Kingdom’s energy regulator said on Tuesday that annual bills for millions of households would likely rise by about another £800 ($1,000), or 40%.

Dave Fair
Reply to  John Garrett
May 25, 2022 12:01 pm

They’ll blame Putin and a lack of wind generation.

Peter W
Reply to  Dave Fair
May 25, 2022 1:05 pm

If you need more wind, arouse the politicians.

Shoki Kaneda
May 25, 2022 6:05 am

FJB

David Elstrom
May 25, 2022 6:33 am

Oops. Prez Dolt blurts out that Democrats view the price increases coming out of their war on fossil fuels as a great thing. The serfs will be force into electric vehicles. (Because gas limos and private jets are for the elite.)

Tom Halla
May 25, 2022 6:39 am

Anyone pushing NetZero is responsible.

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Peter W
Reply to  Tom Halla
May 25, 2022 1:07 pm

??? – Correction – irresponsible?

Gordon A. Dressler
May 25, 2022 6:44 am

And this mortal dare state that ” . . . that God willing, when it’s (the “incredible transition” is) over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels”.

God gave humans brains and free will . . . to be smart, not dumb . . . to use the “fruits of the earth” (including fossil fuels), not to seek out poverty and despair via basing economies on “renewables”.

Simply put, Joe, I have no faith in your faith.

Olen
May 25, 2022 7:19 am

It’s perfect, they count the votes and make the count close enough to look like it is legit. When the people take control of their elections only then will politicians have to do the people’s bidding.

Danley Wolfe
May 25, 2022 7:23 am

Not sure about Boris Johnson, but Joe Biden should be an embarassment to any thoughtful American who cares about the country, a much bigger, broader problem than just energy and climate policy…. about incompetence… if American’s elected this man president then America has an even bigger problem in its system of government.

Peter W
Reply to  Danley Wolfe
May 25, 2022 1:08 pm

Right! With Trump as president, we would have had a lot more wind!

jeffery p
May 25, 2022 7:52 am

There’s more than one meaning to incredible. I think Brandon means strained, labored, unconvincing or unbelievable. None of these are good.

But this is all be design. We’re going to decarbonize no matter the costs. You people that don’t like it? Maybe you’re too biased or stupid to know what’s good for you.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  jeffery p
May 25, 2022 8:03 am

“I think Brandon means . . .”

Well, in context, Brandon clearly states that God has a part to play in this “incredible transition”.

Separation of church and state? . . . forget about it.

Felix
May 25, 2022 8:12 am

They don’t have the competency to execute any such plan.

jeffery p
May 25, 2022 8:27 am

I recall a conversation in Atlas Shrugged where the elites were talking about the deleterious effects of their policies. To paraphrase, the response was Americans have had it too good for too long. It will be good for them to suffer a little.

Has it occurred to anyone else that we are living in the lead-up to Atlas Shrugged?

TonyG
Reply to  jeffery p
May 25, 2022 11:22 am

Has it occurred to anyone else that we are living in the lead-up to Atlas Shrugged?

lead-up?

Olen
May 25, 2022 9:08 am

The arrogance displayed while destroying the US is only possible because they don’t have to worry about elections.

ResourceGuy
May 25, 2022 9:38 am

The picture will be complete when he adorns the Jimmy Carter sweater and talks of malaise.

Gyan1
May 25, 2022 10:08 am

Destruction of the middle class is a key element of the reset. Designed to impoverish them into dependence and a hand to mouth existence. The plandemic resulted in the biggest transfer of wealth to the 1% in history. Small business was destroyed in favor of large corporations.

Gary Pearse
May 25, 2022 10:31 am

Europe is giving up the battle to replace Russian gas with renewables. They are signing on for Russian gas long term. This is the end of the reckless, brainless “transition”. They can foresee the pitchforks in the streets, I reckon.

“Italy’s ENI said Tuesday that it had started the process of opening two accounts with Gazprombank, one in euros and another in rubles….

German energy company RWE (RWEOY) told CNN Business on Tuesday that it had opened a new bank account to pay for its Russian gas imports ….,

France’s Engie (ENGIY) also said Tuesday that it had found a compromise with Gazprom….”

https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/17/energy/europe-russia-gas-payments/index.html

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Gary Pearse
May 25, 2022 11:21 am

They will call it a bridge to the transition, but this is a way to pass that burnt offering to the next batch of leaders who will not dare to step back into the green merde. So this is how the show ends. Let’s see who among the ideologue trolls who comment here is the last to leave. Some have changed sides, but we are down to the diehards now.

ResourceGuy
May 25, 2022 12:40 pm

Says the leader of the huge, armored SUV caravan.

Mike Maguire
May 25, 2022 12:52 pm

Life without petroleum-based products
https://www.marketforum.com/forum/topic/84689/

I think that you’ll especially like this video demonstration:

https://www.aei.org/carpe-diem/video-of-the-day-life-without-petroleum-based-products/

Gunga Din
May 25, 2022 2:16 pm

Obama’s Energy Secretary, “Somehow,” Chu said, “we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”

Brandon (and his handlers) did it.
Now we can “transition” back to the stone age!
(Stone tools don’t give off CO2.)

Bob
May 25, 2022 3:48 pm

“What are we supposed to believe?”

I believe my government can go to hell.

G. Yowell
May 26, 2022 9:53 am

This will be a VERY long and Painful transition if EVs are the preferred option.
After 30-years since their introduction in California EVs are displacing 3.5% of our petroleum use. Yes, they are growing by leaps and bounds and by 2030 they should displace 6.3%. EVs are the second slowest petroleum reduction option, next to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Here is my recent article with greater details. Electric Vehicles: How California is helping to reduce petroleum demand in the face of the Ukraine conflict – Stillwater Associates

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  G. Yowell
May 28, 2022 7:24 am

Just putting a percentage of EVs on the road (displacing an equal percentage ICE vehicles) does NOT mean that there is that same percentage reduction in fossil fuel use from EVs.

According the the latest figures from the EIA (https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3 ), fossil fuels are used to produce 61% of the total electricity used annually in the US. In comparison, “renewable” energy sources account for only 20% of total electricity production.

As a practical matter, you cannot call up your local electrical utility company and demand that they only supply your home with electricity from renewable energy sources . . . same for when you plug into EV recharging stations at work, at public/private parking areas, and even at—you guessed it—Tesla Supercharging stations.

Bottom line: EVs continue to rely on electricity generated from fossil fuels . . . to the tune of about 61% of what is used to recharge them, that is.

G. Yowell
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
May 28, 2022 3:19 pm

I hope you understand that what both are saying is 100% correct. EVs displace petroleum use by avoiding gasoline consumption, a petroleum product (which is a fossil fuel). EVs consume fossil fuel (natural gas) and renewables.

And yes, that is correct that EVs do not displace (or replace a gasoline vehicle one-for-one. In my overly complex calculations, too detailed, and boring, to give all the explanations, short-range EVs displace 65% and long-range EVs displace 95% of a gasoline car, annual miles traveled. In California we have next to zero petroleum fueled power plants beside a small and seldom run, emergency backup generators but do have 40-60% natural gas fossil fueled power grid depending on the year. So EVs are charged on fossil fuel (natural gas) and renewables but not petroleum. Hope that clarifies the petroleum vs fossil fuels. Recovering California Energy Commission Automotive Engineer

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  G. Yowell
May 28, 2022 6:01 pm

Thanks for the reply. I do understand what you’re saying and that you cannot delineate all of the details of your calculations.

However, for the benefit of WUWT readers, I note that you state:
“In California we have next to zero petroleum fueled power plants beside a small and seldom run, emergency backup generators but do have 40-60% natural gas fossil fueled power grid depending on the year.”

This is true as far as it goes, but IMHO it doesn’t go far enough. There is this:
“California’s in-state utility-scale electricity generation equaled about four-fifths of the state’s electricity retail sales in 2021, and the rest of its supply came from out of state. California imports more electricity than any other state and typically receives between one-fifth and one-third of its electricity supply from outside of the state . . . In 2020, wind energy and hydropower facilities each supplied about one-fifth of California’s imported electricity. Other, unspecified sources supplied nearly one-fifth of imports. Nuclear energy and natural gas each accounted for more than one-tenth, and coal fueled less than one-tenth . . . coal-fired power plants supplied about 9% of imports . . . essentially all imports of coal-fired generation are projected to end by 2026” (source: https://www.eia.gov/state/analysis.php?sid=CA )

So,those “other states” supply electricity—20-33% of the annual total used in California—from a mix of “renewables”, nuclear, natural gas, and yes, even dirty coal.

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