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  • Biden Bans Gas Stoves and Appliances in Federal Buildings

    04/25/2024 9:17:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | April 24, 2024 | Nick Pope
    The Biden administration finalized a rule Wednesday that bans the use of natural gas in new federal buildings. The Department of Energy announced the final rule, which requires federal agencies to “phase out” and ultimately eliminate the on-site use of fossil fuels starting in 2030. New federal buildings constructed after 2030 will not be allowed to have the natural gas hookups required to power gas stoves and other appliances under the final rule. “The Biden-Harris Administration is practicing what we preach,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said of her agency’s rule. “Just as we are helping households and businesses across the...
  • Faced with high prices, Biden administration cancels oil purchase to refill U.S. energy stockpile

    04/03/2024 10:49:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Just The News ^ | April 3, 2024 12:58pm | Kevin Killough
    In March, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm had stated that the SPR would be refilled by the end of 2024. The Biden administration is reportedly putting a hold on plans to replenish the nation’s energy stockpiles, citing cost. The Energy Department announced it would not be purchasing 3 million barrels of oil as part of an effort to refill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, according to Bloomberg, saying it is “keeping the taxpayer’s interest at the forefront.” The administration’s target for the buys is $79 a barrel, but its purchase of 2.8 million barrels last month averaged approximately $81 per barrel. Oil...
  • Granholm: Pause on LNG Export Approvals Might Be Pause on Exports That Are Good for the Environment

    01/27/2024 11:38:24 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/27/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm stated that the pause in liquid natural gas (LNG) export approvals might actually be a pause on exports that are actually beneficial to the environment because LNG can replace far dirtier coal. Granholm stated, “[W]e just need to update the data associated with the factors. So, the factors are, does this impact — what is the impact on national security, what is the impact on foreign policy, what is the impact — in other words, our allies and whether they’re able to access the energy that they need, what...
  • Granholm: Slumping EV Demand Partially Due to Higher Prices, ‘Confusing’ Tax Incentives

    01/27/2024 7:18:28 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/27/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm stated that part of the reason for the slowdown in electric vehicle demand is due to the fact that they’re more expensive than gas cars and there’s “a confusing tax incentive market.” Co-host Andrew Ross Sorkin asked, “[T]here’s been a big push, obviously, from government, and, frankly, I think we thought from the marketplace, for EVs and what that would ultimately do to the interests of oil and what not. However, there is clearly a slowdown taking place, and we’re seeing it, by the way, Tesla stock is down,...
  • Granholm on Biofuel Policies Hiking Gas Prices: EVs Are Cheaper with Tax Credits People Get ‘If They’re Able to Afford’ It

    01/06/2024 8:44:21 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/06/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm responded to concerns that emulating some of California’s policies will drive gas prices higher by stating that it’s “less expensive to operate an electric vehicle” and people get tax benefits “if they are able to take it up, and if they’re able to afford a lease.” After Granholm mentioned that refineries are being converted to biofuels due to policy incentives, co-host Becky Quick said, “[T]o see some of these policies embraced in California where they say we want to be at peak gasoline usage, and, as a result, we’re...
  • Republicans demand answers after top Biden official invited CCP leaders to sensitive national security site

    11/09/2023 9:55:31 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/07/23 | Thomas Catenacci
    FIRST ON FOX: A coalition of 18 House Republicans led by GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., are pressing Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm over her agency's invitation for foreign adversaries to inspect a sensitive U.S. nuclear testing site. In a letter sent Thursday morning, Stefanik and the other Republicans blasted Granholm for recently offering China and Russia "unprecedented access" to the Department of Energy's (DOE) Nevada National Security Site. Bloomberg reported in September that the DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration invited Chinese and Russian officials to tour the site to prove the U.S. is upholding a three-decade moratorium against testing...
  • EV Deficiencies Becoming More Apparent [semi-satire]

    10/28/2023 1:40:37 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 October 2023 | John Semmens
    Whether or not electric vehicles (EVs) are really less polluting than gasoline-powered vehicles is not clear. However, the effort to mandate an all-electric future for transportation may not be economically feasible. Gasoline-powered cars didn't have to be mandated. Their performance advantage over animal-drawn transportation is what enabled them to reshape transportation. EVs do not have a performance advantage. They have a performance deficit. They are less convenient and more expensive. All the government subsidies poured into EVs makes the cost of driving them equivalent to having to pay more than $17 per gallon of gasoline. With a gasoline-powered car you...
  • Home wreckers? All the appliances the Biden administration plans to regulate more aggressively

    10/02/2023 6:18:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    Just The News ^ | October 1, 2023 6:49pm Updated: October 1, 2023 9:37pm | By Just the News staff
    In December, Energy Secretary Granholm announced that the administration had taken 110 actions on energy efficiency standards in 2022 alone...and are moving forward with rules impacting dozens more appliances. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Joe Biden administration continues to use executive authority to regulate popular household appliances at an unprecedented level, with claims that their changes will save consumers money and help slow climate change and its alleged effects on the environment. Though the latest set of restrictions the administration is mandating is for gas powered furnaces, that is only the latest and far from the last. “According to the current federal Unified...
  • Biden policies on U.S. strategic oil reserve shock strategists

    09/28/2023 1:14:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | Thursday, September 28, 2023 | Staff
    Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said the Strategic Petroleum Reserve will not be replenished during Joe Biden’s current term. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As China expands its reserves with low-cost oil from Russia, the Biden administration has allowed U.S. stocks in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to hit their lowest levels in decades. The communist regime in Beijing is seen intent on stockpiling large amounts of crude oil in anticipation of a military move against Taiwan. When the Biden administration took office in January 2021, the SPR contained more than 638 million barrels of oil. Currently, according to Energy Department statistics, the reserve holds...
  • Granholm’s EV trip draws House GOP investigation

    09/26/2023 8:26:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/26/2023 | ZACK BUDRYK
    The House Oversight and Accountability Committee on Tuesday morning announced a probe into a recent interstate trip by Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm intended to promote electric vehicle (EV) adoption, during which departmental staff vehicles allegedly blocked off a charging station for her. In a letter Tuesday, committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) and environment subcommittee Chairman Pat Fallon (R-Texas) requested documents and communications relating to the September trip, including the itinerary, names of drivers and passengers and a list of vehicles involved. The letter specifically mentions an incident during the trip in which a staffer reportedly blocked off an EV charger...
  • EV Fails Top Bureaucrat [semi-satire]

    09/19/2023 10:45:45 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 September 2023 | John Semmens
    This week, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm's four-day electric vehicle (EV) road trip turned out to be more difficult than expected. The trip was intended to tout the Biden Administration's program to mandate EVs as the wave of the future. But difficulties finding charging stations and the long time it takes to "fill up" with electricity proved irritating, both to the Secretary and other EV owners competing for the limited spaces at a roadside charging station. A particularly embarrassing incident occurred in Georgia where members of Granholm's staff had used an internal combustion engine car to reserve a charging space...
  • Energy chief Jennifer Granholm admits ‘poor judgment’ with EV fiasco

    09/14/2023 1:38:01 PM PDT · by thegagline · 30 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 09/14/2023 | Ryan King
    ithium deposit found in northwest US may be the world’s largest Shamefaced Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm confirmed Thursday that her staff hogged an electric car charging station during a summer trip, leading to law enforcement getting involved. Granholm, 64, was on a four-day road trip from North Carolina to Tennessee with a traveling caravan of electric and nonelectric vehicles when a member of her advance team used a gasoline-powered car to reserve a charging spot, angering a family that had been waiting in line. “Yeah, I’ve seen the reports,” Granholm told Rep. Scott Franklin (R-Fla.) when he asked during...
  • EV Road Trip Fiasco: Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm’s Search for Chargers Gets the Cops Called on Her

    09/11/2023 10:35:28 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/11/2023 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm embarked on a four-day road trip in an electric vehicle this summer and faced a few issues, including trouble locating chargers, long downtimes as batteries slowly refilled, and even having the police called on her. Granholm drove from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Memphis, Tennessee, in an attempt to draw attention to the billions of dollars the White House is pouring into green energy and clean cars, according to a report by NPR. The U.S. Secretary of Energy even made passionate town hall stops along the way, advocating for reshaping Americans’ lives by transitioning from...
  • Energy Secretary’s Electric Vehicle Roadtrip Devolves Into ‘Scene Out Of VEEP’ (Comic Relief)

    09/11/2023 8:54:21 AM PDT · by Sir_Humphrey · 17 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 9/10/2023 | Daniel Chaitin
    The Biden administration‘s efforts to promote electric vehicles hit a roadblock during Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm‘s summer trip through the southeast United States.Granholm and her entourage used a fleet of electric vehicles to journey from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Memphis, Tennessee, with town hall events along the way, NPR’s Camila Domonoske wrote in a report published on Sunday.The purpose of the trip was to “draw attention to the billions of dollars the White House is pouring into green energy and clean cars,” but Domonoske, who joined the caravan for the ride, shared how the four-day venture was not a smooth...
  • Electric cars have a road trip problem, even for the secretary of energy

    09/10/2023 4:48:39 PM PDT · by CFW · 65 replies
    NPR ^ | 9/10/23 | Camila Domonoske
    When Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm set out on a four-day electric-vehicle road trip this summer, she knew charging might be a challenge. But she probably didn't expect anyone to call the cops. Granholm's trip through the southeast, from Charlotte, N.C., to Memphis, Tenn., was intended to draw attention to the billions of dollars the White House is pouring into green energy and clean cars. The administration's ambitious energy agenda, if successful, could significantly cut U.S. emissions and reshape Americans' lives in fundamental ways, including by putting many more people in electric vehicles. Granholm approaches a charging station to charge...
  • More Regulations on the Way [semi-satire]

    08/30/2023 10:50:00 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 August 2023 | John Semmens
    The Department of Energy wants to require that ceiling fans be more energy efficient. It is estimated that this regulation would increase fan manufacturing costs by over $80 million per year and drive 10 to 30% of small fan manufacturing firms out of business. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm defended the new regulation, saying "it will save consumers an estimated 33 cents per month over the 10-year life of each fan. As for the impact on small businesses, we saw during the pandemic shutdown that most of them are not essential. A winnowing out of the weakest of them would probably...
  • HOME POLITICS & POLICY ENERGYBiden energy chief claims wiping out 60% of oil imports will help, not harm, energy security

    08/28/2023 8:10:47 AM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    Just the News ^ | 8/26/2023 | Addison Smith
    In a speech to a Seattle crowd Wednesday, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm made the claim that lower oil imports improves U.S. energy security. Praising Biden’s historic green energy funding and 100% clean electricity goal by 2035, Granholm said “With all this electrification, we could slash our net crude oil imports by almost 60%, and that strengthens energy security.” Granholm, who appeared with Vice President Kamala Harris also said Harris "has been amazing inside the White House as the champion for clean energy." One of the most common critiques of Biden’s green agenda is that it has thus far achieved the...
  • Adventures in Bidenomics [semi-satire]

    08/15/2023 8:21:45 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 August 2023 | John Semmens
    Energy The Biden Administration's claim that forcing consumers to shift from gas stoves to electric stoves would lower their monthly cost of cooking is technically true. A Department of Energy analysis showed that using electricity to cook instead of gas would save an estimated nine cents per month in operating costs. However, it would cost a consumer more than $300 to purchase the lowest priced GE stove on the market. This stove would have to last 300 years before the monthly nine cent savings would equal the cost to buy that stove. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm pointed out...
  • EXC: Biden Energy Secretary Held Secret Talks With Chinese Official Tied To Hunter Biden’s Investments Before US Drained Oil Reserve.

    08/09/2023 5:37:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies ^ | August 7, 2023 | By: Natalie Winters
    The Biden administration’s top energy official held multiple talks with a Chinese Communist Party official linked to an oil company counting investment from Hunter Biden’s private equity firm just days before the U.S. moved to release oil from its strategic reserve in 2021. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm controversially spoke with China National Energy Administration chairman Zhang Jianhua one-on-one multiple times in meetings that had not previously been reported, according to internal Energy Department calendars obtained by Fox News. Granholm and her Chinese Communist Party counterpart met on November 19th and 21st, 2021, just days before the White House announced its...
  • Electric Bus Company Biden Energy Secretary Once Had Stake In Goes Belly Up

    08/08/2023 6:06:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 07, 2023 7:58 PM ET | NICK POPE
    Proterra, the electric bus company at the center of an apparent conflict of interest involving Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, has filed for bankruptcy, Reuters reported Monday evening. Granholm drew immense scrutiny when it was revealed that she maintained her financial positions in the firm, for which she used to sit on the board of directors, after she assumed her post as the leader of the Department of Energy (DOE) and began to direct policies which could have favored her own financial interests. Granholm eventually closed her position in the firm late in May 2021, and netted capital gains amounting to...