‘Unsustainable’ gas prices are ‘accelerating our progress towards clean energy’

Gas prices are “unsustainable,” but there is no “silver bullet,” Biden Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said this week.

“I mean, I think pricing isn’t viable for a lot of people right now. I mean regular citizens on fixed incomes, paying huge sums of money that they hadn’t planned or budgeted for just to get to work,” Granholm said during an appearance on CBS Matinees.

“It is unsustainable for many and unfortunately there is no quick fix. However, your point about accelerating our progress toward clean energy is also very, very important,” she added, suggesting that the current situation presents an opportunity to advance the Biden administration’s green initiatives. .

On that same front, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy recently suggested that Big Tech should step in and censor people who oppose President Biden’s climate change agenda.

Granholm, however, also made waves this week after claiming rising gas prices made a “very compelling case” for buying an electric vehicle.

“If you filled your electric vehicle and filled your gas tank with gasoline, you would save $60 per fill-up by going electric instead of using gasoline, but that’s a case very compelling, but again, we want to bring the price down to the point of purchase,” the energy secretary said, even as she “recently served as a director of an electric car company — and held millions in the company’s stock,” according to the Daily mail.

Granholm’s remarks come nearly a month after a contentious exchange with Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) at a hearing last month, where she continued to deny the Biden administration had anything to do with it. to do with rising gas prices, telling the Republican senator, “You can thank Vladimir Putin’s activity for invading Ukraine.

“With all due respect, Madam Secretary, that’s complete nonsense,” Hawley replied as Granholm asserted, “It was not administration policies that affected the Offer and demand.”

His refusal prompted Hawley to offer a brief refresher on Biden’s attack on American energy independence.

“And here’s what your president did when he took office,” the senator said. “He immediately re-entered the Paris Climate Accord. He canceled the Keystone pipeline. He halted leasing programs in ANWR. He issued a 60-day stop on all new oil leases and gas companies and drilling licenses on federal lands and waters, it’s national.

“He ordered federal agencies to eliminate all support for fossil fuels. It imposed new regulations on oil and gas and methane emissions. It was just in the early days. Are you telling me that this had no effect on our energy supply? ” He asked. But once again, Granholm remained defiant.

“Ninety-four percent of oil and gas executives surveyed by the Dallas Fed said the administration’s policies had nothing to do with raising the price of oil,” Granholm replied.

“I am not interested in the opinions of these people. I’m interested in the facts,” Hawley said. “Are you telling me that these policies have had no effect?


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The national gas price average was $5.014 on Wednesday.


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