Connect with us


Sen. Kennedy Grills Energy Department Official on How $50 Trillion Climate Agenda Will Work



Just the News: A top Energy Department official struggled this week to answer a question this week during a Senate hearing on multi-trillion on a spending plan for the U.S. to reach carbon neutrality.

Louisiana GOP Sen. John Kennedy posed the question to Deputy Energy Secretary David Turk during an Appropriations committee hearing.

“If we spend $50 trillion to become carbon neutral in the United States of America by 2050… give me your estimate of how much that is going to reduce world temperature,” asked Kennedy.

Turk began responding by saying the dollar figure is a “net cost” and :it’s what benefits we’re having from getting our act together and reducing all of those climate benefits, we’re seeing” before Kennedy paused him to re-asked the question.

“Let me ask again,” Kennedy said “Maybe I’m not being clear: If we spent $50 trillion to become carbon neutral by 2050 how much is that going to reduce world temperatures? … How much, if we do our part, is it going to reduce world temperatures?”

Turk responded by saying “We’re 13% of global emissions right,” to which Kennedy replied: “You don’t know, do you?”

Turk replied: “You can do the math,” Turk replied.
After a brief back-and-forth, Kennedy said, “You just want us to spend $50 trillion, and you don’t have the slightest idea whether it’s going to reduce world temperatures.

Carbon neutral [is] the amount of CO₂ emissions being put into the atmosphere being equal to the amount of CO₂ emissions being remove from the atmosphere.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Featured Stories

Featured12 hours ago

GOP Weakens Slim House Majority In Incredible Feat Of Self-Sabotage – George Santos Expelled

The Post Millennial: On Friday, the House of Representatives voted to expel Republican Rep. George Santos by a vote of...

Featured23 hours ago

Biden Admin Betrayal: Blinken Tells Israel It Lacks ‘Credit’ To Defeat Hamas

Breitbart: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Israel that it lacks “credit” to conduct the kind of military campaign...

Featured1 day ago

‘A Friend Of Ours Forever’ – Chinese Communists Celebrate Life Of Henry Kissinger, Dead At 100

  Breitbart: Genocidal Chinese dictator Xi Jinping, the Chinese Foreign Ministry, and regime-approved commenters on the tightly controlled Chinese internet...

Featured2 days ago

House Republicans Who Defied Pelosi’s Mask Mandate Appeal To SCOTUS

SCNR: Three Republicans who were fined by former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for not wearing masks have asked the United...

Featured2 days ago

Biden’s DOJ Seized Extensive Records Of Users’ Interactions With President Trump’s Twitter Account

The Post Millennial: Biden’s Department of Justice released the redacted search warrant for Donald Trump’s Twitter account from by special...

Featured3 days ago

Exclusive Poll – Voters’ Top 3 Descriptions Of Joe Biden: Old, Weak, and Tired

Breitbart: The top three descriptions of President Joe Biden by likely registered voters depicted the 81-year-old as low energy, according...

Featured4 days ago

Trump’s Attorneys Demand DOJ Documents Regarding Undercover Activity On J6

The Post Millennial: In a discovery letter filed last week in the US District Court for the District of Columbia,...

Featured4 days ago

New Details Emerge Of Inhumane Israeli Hostage Conditions Under Hamas

Breitbart: More details are emerging about the harsh conditions in which Hamas kept Israeli hostages, including children and the elderly....

Featured1 week ago

Political Correctness Run Amok – Border Patrol Required To Use ‘Preferred’ Pronouns

Just the News: The Biden Homeland Security Department’s new pronoun rules for illegal immigrants is getting lambasted by the union...


Copyright © 2023 America First News