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The executive director of an organization dedicated to spreading information about the country’s use of energy appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Thursday. He suggested that implementing the “Green New Deal” on the timeline it calls for is not feasible.
The “Green New Deal” is a piece of draft legislation to create a committee to come up with a plan to completely shift the U.S. off of fossil fuels within 10 years. The plan also calls for a host of social welfare programs.
“You are hearing an increasing number of people and I want to be open-minded about this but say we are going to get rid of all fossil fuels in the United States and switch to something called renewables in a dozen years. Could we do that?” Carlson asked.
Not at all. The technology doesn’t exist right now. I’m optimistic. We may get there one day but right now here’s a case in point. The largest solar farm in the nation does not produce enough kilowatts to power the New York City subway system. And that farm is 4,000 acres, which is five times the size of Central Park. So when Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says we are going to power the entire country on renewables there just isn’t the land to come up with the solar farm or the wind necessary to have...
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