Experts not impressed with Sanders’ $16 trillion global warming plan – New York Times

Sure, it plays well before a young crowd in Iowa. But energy experts say Bernie’s plan to spend $16 trillion to power the nation with solar, wind etc. won’t make enough power and may not even reduce GHG emissions enough.

“Senator Bernie Sanders’s $16 trillion vision for arresting global warming would put the government in charge of the power sector and promise that, by 2030, the country’s electricity and transportation systems would run entirely on wind, solar, hydropower or geothermal energy, with the fossil fuel industry footing much of the bill much as Mexico was to pay for the border wall. Climate scientists and energy economists say the plan is technically impractical, politically unfeasible, and possibly ineffective.

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  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2019-11-17 07:49:58 -0500
    16 trillion dollars for “global warming”, and what, 30 trillion for government run health care, and how much for a “free” college education ? Oh that’s right it’s all FREE . What your not a citizen ? No problem ! it’s still FREE ! Grab your family, grab your friends, grab your neighbors, grab your local drug cartel’s friendly neighborhood chemist, scoot around, under, over, or straight through our borders, and move here ! Hell, if your willing to fib you could probably figure out a way for us (the tax payers of the State of Vermont) to give you $10,000 to locate in Vermont ! Sweet ! Boy it’s a good thing that I’m a brazillionaire, so I can afford all the new higher taxes this will cost. Oh, I forgot, IT’S FREE!!!!!