Steve Yates, a former deputy national security adviser who worked in the White House from 2001-2005, says the transition away from fossil fuels is helping China maintain its monopoly on the supply chain of rare earth minerals, which are needed to produce "green" batteries and other materials for electric vehicles (EVs).
Rare earth minerals are also a key component in solar panels, which have also been branded as "clean" and "green" despite the fact that China guzzles lots of fossil fuels in order to manufacture and sell them to the West.
China is, by far, the largest investor in renewable energy. It is home to five of the world's six largest solar-module manufacturing firms, as well as the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer, according to a 2017 report from the World Resources Institute.
China's Tainqi Lithium is also one of the largest manufacturers in the world of lithium-ion batteries. (Related: Over the summer, the National Academy of Science banned Biden's climate advisor over ethics violations).
Back to the Biden regime: one of its primary stated goals is to continue transitioning America into a "climate-friendly" country through the further adoption of China's "green" energy devices and technologies.
Americans are never told that China holds a world monopoly on these technologies, despite widespread and growing adoption here in the U.S. Instead, we are told that air and water will become cleaner, and the planet "cooler," if we give up our fossil fuels and embrace total energy reliance on communist China.
Congress is divided on the "green" energy issue. The Left loves it while the Right hates it, generally speaking. And unfortunately it seems to be an all-or-nothing scenario where those pushing these energy changes do not want Americans to have the freedom to choose fossil fuels instead.
In California, for instance, there is a phase-out of gas-powered vehicles currently underway. In about a decade, no more gas-powered cars will be allowed for sale in the Golden State, which will effectively force everyone to purchase EVs.
Freedom of choice is never an option, in other words, which means that the free market we all grew up hearing about is not actually a thing. And with Biden at the helm, your freedom to use fossil fuels is being chipped away in favor of communist China's "green" energy monopoly.
Each incremental policy that Biden and his people implement brings with it decreased access to fossil fuels. Take the U.S.'s ratification of the Montreal Protocol, which promises to reduce the use of refrigerant chemicals by 80 percent over the next three decades.
The purpose of the Montreal Protocol is supposedly to jumpstart U.S. solar manufacturing. However, as pointed out by Cullen S. Hendrix, a senior fellow with the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the agreement conveniently ignored securing a U.S. solar supply chain for solar parts, which are upwards of 80 percent controlled by communist China.
"[The bill] would help close the gap in solar module production but would leave the United States dependent on China for critical links in the supply chain," Hendrix says. "This dependence needs to be addressed. The current situation is a significant source of U.S. strategic vulnerability."
In the meantime, the Biden regime is doing everything possible to make fossil fuels too expensive and thus out of reach to low- and middle-class Americans. Have you seen the prices at the gas pump lately?
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