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What is each candidate’s announced energy agenda for the USA?

President Biden: strong emphasis on clean, renewable energy which preserves our environment and will create thousands of new, well paying jobs very quickly. This entails major commitments to: wind & solar power, clean fuels, battery technology, upgrades to our vulnerable power grid, and commitments to keep high paying jobs at home.

Donald Trump: invites all of the CEOs and CFOs to a secret meeting at Mar a Lago and promises them that if they donate a $ BILLION TO HIS CAMPAIGN THEN THEY CAN WRITE ANY EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT THEY WANT!

I guess if you can’t steal an election with an insurrection you can use bribery, grifting, and major violations of multiple campaign finance laws to buy one!

Except—the tape got out along with the guest list. The Senate Budget Committee is investigating.
JimboSaturn · 51-55, M
I remember Trump talking about "clean coal" as his solution :P
SteelHands · 61-69, M
Here's facts you were never told.

In the early 20th century it was known that coal polluted and made lots of waste. By 1935 Henry Ford and Albert Kingsley a coal magnate began using the leftover hardwoods from making cars and the particulates from the coal plant to create the charcoal briquette industry, and the soot collected from the chimneys, burned carbon aka coke, in the iron mills to turn cast iron into steel. By 1949 almost all smoke emissions was put through misting stacks to avoid losing that precious commodity. Further improvements obtained materials that help the extraction of non ferrous ores like magnesium and aluminium which also don't get wasted.

Coal plants stopped polluting by 98% in the late 80s.

About a third of the US power grid burns that clean. Coal is the fuel. 10% uses wood in the northeast where there's around a billion trees. 30% is nuclear and about 30% runs natural gas.

Wind farms and solar can only be used in temperate climates efficiently because of ice and snow and insufficient daylight from solar sources to make the cost of electrical production profitable. Also the longevity of solar panels and wind generation equipment is only about 20 years and only if very well maintained at a huge expense. Also because those electrical power generation methods don't supply power 24 hrs a day, the other plants can't simply switch on/ switch off. A typical nuc power plant takes about a day and a half to start up and stabilize with gas and coal taking even longer.

There is much more but I thought you might be receptive to hearing a few facts.
ninalanyon · 61-69, T
@SteelHands Coal releases more radioactivity into the environment than nuclear. Coal releases vast quantities of CO2 which was known to be a greenhouse gas long before Ford and Kingsley.

Wind and solar are now cheaper than coal anyway.

The problems that the US has with base load are principally because the grid is so poorly interconnected. With better interconnections excess solar and wind can be sold to more distant consumers. The wind is always blowing somewhere in the US and the Eastern seaboard noon day sun can be sold to the west just as California can sell it to the east.
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SteelHands · 61-69, M
That number is the amount of money, a relatively small fraction of the whole referred to as "other transaction authority " that the same government that you think tells you the truth, keeps you fighting over myths and impending man made problems,

Spends paying colleges and universities, science research centers and R&D departments to keep themselves and their families, members of their clubs and associations rich beyond your wildest dreams.

50% of all scientists work exclusively on military contracts to keep it all looking like it's a matter of safety and security for America while the rest is paid to Starbuck coffee cup carrying do nothing's in labs filled with ideologue serfs not being paid a dime to write down what the boss said.

In other words those people aren't there for you or your dog, they don't care about you and truly, nothing you say matters to either side of the stage of actors you argue about.
SteelHands · 61-69, M

You know what that number is?
SteelHands · 61-69, M
$200,000,000,000.00 -other

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