Biden Energy Secretary: Pleased Unsustainable Gas Prices Accelerating Our Progress Toward Clean Energy

Biden Energy Secretary: Pleased Unsustainable Gas Prices Accelerating Our Progress Toward Clean Energy




Gas prices are “unsustainable,” but there is no “quick fix,” Biden’s Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm said this week.

“I mean, I think the prices are unsustainable for many people right now. I mean everyday citizens who are on fixed incomes, paying huge amounts of money that they had not anticipated or budgeted for just to get to work,” Granholm said during an appearance on CBS Mornings.


“It is unsustainable for many and unfortunately, there’s not a quick fix. However, your point about also accelerating our progress toward clean energy is very, very important,” she added, suggesting that the current situation poses an opportunity to advance the Biden administration’s green initiatives.


On that same front, National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy recently suggested that Big Tech should step in and censor individuals who oppose President Biden’s climate change agenda.


Granholm, however, also made waves this week after asserting that rising gas prices serve as a “very compelling case” to purchase an electric vehicle.


FIRST YOU NEED ABOUT $50,000 TO BUY a decent-size crossover EV, including sales taxes, delivery/dealer prep, documentation, and Level 2 charger located at some distance from your house, in case the EV catches fire.




“If you filled up your EV and you filled up your gas tank with gasoline, you would save $60 per fill-up by going electric rather than using gasoline but it’s a very compelling case, but again, we want to bring down the price at the point of purchase,” the energy secretary stated, even as she “recently served as director of an electric car company – and held millions in the firm’s stock,” according to the Daily Mail.






Granholm’s remarks come nearly a month after a contentious exchange with Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) during a hearing last month, where she continued to deny that the Biden administration had anything to do with rising gas prices, telling the Republican senator, “you can thank the activity of Vladimir Putin for invading Ukraine.”


“With all due respect, Madam Secretary, that’s utter nonsense,” Hawley responded as Granholm asserted, “It is not administration policies that have affected supply and demand.”


Her denial prompted Hawley to offer a brief reminder on Biden’s attack on American energy independence.


“And here’s what your president did when he first came to office,” the senator said.


He immediately reentered the Paris Climate Accord.

He canceled the Keystone Pipeline.

He halted leasing programs in ANWR.

He issued a 60-day halt on all new oil and gas leases and drilling permits on federal lands and waters. That’s nationwide.”

He directed federal agencies to eliminate all supports for fossil fuels.

He imposed new regulations on oil and gas and methane emissions.


Those were all just in the first few days. Are you telling me that had no effect on our energy supply?” he asked.


But once again, Granholm remained defiant.


“Ninety-four percent of the oil and gas executives that were surveyed by the Dallas Fed said that administration policies had nothing to do with the increase in the price of oil,” Granholm responded.


“I’m not interested in opinions of these people. I’m interested in the facts,” Hawley said. “Are you telling me that these policies had no effect?”


The national gas price average stood at $5.014 as of Wednesday, June 15, 2022, and increasing!!!



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Comment by Willem Post on June 18, 2022 at 6:19pm

Biden Energy Secretary: Buy an EV Peasant!


Essay by Eric Worrall


Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, who last month pocketed 1.6 MILLION exercising share options on an Electric Vehicle company, has suggested people experiencing gasoline pain should just buy a medium-size crossover EV, for about $45,000, plus sales tax, dealer prep/documentation.


Biden’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm insists high gas prices are ‘a very compelling case’ to buy an electric car.

She is worth $8 million and recently exercised $1.6 MILLION stock option in electric car company


Granholm, in a clip surfaced Tuesday, made the case for going electric amid sky high gas prices 

If you filled up your EV [electric vehicle], and you filled up your gas tank with gasoline, you would save about $60 per fill-up,’ she said  


Granholm made similar points in a White House press briefing in May 2021. ‘If you drive an electric car, this would not be affecting you.’


Granholm, who is worth $8 MILLION according to Forbes

Last month she also exercised stock options in Proterra, an electric vehicle company where she served as a director

She ended up pocketing $1.6 million on the transaction, according to an energy department spokesperson 


What a self-serving charmer – Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm financially benefitted from a company whose value is soaring thanks to a gasoline price crisis which the Biden administration she serves helped to create, via their war on oil pipelines and oil and gas exploration.


No word yet, if any of the Biden family serves on the boards of EV companies Jennifer is involved with. Hunter, where are you? The boards are calling for your “services”


Breitbart reports Biden has instructed Granholm to meet with oil companies, to figure out ways to boost crude production and reduce gasoline pump prices.


This follows on from a letter Biden sent to oil companies, which contained the ominous warning “my Administration is prepared to use all reasonable and appropriate Federal government tools and authorities to increase refinery capacity and output in the near term”.


Biden expects oil companies to bring an explanation for their lack of production to their meeting with Granholm. 


Report: Philadelphia’s Electric Bus Fleet in Complete Shambles


By Paul Homewood


Proterra, which had Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on its board of directors, when Philadelphia pulled the buses off the streets last year, has been highlighted by the Biden administration as a business of the future.


President Joe Biden visited the company’s factory in April and pledged in his initial infrastructure package proposal to include federal money for the electric vehicle market.


The company has since been touted by top officials including White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy, who in a public meeting asked Proterra’s CEO how the federal government could spur demand for Proterra buses.


The cost of Proterra’s electric buses has gained attention in recent weeks.


On a recent trip by Biden to La Crosse, Wis., it was revealed that two buses the city ordered from Proterra for $1.5 million in 2018 have still not been delivered.


Over the past five days, Proterra’s stock price has fallen over 25 percent.


Philadelphia’s Proterra buses were first rolled out for the 2016 DNC convention with a promise that the city was “plugging into an emissions free future.”


Granholm was on Proterra’s board from 2017 until earlier this year. It was during that time that both SEPTA and Proterra learned that the heavier buses were cracking, according to the WHYY report.


Philadelphia placed the Proterra buses in areas where it thought they could succeed but quickly learned it was mistaken. Two pilot routes selected in South Philadelphia that were relatively short and flat compared with others in the city were too much for the electric buses.


“Even those routes needed buses to pull around 100 miles each day, while the Proterras were averaging just 30 to 50 miles per charge,” WHYY reporter Ryan Briggs wrote. “Officials also quickly realized there were not parking spaces room at the ends of either route for charging stations.”


Similar problems have been found in other cities that partnered with Proterra. Duluth, Minn., which, like Philadelphia, waitedthree years for its Proterra buses to be delivered, ultimately pulled its seven buses from service “because their braking systems were struggling on Duluth’s hills, and a software problem was causing them to roll back when accelerating uphill from a standstill,” according to the Duluth Monitor.


Proterra did not respond to a request for comment.



Comment by Willem Post on June 18, 2022 at 9:33am


Rabid orca sounds about right.

Cobra, Rattler, Piranha, would be apt as well.

She is the epitome of insincerity  

Comment by Thinklike A. Mountain on June 17, 2022 at 11:13pm

"Donald Trump, his allies, and supporters are a clear and present danger to American democracy.” Hillary Clinton said in a tweet on Friday.

- Hillary Clinton on 6/17/22

This from the career criminal who's lie about Trump colluding with Russia undermined the Trump candidacy and presidency, this helping to destabilize our country. So far this rabid orca has walked free.

Comment by Penny Gray on June 17, 2022 at 2:20pm

$5.20 in northern Maine. Bicycles are on tap.


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CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power


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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT


(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.”

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Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

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