Most US 'Green Energy' Subsidies - Go to Communist China

by Seton Motley
on August 23, 2022

One of the very many inflation-increasing aspects of the woefully misnamed “Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)” - is the approximately $100 billion thrown at allegedly “green energy.”

Let us set aside the fact that government spending $100 billion on anything - is antithetical to reducing inflation. 

Let us also set aside the fact that the entirety of the “green energy” industry - isn’t actually an industry.  It’s a giant welfare state. 

“Green energy” sources can not deliver what little energy they produce - at anything other than massive economic losses.  

“Green energy” only exists - because of hundreds of billions of government dollars having thus far propped it up.  And the moment the ongoing, massive government cash infusions end - the entire house of cards comes crashing down.    

Let us instead focus on what the IRA’s massive “green energy” expenditures do.  Hint: It ain’t good.

In no small part because most of the money - goes to Communist China.  Including the more than $60 billion allegedly dedicated to support “on-shore clean energy manufacturing in the U.S.” 

Because what else would you expect from an “Inflation Reduction Act” - that massively increases inflation - than “on-shore” spending going to Communist China?

There are all sorts of ways to get around DC’s very few “Made in America” requirements.  Mostly because DC is bribed by Big Business - to ensure that there are all sorts of ways to get around DC’s very few “Made in America” requirements.

Chief amongst them is what we’ll now coin as Last Step Domestic.  Which is: The vast majority of something’s manufacture is done overseas.  At which point that something is imported, two screws are tightened - and voila, it’s “Made in America.”

Our “domestic” solar panel industry is almost entirely made up of this sort of chicanery.  And almost all of the foreign portions of the fake “domestic” solar industry - happen in Communist China.   

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A scam then-President Donald Trump exposed with some wise and wisely-applied tariffs.

President Donald Trump Imposes 30% Tariffs on Solar Panels:

“The U.S. will impose duties of as much as 30 percent on solar equipment made abroad, a move that threatens to handicap a $28 billion industry that relies on parts made abroad for 80 percent of its supply.”

If your “domestic industry” is so heavily reliant on foreign imports?  It isn’t really a domestic industry. 

The US “green energy” industry is propped up by massive US government subsidies - and massive Communist China government subsidies:

“Chinese entrepreneurs started making their own solar products, destined for places like Europe (and the US), where governments were subsidizing the installation of solar power. They benefited from the same strategies that made China so successful at manufacturing in general….

“Building up the solar manufacturing industry – at many points along the supply chain – became a national priority. The Chinese government funded research labs at solar companies and promoted upstream production of polysilicon, one of the key raw materials for solar panels. 

“Also, according to Chen Gang, ‘the government gives a lot of subsidies to the energy, because this industry needs a lot of energy, and also cheap land, and bank loans. They all help Chinese industry to gain competitiveness.’ Much of the support came from local governments, about which he says little is known.…

“Widmer of First Solar said the government support, in all its forms, helped Chinese companies elbow out the competition.

“‘They subsidize industries, highly motivate them to create overcapacity, which then creates pricing power. They export that product into international markets with predatory pricing behavior and squash all competition,’ he said.”

China mass-subsidizes their panels - then floods the global market with them.  Their anti-competitive prices have them dominating the planet - including here in the US.

Which is why the vast majority of Trump’s solar tariffs - land on Communist China.

And why the vast majority of Biden-and-the-Democrats’ $60+ billion in IRA “green energy” subsidies - allegedly for “on-shore clean energy manufacturing” - will be going to Communist China.    

Oh: And China is giving us a vivid visual aide of our subsidized-to-death future.  You subsidize - until you can’t subsidize anymore.  Then - you die. 

China Clean Energy Firms Face $30 Billion Subsidy Shortfall:

“China will struggle to pay billions of yuan in subsidies to clean energy companies, with the shortfall set to quadruple by 2020, a government official said on Wednesday, underscoring the cost of funding the country’s ambitious renewables push.”

Of course, China will happily continue to sell mass-subsidized, fake “green energy” to idiots in the West.  But they’ll be having no more of the inanity for themselves. 

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“(I)t seems the days of wind and solar generation in China are well and truly numbered….

“As China’s love affair with coal and nuclear power flourishes, the CCP has turned on unreliable wind and solar, with a vengeance.”

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Now - there is something of China’s we should be emulating. 

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(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 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From 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?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From 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.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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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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