While the head of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, Chu (Steven Chu- now Obama Energy Secretary), told The Wall Street Journal that energy prices were the lynchpin to an energy overhaul. “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe,” Chu said in September 2008.
Then the public will conform to central command and get off that pesky, cheap, prosperity-driving fuel source called oil.
The only problem with the ‘Green’ Agenda is that:
A: It does not work or deliver anything usable at a reasonable price.
B: It can only be afforded/indulged in by the wealthy, dual-income couples, or empty nesters at the height of their earning curve.
C: It most harms the poor and will cause them, and the economy in general, great suffering before we achieve any significant green ‘transformation’ (read this as a regression to a third world or primitive standard of living) of our society.
Why is our national leader, the President (and his administration), not pulling out the stops to jumpstart domestic energy production and start reducing our vulnerability to backwards Middle Eastern regimes and the chance of war? This is the reason. Welcome to the green revolution.