Stuart Varney Lashes Out at John Kerry’s ‘Crazy Unrealistic Green Goals’

December 4th, 2023 12:52 PM

Fox Business host Stuart Varney panned absurd comments made by U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry at a Dubai environmentalist conference. 

Varney bashed Kerry's calls for the banning of coal-fired power plants as "crazy, unrealistic green goals.” On Dec. 3, Kerry said, "There shouldn't be any more coal-fired power plants permitted anywhere in the world.” But Varney lambasted Kerry's draconian recommendations uttered at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference. “It shouldn't shock us but it's a grave error,” Varney said on the Dec. 4 edition of Fox & Friends. “20% of America's electricity supply today comes from coal. Kerry wants to abandon coal completely. You can't build any new power plants and you will shut down the coal-fired power plants that we have already got probably by 2035.”



Varney went on to ask the obvious question of how to replace all this energy, “You face a short-term crunch where they’re gonna get rid of all these coal-fired plants. Where does the electricity come from if it's not from coal? Where are we going to get it from? The president says, ‘We can get it from solar and wind.’ They actually said that just a couple of weeks ago.”

Varney rejected this suggestion, “Dream on, Mr. President, dream on.” 

The Varney & Co. host then pointed out that many of the already-implemented wind projects are being walked back, asking Doocy, “Have you seen all those wind projects that have been canceled all up and down the eastern seaboard – Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, [Maryland]. They are not going to get the electricity they will need from those wind farms.” 

Varney went on to suggest that restrictions on fracking natural gas in states like New York, alongside pipeline issues, would make it difficult to replace coal with more natural gas. Varney added, “You are going to have an energy crunch because they are committed to these — I think — crazy, unrealistic green goals.” 

This replacement or at least the destruction of American coal energy without an alternative, is already underway.  Earlier this year, leftist billionaire Michael Bloomberg perversely celebrated the closure of coal plants at a massive scale and claimed credit for blocking 34 new natural gas plants. 

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