Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry promised the U.S. will eliminate all coal-fired power plants by 2030 at the United Nations COP26 conference on climate change being held in Glasgow, Scotland.
During a Bloomberg interview, Kerry said, “By 2030 in the United States, we won’t have coal.”
Kerry also said, “We’re saying we are going to be carbon free in the power sector by 2035.”
Watch the full interview here.
Energy writer Alex Epstein slammed Kerry over his comments on coal.
John Kerry casually mentioned in a COP 26 interview that the US won't be using any coal by 2030.
What an ignorant and presumptuous wannabe dictator he is.
In the last several years, reliable, *resilient* coal has bailed out solar, wind, and even natural gas many times.
— Alex Epstein (@AlexEpstein) November 10, 2021
Kerry also attacked methane emissions.
— CBI (@CBItweets) November 10, 2021
Kerry promoted the U.S. joining an international solar energy alliance.
Happy that now USA is formally a part of International Solar Alliance, a visionary initiative launched by PM Shri @narendramodi Ji in 2015 at Paris COP. The number of countries who are now part of @isolaralliance is now 101. pic.twitter.com/p7D7ge6nl8
— Bhupender Yadav (@byadavbjp) November 10, 2021
The United States of America becomes the 101st member country of the International Solar Alliance@isolaralliance @byadavbjp @JohnKerry #InternationalSolarAlliance#ClimateCrisis #ClimateChage pic.twitter.com/qL98b4WtYk
— Geeta Mohan گیتا موہن गीता मोहन (@Geeta_Mohan) November 10, 2021
Predictably, Kerry was criticized for living a lifestyle that does not adhere to his concerns over climate change.
Kerry can sell his huge homes, yachts, autos, and take his shower in cold water by candlelight.
John Kerry: U.S. ‘Won’t Have Coal’ by 2030 https://t.co/ne6rgHSW0n
— Randall (@4RANDALL1) November 10, 2021
So sick of this moron flying in his private jets, making a fortune off running his mouth, and pretending he speaks for the entire world.https://t.co/yW2exx9P4W
— RD Carrington (@rdcarrington) November 10, 2021
The idea of banning coal-fired electricity, a cheap and reliable form of energy, was always a dream of Democrats like Kerry.
Banning coal will punish Americans with high electricity prices and make the U.S. more reliant on renewable forms of energy which are unreliable.
But none of that matters to elites like Kerry because he can afford electricity at any price while he lives a life of the wealthy and famous.