US to promote ‘universal access’ to fossil fuels at climate talks

Posted: November 12, 2017 by oldbrew in climate, Emissions, Energy, fuel poverty, Politics
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Needless to say this will go down like a lead balloon with climate obsessives, but that’s their problem. How many of them live in parts of the world where electricity and other types of power are in short supply?

President Donald Trump’s administration has envoys at the UN-sponsored talks in Bonn, Germany, even though the US has derided the Paris Agreement climate accord and has begun a years-long process to withdraw from it, reports the South China Morning Post.

The meeting, the Conference of Parties 23, is intended to hammer out the details of the Paris Agreement’s efforts to try to fight climate change.

While a small State Department team has been on the ground for technical negotiations since the talks opened last week, the administration is sending another delegation for the second week that will include senior White House advisers.

One of the three main priorities for the administration will be promotion of “universal access to affordable, reliable energy, including highly efficient fossil fuels”, the official told reporters in a briefing.

The other two priorities include raising “support for open and competitive energy markets that enhance energy security and innovation and technology, and decoupling emissions growth from economic development”, the official said.

The official, who asked not to be named, defended the US focus on fossil fuels at the summit, saying other countries were just “burying their heads in the sand” if they did not engage in a conversation about coal, which continues to be used heavily in populous places like Southeast Asia.

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  1. Bitter&twisted says:

    Love it!
    This will make the rent-seekers, scamsters, false “scientists”, utopians and religious nutters populating this CONfererence choke on their skinny lattes.

  2. Stephen Richards says:

    Like sending someone to the Vatican to promote the devil. 🙂 🙂

  3. waterside4 says:

    Steven, Perhaps your comment is meant to be jocular, but you may not be aware how close it is to the truth.
    This past week the Vatican has hosted a so called scientific conflab consisting of arch abortionists and global warming freaks to save the world’s biodiversity and prevent catastrophic global warming.
    Jerry moonbeam and all the usual suspects were there to reinforce our/my Pontiffs new religion and to convert us all to Gaia.

  4. oldbrew says:

    The Vatican has form for being on the wrong side in scientific controversies, and for being unwilling to admit it.

  5. oldbrew says:

    The mad climate obsession seems to get madder every year…

    Germany may be forced to trade emissions abroad to meet CO2 target

    By Diarmaid Williams
    International Digital Editor

    The German government is facing up to the prospect of not meeting its 2020 carbon emission reduction goal, and is mulling the possibility of investing in carbon reduction abroad, to compensate.

    Tom Glover, RWE Supply & Trading’s chief commercial officer, told Bloomberg, the government could pay other countries to cut emissions so it can meet future targets and help prevent new coal-fired power stations being built.
    – – –
    Is Germany the green leader it’s hyped up to be?

    Despite Germany’s push to shift to renewables, the country is still a major coal importer and producer itself, with no set date in sight for a phase out. A full third of Germany’s heating sector still relies on coal.

  6. ferdberple says:

    government could pay other countries to cut emissions
    in other words pay some 3rd world despot to turn the lights off for his/her people so Germany can turn on more lights.

  7. oldbrew says:

    Today, more than 1.3 billion people are living without regular access to power, including more than 300 million in India and 600 million in sub-Saharan Africa. In these and other developing countries, access to a main power grid, particularly in rural regions, is remote and often unreliable.

  8. oldbrew says:

    Lubos Motl sounds off…

    Sane people should have fought against the expansion of this toxic garbage – the climate alarmist propaganda – already decades ago. Now this filth is here and it will do its best to make the life harder for everyone who knows the basic things and who is honest.

  9. oldbrew says:

    Ukraine Turns to American Coal to Defend Itself Against Russia

    “In recent years, [Kyiv] and much of Eastern Europe have been reliant on and beholden to Russia to keep the heat on. That changes now,” U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said in July, announcing an $80 million deal to ship more U.S. coal to Ukraine.

    “The United States can offer Ukraine an alternative,” Perry said.
    . . .
    Altogether, the loss of Crimea’s offshore energy extraction infrastructure cost the Ukrainian economy about $300 billion.

  10. stpaulchuck says:

    some guy on another blog stated that fossil fuels killed a million people. I asked him to name one with that on their death certificate. I have overdosed on stupid.

  11. BoyfromTottenham says:

    Maybe “universal access to affordable, reliable energy, including highly efficient fossil fuels” should be a Human Right? Chew on that, UNHCR.

  12. michael hart says:

    Please, don’t stop. Just say it again. 🙂