Is Biden Using the Russia-Ukraine War to Make a Green Economy?

Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022—a move that Joe Biden, just weeks before, had assured us would happen —he invoked the Defense Production Act to “accelerate domestic manufacturing of clean energy.” 

One might have wondered, “What does investing in solar panels have to do with beating the Russians?” The obvious answer, of course, is nothing. 

There may very well be a number of genuine explanations—none good—for America’s heavy handed involvement in this particular foreign war; such as funding the military industrial complex, laundering money, and even instigating World War III, to name a few. 

But undoubtedly, one of the primary reasons is to justify and accelerate America’s transition away from fossil fuels to green energy—a transition which is tantamount to economic suicide.

On June 6, 2022, the Department of Energy boasted that Biden’s “DPA invocation will boost American production of the critical technologies necessary to lower energy costs, support the clean energy economy, and strengthen national security.” 

When Donald Trump left office, the national average for a gallon of regular gas was $2.39. Prices soared after Biden came in and declared his war on American energy independence. Prior to 2022, the highest average ever recorded had been $4.11 a gallon in 2008. 

By March 2022, the average price per gallon soared to a record high of $4.33. After Russia invaded Ukraine, Biden used the invasion as a convenient scapegoat on which to blame rising gas prices and to present a transition to so-called clean energy as the only solution. Biden created a crisis in order to present Americans with a superficial and premeditated solution to the crisis he caused. 

At the time the Department of Energy made the erroneous claim that Biden’s investment in clean energy was necessary to lower energy costs, the national average for a gallon of regular gas had risen to $4.85, which was $2.46 more than when Trump left office.

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm stated, “President Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act so that the U.S. can take ownership of its clean energy independence.” Biden, of course, had intentionally sabotaged the very energy independence his predecessor had achieved. But cheap gas was always viewed by Biden as an obstacle to the green agenda.

In order to accelerate the transition away from cheap gas to expensive and rationed green energy, Biden needed gasoline to become unaffordable.

Notably, the United States imported 245 million barrels of Russian crude oil and petroleum products in 2021, under the Biden Administration. Even as Biden intentionally sabotaged U.S. oil and petroleum production, he increased American reliance on Russian oil by about 24 percent over 2020. 

It’s no surprise that the average price for a gallon of regular gas soared to record highs under the Biden Administration. His war against U.S. oil production combined with his increased importation of Russian oil in the lead up to the Russian invasion of Ukraine provided Biden the perfect disguise to lay out his “solution” to lower energy costs; costs he had intentionally inflated. 

In the summer of 2022, after Russia had invaded Ukraine, Granholm claimed that “for too long the nation’s clean energy supply chain has been over-reliant on foreign sources and adversarial nations. With the new DPA authority, DOE can help strengthen domestic solar, heat pump and grid manufacturing industries while fortifying America’s economic security and creating good-paying jobs, and lowering utility costs along the way.” All of this was done under the guise of supporting Ukraine.

In the same way that COVID was used to undermine the American economy, create chaos, and force a tyrannical economic, social, and constitutional transformation, the Russia-Ukraine conflict is being exploited to invest in the climate agenda. 

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks even claimed that our abandonment of fossil fuels was a matter of national security. “Reducing America’s dependence on gas and oil is critical to U.S. national security,” Hicks said. “In conflict, fossil fuel supply lines are especially vulnerable.”

Our fossil fuel supply chains are only vulnerable if we rely upon foreign sources, rather than domestic, for energy consumption. Biden made us dependent upon foreign supply chains.

The Biden Administration has recently denied its involvement in blowing up the Nord Stream pipeline, which transported natural gas from Russia to Europe. “It’s a completely false story,” National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said

And yet Biden said on April 28, 2022 that “these actions prove that energy is not just a commodity that Russia sells to help meet other countries’ needs, but a weapon it will use to deploy against those who stand against their aggression.”

The same Biden Administration that openly condemned Europe’s reliance on Russian natural gas and deemed it a “weapon” now claims in defense that Russia sabotaged itself—that Russia would eliminate its own “weapon.” Give me a break.

The Biden Administration is using the Russia-Ukraine War to accelerate and fund America’s transition away from fossil fuels to unreliable green energy, which will decimate American’s economy. They’ve admitted it. 

Like COVID, this diabolical administration is using the Russia-Ukraine war to kill multiple birds with one stone, but one of those birds is undeniably the American economy and affordable energy. 

Don’t take it from me. The administration has been bragging about it. Investing in solar panels and electric vehicles in America is going to defeat the Russians, according to the Department of Energy.

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About Drew T. Allen

Drew Allen, the Millenial Minister of Truth, is the host of “The Drew Allen Show” podcast and a widely published columnist and political analyst. He is the Vice President of Client Development at Publius PR and also the Editor of the Publius National Post. Subscribe to read his work at drewallen.substack.com.

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