Joe Biden solar energy quotes

It’s the number one issue facing humanity. And it’s the number one issue for me, Climate change is the existential threat to humanity. No one is going to build another oil or gas-fired electric plant. They’re going to build one that is fired by renewable energy.”

We will see if Joe Biden keeps his promise on this. But either way, announcements like this are a good thing for solar energy. It shows hat we are moving towards 100% reliance on the power of the sun instead of depleting resources. Source:

It’s not at all inconsistent in that no one has anticipated that this year we would be in a position, or even next year, that we’re not going to use any more oil or gas. The idea we’re going to be able to move to renewable energy overnight and … from this moment on not use oil or not use gas or not use hydrogen, it’s just not rational,”

Biden has a good point here. We need to have patience as we make the transition to solar. However, there has to be some discomfort if we push hard after our goals. Its true, solar panel manufacturing needs to improve and increase in scale, but without aggressive push, it won’t happen at all. Source:

A key plank of our Build Back Better Recovery Plan is building a modern, resilient climate infrastructure, and clean energy future that will create millions of good-paying union jobs — not 7, 8, 10, 12 dollars an hour, but prevailing wage and benefits. If executed strategically, our response to climate change can create more than 10 million well-paying jobs in the United States”

A great example of this is the booming solar industry. Solar plants, rooftop solar panel installations, and solar panel manufacturing are a huge industry right now, much larger than they were ten years ago. Source:

I would transition away from the oil industry, yes The oil industry pollutes, significantly. It has to be replaced by renewable energy over time. We’re not getting rid of fossil fuels. We’re getting rid of the subsidies for fossil fuels, but we’re not getting rid of fossil fuels for a long time,”

It is important to realize, that even the transition to solar and other renewables requires fossil fuels. For example, our ability to capture solar and wind and convert them to energy are still inconsistent on a large scale. This requires ongoing use of fossil fuels to provide energy where there are gaps in production from renewable energy. For example, when the wind isn’t blowing or during the winter when sunlight isn’t as plentiful. Source:

Biden has made considerable efforts to promote solar. A notable example of this is expanding the use of public lands for the installation of solar panel farms. The “Arica” and “Victory Pass” solar projects in Riverside County, and the “Oberon” project, all combined, are expected to generate almost 1000 megawatts. This is enough energy to power over 200,000 homes.