The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced Friday up to $1.2 billion in funding “to advance the development of two commercial-scale direct air capture facilities in Texas and Louisiana.”
“These projects—the first of this scale in the United States—represent the initial selections from the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law-funded Regional Direct Air Capture (DAC) Hubs program, which aims to kickstart a nationwide network of large-scale carbon removal sites to address legacy carbon dioxide pollution and complement rapid emissions reductions,” a DOE release states.
The US Department of Energy said it will give over $1 billion in federal grants to projects that help remove carbon from the atmosphere, making it the first major investment into direct air capture technology by federal authorities https://t.co/SLzIGScQWg pic.twitter.com/nN81zX1Q1Q
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“These emissions are already in the atmosphere, fueling climate change and extreme weather and jeopardizing public health and ecosystems across the globe. The Hubs are expected to ensure meaningful community and labor engagement and contribute to the President’s Justice40 Initiative,” the release continues.
$1.2 billion in taxpayer dollars to fight fictional climate change.
Cont. from the DOE:
Today’s announcement will be the world’s largest investment in engineered carbon removal in history and each Hub will eventually remove more than 250 times more carbon dioxide than the largest DAC facility currently operating. Their development will help inform future public and private sector investments and jumpstart a new industry critical to addressing the climate crisis on a global scale—highlighting how Bidenomics is driving a manufacturing boom that is delivering new economic opportunities, positioning America to be a global leader in the industries of the future, and accelerating efforts to meet the President’s goal of a net-zero economy by 2050.
“Cutting back on our carbon emissions alone won’t reverse the growing impacts of climate change; we also need to remove the CO2 that we’ve already put in the atmosphere—which nearly every climate model makes clear is essential to achieving a net-zero global economy by 2050,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “With this once-in-a-generation investment made possible by President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, DOE is laying the foundation for a direct air capture industry crucial to tackling climate change—transforming local economies and delivering healthier communities along the way.”
“Net-zero economy by 2050.”
That goal is explicitly stated by the global elite-fronted World Economic Forum (WEF).
The WEF discussed the ‘net-zero’ initiative in a 2021 propaganda piece titled, ‘This chart shows the energy milestones we need to reach to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.’
From the WEF:
Despite all the pledges by governments to tackle the climate crisis, CO2 emissions from energy and industry have increased by 60% since 1992, when the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was signed.
Even if all the existing climate pledges are achieved, they won’t be enough to reduce global energy-related CO2 emissions to net zero by 2050. Which means limiting the global temperature rise to 1.5C could be impossible.
This gloomy-sounding prediction comes from the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Net Zero by 2050 report.
But the report lays out a plan for transitioning to a net-zero energy system by 2050, with stable and affordable energy supplies, universal energy access and robust economic growth.
The plan details how renewables like solar and wind must become the dominant sources of the world’s energy, and looks at what the IEA calls “key uncertainties” such as bioenergy, carbon capture, and the behavioural changes needed to reach net zero emissions by 2050.