Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Energy & Oil



Stop subsidizing carbon--and nuclear plants cost too much

Q: What about Biden's energy plan?

KENNEDY: The Inflation Reduction Act was hijacked by industry by particularly the carbon industry. There's $173 billion in subsidies in that Act for carbon capture; we need free market capitalism. We need to end the subsidies to the carbon industry. You can build a solar plant for about a billion dollars in gigawatt. A coal plant is $3.6 billion a gigawatt. A nuc plant is $14 billion a gigawatt.

Q: Yeah, but nuclear is always on.

KENNEDY: No, it isn't. No, they have more maintenance outages in nuclear power plants than almost any other sector.

Q: What is your view on nuclear power?

KENNEDY: I'm all for it if they ever make it safe and if they ever make it economic. We can make energy by burning prime rib. Why wouldn't we take the cheapest form of energy possible. Get rid of the subsidies--there's $5.2 trillion in subsidies annually for carbon. There are small subsidies relatively small for wind and solar.

Source: CNBC "Last Call" interview with 2023 Presidential hopefuls , Aug 30, 2023

Climate crisis used to push totalitarian controls on society

In recent interviews, he claims climate science is too complex and abstract to explain and that, "I can't independently verify that." He also says that the climate crisis is being used to push through "totalitarian controls on society" orchestrated "by the World Economic Forum, Bill Gates, and all of these megabillionaires."
Source: The Guardian on 2023 Presidential hopefuls , Jun 14, 2023

Incentivize industry to zero-waste cycles, clean energy

First, we will shift agricultural subsidies so as to encourage regenerative practices. Today, a new generation of farmers and ranchers is building soil, replenishing groundwater, and detoxifying land, all while producing just as much food as conventional farmers. Secondly, we will incentive the transition of industry to zero-waste cycles and clean energy sources, and forge agreements with other countries to implement these policies throughout the global supply chain.
Source: 2024 Presidential campaign website kennedy24.com , May 4, 2023

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2024 Republican Presidential Candidates:
Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND)
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL)
Larry Elder (R-CA;withdrew)
Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC)
Rep. Will Hurd (R-FL;withdrew)
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR)
Perry Johnson (R-IL)
Mayor Steve Laffey (R-RI)
Former V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN;withdrew)
Vivek Ramaswamy (R-OH)
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
Secy. Corey Stapleton (R-MT)
Mayor Francis Suarez (R-FL;withdrew)
Former Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)

2024 Democratic and 3rd-party primary candidates:
Pres. Joe Biden (D-DE)
V.P.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (I-NY)
Joe "Exotic" Maldonado (Libertarian)
Rep.Dean Phillips (D-MN)
Cornel West (Green Party)
Kanye West (Birthday Party)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
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