Democrat President Joe Biden’s unelected and unregulated “climate czar” John Kerry has vowed to “accelerate unabated coal phaseout” in every nation around the world.
Kerry, Biden’s “Special Envoy for Climate,” made the pledge on Saturday.
He declared that he plans to halt the building of coal power plants and shut down existing ones in America and “across the world” to fight “climate change.”
The former secretary of state insists that eliminating fossil fuels is key to complying with the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) “Net Zero” goals.
Kerry made the remarks at the United Nations’ (UN) annual COP28 green agenda summit in Dubai.
“We will be working to accelerate unabated coal phase-out across the world, building stronger economies and more resilient communities,” the powerful bureaucrat said in a statement.
“The first step is to stop making the problem worse: stop building new unabated coal power plants.”
Kerry said America would be joining the Powering Past Coal Alliance (PPCA).
PPCA is a coalition of 60 countries that promised to accelerate the phasing out of coal power plants.
Eliminating coal is one of the goals of the “New Zero” agenda that seeks to limit “global warming” to 1.5 Celsius.
The comments from Kerry echoed previous statements from Biden.
Last year, Biden declared that coal plants “all across America” will be shut down and replaced with wind and solar power.
Joe Biden celebrates coal plant workers losing their jobs.
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According to the Department of Energy, coal currently accounts for about 20% of America’s power generation.
Meanwhile, China which dispatched its envoys to virtue signal at the COP28 summit, massively expanded its coal power plant development last year.
In a statement, Global Energy Monitor analyst Flora Champenois said:
“China continues to be the glaring exception to the ongoing global decline in coal plant development.
“The speed at which projects progressed through permitting to construction in 2022 was extraordinary, with many projects sprouting up, gaining permits, obtaining financing, and breaking ground apparently in a matter of months.”
Watch Kerry’s full remarks: