Green Fail: Bernie Sanders' Push for Nuclear-free Energy Comes Back to Bite Him

Bernie Sanders is passionate about a lot of things: Socialist utopias, raising the minimum wage, growing hair in places where you should not grow hair and, of course, energy efficiency.

In 2014, Bernie actually got his wish.

The forty-two-year-old Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant was shuttered and everyone was happy and healthy and the planet was a better place because of it!

Goodnight, America! . . . Just kidding! There’s more to this story.

When the nuclear power plant closed, another environmental activist, Bill McKibben, confidently wrote that Vermont was “completely capable of replacing its power output with renewables . . .” That’s certainly a nice, happy, green thought --- but that’s not exactly what happened. Vermont Yankee’s power supply was replaced with something else: Natural Gas.

The thing about natural gas is that it sounds pure and clean, but it’s still a fossil fuel that releases --- you guessed it --- CO2. What happened? Did the New England area continue to experience the annual decrease in emissions it was accustomed to with the switch to natural gas? In a word, no. The region saw a five percent increase in carbon emissions --- the first year-to-year increase since 2010.

The jump from 28 million tons of carbon emissions to 30 million tons was blamed by some on the cold winter of 2015 and the uptick in the use of electric heaters. I mean it’s not like New England ever gets cold in the winter --- every single year --- That never happens! No one could predict that! The real reason the area saw a five percent increase in carbon emissions was because Vermont Yankee was no longer in operation.

What happened with Vermont Yankee is not a freak accident or an isolated incident. Carbon emissions are increasing all over the country in the name of decreasing carbon emissions. When Kewaunee Power Station in Wisconsin was shut down in 2012, emissions rose by six million tons --- a more than 15 percent increase in the area.

But that’s nothing.

When the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station closed in 2012, emissions increased by 24 percent. Hmm, I’m beginning to see a trend. You see, people like Bernie Sanders forget that nuclear power is largely carbon-neutral. It’s clean and can operate 24/7 because it doesn’t depend on the sun or the wind. It’s pretty much an environmentalist's dream --- a dream that is falsely labeled as a nightmare.

As of right now, seven more nuclear plants are scheduled to close between now and 2025. According to data compiled by the Energy Information Administration, these closures could result in an increase of 30-46 million more metric tons of CO2 in the environment. The whole thing seems pretty counter-productive if you ask me.

Why would anyone with a brain take away a technology that accomplished the very thing they set out to do? (I’m looking at you, Bernie!)

And that is why getting rid of Nuclear Power, a zero-carbon power source, in order to make room for nicer sounding, less dependable renewables is a major GREEN FAIL!


Cubans NEED internet access. So why isn’t Biden providing It?

The United States has the technology to deliver much-needed internet access to pro-freedom Cubans after the communist government restricted their access amid protests, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr tells Glenn. But it's all up to President Biden to approve this action. Carr joins Glenn to explain how easy it would be to implement this technology, and he also comments on the future of 5G and a free and open internet in the United States amid rising calls for government-led censorship.


WATCH: Jan. 6 FALLOUT: Biden's Domestic Terrorism Threat Is YOU

The Capitol riot was foolish and tragic, but Pelosi's Select Committee "investigation" on the January 6 "insurrection" has devolved into a show trial complete with bad tears and bad acting. But this is just a charade designed to distract us.

What's going on behind closed doors is truly nefarious. The Biden White House and the U.S. national security apparatus are seizing that event to redefine domestic terrorism and expand the powers of government to prevent it. There is an alarming blueprint for sweeping government action called the "National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism," put together by the National Security Council.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the collusion between the Biden administration and Big Tech to surveil, root out, and silence America's deplorables – all in the name of national security.

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'They've taken away the symbol of the American flag': Restaurant owner speaks out after being FINED for flying flags on July 4

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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Glenn says we’re at a possible TURNING POINT toward dictatorship

Glenn says we're at exactly the same place so many countries have faced before: a turning point possibly towards dictatorship. It may not end that way — but it's time we WAKE UP and realize that's where we're heading. Eric Clapton is now facing cancelation, and if the far left can do that to a rock n roll LEGEND, what can they do to you?