Biden Administration Downplays Rising Energy Prices, Says ‘Climate Crisis’ Is More Important

by Thomas Catenacci


The White House downplayed surging energy prices in the U.S. and worldwide on Wednesday, arguing that the climate crisis was more important.

“Certainly, we all want to keep gasoline prices low, but the threat of the crisis — the climate crisis — certainly can’t wait any longer,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Wednesday.

She added that President Joe Biden believes climate change presents “one of the greatest national security crises” facing the U.S., suggesting that higher prices were a necessary consequence of the fight against global warming.

Both the U.S. and international benchmarks for crude oil briefly touched multi-year highs this week and remain elevated after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its Russian counterpart opted not to increase production. Natural gas prices also surged to their highest level in more than a decade while volatility hit an all-time high.

Oil and natural gas both account for the vast majority of U.S. energy produced, according to the Energy Information Administration.

But some experts have blamed the rapid shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy investment for the increasing prices and borderline global energy crisis, The New York Times reported.

“The energy transition is not being handled properly,” OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo said at a conference Wednesday, according to Bloomberg. “And hence we are beginning to see the fall-out.”

In November, the United Nations will convene a major climate conference where leaders are expected to agree to bolster efforts to combat climate change and attempt to curb future emissions.

Psaki said the White House hoped high energy prices would not convince leadership from Europe and Asia to approach the November conference with more concerns about cost than climate.

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Thomas Catenacci is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation.







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4 Thoughts to “Biden Administration Downplays Rising Energy Prices, Says ‘Climate Crisis’ Is More Important”

  1. Tim Price

    Peppermint Patty is so good at lying that she no longer knows she does it!

  2. Taylor

    I am astounded at the ignorance displayed by the biden administration.
    Climate change is NOT a crisis you idiots. You cannot control the SUN which is the generating source of ALL of the climate activity. We can control physical pollution, but controlling the weather…….NOT!
    This climate change crisis crap is nothing more than a multi-billion dollar sham being perpetrated by a bunch of dirt-bags trying to line their pockets at the expense of a gullible public. Good-grief people, wakeup & reject this attempted fleecing.
    Rising fuel costs IS a crisis in the making. We already have the highest inflation rate in 20 years. If fuel and heating costs continue to increase at their present rate, inflation will be a real crisis.

    1. Tim Price

      Orange Woman Insane!