Where Green Meets Red: How the Environmental Agenda is Making America Dependent on China

Where Green Meets Red: How the Environmental Agenda is Making America Dependent on China

August 14, 2023

The Biden Administration’s push to electrify nearly every facet of everyday life – power plants, cars, the heating and cooling systems in homes and buildings – is dangerously increasing America’s dependence on China and jeopardizing our nation’s security.

The following report sheds further light on Biden’s green agenda leaving our nation vulnerable to China’s growing dominance. Specific areas of examination include:

  • The bipartisan “resolution of disapproval” passed by the Democratic Senate in May 2023 targeting Biden’s decision to allow tariff waivers for solar modules and cells from Cambodia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand that gave China a free pass;
  • The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) exploring potential bans of gas-powered stoves;
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposing a de facto EV mandate, one that would push EVs from nearly 6 percent today to nearly 70 percent by 2032;
  • The $369 billion dollars’ worth of green handouts included in Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA);
  • Circumventing West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin’s requirements included in the IRA;
  • Biden’s Department of Energy conditionally selecting Microvast, a battery company with ties to the Chinese Communist Party, to receive a $200 million grant;
  • The Biden Administration’s consistent rejections of permits for significant new mining projects, despite America’s over-reliance on foreign sources and adversarial nations for critical minerals and materials;
  • Along with his son Hunter, Biden’s active support of Chinese mining interests abroad.

To reverse this disastrous course for America, Power The Future puts forward a five-part policy roadmap to revered our growing dependence on China before it’s too late.