(ConservativeInsider.org) – It pays to have friends in high places, especially if that friend is President Joe Biden or one of his top officials. In this case, it turns out that the president’s pick to chair the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has provided his previous employer with an enormous, government-funded payday.
A new report from the Washington Free Beacon details how Richard Glick, Biden’s nominee to chair the FERC, served for 15 years as a lobbyist for Avangrid Renewables, a company that’s part of the Spanish energy behemoth Iberdrola. But, on May 11, the Biden administration, with the help of Glick, approved a project with Vineyard Wind, a company that is partially owned by — you guessed it — Avangrid Renewables.
One American startled by the news shared it on Twitter:
Biden's Top Energy Regulator Lobbied for Company Behind Admin-Approved Wind Farm. FERC chair Richard Glick now working to aid JoeBama's green energy push- Washington Free Beacon https://t.co/TOJl91ypnk
— RICHARD C. STRYPE-GetaLifeCxlCulture on GAB (@MRDIRK49) May 24, 2021
The proposed wind farm will be just 12 miles off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. While Biden had promised it would create “good paying, union jobs,” it appears much of the manufacturing will actually take place in Europe. With all of these facts, it seems that this project is less about renewable energy and more about politics and favors.
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