Tucker Carlson Mocked For Asking How Wind Power Can ‘Heat Your Home When It’s 30 Below’

Tucker Carlson Mocked For Asking How Wind Power Can ‘Heat Your Home When It’s 30 Below’

With the polar vortex plunging much of the country into a deep freeze, conservative media has curiously used the bitter cold temperatures to attack progressive Democrats’ push for a Green New Deal. Fox News’ Jesse Watters and Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft both wondered how folks could keep their homes warm with solar panels, apparently believing the sun stops working when it gets cold outside.

Meanwhile, Fox’s Tucker Carlson decided to go after another renewable energy source that would be a centerpiece of reinvestment in clean energy — wind power. And according to Tucker, there’s just no way that wind can work when it’s cold outside.

During a rant about the Green New Deal, and prior to bringing on a Koch-backed energy lobbyist who is pushing for continued use of fossil fuels, Carlson said Democrats had forgotten to “consult actual scientists about their plan.”

“Talk to someone who studies energy and see for yourself,” he blustered. “We are nowhere near being able to do any of this. Wind power is a scam.”

After saying solar energy is a promising technology but not a replacement for fossil fuels, Carlson continued to blast the use of wind turbines to generate power and those advocating for green energy.

“Anyone who tells you otherwise hasn’t bothered to learn anything about it that would describe most of the people pushing the new deal,” he sneered. “How is wind power going to heat your house when it’s 30 below. What is the range exactly on new solar passenger jets? They don’t know and they don’t care because none of it applies to them. It never does.”

Tucker’s declaration that wind power can’t generate power to heat homes where it’s cold was immediately met with widespread mockery, largely because of the ridiculous framing of the assertion but also because communities in rural Alaska and Scandinavia are utilizing the energy source.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.