Posts in category "Energy"

The veto of the Keystone Pipeline by Barack Obama, the anti-science president of 'no'

President Barack Obama’s veto of the bi-partisan congressional authorization of the Keystone XL pipeline is telling, revealing him to be the anti-science president of ‘no.’ Yes, yes, I know that progressives have tried to copyright accusations of “anti-science” and the “politics of no” to be hurled exclusively at conservatives and Republicans.  But, if the shoe... Read more »

Dick Durbin and Barack Obama kiss Harry Reid's behind; stiff Illinois constituents

Our very own Democratic President Barack Obama and Sen. Dick Durbin have abandoned their constituent’s well-being in order to kiss Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s butt. Illinois continues to be home to one of the nation’s largest accumulations of “temporarily” stored nuclear fuel, because Reid has used his power to block a permanent and environmentally... Read more »

Uh oh. Oil prices plummeting

Oil prices took their biggest plunge to their lowest level  in two years, in what is good news. But no, we’re told that it’s not. Reports the Wall Street Journal: Fracking Firms Get Tested by Oil’s Price Drop Further Declines Risk Making Expensive Shale Drilling Unprofitable Tumbling oil prices are starting to frighten energy companies... Read more »
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Al Gore, can you spell hypocrite?

Even mainstream media and entertainers are basically asking the same question. Al Gore’s sale of his Current TV to Al Jazeera, backed by the oil-rich Middle Eastern country of Qatar  has raised eyebrows, even among his supporters. This compilation is found on Politico. Here’s his defense. You decide whether this makes him sound like an even... Read more »

Save us from the politics of science

It’s bad enough when politicians and true believers distort scientific findings for their own purposes. But when scientists do it, we’ve reached a dangerous point in intellectual discourse. Such is the case with the widespread belief that evidence of global warming is incontrovertible. Thankfully, some scientists courageously have decided to publicly challenge this numbing, politically... Read more »

Obama knifes Keystone Pipeline, jobs and economic growth

But Boehner says the fight isn’t over. I hope not, but the only recourse is a new president.
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Startling finding: More energy is frozen in methane deposits in the Arctic than all the known fossil fuels combined

Whoa, that’s quite a claim. But scientists and environmentalists have known it for a while, at least since 2005 when those deposits were confirmed. But it seems to have escaped public attention. Especially when it comes to the debate that pits renewable and green sources against fossil fuels, such as petroleum, coal and natural gas.... Read more »

Congress does right; defeats $6 billion corn ethanol subsidy

Unbelievable, but true. One of the most sacred of cows, the corn ethanol subsidy will not be renewed. Here’s where Friends of the Earth and I agree. Here is part of its news release: Corn ethanol no longer a sacred cow; After long campaign, diverse coalition prevents renewal of blenders’ tax credit Washington, D.C. — Congress... Read more »

Indecision, your name is Barack Obama

In a perverse way, President Barack Obama could be described as courageous for making such a cowardly decision. Environmental studies have been made, plans have been drawn and construction was ready to begin on a vital link in America’s energy grid–until Obama stepped on it for political reasons that are so obvious that even he... Read more »
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End all energy subsidies, whether for coal or renewables.

Now here’s an idea that I could support, and I think that many Americans would too. Below is a press release highlighting legislation that would do exactly that. It’s from Freedom Action, “a web-based gathering of activists dedicated to self governance and free markets.”  Its web site is FreedomAction.org. Freedom Action Supports New Bill to End Energy... Read more »
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