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Green Appeasement: Oil, Gas Industry Wasting Billions on ĎAlternativesí
PJ Media ^ | 7/7/2013 | Anna Franco

Posted on 07/08/2013 6:47:56 AM PDT by rktman

Some large oil and gas companies include the development of “alternative” energy (solar, wind, and biofuels) as part of their corporate goals.

Shell’s division — Shell WindEnergy — is involved with operating eleven wind farms, including eight joint ventures in the United States. Chevron’s Chevron Energy Solutions has an environmental focus on solar energy and other “renewable” forms of energy. Chevron’s “We Agree” campaign comprises about ten slogans stating what oil and gas companies should do differently, as if they are not doing enough already. It urges them to promote “renewable” energy, care for the planet, etc.

The Chevron campaign sums up the general attitude that just being an oil and gas company is no longer sufficient; instead, these companies are expected to carry the banner for every green movement goal as well. Finding alternatives to hydrocarbons themselves has become part of the hydrocarbon industry vision.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: energy; envirowackos; gangreen; renewenergy
Mainly so they can be good "global citizens". Big gov will soon be the provider of energy in the amount you "need". Just more ammo for the fight despite lsm working against us at every corner. Thanks al. Asshat!
1 posted on 07/08/2013 6:47:56 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

Decades aago the politicians began taking the kooks seriously and disregarding time-proven wisdom.

It has taken a hundred years to mess things up;probably take as long to put them right.


2 posted on 07/08/2013 6:52:05 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: rktman

I have been interviewing with a company that builds Autogas (LPG, propane) vehicles and question why there isn’t more of a market for this. Half the pollutants, half the cost, not pie-in-the-sky wind/solar/electric stuff or unable to propel large vehicles. Some parts of the world have this as the dominant automobile fuel.

I suspect the main reason you don’t see much of it in the States (besides the politics of the automobile industry) is that there just aren’t many refueling stations in the U.S. You’d have to know where to go look for them but I’d much rather pay $1.62/gal for fuel than $3.60/gal.


3 posted on 07/08/2013 7:32:07 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Maybe not as profitable? Not much difference from a safety standpoint. A load of gas or a load of LPG still has the potential for explosive results. LOL! Think I’ll stick with my wind powered car. LOL!


4 posted on 07/08/2013 7:35:15 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: OrangeHoof
question why there isn’t more of a market for this

There is a market, but propane on an $/energy isn't that much cheaper, not compared to natural gas at least. without adequate suppliers, not many want too spend money converting vehicles. Without adequate vehicles, not too many suppliers want to invest in building fueling stations.

5 posted on 07/08/2013 7:48:05 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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Propane contains 92,500 BTUs per gallon.
Gasoline contains 125,000 BTUs per gallon.

So Propane at $2.59 per gallon delivers energy at the same price as gasoline at $3.50 per gallon.

Without a significant cost savings, you won’t get people spending money to convert or build.


6 posted on 07/08/2013 8:03:41 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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Our local utility based in Minnesota was mandated by the Minnesota Legislature to move up to 20% of its generating capacity to wind. Now the landscape in southern and south western Minnesota is blighted by forests of windmills stretching in places from horizon to horizon. Many times I have driven by these windmills and seen not one of them turning. Obviously there have to be back up generators using fossil fuels to pick up the slack when the wind isn't blowing.

The building of these windmills has also been strangely removed from the usual environmental scrutiny that would keep projects of this size tied up for years least some endangered beast or fauna be disturbed. Windmills are well known to be bird blenders killing all manner of birds including endangered species like eagles and there are studies to suggest that the low frequency vibrations from these windmills is a hazard to human health. Any other construction that would be shown to cause such environmental damage would never be built.

7 posted on 07/08/2013 9:19:37 AM PDT by The Great RJ (construction)
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Sadly this is the case in many locations. Too bad “we” don’t have the backing to file suit for blocking the “view shed” like they do when someone wants to build something they have complete contempt and disdain for. gangreen strikes again.


8 posted on 07/08/2013 9:42:08 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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