Skip to comments.Why President Obama is betting big on battery plants in Michigan,
Posted on 07/14/2010 3:47:57 PM PDT by KeyLargo
Heads up Michigan Freepers.
Why President Obama is betting big on battery plants in Michigan,
Updated: Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 11:57 AM Rick Haglund .
HOLLAND -- Michigan might seem to be the last place a beleaguered president looking for a positive economic bounce would visit.
After all, the state is known for having the worst-performing economy in the U.S. during the past decade.
And although Michigan no longer is tagged with the highest unemployment rate in the nation -- Nevada now holds that distinction -- joblessness here still stands at an unacceptable 13.6 percent.
But President Barack Obama will be in Holland Thursday to showcase a factory in an industry that holds promise for a brighter manufacturing future: advanced batteries that power electric and hybrid vehicles
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That industry is dead on arrival. The UAW will kill it.
....and if they don't, think of the ecological disaster that one of those plants is sure to cause at some point in the future either from true accident or negligence.
All the battery industry needs now is the technology to make batteries which can do the job ... My bet, it won’t happen in our lifetimes. Batteries are great for cell phones, but I notice no one wants to talk about what the car powering batteries will cost to manufacture.
Battery powered and flying cars come from the same science fiction liberal minds.
I also note, the jug eared jackass doesn’t want to tell people coal can be refined into gasoline and diesel fuel for the price of under $30 a barrel oil equivalent.
We aren’t counting on it to amount to much more than a money hole.
Me likee long time!
Here in Michigan our legislature mandates ever larger cuts in production for coal and gas fired plants. At the same time, they deny permits for new clean coal fired plants, citing a “lack of demand” as the reason.
Meanwhile they approve permits for wind farms despite the lack of demand that prevents the building of clean coal fired plants.
And who controls the raw materials? Ain’t the US IIRC.
Anybody believe in same-day coincidences?:
“G.M. to Guarantee Battery in Its Electric Car”
I Believe China is the leader in rare earth metals mined.
No body wants the dog food the Won is selling.
Truly renewable energy does not and cannot exist.
Barack Obama will be in Holland Thursday to showcase a factory in an industry that holds promise for a brighter manufacturing future: advanced batteries that power electric and hybrid vehiclesEverything Obama touches turns to shit and blows up in his face...I hope no one is injured in the battery plant explosion.
Detroit, is that in Michigan? hmmm ... you got some work to do.
Spread the word that coal can be gasoline ...
Heinz has a large pickle processing and canning operation in Holland - I think it is, to this day, the largest such operation in the US, if not the world.
Stick dissimilar metals in a pickle, and voila, electric cell! Wire many cells together, battery!
re: Stick dissimilar metals in a pickle
All that’s left to do now is determine which works better, a dill pickle or a sweet gherkin. Scuttlebutt has it the next generation of these cells will use pickled pig’s feet.
Because he is a major league Clymer.