Skip to comments.Gingrich Says Obama’s Algae Policy Is ‘Weird’ and Could Take 40 Years
Posted on 02/24/2012 6:58:39 PM PST by Red Steel
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. Newt Gingrich has been hitting Obamas energy speech since the president delivered it Thursday, calling the speech funny enough to be on SNL and something worthy of Leno or Letterman.
Gingrichs biggest talking point about Obamas speech attacks the president for his embrace of investments in biofuels such as those made from algae.
He is referring to a point in Obamas speech when the president said, Were making new investments in the development of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel thats actually made from a plant-like substance known as algae.
Believe it or not, we could replace up to 17% of the oil we import for transportation with this fuel that we can grow right here in America, Obama said.
On Thursday night, Gingrich mocked the presidents speech in front of an Idaho crowd, by suggesting that he should take a bottle of algae with him and go around and we can have the Obama solution.
And maybe what we ought to do at Newt.org is we ought to get t-shirts that say You choose. Gingrich went on to suggest the slogans, You have Newt: Drill here, Drill Now, Pay Less. You have Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.
Gingrich himself has taken a lot of flack on the campaign trail this year for presenting ideas that the other candidates have called grandiose and zany.
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That looks like Herbie the Love Rug.
I saw a post the other day that told about how much phosphate would be required to run the huge algae farms needed to replace the oil we import into the U.S. We have to consider that algae is a plant and requires all the nutrients that plants do. I can’t find that article.
The bottom line is we would be taking phosphate away from our food production and throwing it into algae oil. If the phosphate is locked into the oil produced, we would be finding phosphate a rare commodity very quickly. If the phosphate is locked into just the algae cell, we could recover the phosphate through some kind of recovery technique. The cost of that technology I question and the time to develop it is another question.
I was at the rally by the way . . .
I have no problem with them experimenting with algae, but the idea that we are going to make a dent in our current problem with algae is just plain nuts.
I’m just waiting for Obama to tell us we can get gasoline from Soylent Green.
The ABC reporterette is fit to be tied to be forced to report it, but I heard Gingrich on Levin this evening and he was hitting the ball out of the park. It's just what the devil and Democrats can't stand: being laughed at. Gingrich was utterly convincing.
He has the ability to define 0bama in a single, withering phrase and reduce him to irrelevance. In this, only Sarah Palin is in a league with him.
LOL!! That’s perfect. Where’s the Photoshop wizards. We need an Obama “Weird Algae” photo with that green stuff in place of his hair...maybe add a mustache.
Algae as an energy solution is laughable. Sounds like something that needs to be researched and marketed first. Not pushed by a Marxist onto the country.
I have faith one day many things that sound weird now will provide us our energy in the future. With that being said, it still is not a viable energy policy. Everytime I filled up my gas tank, the price per gallon has been more expensive. Obama’s energy policies are ill concieved, short-sighted and simply wrong for what we need now and in the future.
I found the article, “Why Algal Biofuels May Never Hold the Key to the Future” by Professor Chris Rhodes:
Everyone who wants a good look into the Achilles heel of algae-oil, should go to the link.
Newt just repeated the “weird” line on Greta. He’s back on his game.
There, fixed it. Might work...
Many companies are trying to grow algae commercially. None are profitable because you simply cannot achieve the necessary density that makes the oil extraction economic.
The biggest biofuel outfit is Solazyme, in South San Francisco. Solazyme’s Strategic Advisor is “TJ Glauthier” —some puke from the transition team of the Muslim Bisexual.
And they’re making the Navy buy HALF A BILLION DOLLARS of this stupid, over-priced fuel.
And this Glauther guy even goes back to the Clinton administration, and has been pulling this GreenStalinist ecoFraud stuff for quite awhile.
I don’t have a problem with researching it though. If you only researched technology that was ready for market, you’d never discover anything.
Where they go wrong is in trying to actually produce the stuff with noneconomic technology that is not ready for market. That’s what Obama is trying to do with solar and with ethanol.
For real? "So-lazy-me"! Just about describes liberals, occupy movement rebels, and their ilk.
More free money for academia!
Pray for America
Obama’s scheme will never happen. No one wants to pay $100 for a gallon of gas.
Just recycle a few million tons of bird feces, and extract
a lot of phosphate. Scrape them off of cars or statues in urban areas
and provide jobs for unemployed Occupy This slackers, and you kill
two turds with one stone. [\sarc]
Stop bowing. Start drilling. LOL! That’s perfect!
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